​Your Partner Knows When You're Faking That Orgasm

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Welp, the jig is up. All the hard work you've poured into "studying" up and making your sexy moanin' and groanin' sound as authentic as possible is for nought. It turns out, people are much better at reading their sexual partners and their satisfaction than popular culture would have us believe. Not that that's a bad thing at all.

In a study by the University of Waterloo in Ontario, 84 heterosexual couples were asked about their satisfaction with their relationships and sex lives as well as how often they discussed their sexual needs with their partners. They also participated in an exercise that gauged how well they could read others' emotions. Apparently, partners could tell how much their partners were satisfied even if they didn't normally discuss their sexual needs. Via Live Science:

"We found that, on average, both men and women have fairly accurate and unbiased perceptions of their partners' sexual satisfaction," study author Erin Fallis, a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo in Canada, said in a statement.


Well well well. Looks like partners can see right through each other. Since the cat's officially out of the bag (insert pussy joke), what now? Well, probably improved communication between partners and hopefully even some refreshing change-ups in the sex regimen:

…"Specifically, being able to tell if their partners are sexually satisfied will help people decide whether to stick with a current routine, or try something new," Fallis said.

Considering the research only covered heterosexual people in relationships, this doesn't exactly discount the power of the fake orgasm. But as handy a tool that is to have in your belt, actual sexual satisfaction is probably a bit handier.

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So I guess I can stop preloading lotion into my urethra. Good to know.