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This Sex Toy Is Basically a Guaranteed Orgasm, According to Science

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Orgasms are possibly the greatest thing in the entire world. Just think about it: It's pure pleasure that comes with zero calories (hi, chocolate) or cost (well, if you do it the old-school way).

But, sadly, reaching the big O isn't always that easy. It's pretty well known that many women don't orgasm during sex. But not being able to orgasm at all—including solo sessions? That's an even more frustrating problem.

The good news: A study on a specific sex toy called the Womanizer found that 100 percent of perimenopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal women with orgasmic disorder (aka not being able to orgasm, according to the National Institutes of Health) who tried the toy were able to experience an orgasm. Yep, 100 percent. *All the praise hands emojis.*

The study recruited 22 women with an average age of 56 to use the Womanizer at least twice weekly for four weeks and fill out a series of questionnaires. All of the women reported experiencing an orgasm with the toy, 86 percent climaxed within 5 to 10 minutes, and three-quarters reported a better, easier, and more intense orgasm. Talk about a crowd-pleaser.

Unlike vibrators, the Womanizer uses patented PleasureAir technology to create a sensation similar to oral sex, minimizing desensitization of the clitoris, according to the study release. (Here: more of the best sex toys to choose from, including another that sucks instead of vibrates.)

While the study looked specifically at women just before, during, and after menopause, it's likely that the Womanizer could help women with other reasons for orgasmic dysfunction as well. FYI: Lots of things can affect your sex drive and ability to orgasm, from antidepressants and oral contraceptive pills (yes, your BC can do that to you), to stress levels and how much sleep you're getting.

To date, there's no FDA-approved treatment for sexual arousal or orgasmic disorder in menopausal women, and there's no other clinical research testing the efficacy on erotic toys—meaning this is a breakthrough moment of teamwork between the adult toy market and the health and wellness community that can provide a real solution for women having sexual issues. (And in other news, there's now a fitness tracker for your sex life.)

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