Women who sleep with women repeatedly report higher levels of satisfaction with their sex lives than women who have sex with men, according to several studies.
A Public Health England survey of more than 7,000 women last month found that half of respondents aged between 25 and 34 did not enjoy their sex life.
But previous research suggests that women who have sex with women are probably more likely to be in the half that did not report sexual dissatisfaction, The Guardian reported.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that lesbians orgasmed 75% of the time during sex, compared to 61% of the time for heterosexual women.
But among the male respondents, gay men reported coming 85% of the time and for heterosexual men it was 86% of the time.
A larger study of almost 53,000 Americans conducted last year by the Kinsey Institute found slightly different results but similar trends.
That study found lesbians reported orgasming 86% of the time during sex, as opposed to 65% of the time for straight women. Straight male respondents said they orgasmed 95% of the time.
Matty Silver, an Australian sexual health therapist told the Guardian there was one very likely explanation for the results.
“Lesbian women know where their clitoris is and know what to do with it to get an orgasm,” she said.
“They don’t need to show their lesbian partner what to do, which means their sexual satisfaction is higher.
“There are many men who believe they can give their partners an orgasm by just having intercourse.
“That only happens for 20% of all women. They often need clitoral stimulation, or oral sex, for it to happen. It is one of the reasons that many heterosexual women fake their orgasm.”