London - At least seven out of 10 women and nearly a third of men have faked an orgasm, according to new research.
The study, carried out by the University of Kansas, found that 68 percent of women and 28 percent of men have pretended to climax with a partner.
Both sexes gave the same reasons for faking it – a partner’s orgasm was imminent so they felt under pressure to climax.
Other commonly cited reasons were that they wanted to end – without hurting a partner’s feelings – or they were bored after an orgasm seemed unlikely.
The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, questioned 281 male and female students about their sexual habits and found that in many cases, both men and women simulated orgasms because they felt under pressure to enjoy real sex.
This was a particular problem for men. The report said: “The emphasis on men’s ability to give their partners ‘earth-shaking orgasms’ sometimes leads both women and men to pretend orgasm to meet these expectations.”
Sex expert Tracey Cox of online erotic retailer Lovehoney said: “Some women may feel they need to provide evidence that they’re enjoying themselves.
“Women may bluff because they find it difficult to orgasm from penetrative sex alone
A study carried out by Columbia University in New York claimed that women faked orgasms as a form of “mate-guarding” behaviour which prevents their partners from straying.
Another 2011 study from Temple University in Pennsylvania suggested that women faked orgasm because of insecurities and a fear of intimacy.
But if faking an orgasm means being noisy then it could be doing wonders for your love life.
A study by Leeds University found that those who were loud in the bedroom reported a better sex life.
Women particularly responded to their partner expressing pleasure audibly because, say experts, it it reassures women about the quality of their performance. - Daily Mail