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The Vaginal Orgasm Doesn't Exist And Never Has Done According To This New Study

08/10/2014 14:10 BST | Updated 08/10/2014 16:59 BST

Along with unicorns and gender pay equality, it turns out the vaginal orgasm is a total myth.

Research published in the Clinical Anatomy journal has also concluded the majority of women worldwide do not even have orgasms during penetrative sex.

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The report's conclusion is that women have been labelled with sexual problems that are based on something that doesn’t even exist.

Sex expert Tracey Cox welcomes the research: "It’s long overdue and dispels many myths that should have been gone long ago."

“Research has been pointing in this direction for a while now, but this is conclusive.

“The clitoris was always thought to be pivotal to any kind of female orgasm and I’m not at all surprised that that, and the two ‘legs’ of erectile tissue, turn out to influence all orgasms."

Meanwhile Durex Real Feel Sexpert, Alix Fox welcomes the "constructive research" yet doubts that it'll be the "final word on how women are wired".

“There’s still a great deal that’s medically mysterious about female sexual stimulation and satisfaction," she said.

“What is certain, however, is that different women find different moves and motions work more or less successfully in bringing them to climax, both during masturbation and sex with a partner."

Alix added: "Even if descriptions like ‘clitoral orgasm’ or ‘G-spot’ do turn out to be scientifically fuzzy, because they’re quite specific about location, they can still prove very useful during conversations about sex and in educating women and their partners on the various places and ways they can try focusing stimulation in order to discover what works best for them personally."

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Taking things back to basics: the clitoris is a female sexual organ that is small, sensitive, and located on the outside of the body in front of the opening of the vagina. It is made from the same tissue as the penis and is responsive to sexual stimulation.

The report by Vincenzo Puppo and Giulia Puppo found that the key to all female orgasms lies in this small area outside of the vagina.

They also found that the terms G-spot, vaginal and clitoral orgasm; vaginally activated orgasm; and clitorally activated orgasm; are incorrect.

“Female orgasm” is the correct term to use.

While that may seem all well and good for scientific folk, Alix Fox from Durex argues that the term 'female orgasm' is so general that it's "not as helpful a phrase in discussions designed to help women actually achieve said orgasms".

She added: "There will always be a multitude of ways you can stimulate sexual organs to activate pleasure receptors and achieve various yummy effects, and to talk accurately about those ways we need lots of words – not just ‘female orgasm’.”

The study, which was published earlier this week, also claims that it's possible for all women to orgasm if the female erectile organs are effectively stimulated.

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Earlier this year, Medical Daily published a report about how women who had difficulty reaching orgasm also tended to have smaller clitorises, which were also located further from the vagina.

“This new research backs up previous research which suggested the size and position of the clitoris does have bearing on sensation during intercourse," mentions Tracey Cox.

“It makes sense. The whole area is tugged and stimulated during penetrative sex. If the clitoris is close enough to be involved, of course you have a higher chance of orgasm."

So what does this mean for sex?

Tracey notes that there's going to be a lot less pressure on women when it comes to deciding which kind of orgasm they've had.

“We put things into boxes to make sense of the world, but it’s generally always better to try not to put labels on things," she said.

"Trying to decide if your orgasm was vaginal, clitoral or G-spot put pressure on women, particularly if they were trying to orgasm the ‘correct’ way, as in the partner-friendly vaginal orgasm."

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Dr Vincenzo Puppo, who co-wrote the review, urges that male ejaculations shouldn't necessarily mean the end of sex for women either.

"Touching and kissing can be continued almost indefinitely, and non-coital sexual acts after male ejaculation can be used to produce orgasm in women," he told the Daily Mail.

Tracey added: “It fits with everything we know so far from reputable sources, and comes back to what sex therapists have been trying to drum into people for decades: it’s all about the clitoris not the penis!”