Doing this one thing during sex increases your chances of orgasm, according to a new study

Start kissing bad, unfulfilling sex goodbye

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Activating your pleasure points is all about the basics—namely, kissing. Who would've thought that the simple act of kissing during sex might have the potential to help you climax? Well, according to a promising new study, this might very well be the case. 

The deed itself could cause you to get caught up in the moment, orgasms and so many other factors, but don't forget that a simple smooch has the power to make you lose control. 

The Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy set out to uncover how specific kissing—i.e. kissing during sex—vs. global kissing—meaning kissing over time in a relationship—affects women. As it turns out, both have their benefits. The frequency of specific kissing had a significant and direct effect on orgasm consistency, sexual frequency, and sexual satisfaction. Global kissing directly impacted orgasm consistency, sexual frequency, sexual dissatisfaction, relationship satisfaction, and relationship dissatisfaction.

We don't know about you, but we need to stock up on some lip balm. 



Kissing during sex—the findings

After taking a gander at the study—which included 878 participants; 433 men and 445 women who were over the age of 18 and in relationships of at least 2 years—the findings conclude that we should consider how much we lock lips during intimate moments, as it is an important factor of long-term relationships. 

We're all desperate to uncover the secret to having really good sex, but it turns out it's simpler than we might've imagined: all it takes is a mini make-out session in between sexy moments. Your middle school self will thank you for remembering your best moves. 

And, to ensure that you reach the big O in between kisses, attempt to vocalize your satisfaction (infrequently, but genuinely). An orgasm hack, screaming allows you to let your body take control and give it what it wants. 

Who knew sex could be so simple? Happy smooching—and screaming—folks.

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.