“Ohhh. Mmmm. Baaaaaaby!” are the noises we often associate with women getting it on. But do these noises actually come, heh, as a result of pleasure or expectation? After all, various forms of media usually depict our reaction to sex as loud and dramatic. Well, the verdict is in. Scientists at the University of Leeds have recently discovered that women are usually making their moans during sex to please their partners. Keep reading »
According to a new study done at Temple University, about 60 percent of women have faked it at some point. An orgasm that is.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t one of them. I fake it often.
The big mystery plaguing scientists is why? Why are women pretending to get off if we’re not? Originally, researchers believed it was to stroke the male ego, but this study found that our reasons for faking have more to do with us. Most women surveyed faked it to mask a fear of intimacy, to get sex over with, or to increase their own sexual satisfaction. Keep reading »
Over at the Village Voice‘s Runnin’ Scared blog, Foster Kamer has a pretty amusing interview with a guy who’s faked his orgasms. Men fake orgasms, too? Yup. According to a recent study, 17 percent of men report having faked an orgasm. That raises all kinds of questions. Including, how the hell do they do that? So Kamer asked a guy who’s done it for a full report. The confession includes this gem: Keep reading »
Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark, ladies, and I’m afraid it’s partly our own fault. According to a new poll of 3,000 women, 20 percent of us are “extremely” unhappy in bed, but rather than communicate with our partners about our dissatisfaction, a whopping 48 percent of us fake orgasms, with one in ten women faking the big ‘O’ every single time they have sex! So, what gives? Why are so many of us not opening up with our partners about our needs? Why are we pretending to be satisfied when we clearly aren’t? Do some women just think sex is something we simply can’t or aren’t supposed to enjoy? Why on earth would so many women not get more assertive about their sexual satisfaction? If you’re a faker, maybe you can help shed some light on this issue. What do you accomplish by fakin’ it? [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Wait, men fake orgasms?! According to Elizabeth Black of AlterNet.org, they do for more than one reason, but they all stem from one place: machismo. Men supposedly want to convey that they’re in a constant state of being ready to ravish you and worry that they’ll seem unmanly if they try to get out of making whoopie with something like the old headache routine. Depending on which set of experts you talk to, the percentage of real men who have lied to their partners about hitting the big O ranges from 11 percent to 25 percent. Really?! But how do men pretend to make the money shot? It’s actually not that hard. Look, we don’t know what winds up in that condom and even if you’re not using protection, it’s not like you’re gushing spunk afterward. Apparently, guys are even trickier than we thought! Before we lady folk get all huffy and insulted, let’s hear what the gentlemen have to say about why they fake it.
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