WOMEN who fake orgasms do it once every three romps, say researchers.
Often they do so to end unenjoyable sex or simply because their lovers have peaked.
Other reasons include keeping their partner happy — especially if they fear they have been cheating.
In total, three out of four admitted faking at some point, as famously shown by Meg Ryan in 1989 film When Harry Met Sally.
CHEATERS CAN’T PLAY
But feminists are less likely to fake as they prioritise their own pleasure over their man’s.
The findings, revealed in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, come from a study of 462 straight British women.
The study warns: “It may reflect a hesitancy to communicate honestly and openly about sex, including sexual preferences and difficulty experiencing orgasms.”
Lead researcher Dr Emily Harris, from Queens University, Canada, said: “Women who find it difficult to orgasm and women who suspect a partner of cheating are the most likely to have faked an orgasm.”
Sex therapist Phillip Hodson said the findings were worrying.
He said: “The idea that three quarters of modern heterosexual British women are faking orgasm in 2019 is frankly extraordinary.
“I can only conclude British women are often more afraid of displeasing their lovers than caring whether they enjoy sex or not.
“It’s very bad news for the health of relationships because faking arousal — let alone orgasm — simply teaches partners what not to do in bed.”
Separate research suggests just a third of women always climax through penetrative sex. Three in four men report peaking each time.