7 out of every 10 women enjoys faking an orgasm

  • Survey reveals 73% of women fake it with their partners but only 16% do the same with their lovers

  • 62% fake orgasms to please their partners

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and revealing new survey results have debunked the myth behind women faking orgasms. It’s no secret that more than 50% of women fake climax – but no one suspected that more than 70% of women enjoy acting it out.

 The survey, conducted by VictoriaMilan – a dating website for married and attached women looking to cheat – listened in on the oohs, aahs, ins and outs of 5708 of its actively cheating female members to uncover when, why and with whom women are faking their orgasms.

 The majority of women (73%) faking orgasms are performing for their partners, while a mere 16% choose to fake it for their lovers. Just 11% say that both their lover and long-term partner will have the privilege of witnessing their sensual performances.

 A whopping 68% – that’s almost 7 out of every 10 women polled – say they usually enjoy the moment they decide to fake their orgasm. One fourth say faking an orgasm isn’t an enjoyable moment, and 7% get satisfaction out of their moment of fake pleasure every single time.

 The main reason behind faking an orgasm is to provide pleasure and confidence to the partner, with more than 62% of women agreeing this is why they perform in the bedroom. 9% claim they have a mini-orgasm when pretending to actually have one, and 8% say it’s to arouse their partner and keep the mattress marathon going for longer. Just 10% of women use a fake orgasm to end the sex, and only 6% say they fake it because a real orgasm is impossible for them to achieve.

 43% of women fake their orgasm every single time they’re in the act, while 2 out of every 10 women say it’s only every so often they decide to act out their orgasm. Just 1 in every ten women surveyed say they’ll indulge in a fake orgasm as frequently as once a week.

The majority of women are confident in their acting abilities, with 39% saying their partner has no idea they are faking their orgasms.

 Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said the results showed that women are naturally generous lovers, who take pleasure even when faking it.

 “Women have been faking orgasms for centuries, and now we have revealed why – and it’s not what people typically suspect: to end the sex. Certainly, women perform fake orgasms to encourage their partners, but they also get pleasure from the theatre and the attention a fake orgasm brings them,” Mr Vedal said.



Poland                                            67%

Norway                                           61%

South Africa                                  58%

Netherlands                                  57%

United States                                56%

Belgium                                          55%

Finland                                           52%

Ireland                                           51%

Denmark                                        48%

United Kingdom                           44%

Sweden                                          39%  

Spain                                               29%


 5708 female members of Victoria Milan polled

Do you fake orgasms?

Yes   51%

No    49%

If yes, whom do you fake orgasms with?

My partner 73%

My lover      16%

Both             11%

Do you enjoy the moment you fake an orgasm?

Sometimes 68%

Never           25%

Always         7%

For what reason do you fake orgasms?

To pleasure my partner                                                                62%

To end the sex                                                                                10%  

It feels really good physically                                                       2%

It makes the sex better                                                                  3%

The faking arouses my partner more we have sex for longer 8%

It feels like I have a mini-orgasm                                                 9%

It is impossible for me to climax naturally                                  6%

How often do you fake vs. real climax?

Every time                           43%

Every other time               22%

Once a week                        9%

Once a month                  13%

Once a year                         13%

Do you think your partner suspects you are faking?

Yes               38%

No                39%

Maybe          23%


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