An Australian-first study of 2,000 men and women has confirmed what some may have suspected already – that Australian males are having more fun in the bedroom – with research revealing men are almost four times more likely to orgasm than women.
The newly released Cliovana Pleasure Index also revealed half of the Australian women have faked an orgasm (50%), with those aged 25 to 30 years old the most likely, compared to just 17% of men. Additionally, more than one in 10 women (13.5%) admitted to never orgasm when they have sex.
“The pleasure gap is very concerning to us, as is the taboo nature surrounding the topic of female pleasure in general”, said CEO of Samson Medical Technologies (for Cliovana), Andrew Nutman.
“Cliovana’s mission is to narrow the gap for women one orgasm at time because both sexes should have the right to enjoy and feel comfortable having sex,” he said.
Established in North America and now expanding into Australia, Cliovana is dedicated to normalising the discussion of women’s sexual satisfaction and empowering women to pursue their own sexual pleasure.
The Cliovana treatment was developed by world-leading Toronto-based orthopaedic surgeon Dr Robert Gordon after his own wife suffered a spinal tumour affecting sensation, Dr. Gordon hypothesised that sound waves could cause neovascularisation around the clitoral area to enhance nerve stimulation, thereby increasing sensation.
Fast forward to today, Cliovana is now the first 100% non-invasive treatment using sound wave technology, through a TGA registered device, to boost the process of regenerating cells in the female genitalia. This results in improved blood flow to the clitoris – which studies show is the key component of achieving orgasm for most women.
Cliovana practitioner, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dr Lionel Steinberg, said the treatment was available for any woman aged 18 years and older but was most suitable to those who either perceived they took too long to reach orgasm or who felt their orgasm wasn’t intense enough – with the treatment proving especially popular among post-menopausal women at his Melbourne-based clinic.
“Just four 15-minute sessions in two weeks is enough for patients to see positive results, with full benefits able to be enjoyed in approximately three months’ time. Many patients experience enhanced sensitivity after just one session. The best part is there is no downtime so women can get back to doing whatever they want straight away,” he said.
Dr Steinberg conducted a small pilot study in his Melbourne practice in 2021. To date, 80% of the women treated in the pilot have seen incredibly positive results from the treatment and have been enquiring as to when Cliovana is going to become available to the wider Australian market.
One of these pilot patients and now Cliovana convert is 43-year-old Melbourne-based beauty salon owner and mum, Anastasia.
“So many women in Australia are still so afraid and shy to even say the word vagina let alone be comfortable seeking help for issues they may have in the region. For me trying Cliovana symbolised so much more than trying a treatment. It unlocked my ability to further explore and feel what my body needed. I was able to connect with pleasure in such a heightened form – my orgasms were more intense and lasted longer than ever before – double the time at least”, said Anastasia.
According to the Index, less than a quarter (22.4%) of Australian women said they felt comfortable talking freely about their sex life or their ability to climax with their close friends or even with their partner, with the research indicating the topic became increasingly uncomfortable as women aged.
But despite a majority of survey respondents claiming they were open to exploring new ideas, almost all (more than 96%) had never sought help, mainly because they were unsure where to begin.
Dr Steinburg believes these results reinforce just how important Cliovana is to encourage a wider, healthy dialogue about women’s sexual satisfaction.
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