Let’s just admit it: Sex sometimes takes too long. Or maybe your partner just isn’t doing it for you that night. When you decide you’ve had enough (thank you very much), what do you do? Probably fake an orgasm.
And you aren’t the only one.
A recent survey asked 1,000 Americans and 1,000 Europeans how often they use their “O face.” Of those surveyed, 68 percent of women admitted to faking an orgasm with their partner and 27 percent of men said they have faked it.
When it comes to pulling the ol’ “When Harry Met Sally,” straight women are more likely to fake it on queue than bisexual or gay women, possibly because straight women are more likely to rely on vaginal penetration versus other methods of stimulation, according to the survey.
Bisexual or gay men were “significantly” more likely to fake an orgasm than straight men, survey authors wrote.
More than half of the American survey participants said they faked the big “O” at some point in their sexual adventures, while only 36 percent of Europeans admitted to that particular performance. When it comes to expertise on the tantric tango, 46 percent of Americans said their partners were not well-skilled between the sheets. Europeans flipped the number with 40 percent singing their partner’s praises.
Faking climax is more common in long-term relationships, with 31 percent “potentially less satisfied but more willing to pretend,” mainly to avoid hurting their partner’s feelings.
“However, both genders were least likely to fake an orgasm after marriage,” according to the survey. “Maybe this is because a permanent partner is the most likely to satisfy you in bed or because once you’re married, there’s no real reason to pretend anymore.”
Not exactly the sunniest view on post-marital sex, but relationships can be affected when one partner finds out they don’t perform with the prowess they imagined – news that men take more personally than women, according to the survey.
About 31 percent of women who faked an orgasm said their partners tried harder and 28 percent said their partner got annoyed or embarrassed.
After learning that their partner’s “O face” was fake, 21 percent of men said they got into a fight and 15 percent said they broke off the relationship.
Women were more likely to be repeat O-ffenders. Sixty percent of women said they would fake it again with the same partner after coming clean if need be while 27 percent of men would pull the wool over their partner’s eyes.
Women, though 10 times more likely than men to say they fell short of the goal, were less likely to say they felt ashamed about it.