Welcome!
Thank you very much for your interest in our study on orgasm frequency and partnersex. We ask you kindly to read through the following information on the background of this study, terminology, and general things you need to know. Please confirm your participation below.


Background and Study Goal
Studies shed light on a significant gap in orgasm frequency in partnersex across different sexual orientations and genders. In females in heterosexual partnersex, anorgasmia (the inability to reach an orgasm) is especially common and a leading topic of interest in sexual medicine. Latest numbers suggest that female orgasm occurs approximately 30% less frequent than male orgasm in heterosexual partnersex. The study at hand wants to investigate upon this finding as well as on possible reasons for it. We are aware that sexuality as well as the experience and the understanding of an orgasm are very personal. We do not want to suggest that the experience of an orgasm is a necessity for sexual pleasure or sexual health. Nevertheless, results could contribute to a more balanced and equal understanding and experience of sexuality for all. Please note that throughout the survey part of this study, there are no wrong or right answers. It is your personal experience we are interested in. 

Duration
It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete this survey.

Contact
This is a research project being conducted by Lenya Koechlin, a medical student at University of Basel, and under the direction of PD Dr. med. Gideon Sartorius and Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Daniel Haag-Wackernagel. If you have questions or comments about the study or the procedures, you may contact lenya.koechlin@stud.unibas.ch.

Voluntarity of Participation and Benefits
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in the research or exit this survey at any time.
You will receive no direct benefits from participating in this reseach study. However, your responses may help us learn more about sexual pleasure and orgasm frequency in partnersex, which is crucial in promoting sexual health.

Privacy
Your survey answers will be sent to a link at SoSci Survey, where data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. SoSci Survey does not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address. Therefore, your responses will remain anonymous. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the study.


Glossary
Our study is based on medical, biological, and  sociocultural theories of sexual pleasure and orgasm. We understand sexuality and gender to be a shared product of biology and culture. Whenever possible, we refrain from using the terms woman and man and refer to people with vagina, respectively biological women, and people with penis, or biological men, instead. Otherwise, woman and man also include transwoman and transman. The umbrella term non-binary stands for all gender-identities that are not aligned with the two-gender system (agender, genderfluid, demigirl, etc.).
Partnersex
is referred to as a sexual activity with another person.