If you’re a woman reading this, chances are you’re familiar with the fake orgasm, most likely because at some point in your life, a heated (or not so heated) liaison has compelled you to enact one yourself.
And if you’re a man reading this, chances are you’re convinced you’re the exception to the rule – no woman has ever faked it with you. After all, you’d know, right?
Sorry to break it to you dude, but you’ve been duped, probably more than once.
Let’s face it, it’s almost criminally easy for a woman to fake the big O. A couple of animated convulsions, a groan here or there followed by an exhausted heave-ho and your bed fellow is none the wiser.
But a guy faking an orgasm? Isn’t there kind of obvious…erm, evidence, that he’s not finished yet?
Apparently not, according to a somewhat perplexing new study that suggests as much as 25 per cent of guys know how to put on an act in bed just as good as us girls.
In the study, conducted through online platform Mechanical Turk, Canadian researchers surveyed a sample of 230 men aged 18 to 29, who fessed up to faking an orgasm in their current relationship on at least one occasion.
Shockingly, the study found that on average, participants reported feigning their orgasm at least a quarter of the time in their current relationship.
‘Men do feign orgasm, and motivations for doing so are associated with sexual and relational outcomes,’ the study’s authors wrote in the journal, Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
According to the findings, the main reasons men felt compelled to fake it with their partners were due to an unsatisfying sexual experience or hopping in the sack with someone they weren’t completely into, both of which resulted in lower levels of sexual arousal.
Call me a skeptic, but I’m still not convinced. While women don’t produce any major evidence we’ve orgasmed besides our vaginal wall contractions (which, let’s face it, can be a bit of a mysterious minefield), the male orgasm has the handy indicator of typically being followed by ejaculation and the swift decline of his, erm, member. So unless I’m missing something here, I’m keeping my satisfaction rate at a hundred per cent.
Comment: Do you believe the study results? Are you a guy who’s ever faked an orgasm, or a woman who’s convinced her male partner faked it?