Better sex is at the tip of your fingers. Literally. A new study has found that women with sensitive fingertips are more likely to have orgasms during sex.
Appearing in the current issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the study reveals that women who have greater tactile feeling in the tips of their fingers were more likely to orgasm, and have more frequent orgasms.
Also, women with less sensitivity, thus less of an ability to physically relate to their partner, had less frequent orgasms.
70 female university students, between the ages of 18 and 30, were tested with special microfilaments designed to measure skin sensitivity. Researchers then compared this with information the subjects gave about their ability to orgasm, and concluded that fingertip sensitivity (and touch in general) plays a key role is having good sex.
"Touch is one of the most critical senses associated with sexual satisfaction," said Dr. Irwin Goldstein, the journal's editor.
"This study demonstrates that diminished sensitivity coupled with poor psychological response mechanisms may lead to less satisfying sexual experience for women."
So take off those gloves and sand down those callouses, ladies. Let's give sexual frustration the finger.