Smallscreen News

'Sex in America' premieres on Curiosity this Sunday, Nov. 11 - Orgasm gap and lies!

By April MacIntyre Nov 8, 2012, 22:28 GMT

'Sex in America' premieres on Curiosity this Sunday, Nov. 11 - Orgasm gap and lies!

Sex in America, premieres Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series

Lots of people are lying about their sex lives apparently.

Sex in America, premieres Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series

From Discovery

What do we really know about sex? How often do we do it and in which positions? How do we choose our partners? Do women actually fake it? If so, how often? And have we become a nation fueled by “hook up” culture?

 

“Sex in America,” airing Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series, will reveal the results of the largest sex survey ever conducted and delve into some of the newest, most controversial sexual experiments to shed light on its findings.

 

The results, some revealed for the very first time, will uncover what’s really happening when the lights go out.

 

When Alfred Kinsey first published the results of his survey about American’s most intimate sexual practices, he shocked the nation. But that was over 60 years ago. How much have our sexual behaviors and habits changed since then?

 

Indiana University, the same institution that conducted Kinsey’s original survey, now shares the results of the latest survey where they polled over 5,000 people and asked hundreds of no-holds-barred questions.

“We thought it was time to find out how sexual behavior had changed,” said Debby Herbenick, who led the study. “It wasn’t just people who were young, people who were white or just people who had a certain level of education. The poll included all kinds of Americans.”

CURIOSITY will also put some of the sexual theories to test, taking viewers inside the experiments including a controversial human behavior study where a group of strangers are invited to spend time together in a dark room. They have no instructions or rules. But just how far will people go today when they think nobody is watching?

CURIOSITY, now in its second season on Discovery Channel, brings the ‘I wonder?’ moment to television with a unique array of provocative subjects. The next episode, airing Sunday, Nov. 18, traces our epic and treacherous journey from the first spark of life that exploded billions of years ago to our present status as the most successful species on the planet.


“Sex in America.” The episode looks at the largest sex survey ever done and how our sex habits have changed from the original Kinsey study.

· THE ORGASM GAP:

Liar liar, pants not on fire: 85% of men said their partner had an orgasm last time they had sex, but only 64%of women said this was true! Experts refer to this striking 21% difference as ‘The Orgasm Gap.” Among other things, it shows that a lot of women fake it…!

· ORGASM LESS IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN THAN MEN

What? A brand new study by Nicole Prause at UCLA hooks women up to EEG machines and vaginal thermistors and shows that women actually find foreplay more exciting that orgasm, suggesting that orgasm is less exciting for them than for men – one of the reasons behind the orgasm gap.

· THE MORE POSITIONS WOMEN TRY, THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO ORGASM

Get in gear: The survey shows that women who only tried one sexual position last time they had sex experienced an orgasm about 55 percent of the time, whereas women who tried five had an orgasm 98% of the time.



Further Reading on M&C

COMMENT

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Headlines on M&C

Follow Us

Follow M&C on Pinterest

Search

Custom Search

Latest on M&C

.