Do you fake orgasms? Well, the nation’s largest nationally representative study on sexual health says, chances are, most of us do, and on the regular.

According to an Indiana University survey, 85 percent of men report their partners climaxed during their latest run in between the sheets. But the study says only 64 percent of women reported they came. Now, who’s fooling who?

Debby Herbenick, co-author of the study, and associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the university says, “There’s this massive gap between men’s perception and women’s reality.” Herbenick states that the study shows lack of communication between partners, either by women faking it, or by men not asking or noticing if their partner climaxed.

The study tested nearly 6,000 women and men ages 14 to 94. Herbenick’s study covered a range of sexual acts, sexual health practices, and perceptions.

So why are women really faking it for men during sex? Sex expert Pepper Schwartz says that, in the beginning, faking it could be about encouragement.

Research from the university also examined the role the internet plays in sexual behavior. The study shows that easier access to pornography and the sometimes inaccurate information found online regarding sexual practices has blown open the discussion on sex. This has allowed women and men, both young and old, to explore different sexual practices and techniques.

For example, the study shows a rise in anal sex. “In the early 1990s, about 20 to 25 percent of people reported ever having anal sex,” according to Herbenick. “But now we find as much as much as 40 percent and more than that for men and women in their 20s and 30s.”

But while the study finds Americans are becoming more experimental with sex, women are still getting the short end of the stick (no pun intended).

The study also found that loads of American women have never had an orgasm.

Have you ever faked an orgasm? Did you fake it to encourage your partner, or to get it over with?

Have you ever experienced a sexual climax at all? Share your thoughts with us.


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  • zy

    for all the women who claim they “never had” and “never will” fake it… please stop lying, lol.

    I’ve faked it occassionally and it had ZERO to do with my ability to have an orgasm. I’m fine in that department, thankfully however, there are times when sex isn’t all about the end result. sometimes you want it but frankly, your body is too tired to orgasm. sometimes you’re in the mood sexually but your mind may be a million miles away thinking about bills, job deadlines, chores that need to be completed and a myriad of other things. sometimes you just want the feel of your partner and whether or not you have an orgasm isn’t the biggest issue (it should ALWAYS matter to him however), you want that intimacy with your partner but you know you’re not gonna have an orgasm so you fake it for their benefit. it’s just that simple. it’s not always about your man not knowing what he’s doing or knowing how to please you. if that were the case, you better open your mouth and tell him exactly what you want and how you want it. sometimes, your mind is just not in sync with your body and i don’t know about the rest of you but for ME, sex is more than just the physical act when it’s with someone i love. no one wants their partner to feel bad so at times, if you haven’t reached your peak, you fake it. no harm no foul and you’re not gonna die if you do it. lol

  • Missy

    If you can’t orgasm becuase your mental or physical state wont allow it just say so, it’s better then them finding out you’re faking, which they probably will.