By Kait Smith
The power of positive thinking has been proven across several of life's spectra, and now, we'd like to add one more to the list: sexual satisfaction. More specifically:vibrators, baby. Yes, believing in the power of your vibrator - and thus, its ability to make you orgasm - leads to higher sexual satisfaction, according to a recent study from Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Researchers sought to find out not only how Americans feel about the sexually pleasing toys, but also how beliefs about vibrators correspond to mind-blowing sex.
What they found was intriguing indeed. About 75% of women and 80% of men responded to the survey saying they feel vibrators make it easier for a woman to achieve an orgasm and are "a healthy part of many women's sex lives." Less than 10% believe vibrators make women dependent on them for pleasure or are "intimidating to women's partners."
Now, here's where it gets really juicy - researchers also found that positive beliefs about vibrators were associated with higher levels of sexual satisfaction. Women who had used a vibrator in the past 30 days (and had confidence in its powers!) reported higher levels of arousal and more lubrication. Best of all, they had more orgasms, and felt less pain during intercourse.
Meanwhile, ladies who used vibrators but had negative beliefs about them had no boost in their overall sexual satisfaction.
Before you go out and buy your own FixSation (which happens to be our favorite couples vibrator, great for simultaneous orgasms!) there are a few other findings to note. Researchers believe that women who feel more positively about their bodies and sex are more likely to use vibrators and less likely to have sexual issues, which may have led to these results.
Similarly, women with higher sex drives may be more sexually satisfied in general and more likely to use a vibrator. So, if you have low sexual satisfaction, it's not quite as easy as saying "go buy a vibrator." Not that there's anything wrong with trying!