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Are you faking the big O? A new study from Brigham Young University found almost half of newlywed husbands can’t tell if their wife is reaching orgasm or not. The test group contained 1,683 heterosexual newlyweds. The study revealed 43% of husbands overestimated how often their partner was achieving orgasm. Half of the women reported experiencing orgasm 80-100% of the time, while 87% of husbands reported they almost always have an orgasm.
The Doctors discuss why this disconnect may be. Plastic surgeonexpert Dr. Andrew Ordon questions if it’s a lack of attentiveness. OB/GYN expert Dr. Nita Landry shares that many women fake orgasms for multiple reasons including to raise their partner’s self-esteem or because they are bored! The problem with faking it is if men think they are doing a great job, why would they change?
The importance of communication between partners is continually brought up. ER physician exdpert Dr. Travis Stork says faking it can hurt the male partner’s feelings if he finds out and also, the first step is learning. “It’s not as though our private parts come with instructions.” He thinks men should read and learn about sex and then be asking their partners “What do you like? What can I do for you?”
Dr. Ordon points out the study was from a Mormon university and typically, Mormons do not engage in sex before marriage. His point being that the newlywed couples don’t know each other well yet. He says learning your partner’s needs comes with time.
Heterosexual women are at a disadvantage according to the orgasm gap. This refers to the fact that heterosexual women have fewer orgasms than men, lesbians, and bisexual women. A lot of women don’t actually achieve orgasm through vaginal penetration so Dr. Nita recommends for men to try clitoral stimulation. Dr. Travis adds that our minds are also a vital part in achieving orgasm.
The Doctors note that if you have trouble achieving orgasm, men or women, you should consult your doctor to make sure it’s not an underlying health issue.
Have any of The Doctors ever faked an orgasm? Find out when they get personal in the video below!