According to 2010 report nearly 80 percent of women admitted to having faked an orgasm but a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Archives looks more closely at their reasons why. This study found that sometimes women faked it to feel more sexually excited and not just to get their husbands off of them.
“The U.S. study looked at 481 sexually active, straight women with an average age of 20 who weren’t in a committed relationship, and asked why they faked it. Their top four answers:
• Altruistic deceit (making the guy feel better)
• Fear and insecurity (avoiding bad feelings about the experience)
• Elevated arousal (turning herself on)
• Sexual adjournment (getting sex over with)
The first two answers fit traditional thinking about a faked orgasm — that it’s for the man, or a woman’s emotional well-being — but the third shows a new self-determination by women in bed, says study co-author Erin Cooper.”