Women who have difficulty reaching orgasm might have cold feet. One study found that giving women warm socks increased their chance of orgasm.
You know all those movies where the woman is orgasming, and you can tell by the flex of her feet at the edge of the bed? Well, like most Hollywood enactments, it's bullsh*t. What's not bullsh*t, however, is the presence of feet in obtaining an orgasm.
According to studies, however, there's way more chance that she's orgasming if those feet have socks on (something Hollywood would never condone for a hot sex scene).
Because what Hollywood doesn't know is that socks are directly linked to the female orgasm. A study done by a Dutch researcher, Gert Holstege M.D. Ph.D. found that socks promote warmth and comfort, feelings associated with calming a woman's amygdala and prefrontal cortex, the brain areas responsible for anxiety, fear, and danger signals.
Before the researchers gave their participants socks, only 50 percent of them admitted to having an orgasm. After being given a pair of socks, 80 percent reported reaching an orgasm.
It's vital for those feelings to be suppressed for a woman to reach an orgasm because we all know that we can only reach a full-fledged orgasm when we let go of all our inhibitions and anxieties.
And when a woman wears socks, she's unconsciously hampering all those feelings of insecurity and fear that so many times come with reaching the big O. It makes sense; there's nothing like cold feet to ruin the mood and nothing like feeling all warm and cozy to set the right one.