Women, especially, kid themselves that good sex is not important for a thriving relationship. For them, it’s more about staying connected to their partner. “I was in a relationship where my partner got aroused easily. Since I was taking too long to get into the mood, I started having sex for the sake of it; each time feeling empty and incomplete,” remembers 24-year-old writer Rachna Singh.
Emphasising the importance of foreplay, Aditi Acharya, consultant psychiatrist, Healthenablr India, says, “While 90 per cent of males experience an orgasm during intercourse, as many as 30 per cent of women have never experienced an orgasm in their lifetime. One reason for that is, the latter is not directly related to reproduction. Moreover, a woman takes a while to empty her mind and enter into the game. This could take anything between 15 to 40 minutes.”
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