"The scientists, Gayle Brewer of the University of Central Lancashire and Colin Hendrie of the University of Leeds, asked 71 women between the ages of 18 and 48 a series of questions ... it turned out that 'women were making conscious vocalizations in order to influence their partner rather than as a direct expression of sexual arousal' ... it was a tactic they used to induce their man to do something, like get it over with. In most cases, they were also trying to be nice. 'Importantly, 92 percent of participants felt very strongly that these vocalizations boosted their partner's self-esteem and 87 percent reported using them for this purpose.'"
Source: Brian Alexander. "Sorry, guys: Up to 80 percent of women admit faking it." MSNBC.msn.com. 6/30/2010.
One of the problems of faking it is giving "misinformation to one's partner, who is likely to think that this sexual activity is pleasing and should be repeated next time." We agree with the scientists who believe that "honesty is the best policy." Communication is one of the keys to great sex.
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