The Impact of Orgasm on the Development of Female Sexual Experiences at Different Age Stages



The data on the effect of the absence or presence of orgasm on the representation in the domain of self-awareness of women of sexual and emotional experience at different age stages is given. 429 women with an average age of sexual debut 18,220,12 years were surveyed anonymously. Between the ages of 18 and 24, 179 women had regularly experienced orgasm, but 37 had not. At the age of 25-60, 186 women had experienced orgasm, and 27 had not. We used the method of sampling experiences. The women noted the signs consistent with their usual experiences during “normal” intercourse. It has been established that the appearance of an orgasm before 25 years of age strengthens and reinforces psychological satisfaction, inner comfort, meeting expectations, sexual interest, intensity of reaction and acceptance of what is happening, weakens dysphoria and shame. At the age of over 25 years, appearance of an orgasm maximally stimulates sexual interest, intensity of response, acceptance of what is happening, sharpness of perception, reduces shame and weakens physical discomfort more strongly. The absence of an orgasm before the age of 25 does not have a bright negative effect. After 25 years, this, first of all, leads to a decrease in sexual interest and mood, increased shame, guilt, hopelessness, and disruption of interpersonal interaction.

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Keywords: sex, orgasm, feelings, sexual experience, sexuality, interest, shame

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Berdnikov D., Efanova M.G., Tkachenko P.V. The Impact of Orgasm on the Development of Female Sexual Experiences at Different Age Stages [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 23–38. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2019080402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Dmitry Berdnikov, Doctor of Medicine, Superior State Forensic Expert, Federal Budget Institution Kursk Forensic Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Kursk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Marina G. Efanova, State Forensic Expert, Kursk Forensic Laboratory, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Kursk, Russia, e-mail:

Pavel V. Tkachenko, Doctor of Medicine, associate professor, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovative Development, Kursk State Medical University, Kursk, Russia, e-mail:



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