can socks make you orgasm faster

Can Wearing Socks During Sex Help You Orgasm?

Let’s be honest, we spend quite a lot of time and money finding ways to look sexier during sex. Think lace lingerie, latex clothing, crotchless panties, balaclavas, leather cuffs, strap-ons, chockers, and everything in between… 

All these clothing pieces and accessories are supposed to make us sexier and increase our chances of having a mindblowing orgasm. But what if I told you that there is one piece of clothing you haven’t considered that might have a better chance of giving you the best O of your life? 

Believe it or not, science says that socks might be the only piece of clothing you’ll ever need to wear to have better orgasms. 

The Study That Started It All

In 2005, Professor Gert Holstege at the University of Groningen conducted a study where he looked into male and female orgasms. The researchers asked 13 heterosexual couples aged 19-49 to participate in the experiment. 

During the experiment, the researchers asked one partner to lie down in the scanner while their partner stimulated them until they reached orgasm so researchers could observe their brain activity. And then partners would switch and repeat the experiment. 

Originally, this study wasn’t dedicated to finding out whether wearing socks during sex is beneficial or not. However, by accident, researchers found that cold feet played part in how efficient the couples were in reaching an orgasm.  

Some of the participants complained about cold feet and so they were given socks to wear during sex. Researchers found that out of those couples who wore socks, 80% were able to reach an orgasm. Before they were given socks, only 50% of those same couples climaxed. 

So, happy and warm feet equals more orgasms, right? Well, it turns out not quite. 

So, What’s the Truth?

That study inspired a lot of articles in the media, claiming that wearing socks during sex is the key to having more orgasms for both men and women. However, drawing such conclusions is not quite right. 

Studying human sexuality is not an easy feat. It requires a lot of time and effort to conclude any findings to be something that’s conclusive enough to be discussed as the norm. Before sexologists and researchers can conclude that something is indeed proven, there needs to be more than one small study dedicated to researching it. 

Saying that socks improve our chances of an orgasm based on this one study is not a reliable source. Sadly, the phenomenon of “warm feet” and its impact on climax hasn’t been studied enough to give us a conclusive answer on whether or not to wear socks during sex work. 

However, wearing socks during sex is definitely not something that’ll cause harm to either you or your partner. And, some research suggests that the whole theory is correct if we look at human physiology and psychology. 

Holstege believes that eliminating fear and anxiety during sex is a way to increase the chances of reaching orgasm in women. “When you want to make love to a woman, you must give her the feeling of being protected,” he told BBC. 

Wearing socks during sex can be one of the ways to feel more comfortable and safe, which can help your body relax and reach orgasm easier. Just like wearing socks to sleep is preferred by some people because it’s warm and cozy and fuzzy, the same applies to sex. 

Another thing that might improve the chances of an orgasm while wearing socks is simple anatomy – wearing socks warms your feet, which means your blood circulation is improved. And what do we know about increased blood circulation? It’s key to achieving an orgasm. 

Also, one thing that can ruin an orgasm faster than anything is unwanted distractions. Having cold feet yourself, or having your partner rub their ice-cold feet on you can be an unwanted distraction at the worst time. Wearing socks can help eliminate the chances of any unwanted distractions. 

It’s All About Finding What Works for You

If you want to find out if wearing socks during sex brings you more or better orgasms, the best thing to do is try it yourself. Especially if you find yourself being cold or having cold feet often. 

What you choose to do or wear in the bedroom is between you and your partner. If wearing socks together or one of you helps have better sex, then it’s all great. No need for scientists or sexologists to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. Do what’s best for you. 

Now, if you choose to wear socks during sexy times, keep in mind that wearing clean socks is key. Good personal hygiene is key and your partner will appreciate not having to deal with socks that you’ve been sweating in all day. 

Also, you might want to choose socks that are comfortable and soft. Your feet might be rubbing against your partner’s legs and it’ll be much nicer if the material of the socks is soft and doesn’t distract them. 

And listen, if wearing socks with your partner during sex turns out not to work, don’t sweat it! At least you both have a good story to laugh about.   

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