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Faking Orgasms: Who Does It And Why? (Infographic)

June 19, 2013 by Justin Lehmiller

Fake orgasms are a common topic of discussion in the popular media, from television (e.g., Seinfeld, Sex and the City) to film (e.g., When Harry Met Sally). So just how many people have faked a climax before and why did they do it? Also, are fake orgasms unique to women as most media depictions suggest, or do men pretend to climax sometimes too? Check out the infographic below for answers to these questions from a recent study published in the Journal of Sex Research.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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