Study of the Day: Men Can Fake It Too

Take that, women. You’re not the only ones who can lie (verbally) in bed.

According to a survey conducted by Women’s Health and Men’s Health, 17 percent of men have faked an orgasm.

“Men go through some of the same theatrics that women go through,” said Michele Promaulayko, editor in chief of Women’s Health. “Physically, it’s harder to pull off, but if you are having safe sex, it’s not that obvious.”

Back in February, Amy Sohn of New York magazine wrote about the growing trend of men faking orgasms:

Men bluff for the same reasons as women—they’re tired, they’re feeling distant, or they don’t want to offend their partners. Some do it because they’re on sex-inhibiting antidepressants, while others are older men who feel pressure from their lovers to come—even from older women, who should know that the physics get more complicated with age.

Wondering how this is actually possible? Well, according to Sohn, a condom “puts protective latex over the truth.” But there’s still the matter of acting it out the right way. “Pump away,” said Ned, a 57-year-old entertainment executive, “give a sudden exclamation of ‘Ahh!,’ toss your back a bit, and spasm.”

While 17 percent doesn’t approach the number of women who, reportedly, “fake it,” it’s still higher than any of us expected. Normally we’d tell these guys to shut up and stop complaining, but the inability to climax isn’t a problem we’d wish on any man.

So, guys, fess up. Have you faked one before?

About Ryan O'Hanlon

Ryan O'Hanlon is the managing editor of the Good Men Project. He used to play soccer and go to college. He's still trying to get over it. You can follow him on Twitter @rwohan.


  1. And according to GOVERNMENT sites, men rarely DON’T ejaculate, so what are you trying to act like us women who have faked it for?? LOL Silly men, using your lower heads like usual!!
    For women, it’s a different reason.. like faking will hurry up and end the act since it’s not usually much fun anyways.
    But a man?? LOLOL k
    Come on, it doesn’t take a man long to orgasm.. which is what happens to ejaculate. Whether large or small, it does happen except in extreme cases (usually medical).

  2. Why fake? Do herself a favor and not even have sex. Chances are, she doesn’t want it in the first place!!

  3. STD counselor on a STD support and community site “stdchatting , com” said “It’s all very well and good to say that oral sex is not safe sex”. But how much of a risk are you actually taking if you choose to practice unprotected oral sex? The counselor can solve your problem online


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