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A 39-year-old member asked:

why can i only orgasm with masturbation and not intercourse?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
One idea: You may have been using a single technique, especially with a firm grip and fast stroke, when you're by yourself. After a lot of this, it becomes difficult to adjust to someone else. If you have a lasting relationship with an understanding partner, you'll eventually get accustomed to her and be able to give and receive full satisfaction.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does masturbation have to lead to orgasm?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Kingsley III
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not Always: Sexual stimulation, whether with a partner or alone, does not always result in an orgasm. Masturbation allows you to find the right combination of pressure and tempo to result in an orgasm or multiples. This information becomes helpful when you and a sexual partner are learning how best to stimulate you to orgasm.
A 18-year-old female asked:

When self masturbating how can I make my orgasm last longer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
See a therapist: If this is an issue for you then you should see a therapist to be evaluated for anorgasmia, anxiety disorders, or other related problems. Techniques may be suggested such as "edging", controlled breathing, or psychiatric therapies.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause me to not orgasm during masturbation?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Many things: Sexual problems are very common in women. In the United States, 40 percent of women have sexual concerns and 12 percent report distressing sexual problems. Sexual response in women is more complicated than it is in men. It involves the brain (anxiety and depression can affect orgasm), hormone levels, the environment (stress, lack of privacy) , etcetera. See your doctor if it persists.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Where can I find info on masturbation orgasms?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Be more specific: Masturbation tends to lead to orgasms. Beyond that, I am not sure what you are looking for. Any method that feels good that works is fine. Trial and error will lead you to the best method for you.
A 21-year-old female asked:

Is masturbating wrong? Is fingering and making myself orgasm wrong? What are faster ways to get to an orgasm?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Social issue: The sexual drive of humans or other living things is strong. Whether you practice self or partner sex, you are okay. Many cultures frown on the practice or make up myths trying to discourage it. It usually emerges & peaks in the teen years but may continue through life. Only you can explore &a find out what works best for you.

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