Cara Delevingne is allowing researchers to study her blood pre- and post-orgasm to analyze its effect on the human body.
Cara Delevingne has donated her orgasm to science for her upcoming documentary series. The 30-year-old made the donation while visiting a hospital in Germany. The process involved researchers taking a sample of the model’s blood, before and after climaxing, to find out how orgasm affects a person’s body chemistry. It is measured through the body’s endocannabinoid levels, which is a chemical that promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety.
The six-part BBC docuseries called Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne explores the various ways sexuality is practiced around the world. The orgasm episode aims to investigate the gender climax gap, which refers to the disparity in sexual satisfaction among heterosexual couples, with men being more likely to orgasm than women. “I’m here to have an orgasm and donate it to science,” the model told Indy100.
The actress also said she felt it was important to participate in the study since female sexual desire has definitely been repressed. “I know from my own love life just how sexual women can be,” she told the publication. “So you’d think in the 21st-century men and women should be having equally satisfying sex lives, right? Well, prepare for a shock,” Cara Delevingne added.
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,” Cara Delevingne continued. The orgasm study is just one of the many things the actress has done for the documentary.
To get a better understanding of sex, she also attended a masturbation seminar. Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne follows the 30-year-old through an immersive journey as she puts her mind and body on the line in search of answers. Along with donating her orgasm to science, she makes art from her vagina in Japan, visits a women-only sex club, and visits an ethical porn set, to understand desire. She even meets with LGBTQ+ people from all over the world, who are challenging traditional ideas of gender.
In every episode, the actress also shares her own experiences which are uniquely unfiltered and authentic. There’s no limit on how far Cara Delevingne is willing to go to explore what makes us all human. Speaking to the Mirror, the actress said making the documentary changed her life after she was left feeling suicidal over her sexuality.
The gender-fluid and bisexual star says she feels more comfortable with herself after battling internalized homophobia and crippling self-shame. “It has very much changed my life,” Cara Delevingne told the publication. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I feel really, really proud of what we created.” The actress also hopes the film will help others who are suffering through similar experiences.
Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne is set to premiere on December 1st, at 10 p.m. on the UK’s BBC Three. A representative for Hulu said the series is expected to premiere on the streamer sometime next year. Meanwhile, the model will next be seen in Tell It Like A Woman. The project’s filmmakers and actors include Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Pauletta Washington, Catherine Hardwicke, Margherita Buy, Marcia Gay Harden, and Eva Longoria, Deadline reports.