Here's How You Achieve A Perfect Orgasm. Hint: It Doesn't Actually Seem That Hard.

Hmm ...

What's in an orgasm?

Apparently, a pretty precise formula. Sex toy and lingerie company Ann Summers conducted an independent survey of more than 1,000 women and 600 men, and with its results, put together a formula of how to achieve a perfect orgasm.

Almost all of the elements involved in reaching a climax are ones you would expect.

For women, it was a mixture of a glass of wine (24%), foreplay (24%), a vibrator (35%) and a long-term partner (45%), if applicable.

Ann Summers
Ann Summers

Critically, the lack of stress is a big factor for women. According to the poll, 25 percent of women surveyed said stress was the reason for their inability to reach an orgasm.

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The formula differed quite a bit from each gender, which isn't too surprising.

For men, the formula was a naughty film (35%), sex doggystyle (31%) and/or with a woman on top (21%), lubricant (11%) and a long-term partner (43%), if present.

Ann Summers
Ann Summers

As anticipated, the biggest drawback for men during sex is too much alcohol. Twenty-four percent of male respondents said that one too many drinks can prevent them from achieving an orgasm.

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The Ann Summers survey also found that other factors that hinder orgasms are being where other people are close (19%), interruptions from children (13%) and being too hot (12%). Conducted to celebrate the unveiling of its newest product, Moregasm, a company spokesperson told A Plus that they wanted to investigate the most effective methods adults used to climax.

So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and reproduce (if you so please)!

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Cover image via iStock / gpointstudio