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Having an orgasm every time you have sex is actually dangerous, apparently

Not physically, but emotionally.

By: Emma-Louise Pritchard
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What do you consider to be ideal sex? Is it with a long-term partner when you both reach orgasm at the same, momentous, pleasure-filled moment? Or the thrill of getting your kicks with someone you know less well?

Either way, an orgasm is likely to be involved.

So, would you be surprised to hear that scientists are now saying that reaching orgasm every time you have sex is dangerous? We're going to need some convincing here too…

Scientists are calling it the 'orgasm imperative' and it's not a physical, but an emotional risk. After looking at the sex lives and habits of students, scientists found that the pressure around having an orgasm can potentially be destructive to self-esteem and relationships.

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Sex therapists highlight that this pressure makes young adults see sex as an activity with an end goal that, if not achieved, is deemed unsuccessful and deflating. Actually, sex should be more about the interaction itself and the pleasure you do* experience, however climactically.

An inability to have an orgasm affects the self-esteem of both partners. The one who doesn't climax feels like they are incapable and the one who failed to make their partner orgasm feels inadequate.

The message here is that sex shouldn't be about expectations or an end result – we should all just chill out and enjoy ourselves. Cheers to that.

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  • Author: Emma-Louise Pritchard