What’s the point of female orgasms? Science isn’t sure, but we’re pretty sure that orgasms are the only way that two people could ever tolerate so much of each other. But faked female orgasms? Science thinks it might have something to do with infidelity.
A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour found that women who faked orgasms are more likely to have cheated on their partners—and more likely to cheat again. Researchers administered a questionnaire to 138 women and 121 men currently in romantic relationships, though not with each other, and found that, on average, women reported faking orgasms eighteen per cent of the time. These women were also more likely to report that they had cheated in the past, and weren’t averse to doing so in the future. Incidentally, the study also found that orgasm intensity and frequency were positively correlated with female satisfaction in a male partner.
So, what’s the takeaway here? If she’s faking, either get better at sex or start looking over your shoulder.