We women have outsmarted men yet again. While 22% of U.S. males are faking orgasms, we ladies are having no trouble achieving a climax just by thinking erotic thoughts. So you guys can go take your dongs and beat it! (Hehe, see what we did there?)
According to a new survey of 1,000 American men conducted by DatingAdvice.com, divorced men are 67 percent more likely to simulate an orgasm than are single men.
"The main reason men fake it is to avoid having to talk about any potential sex issue. The fear is that not having an orgasm – and telling the truth about it – could generate anxiety in their partner and invite endless discussion," says Dr. Seth Meyers, a Los Angeles-based psychologist who treats individuals and couples struggling with relationship and sexual problems. "Men would rather avoid the issue altogether than confront it directly."
Meanwhile, in another bed across town, a woman is having a "spontaneous orgasm" that requires no hand-holding at all. Researchers have been studying this phenomenon for quite some time. In 1953, Alfred C. Kinsey of Indiana University and his colleagues surveyed 2,727 women and found that two percent of the interviewees (54 women) reported an ability to reach orgasm by "fantasy alone."
More recently, in late 2010, Dr. Barry R. Komisaruk and Nan Wise at Rutgers conducted brain scans to verify this finding. And indeed they discovered that "women who simply thought about the stimulation of their breasts and genitals, the scans revealed, lit up the brain’s corresponding sensory areas."
“That’s not the traditional view of the sensory cortex,” Ms. Wise said recently, alluding to how sense organs are usually seen as responsible for the cortical responses.
So the next time we're bored in a lecture, maybe we'll try spicing things up....For our next magic trick, we will experience an orgasm using only our minds! Women - 1. Men - 0.