Some Women Fake Orgasms… For Their Own Pleasure

PIC: Edvard Munch "Madonna" (PD)

PIC: Edvard Munch “Madonna” (PD)

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”.

Via Huffington Post:

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…

Take a break from your insecurity and read the rest here.

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  • jasonpaulhayes

    I fake all my orgasms too. It’s just cornstarch and yes it’s edible.

    • Mr Grim

      Heh, when guests come over for some home-baked goodness, I sometimes fake my cornstarch… and yes, it’s edible.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Ew…

  • VaudeVillain

    I know from personal experience that emulating the physical behaviors of an emotion or a feeling can trigger it actually occurring. I sometimes dabble in theater (I’m terrible), and I’ve found that I have a much easier time of what I call “reverse method” than what most people do… thinking about a thing that makes me feel a certain way often won’t work, but if I start with mimicking the actions instead the thoughts and feelings come out pretty reliably.

    Of course, I’m an admitted crazy person, so it very well could just be me.

    • Rhoid Rager

      Doubtful it’s just you, as I remember starting to really cry when I pretended to cry as a kid. I see my own children do the same thing as well. Laughter goes the same way. Human emotions are incredible feedback loops. Never ceases to amaze me how different cultures deal with their emotions in different ways. If I looked hard enough, I could probably dig up some really fascinating anthropology of emotion literature, but I’m too pressed for time at the moment. I’ll have to get to that later…

      • VaudeVillain

        I didn’t think it would just be me, but since my crazy is, largely, to do with emotions, I felt it wise to throw out a disclaimer.

  • Cortacespedes

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

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