According to a new study, Sigmund Freud's theory that clitoral orgasms inferior to vaginal orgasms have officially been disproved. Finally after 111 years of believing what some crusty dead guy had to say about clits, they have been vindicated. After all the talk of pussy-grabbing in the last week, it is good to have some happy vag-related news.
In his 1905 study "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality," Freud called clitoral orgasms "infantile and immature," and even suggested that women who get off from clitoral stimulation are mentally ill. Of course, what Freud is getting at is that a woman needs to be penetrated (a.k.a. needs a penis, a.k.a. needs a man) in order to feel "real" sexual pleasure. Although any lady who has ever masturbated knows that this is completely false, the study was regarded as a standard.
The new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine was led by neuroscientist Nicole Prause. It examined 88 women between the ages of 18-53. In the study, women were surveyed about their usual and recent sexual experiences as well as their history of mental illness. Then participants were then asked to view ‘neutral’ and adult films and then rate their sexual arousal. Afterwards, they were asked how they reached orgasm. Sixty-four percent reported reported they used both clitoral and vaginal stimulation in order to climax. More interestingly, women who used clitoral stimulation said they do it because it gives them more control over their orgasm.
Yep, nothing to do with mental health at all. Looks like Freud was just another bitter dude who couldn't find the clit.