Women are nearly as likely as men to engage in casual sex though they are less likely to reach orgasm. Though that may not be the point. The casual hookup could be more about sharing an intimate moment. The finding comes from research presented at the International Academy of Sex Research’s annual meeting (To quote Liz Lemon: “I WANT TO GO TO THERE“), which also stated that women tend to orgasm from intercourse while in a serious relationship than during a hookup.
This doesn’t let selfish lovers off the hook though. The reason women may not orgasm with casual hookups is they are too shy to tell the guy what they want.
“Barriers to orgasm are more closely related to performance anxiety, sexual partners who may not be that generous or invested when it comes to mutual pleasure, or the discomfort of communicating one’s sexual preferences to a near-stranger.” – Salon article on the findings.