Here’s some counter-intuitive food for thought. A study in the Journal of Sexual Archives suggests that some women might fake their orgasms (and about 80% of women surveyed say that they have) because it turns them on. Perhaps related: Scientists think women (as well as some non-human female primates) moan and vocalize during sex to manipulate male behavior. Obviously, the findings of both of these studies are controversial to say the least, but if you want to learn more about the latter, you can Google “Female copulatory vocalization”.
A study in the Journal of Sexual Archives titled “The Faking Orgasm Scale for Women: Psychometric Properties” investigates a seemingly counterintuitive explanation: Women might fake orgasm to make their own experience more pleasurable. Authors hypothesized that a make-believe climax can actually be “relationship promoting and sexual pleasure-enhancing,” rather a performance to get sex “over with” or stroke a man’s ego.
To test the theory, researchers from Temple University and Kenyon College surveyed 481 heterosexual females with an average age of 20 who were sexually active but not in serious relationships — essentially, members of the much-theorized “hookup culture.” Participants indicated how much the following factors influence their decision to fake an orgasm…
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