Sexist men are more likely to leave their partner unsatisfied
A new study has discovered that male chauvinists are more selfish lovers and fail to satisfy their partners.
As a result, women in patronising relationships are less likely to experience orgasm.
In addition, they are also more unwilling to ask their partner for extra attention during love making.
The new study, led by psychologist Dr Emily Harris, at Queensland University in Australia, said: “Benevolent sexism has a negative indirect effect on orgasm frequency.
“Male sexual selfishness was significantly related to women’s orgasm frequency, such that the more women perceived men as sexually selfish, the fewer orgasms they experienced.
“Women who believe that men are sexually selfish will be less likely to ask their partner to give them sexual pleasure.”
Male selfishness in the bedroom leads to woman experiencing fewer orgasms
She added: “This link is intuitive: a request for pleasure may be considered inappropriate – and potentially pointless – if men are expected to ignore their partner’s sexual needs.”
Male sexual selfishness was significantly related to women’s orgasm frequency
Dr Emily Harris, at Queensland University
Over a third of women reported having difficulty achieving orgasm regularly – causing distress, and impacting on relationship satisfaction.
The study asked over 650 Australian women about their attitudes to benevolent sexism – which endorses female passivity and romanticises the belief that they should be reliant on men.
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Rather than demand equality, such women accept being subservience, the paper suggests.
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More than a third of women reported that they struggle to orgasm with a sexist partner
“Adopting benevolent sexism may act as a protective ideology, such that expressing acquiescence to male dominance makes women less likely to be a target of male aggression,” Dr Harris said.
“This perception of men as interested in their own sexual pleasure would then predict decreased willingness to ask a partner for sexual pleasure, which in turn would be associated with less frequent orgasms.“
For women in benevolent sexist relationships their average orgasm frequency was much lower than in more equal relationships.
Women who see their partner as sexist are less likely to ask for sexual attention
The study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour concluded: “The indirect effects of benevolent sexism on orgasm frequency may be even stronger among more sexually conservative cultures, where women who endorse traditional gender roles may be particularly likely to perceive the bedroom as a man’s domain, and hence be less likely to express their own sexual desires.
“Women who endorse traditional gender roles may be more likely to fake orgasm because they may believe their partner does not care about their orgasm.”
Dr Harris said women in sexist relationships suffered.
“There is a statistically significant increase in the belief that men are sexually selfish, which then leads to a significant decrease in their requests for pleasure, which then have a direct negative impact on their number of orgasms,” she said.
“The clearest message I can deliver from our data for women hoping to experience more orgasms is: talk to your partner about what you like and don’t like sexually. This is not a new message, but it is powerful.”