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Fixing the Orgasm Gap and Helping Women Achieve Pleasure | Dr. Laurie Mintz

Learn about the orgasm gap and women’s sexual pleasure in this episode with Dr. Laurie Mintz, author of “Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get It”.

Why do nearly 70% of women fake orgasms? There are many valid reasons why women aren’t having better orgasms, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, sexual psychologist and author Dr. Laurie Mintz joins to discuss The Orgasm Gap, and all things sexual pleasure for women. We discuss understanding female anatomy, different ways women orgasm, communication during partnered sex, and how women can feel better in their bodies and sex lives.


Dr. Laurie Mintz is the Professor of Psychology of Human Sexuality at the University of Florida, as well as a certified Sex Therapist. Her books, “A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex” and “Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get It” have helped millions of women live empowered, pleasurable lives and enjoy more fulfilling sexual experiences.



Discussed in this episode:

  • Why women fake orgasms

  • Ways that most women orgasm naturally

  • Closing the orgasm gap in women

  • How communication helps sex

  • Steps women can take to improve their sex lives

  • Receptive desire in long-term relationships

  • Some things to be aware of about porn and women’s orgasm


“There is no such thing as giving and receiving too much pleasure. Embracing pleasure is a healing act — especially for women.” - Dr. Laurie Mintz

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