Bluffing in the bedroom

Mikhail Chernyavsky

I have done it to get out of school. I have done it to get out of a test. I have done it on a paper. And yes, I have even done it in the bedroom.

Yes, I’ve faked it.

Oh yes, ladies, guys can fake it too, but we are about as common as a talking mime. When a guy talks about faking, I always recall the scene from “40 Days and 40 Nights.” Josh Hartnett’s character fakes an orgasm, and then the girl demands to see the condom for proof.

Now, I cannot say my faking experience went like that, but it was still a comical experience.

While talking to other guys, I really felt like an anomaly – a Neo, if you will, in this Matrix of sex. There was not one male that I came across who had ever faked an orgasm. Most joked, laughed and asked: “How the hell does a guy fake an orgasm?”

Well, it is easy. All you need to do is make that stupid face and then, well, that’s it.

For women, it is a little different. They have to do the moans, the screams, the legs twitching and the heavy breathing. Just watch Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally” and you will know what I mean.

Freshman communication studies major David Bradley said he could probably tell if his girlfriend was faking it.

Now, I do not want to bring down any guys’ self esteem, but let’s be honest. Unless you are God or the inventor of sex itself, you cannot tell if a girl is faking or not. If girls were not good at faking it, then this would be no big deal. We would not have sitcom treasures, like the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine tells Jerry she faked with him.

Instead of faking it, ladies, why not gives us some direction?

“(Women) should tell us what they want,” Bradley said.

Ladies, give us a hint. If you are not having a good time, why put up with it and not say something?

Senior liberal studies major Breana Biggi explained.

“We don’t like to hurt your delicate little feelings,” she said.

If our feelings are at stake, then do it subtly. Men do it all the time. Guys may not say out loud or directly that they are not enjoying the sex, but they do say it subtly. They do it by changing positions or taking their hands and directing. Ladies, you can do the same – just take a little charge.

However, if it is a bad one-night stand, then a fauxgasm is in order to get things over with.

Junior marketing major Michael Buniak said: “It depends on the status of the relationship.”

If you just meet and just want to sleep with the person then pleasing them probably is not your main concern. If the person is someone that you plan on continuing a steady relationship then pleasing the person is important.

If you are having a one-night stand, then who cares what the other person wants. We all know that one-night stands are solely for our own pleasure. However, if you are in a relationship, then ladies, speak up.

No one wants to hurt the feelings of their significant other. However, sex is a major part of any relationship, and, like any good relationship, communication is important, both in and out of the bedroom.

Mikhail Chernyavsky can be reached at [email protected].