In a recent study published in Evolutionary Psychology, researchers investigate women''s reasons for claiming to orgasm, engagement in mate retention behaviors, and relationship satisfaction.
Both men and women benefit from partner investment and fidelity (remaining sexually and emotionally faithful to their partner) by pursuing long-term mating strategies. People may engage in mate retention methods to discourage their partner from departing from other potential partners.
Men who report that their partner has a greater number of orgasms are less likely to be unfaithful to their spouse, according to research. Women in developing countries, such as Brazil, are more financially reliant on their male partner, and therefore may be more likely to engage in mate retention activities.
Mariana Biermann, an article author, and her colleagues were interested in investigating the relationship between the reasons for pretending to orgasm and mate retention among Brazilian women. These researchers recruited 295 women aged 18 to 52, who lived in Brazil, and all participants were currently in a committed romantic relationship for at least three months when they took the study. Items from the Reasons for Pretending Orgasm Inventory, Mate Retention Inventory-Short Form, and questions about their relationship.
Contrary to what the researchers predicted, Brazilian women''s frequency of mate retention behaviors was not related to pretending to orgasm because of being uninterested. The findings indicate that, like American women, Brazilian women pretend to orgasm to enhance the sexual and emotional experience for her and her partner.
Researchers claim that this observation is likely attributed to the women''s desire to keep their partner engaged in the relationship. Despite the findings, it is unlikely that women committed to pretending to orgasm to improve the sexual experience or implying that they believe it is a deceptive attitude that may be intended to conceal relationship dissatisfaction.
Deception and manipulation ratings indicate that pretending to orgasm may be separated from other reasons for engaging in mate retention behaviors.
Sexual disinterest scores did not match the frequency of mate retention behaviors performed. This might indicate that sexual disinterest signifies relationship dissatisfaction, which might result in decreased relationship retention behaviors because the woman doesn''t desire to keep her partner.
Women who pretend to orgasm more frequently are usually less satisfied with their relationship. This finding suggests that women may knowingly hide their relationship dissatisfaction and increase their partner''s relationship satisfaction so that they may avoid conflict by pretending to orgasm.
This study attempts to imply that the small sample size may not allow weak effects to be discovered. This study did not imply the perceived threat of infidelity, which might explain why women prey on orgasm.
Mariana C. Biermann, Mariana G. Farias, Glysa O. Meneses, Guilherme S. Lopes, and Todd K. Shackelford have authored this study, which focuses on.