You may have wondered if the female orgasm even exists! (it does guys!) But does it do anything apart from making a lady feel good? According to scientists, it doesn’t. But it used to!
It’s a throwback to a time when the human race was less evolved and the female reproductive system needed a massive hormonal surge in order for a woman to ovulate and therefore reproduce
But in the modern world, it isn’t necessary. That being said the ladies seem to like them, so they are worthy of study! And perhaps part of the reason they have survived “natural selection” is because they have benefits to men as well.
How’s that you ask? Well apparently giving a woman an orgasm gives a dude a serious ego boost! The study is based on 810 men who were read a story about having sex with a woman. They were asked to imagine two possible endings, one where she reached a climax and one where she didn’t. The men were then asked to rate their self-esteem after each scenario and answered questions pertaining to their masculinity.
Well in one of the biggest surprises ever, men felt more manly when they got a girl off! According to the researchers then “These results suggest that women’s orgasms do function—at least in part—as a masculinity achievement for men,”,
What on earth is a masculinity achievement?
You may be scratching your head curious as to what exactly a masculinity achievement is! Apparently, it’s a process your brain goes through to “reward” you when you do something manly! I guess masculine traits are good from an evolutionary standpoint and so instinctively your brain is “hard-wired” to reward them. Other things that might earn you this little chemical boost might be doing well in the gym, or excelling in a sport. It’s basically your brain’s way of giving you a figurative pat on the back. Thanks, brain!
So why do you get this sense of achievement when getting a girl off? I can only postulate that you deserve it due to the complex nature of the Vagina. Let’s face it, it’s not like we get given a map of that thing. I mean sure we can study porn to get better (and we do) but it’s still an achievement!
Researchers commented that:
“Despite increasing focus on women’s orgasms, research indicated that the increased attention to women’s orgasms may also serve men’s sexuality, complicating conceptualizations of women’s orgasms as women-centric,”
What that means in basic terms. (Because you know men are all Neanderthals that can’t do anything but have sex with copious random women) is that even if you think you are getting off your partner for her own good. You are actually doing it for your own benefit. How selfish are you? So there we have it the reason guys give girls orgasms (or attempt to!) Is that it basically feeds their own ego. But hey, the ladies still get an orgasm out of it, right?
Sara Chadwick and Sari van Anders who wrote the study are far from pleased with their findings stating:
“…it might pressure some heterosexual men to feel like they have to ‘give’ women orgasms as if orgasm is something men pulled out of a hat and presented to women. This ties into cultural ideas of women as passive recipients of whatever men give them.”
So you can take from that what you will. But my advice is this: if you can make your woman hit the big “O” just do it and worry about whose benefit it is for later!