While male orgasms have a link to fertility, until now, female orgasms were considered to occur simply for pleasure.
But new research suggests female orgasms could play a key role in fertility.
The study suggests reaching climax could increase a woman’s chance of conceiving by as much as 15 per cent.
I wouldn’t say that, being childless myself, I’ve ever proven this but it’s certainly one of those bits of “knowledge” that’s been floating around the brain for years. And when I read stories of those super sperm donors one of other of the women involved always seems to mention this as at least a folk belief.
This isn’t to say that humans operate like cats, where it’s the shagging itself which causes the ovulation, but the idea that sex with someone liked enough to be enjoyable increases fertility doesn’t seem outrageous, dos it? It would also neatly explain the lower pregnancy rate from rape which is so often mooted (no, I don’t know whether that is true and aren’t particularly interested in whether it is).