Almost 50% of people say they fake orgasms because their self conscious of their facial expressions | Photo: Why Not Bi?
LGBTI people are welcomed to capture their best ‘O’ (orgasm) face at a quirky pop-up photo booth in London. New research has showed that 64% of British people admitted they’ve fake orgasms. Nearly half of respondents also said they’ve faked due to feeling self-conscious.
This comes just months after YouGov survey showed straight and bisexual men said they had an orgasm every time they had sex.
National Orgasm Day falls on 31 July and intimate lifestyle brand Lelo has decided to celebrate. It is opening up a photo booth to capture people’s best fake O faces.
‘People have been faking orgasms for too long, and a big part of the problem is that we still have a long way to go in normalising the conversation around sex,’ said Kate Moyle, LELO UK’s sex expert and Psychosexual and Relationship expert on BBC’s Sex On The Couch.
‘Many people feel under pressure to fake orgasms as they feel their partner will expect it, and that’s because we don’t have and aren’t given a solid education around more realistic expectations of sex.’
The one day only pop-up will celebrate sexual climax but also to encourage them to never fake an orgasm again. Participants will get their printed photos, a packet of Hex condoms and personal moisturiser.
The more self-conscious, the less chance of orgasm
Research also showed those who often feel self-conscious about the faces they make during sex are the least likely to reach climax during sex. More than half of those (51%) feel self-conscious about the faces they make in bed only managing to reach orgasm less than half of the times they have sex.
‘Regardless of gender or sexuality, we believe that talking freely about sex gives sexual partners the best chance of enjoying the type of sex they are most comfortable with and we’re encouraging everyone, no matter what sex or sexuality to stop faking orgasms,’ Nora Zukauskaite, Head of Marketing at LELO UK told Gay Star News.
Moyle added: ‘We really hope that this photo booth will play a part in getting the conversation moving about sex, sexual pleasure and orgasm, breaking down the stigma of ‘faking it’ and helping people to work out how to be responsible for their own pleasure and enjoy sex more, with no more fake O faces needed.’
Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, London, E1 6GY
Wednesday 31st July 2019 from 10am – 8pm