DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s something most women have done at one point or another, but does it make them more likely to cheat?
As Meg Ryan famously demonstrated in the romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally”, some women are very good at faking satisfaction in bed. But new research suggests that “faking it” is not good for relationships, for a variety of reasons.
A new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, finds women who fake orgasms are more likely to cheat on their partners.
The researchers interviewed more than 250 male and female college students — all of whom were in relationships.
They wanted to determine whether people who are sexually happy in their relationships are more likely to stay faithful.
The researchers found women fake orgasms far more often than men do; 18 percent of the time, versus 5 percent for men
Almost one in six of the women questioned admitted they’d cheated on their partner. The figure was even higher for men — with 26 percent admitting being unfaithful.
Researchers say their findings indicate men and women who faked it were far more likely to be unfaithful.