According to a recent survey conducted by men's lifestyle website, Askmen.com, 39 percent of the 49,000 men surveyed have pretended to climax-- 23 percent on more than one occasion. This is an increase from their 2010 survey, in which 32% of respondents said they've faked an orgasm--19 percent on more than one occasion.
The most recent survey also asked 1,000 women about their sex lives, and 26 percent said they fake it every time they have sex.
Why would a man have to fake climaxing, when, in general, it is easier for them to climax than it is for women? According to the New York Times, some men suffer from "delayed ejaculation," a medical condition in which a man is unable to ejaculate, either during intercourse or with manual stimulation in the presence of a partner.
Treatment for this condition includes therapy or medication options, but Askmen.com also provides tips on how men can fake an orgasm without these remedies.
Tips include not overacting, not having sex face-to-face with your partner, and throwing the condom away quickly.
But aside from having a medical condition, there could be other symptoms to blame. A couple of additional, and less serious reasons men may not be able to have an orgasm include being too tired, or too drunk. Askmen.com columist Sarah Stefanson recommends postponing sex in this situation, until you are "in tip top shape again."
Other notable findings from the 2012 survey include the following:
-86 percent of men would take male birth control if it were available
-54 percent of men never get tested for STDS
-53 percent of men are somewhat satisfied with their sex life, but feel there is room for improvement
-14 percent of men are not satisfied with sex life
-12 percent of men have no sex life