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Poke around scientific studies about female sexual dysfunction, and you'll find plenty about not being able to have an orgasm and about low libido, and not a lot about female premature orgasm at all. This may not be because it's rare, but because studies concerning sexual dysfunction have historically focused on issues that impact male pleasure. 

The authors of one study specifically about female premature orgasm lamented this fact, noting that women reaching orgasm too early frequently talk about their issue on online forums (like our own!) but that a popular textbook devotes a mere two lines to it, classifying premature female orgasm as a "not otherwise specified (NOS) sexual dysfunction". Wanting to find out more, they dove straight into the problem.

Their study of over 500 Portuguese women found that a very significant minority of women — 40 percent — sometimes orgasms before they had wanted to. For three percent of their study subjects, this problem was chronic. Frequent female premature orgasm can cause distress, a sense of loss, and even relationship difficulties, the study found. Sometimes, orgasm occurs with almost no physical stimulation. 

Unfortunately, more research is required to find out what causes premature female orgasm has, and what can be done to address the problem, as well as to find out whether comparable percentages of women suffer from the premature orgasm in larger samples. 

Premature Orgasm In Women: Some Tips

Do you personally deal with premature orgasm? You may experience it as anything from mildly disappointing to really unsatisfying sexually, and you probably wouldn't be reading this if it didn't bother you at all. 

I'd suggest, more or less unscientifically, that you experiment with different kinds of stimulation. Rather than stimulating the clitoral area, you and your partner could try stimulating those parts of the vulva that are furthest away from the visible portion of the clitoris. Some women find the stimulation of the outer parts of the labia more comfortable, and it is something that may prolong your time to orgasm. Rather than "rubbing", more or less forcefully, you could also experiment with light tapping motions. If you are one of those women who actually does reach orgasm through penetration, you will want to try whether going more slowly and gently gives you more time before you climax. 

Additionally, you may build up to orgasm by stopping stimulation before you get to the "point of no return", and resuming when your physical arousal has subsided a fair bit. 

Then, if you're hoping not to have your orgasm prematurely with a partner, you could also masturbate beforehand, if a recent orgasm is generally a way to make the next one stay away for a while. 

Should none of those things work, you could also see a sex therapist or your family doctor. I mention the latter possibility because some guys with premature ejaculation use Lidocaine cream to numb their genitals a bit, potentially delaying their ejaculation. It may work for you too, but I'd advise talking to a doctor before taking that step, as the cream can sometimes lead to skin irritation. 

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