Can't Orgasm During Sex? How 5 Women Finally Climaxed With A Partner

If you've never had orgasm, or don't think you have, you’re not alone: many women report one big, frustrated sigh when it comes to reaching that lusted-after explosion. According to stats from Planned Parenthood, about one in three women have trouble reaching orgasm when having sex and 80 percent have difficulty with orgasm from vaginal intercourse alone.

Just as the saying goes — different strokes for different folks —what it takes for one woman to have an orgasm likely varies from what works for another. More often than not, combining foreplay, oral sex and at times, vibrators or other sex toys can help you feel more relaxed and turned on, making it easier for you to reach your maximum sexual peek.

But if you feel like you’ve tried everything with little success, it might be helpful to hear from real women who figured out what made them reach their sex goal. For some, it was about a patient partner, for others it was important to get really warmed up before having intercourse or about giving yourself a break and letting the pressure subside.

Here’s how five women were able to reach climax — and how you can learn from their sexual journey:

1. I Finally Dated Someone Who Took Their Time With Me

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2. I Stopped Being Afraid Of Climaxing

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3. When The Thrill Was Enough To Make It Happen

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4. When My Partner Stimulated My Clit

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5. When I Accepted My Sexual Identity

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