Some women fake orgasms just so they can reach ecstasy.
Scientists claim that pretending to delight in sex can make intercourse more enjoyable, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Archives.
Four motives were found, forming the Faking Orgasm Scale for Women.
The conclusion was that women were more inclined to fake an orgasm to turn themselves on than to end sex.
The four motives are Altruistic Deceit, faking orgasm out of concern for a sexual partner’s feelings; Fear and Insecurity, faking orgasm to avoid feeling negative about the sexual experience; Elevated Arousal, a woman’s attempt to heighten her own arousal through faking orgasm; and Sexual Adjournment, faking orgasm to end sex.
The researchers from Temple University and Kenyon College asked 481 heterosexual females – who were not in relationships – to point out just how much these individual factors influenced their decision to fake orgasms.
They found that the most common reason for faking an orgasm was altruism because they wanted to avoid hurting their partner’s feelings.
Erin Cooper, who co-authored the study, said, “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.”
If you do it, why do you do it? We’d love to know!