I'm a 29-year-old woman who doesn't experience orgasm during vaginal penetration or vaginal intercourse. Is this normal?

Answers from Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., L.P.

Yes. While some women experience orgasm during vaginal penetration or vaginal intercourse, most women are orgasmic only during oral or manual stimulation of the clitoris. These differences between men and women with regard to orgasm often lead to expectations and misinterpretation of meaning associated with response during sexual intercourse.

One of the major difficulties couples experience is identifying what is mutually desired from sexual activity and communicating effectively with each other. It's important that you discuss your differences and learn about each other's desires and expectations.

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Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., L.P.

Nov. 25, 2014 See more Expert Answers