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It’s Hard to Believe, but Men Fake Climaxes, Too

fake orgasmsNBC News reports that 1 in 4 men admit to faking orgasms. I know it seems almost impossible, but it’s true. Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, told the news outlet, “Men tend to fake for similar reasons that women fake: to help their partner’s ego, to not hurt their partner’s feelings, to end sex so that they can go to sleep or go home.”

How do men get away with fake orgasms? According to multiple commenters on Jezebel’s coverage of this info, it’s easy. Just use condoms and the woman will never know. One fella who responded says faking it is a breeze. “Moan a bit. Wriggle a bit. Tell her how good it is. Blah blah blah. If you’re wearing a condom, there’s no problem unless she demands to actually inspect the condom. I’ve done it without a condom and am pretty sure it wasn’t detected a few times. A few other times the woman might have suspected. Can’t be sure.”

Here’s the really interesting part of the recent survey NBC was reporting on, though: results show that divorced men are 67 percent more likely to simulate an orgasm than are single men. Wow. Dr. Seth Meyers, a Los Angeles-based psychologist, says divorced guys fake it because “they have already had a major relationship fail, and the last thing they want to do is deal with any additional relationship issues in the future.” Totally. I get it. Why try to build a successful relationship on honest communication, especially after one just failed? Just fake your way through it, from sex to conversation instead. That should work. Mmm-hmm. Oh yeah. Right there, baby. That’s it.

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