A new study from the University of Waterloo finds that faking sexual satisfaction may not be that convincing: most men and women are perceptive of their partners’ level of satisfaction.
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There are a lot of reasons you shouldn’t fake it — after all, if you fake it, your partner will only continue pleasuring you incorrectly — but the study found that most couples are quite perceptive:
“We found that, on average, both men and women have fairly accurate and unbiased perceptions of their partners’ sexual satisfaction,” said Fallis, the study’s lead author. “We also found that having good communication about sexual issues helped participants to understand their partners’ sexual satisfaction. However, even if sexual communication was lacking, a person could still be fairly accurate in gauging his or her partner’s sexual satisfaction if he or she was able to read emotions well.”
In short: seriously folks, stop faking it, OK?