An orgasm for science: Cara Delevingne donates blood taken before and after solo sex to research

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  • The conversation about men experiencing orgasms more than women has been going on for ages.
  • Now, supermodel Cara Delevingne has donated her orgasm to science.
  • She offered researchers in Germany a sample of her blood before and after embarking on a solo sex act to study her body chemistry.

Supermodel Cara Delevingne - who identifies as pansexual - agreed to give researchers a sample of her blood before and after embarking on a solo sex act so they could study its effect on her body chemistry as part of an investigation into the "gender climax gap", a term used to describe the fact that men are more likely to orgasm during intimacy than women.

Visiting a hospital in Germany, the 30-year-old model tells viewers of her documentary series Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne, "I’m here to have an orgasm and donate it to science. I think female sexual desire has definitely been repressed. I know from my own love life just how sexual women can be so you’d think in the 21st Century men and women should be having equally satisfying sex lives, right?

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"Well, prepare for a shock. When it comes to the orgasm there is a definite gender gap. Scientists say that 95% of straight men orgasm during intercourse but only 65% of straight women do. To be honest I think that sounds way too high, most of my straight female friends say it’s probably more like 15 or 20%. Lesbians and queer women definitely seem to have it better."

Researchers measured the levels of endocannabinoids - a chemical which reduces anxiety, increases euphoria and amplifies the pleasurable response to sex - in both stages of the experiment, and the results will be explained on the show.

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The documentary series sees the Carnival Row star travel the globe to talk candidly to people about their experience, and also take part in a variety of experiences, including making a cast of her vagina in Japan, and visiting a film set making "ethical" pornography.

But Delevingne recently admitted she felt like a prude when she was asked to remove her underwear and take part in a masturbation seminar.

“I went into the masturbation seminar thinking it was going to be a classroom and I’d have a notepad, and instead it was a pink, leather gym mat on the floor, with six people going, ‘Well, take your underwear off. This is the lube.'

“I didn’t realise I was a prude. I think I’m a pretty hip, young, cool, down-with-anything kind of girl but I was like, ‘Sorry what? Sorry, no, absolutely not, I will not do that.’ But I kind of did everything I felt comfortable doing.”


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