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Creator and author of Fun With Cole, and Strollerderby blogger, Cole often makes me spit out my coffee in the morning. Rachael is the author of the poignant, funny and honest, Mommy Doesn't Drink Here Anymore: Getting Through the First Year of Sobriety. She entertains and educates at Imperfect Parent as well.
I think more men should fake orgasm, especially after 35 when the day job, and the kids, and the calories result in seriously sex-interfering chubbiness. And while some women find Orson Welles hot, hot, hot; most men have trouble finding that loving feeling buried under the beer and teats; I mean treats. And anyway, who needs all the pressure?
Most men have been brow-beaten trained regarding the primacy of the female orgasm, and most modern straight men, if they want to get laid, know their way around their partner's sweet honey after awhile. Besides, serial monogamy and high rates of divorce make partner-switching so common; bad lovers simply aren't allowed in the same way they might have been in prior generations.
Even so, I would argue that women should still fake orgasm occasionally, if only to expedite an evening of romance, get to the dinner dishes sooner, or relieve her partner's sciatic pressure from his avid oral adoration.
Also? It can be fun! One only has to watch Gas, Food, and Lodging to appreciate the true artistry that is the faked climax. Personally, I think we need far less time with all the emotional "I hear you saying . . ." chow-chow, and more time pretending to O. Let's face it. We're busy. We're tired. We don't have time to accommodate all the tantra and pausing and gazing that the mags tell us are required. And honestly, is there anything as weird as long drawn out eye contact with someone who knows you chew with your mouth full?
So yes, yes, yes to faking! Men faking! Women faking! Less honesty! Who's in?