Uncovering the Truth: Why Women ‘Fake It’

Posted on LiveScience, by Jennifer Welsh, June 6, 2011

Women’s fake screams of ecstasy in bed may have less to do with trying to protect the sensitive egos of their partners, and more to do with a gal’s own personal insecurities and fear of intimacy, new research suggests.

Approximately 60 percent of women have faked an orgasm during intercourse or oral sex, according to Erin Cooper of Temple University, who has been studying these women to figure out why.

“This is something that we talk about happening in popular culture, in the movies and magazines,” Cooper told LiveScience. “We know that this is pretty prevalent in our culture, but we don’t know much about it from a scientific standpoint. That to me is a real catastrophe.”

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