Women faking the big-O and being unsatisfied in bed is a longstanding idea that we're all common with (not from personal experience, hopefully), but it turns out men are guilty of pretending to orgasm too.
Actually, a study conducted by the University du Quebec a Montreal reckons men fake orgasms MORE than women—as many as one in every four times they have sex. WHAT? How did we not know this before?
In the report, scientists interviewed 230 male volunteers aged between 18-29, and asked them if they'd ever faked an orgasm—and if so, how often. Considering we weren't really aware this was a thing, the results are pretty surprising.
"On average, participants reported feigning orgasm in approximately one-fourth of sexual encounters in their current sexual relationship, most commonly during vaginal sex. [Reasons given included] feigning orgasm to support a partner's emotional well-being [and] feigning orgasm because one was intoxicated, having undesired sex, or out of a desire to improve."
They went on to add they the men interviewed said they were most ikely to fake sexual pleasure during vaginal sex, but that it occasionally occurred during oral, anal sex and manual stimulation, too.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.