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One college newspaper reporting on the study quoted a sex counselor who suggested a couple of possible reasons for guys to fake it: kinky internet porn, which allegedly makes "vanilla" sex seem boring, and antidepressants. The first explanation I don't really buy, but the second makes perfect sense. Antidepressants are prescribed more than ever these days, and many of the most widely-used have relatively common sexual side effects -- one of them being increased difficulty reaching orgasm.
That explanation doesn't fly with W.F. Price over at The Spearhead. His theory, set forth in a recent post on the study: men can't come because so many women are ugly, boring, smelly creatures who make strange noises. Forget Paxil and porn. Instead, just remember that (emphasis added):
some women are lousy in bed, just plain unattractive or boring. One sexuality counselor suggests that men are becoming “harder to please,” yet doesn’t seem to consider the fact that young women are possibly harder to look at and listen to than ever.
The simple presence of a female – even a naked one – is not sufficient to arouse a man, but today’s women may not have internalized that fact. There are a number of things that can turn a guy off during sex, including unpleasant odors, unpleasant sights, loose flesh, annoying or ridiculous noises, a woman’s lack of interest or enthusiasm or even a woman’s overenthusiasm/dominant behavior.
I'm not going to try to unpack every last bit of he-man woman-hating in those two paragraphs, but ... "annoying and ridiculous noises?" Huh? Are women making fart sounds with their mouths? Practicing bird calls? Shouting out instructions in Klingon? Honking bicycle horns like Harpo Marx? I have no idea what sort of women Price is going out with, but I'm pretty sure most guys like the sounds women make during sex.
The other culprit in Orgasm-gate? Our "obsession with the female orgasm." Apparently men these days are forced by unfair social norms to ... actually care if the woman they're having sex with enjoys herself. Even if she's, you know, ugly.
Lots of young men feel pressured to have sex with women they are not all that attracted to, and today they are pressured to perform due to the obsession with the female orgasm, which sometimes results in men exhausting themselves by drilling away for unnaturally long periods of time. This can have a desensitizing effect and lead a man to want to simply end it in one way or another. And if she can fake it to get it over with, why can’t he? ... Actually, when sex becomes a chore for men and all about pleasing a demanding woman, it should be expected that some of them will look for excuses to cut it short.
Somehow I suspect that sex with guys who think like this is always a chore, for everyone involved.