Women fake orgasms. A lot. According to recent studies, as many as 80 percent of women have faked an orgasm.
Common reasons range from sparing their partners feelings, to just wanting to get the whole ordeal over with.
However, according to a study published by researchers at Temple University and Kenyon College, women also fake orgasms in order to have an orgasm. The ultimate power of positive thinking.
Researchers surveyed 481 sexually active heterosexual females who were not in serious relationships and found four main circumstances that contributed to women faking orgasms (in order of prevalence):
- Fear of hurting a partner’s feelings.
- Avoidance of negative emotions about the sexual experience.
- To enhance self-arousal in the attempt to have an actual orgasm.
- To end a sexual encounter.
What’s interesting is that woman were more likely to pretend to have an orgasm in order to excite themselves towards an actual orgasm than stop having sex.
A famous figure once said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become”. However, I don’t think Buddha had women’s orgasms in mind when he said it.