Nobody wants to admit it, but most of us have probably faked it once or twice. Sometimes you just want your partner to feel good and you also want to get a solid eight hours of sleep, so faking an orgasm can help that happen. But according to a new survey, faking it is a sign you might be unfaithful.
The survey, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, asked hetero women and men in relationships about their sex lives. And it found a clear link between the number of times a woman has faked an orgasm to how likely she was to cheat on her partner. But it’s not faking the big O that’s the problem, it’s just a sign that something isn’t right in the relationship.
Sex expert Dr. Tammy Nelson says 80% of people have faked it at some point and that doesn’t mean we’re all cheating. But women who feel like they have to fake it often feel unsatisfied by their partners or they don’t know how to communicate with their partner about what rings their bell. And if things aren’t good in the bedroom, that could lead to looking for satisfaction with someone else. So if you want a solid relationship, communication really is key, in bed and everywhere else. It might feel awkward to talk about, but the upside is better sex!