To no one’s surprise, study shows that women are faking orgasms
Sorry ladies, looks like the jig is up. A new survey from the University of Indiana found 85% of men believe their partner climaxed during their most recent sexual tryst — while only 64% of women said they actually did reach orgasm.
It’s a huge gap — a difference of 20 percentage points. Study co-author Debby Herbinick told ABC News the reason could be because of a breakdown in the bedroom.
“It shows a lack of communication between partners, she told the news outlet, “Either by women faking it, or by men not asking or noticing if their partner [climaxed].”
The 130-page report, which involved 6,000 participants between the ages of 14 and 94, was sponsored by Trojan condoms and included questions about sexual behaviors, health and perceptions. It is considered to be the largest national sex survey the United States has ever seen.
Because the last comprehensive survey was completed nearly two decades ago in 1994 by Dr. Alfred Kinsey, the new research is able to identify if sexual trends have shifted over time.
Other survey highlights include:
- 91% of men over 50 said they did not use a condom during casual sex (i.e. with an acquaintance or a date)
- As many as 40% of people say they having anal sex — a rise from 20% to 25% recorded in the 1990s.
- Teenage boys reported using a condom 79% of the time during the last 10 times they had sex with a girl. Teenage girls reported using a condom only 58% of the time.