Millennials Are Closing The Orgasm Gap During Sex, New Survey Finds, And Doggy Style Is The Most Popular Position

Praise the Sex Gods: The orgasm gap is finally getting smaller. According to the 2015 SKYN Condoms Millennial Sex Survey, a staggering 89 percent of females said that they typically orgasm during sex. This new data is highly reassuring, especially given past reports on orgasm inequality between the genders. A 2013 study of 24,000 college students, for example, found that during their last hookup involving intercourse, 80 percent of men climaxed, while only 40 percent of women did. That's a pretty huge disparity, but the data from the SKYN survey is hopefully a sign that we're finally on the path to sexual equality. 

Orgasm inequality has always been an issue: It seems that, more often than not, men reach orgasm — even during casual sex — while women are left behind, orgasm-less (more than likely internally screaming due to pent-up sexual frustration). It's always bothered me to think that a significantly larger proportion of men than women were getting off during sex. That's just so unnecessary and unfair, IMHO. How hard is it to just, like, be patient and kind and make sure a lady reaches O?! Thankfully, now it looks as though men and women are finally leveling out the sexual playing field and making sure that everyone gets off, so amen to that. 

In case this awesome news about female orgasm isn't enough to satisfy your curiosity about Millennial sex, here are five other fascinating facts from the survey that you need to know. 

1. Smart People Wear Protection 

Apparently, the more educated you are, the more likely you are to use a condom. The survey found that 66 percent of Millennials with a doctorate and 65 percent of those with a professional degree said they use condoms, compared to 44 percent of those with only a high school diploma. That's not even including the 58 percent of Millennials who are currently enrolled at a university who reported using condoms. Consider this official proof that it's always wise to use protection

2. Classic Positions Are In Vogue

Though some might assume that younger people are all about doing wacky things in the bedroom, the tried-and-true classic positions are still as popular as ever. Per the survey: "Doggy style is a Millennial’s favorite sexual position, closely followed by missionary and cowgirl. Men prefer doggy style, whereas women prefer missionary." So even if you like to mix things up in the bedroom once in a while, that doesn't mean that you don't stick to what's been working for generations before you. 

3. Sexting Is All The Rage

OK, so I think we all knew this in our heart of hearts, but now it's official: Millennials love to sext. The survey found that 57 percent of Millennials report having sexted, and of those, seven percent said they sext daily! Props to them, because sexting is exhausting (unless you're lazy and use these sex position emoji to get your point across). Another 11 percent said they sext several times a week, which is, in fairness, slightly more doable for those of us with a busy schedule. And what's a good sext without a little visual stimulation? Apparently, 49 percent of Millennials copped to sending naked pictures on their cell phones, with 25 percent specifically sending pictures via Snapchat (the app's true purpose, OBVI). 

4. Internet Access > Sex (For Some)

Who would rather read ignorant, infuriating comments on Facebook than get their orgasm on? A bunch of iPhone-addicted Millennials, that's who! The survey found that 37 percent of respondents claimed they would rather give up sex than the Internet for a year. Are you guys okay? Do you need help? I'm seriously worried over here. Although maybe they're the same ones who sext every day, so it's kind of a cop out if they're getting their virtual sex on.

5. We're Toy-Friendly 

According to the survey, over one-quarter of Millennials are regularly using vibrating devices. This is great news, because vibrators are great! It makes me super happy to know that the ridiculous stigma about vibrators being seen as "competition" for real, fleshy penises is dwindling. Even though vibes make sex more fun for both males and females, it's no secret that they're extra helpful in achieving female orgasm. Maybe this stat is part of the reason the orgasm gap is closing? Either way, keep on being toy-friendly, Millennials! 

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