You don't have to go far back in history to discover a society where men didn't listen to or consider women's opinions or feelings. Sexual attitudes were no different: Sex was only "allowed" to be pleasurable for men, and women were painted in a bad light if they were open about enjoying sex. And that's even before you consider the attitudes of certain religions that prefer to classify the sexual act for procreation only.

"When we look at the historical, social and cultural stories and implications of sex, and the reasons the act of sex was sanctioned in religion, then I suppose it's not hard to see the link between an orgasm—which is obviously required for procreation—and a successful end goal," said Rebecca Johnston, a sex, relationship and intimacy therapist and coach.

But only one sex's orgasm is necessary for conception, and somewhere along the line, this came to mean a man's pleasure is centric to "successful" sex.

"It's no wonder the historical gold standard of sexuality has also always been from the male's point of view," noted Ditza Katz, Ph.D., a physical therapist and the founder of the Women's Therapy Center in Plainview,