Women Who Fake Orgasms Are More Likely to Cheat on Their Partners

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Faking orgasms is dumb. Real dumb. Don’t do it. But let’s pretend, just for a moment, that you weren’t already convinced of that seemingly indisputable fact. In that case, you’d probably be interested to know that a new study has found that women who fake orgasms are more likely to cheat on their significant others.

Ladies? Let’s get it together. Think about how you’d train a dog.* If you want to teach a dog how to sit – imagine for the purposes of this example that getting your dog to sit would be really, really fun for you – you don’t say “good boy!” and give him a treat every time he blinks. You praise the dog when he sits, or when he does something damn close to sitting. Otherwise, he’d never learn how. Faking orgasms isn’t going to improve your sexual relationship. It’s not doing your partner any favors and, as the results of this study indicate, it isn’t making monogamy more satisfying for you.

Interestingly, the same study discovered that actual orgasm frequency had no impact on female fidelity. So go ahead, have all the mediocre sex you want, as long as you’re honest about it. That said, male subjects were more likely to stay with a woman who consistently achieved orgasm. It’s unclear if these “consistent” orgasms included only real ones – a possible motivation for ladies to fake it in the first place?

*No offense to your sexual partners, who I am sure are both attractive and human.

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