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New study reveals “pleasure gap” and encourages dialogue on women’s sexual health

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The ‘pleasure gap’ is real: New research reveals Aussie men are almost four times more likely to orgasm than women.

An Australian-first study of 2,000 men and women has confirmed what some may have suspected already – that Australian males are having more fun in the bedroom – with research revealing men are almost four times more likely to orgasm than women.

The newly released Cliovana Pleasure Index revealed half of the Australian women have faked an orgasm (50%), with those aged 25 to 30 years old the most likely, compared to just 17% of men. Additionally, more than one in 10 women (13.5%) admitted to never orgasming when they have sex.

“The pleasure gap is very concerning to us, as is the taboo nature surrounding the topic of female pleasure in general”, said CEO of Samson Medical Technologies (for Cliovana), Andrew Nutman.

“Cliovana’s mission is to narrow the gap for women one orgasm at a time because both sexes should have the right to enjoy and feel comfortable having sex,” he said.

Established in North America and now expanding into Australia, Cliovana is dedicated to normalising the discussion of women’s health and sexual satisfaction and empowering women to pursue their own sexual pleasure.

The Cliovana treatment was developed by world-leading Toronto-based orthopaedic surgeon Dr Robert Gordon, after his own wife suffered a spinal tumour affecting sensation, Dr. Gordon hypothesised that sound waves could cause neovascularisation around the clitoral area to enhance nerve stimulation, thereby increasing sensation.

Fast forward to today, Cliovana is now the first 100% non-invasive treatment using sound wave technology, through a TGA-registered device, to boost the process of regenerating cells in the female genitalia. This results in improved blood flow to the clitoris – which studies show is the key component of achieving orgasm for most women1.

Cliovana practitioner, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dr Lionel Steinberg, said the treatment was available for any woman aged 18 years and older but was most suitable to those who either perceived they took too long to reach orgasm or who felt their orgasm wasn’t intense enough – with the treatment proving especially popular among post-menopausal women at his Melbourne-based clinic.

“Just four 15-minute sessions in two weeks is enough for patients to see positive results, with full benefits able to be enjoyed in approximately three months’ time. Many patients experience enhanced sensitivity after just one session,” he added.

“The best part is there is no downtime so women can get back to doing whatever they want straight away.”

Dr Steinburg believes these results reinforce just how important Cliovana is to encourage a wider, healthy dialogue about women’s sexual satisfaction.

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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