Researchers found a higher concordance between vulva stimulation and perceived arousal than vaginal stimulation and perceived arousal.
If you have a Y chromosome, there’s a pretty good chance you think with your penis: Scientists say men have a higher “sexual concordance” than women, meaning your boner and your brain stem are operating on a similar wavelength, while your partners’ could be on totally different signals.
But new research offers insight into how she’s really feeling down there.
Researchers from Queens University recruited 31 young women to watch an 18-minute foreplay clip and an 18-minute clip of heterosexual sex, and used a series of testing methods to measure blood flow to the vaginal walls and vulva.
The women then remotely ranked their level of sexual arousal from 1 to 10, from no arousal at all to the horniest they’ve ever been.
So what’s the relationship between her perceived arousal and her actual orgasm?
Researchers found a higher concordance between vulva stimulation and perceived arousal than vaginal stimulation and perceived arousal, suggesting guys are having better luck stimulating the vulva than focusing on thrusting.
Second, women who watched people have sex had no higher concordance than women watching foreplay, which means you’ll want to pay equal attention to each when the moment strikes you.
So give every part of her privates attention and save time for foreplay to make sure both of you have a real Valentine’s Day treat.