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.”
“While the two most cited reasons for faking an orgasm seem adhere to expectations, the scope of the study suggests that women fake it as a means to a more pleasurable end, rather than just an end. “What is unique about the Faking Orgasm Scale for Women is that, for the first time, we have quantitative evidence suggesting women may also fake orgasm for far more ’selfish’ reasons, like increasing their own arousal,” wrote Erin Cooper, who co-authored the study, in an email to HuffPost Women. “Deciding to fake orgasm for this motive may have little to nothing to do with a woman’s partner and his sexual experience. I view this strategy as one of the many ‘tools in the toolbox’ women may use to enhance their own sexual experience,” Cooper told us.”
Have you faked the Big O? What were your reasons? Does it help get your more excited, help your man feel more confident or just to help you move on with your day?