Happy International Female Orgasm Day!
August 8th is International Female Orgasm Day, due to the initiative of Arimateio Dantas, Councilman of Espertina, in Brazil.
Dantas proclaimed International Female Orgasm Day as a way to honor his wife. He wanted to raise awareness in men so they’d realize women need and deserve to experience orgasms. In fact, a law was passed in Espertina for men to ensure their wives would attain an orgasm.
The exact date when this celebratory day was enforced is uncertain, but we think it was a great idea.
What is the significance of International Female Orgasm Day?
It may sound frivolous and even funny, but if we dig a little deeper, there´s a lot of substance to it. For one, the female orgasm is still widely misunderstood and understudied. Moreover, studies have revealed that approximately 75% of women are never able to reach an orgasm through intercourse and 10-15% of women have never had an orgasm!
Throughout history, in different cultures, women have been denied the right to enjoy a healthy sexual life, explore our bodies, claim our sexuality, and reap the health benefits of orgasms and sexual enjoyment. International Female Orgasm Day is a day to raise awareness about the importance of healthy female sexuality. According to Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist and author of The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead To a Better Life, “the more often you have an orgasm, the higher your overall level of sexual desire and arousal.” Frequent orgasms may increase the body’s natural production of testosterone, which consequently increases desire and arousal, thus creating a spiral effect.
How We Celebrate This Day
Both men and women should use this day to learn more about the female orgasm in order to empower women to fully experience the sexual life they envision for themselves. Make sure to devote time to enjoy sex on this day and give yourself permission to revel in the pleasures of orgasm. My gift to you is the following recommended reading list for to inspire a happy International Female Orgasm Day!
Ten Explosive Female Orgasms
Do Orgasms Make Us Better Moms?
Mindblowing Orgasms Keep the Doctor Away
Will Faking an Orgasm Keep Your Partner From Cheating?
Masturbation Myths and Truths
Are you Sexually Frustrated?
Sex Beats Botox! Makes YOU Younger
Women and Their Sex Toys
Is Not Having Sex Bad for You?
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