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Women With Anti-Feminist Attitudes Are More Likely to Fake Orgasms

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Psyched for the Weekend

In an earlier installment of this series, we dove into how commonly women fake orgasms and why. Feel free to read that article for more information, but here are some highlights:

  • According to  one study, 80% of the women involved had faked orgasms during sex and 20% of participants reported that they fake orgasms 90% of the time.
  • According to another study, 68% of women reported that they had faked orgasms.
  • A third study found that 54% of women said they’d faked orgasms with 26% saying that they fake orgasms every single time they have sex.

When it comes to the why question, here are some key points:

  • In heterosexual sex, female orgasms carry a high level of importance to their male sexual partners.
  • Men not only enjoy their female partners having orgasms, they also seem to feel a responsibility to bring their partners to orgasm.
  • When a woman does not orgasm, men are predisposed to take it as a sign of their own sexual failure.
  • Both male and female participants in studies have commonly reported concern that a lack of female orgasm in a sexual encounter will have a negative impact on the male partner’s view of their sexual abilities.
  • Another particularly interesting study found  a link between attachment insecurity and a predisposition to fake orgasms.

Anti-Feminist Beliefs and Worries About Being Cheated on Linked to Faking Orgasms

This continues to be an ongoing area of research. And I recently found a study that investigated another potential factor: Whether a woman holds feminist or anti-feminist beliefs could be linked to faking orgasms. Here a few interesting thing today’s study found:

  • In keeping with multiple previous studies (some of them linked earlier in this article), the majority of this sample had faked orgasms at least once. This time that portion was 77%.
  • Women who held anti-feminist views were significantly more likely to fake orgasms.
  • Women who were worried about their partners cheating on them were _also _more likely to fake orgasms.


Wow! Fascinating stuff. I’m looking forward to seeing what they find next…


This post is part of an ongoing Poly Land feature called Psyched for the Weekend, in which I geek out with brief takes about some of my favorite psychological studies and concepts. For the entire series, please see this link.


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