Divorced men are 67 percent more likely to fake an orgasm than single men.

According to a recent study divorced men are 67 percent more likely to fake an orgasm than single men.

And it appears the practice becomes more prevalent with age, as more older male respondents said they have put on an act in bed.

Thirty-three percent of men aged 25 to 34 said they’ve faked sexual pleasure, while just 12 percent of 18- to 24-year-old men have done so.

Among the least likely groups to answer in the affirmative was Asian men and high-wage earners.

About one in five Asian-American men have pretended to achieve orgasm, compared to one in three African-American men.

Thirty percent of male respondents earning between $50,000 and $74,999 a year said they have faked an orgasm – twice the rate of those earning $125,000 annually.

The study surveyed 1,080 respondents over the course of three weeks, balancing responses by age, gender, income, race, sexuality and other factors in order to accurately represent the U.S. population. The study has a margin of error of +/- 2.8%

The Breakdown: Men Who’ve Faked an Orgasm

By sexuality:

Straight: 21%
Gay: 32%
By marital status:

Single, Never Married: 18%
Married: 24%
Divorced: 30%
By age:

18 to 24: 12%
25 to 34: 33%
35 to 44: 23%
45 to 54: 29%
54 to 64: 15%
65 and older: 16%
By race:

White: 20%
African-American: 33%
Hispanic: 22%
Asian: 18%
By income:

Under $25,000: 19%
$25,000 to $49,999: 22%
$50,000 to $74,999: 30%
$75,000 to $99,999: 21%
$100,000 to $124,000: 26%
$125,000 or higher: 16%
By region:

Northeast: 21%
Midwest: 23%
South: 23%
West: 23%

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We did it. We celebrated the World Sexual Health Day in the United States!

Monday September 9th, New York City witnessed a milestone in the history of Sexual Health.

The Cutting Room in Midtown Manhattan was packed with enthusiasts who all shared the same belief that

Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

Oceane Hooks-Camilleri kicked off the event by an inspiring dance accompanied by empowering lyrics from her work ” State Positive”.  

 

Oceane Hooks-Camilleri dancer and activist
Oceane Hooks-Camilleri dancer and activist

Beautiful Millana Snow then took over to welcome the guests and guide them through a sensational meditation to awaken their senses and invite them to release their positive energy to the world.

Millana Snow Founder SERENE Social, Model, TV personality. Winning model of Project Runway season 8
Millana Snow Founder SERENE Social, Model, TV personality. Winning model of Project Runway season 8

 

I then welcomed the guests and acknowledged the wonderful contribution of all the volunteers for this historical event. I explained that in 2010, President of WAS Dr. Rosemary Coates suggested to name a day World Sexual Health Day so that the public could take ownership over their sexual health and sexual right. A day away from political nonsense and disease models that scare people to talk about sex and behave in a responsible manner to not only protect their sexual health but also achieve the optimum sexual freedom that they are born to experience. I also let the audience go through a journey with me, the one that took them from a conference room in Hong kong in 1999 when the first Declaration of Sexual Rights was devised to a summer night in Montreal where at the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) General Assembly we finalized the document of Sexual Health for the Millennium.

Dr.Sara Nasserzadeh Associate Secretary of the World Association for Sexual Health in North America
Dr.Sara Nasserzadeh
Associate Secretary of the World Association for Sexual Health in North America

We were then entertained and moved by the solo performance of the amazing writer/actor Jeffrey Solomon. In his world renewed play Mother/Son, he took us through hi sown journey of coming out as a gay, Jewish man while simultaneously showing the parallel journey of his mom taking the news. I first met Jeff’s performance in London and this was my fourth time seeing his play, he still manages to make me laugh, think and sigh.

Jeffrey Solomon Writer/actor during his solo performance of Mother/Son
Jeffrey Solomon Writer/actor during his solo performance of Mother/Son

 

The Sexual Right panel then took place: I was joined by Esther Perel  and Dr. Jane Greer. We discussed our personal perspectives on sexual rights and shared one take away message with the audience. You can see the whole panel when the video of the event is ready and uploaded here.

Esther Perel  Author of “Mating In Captivity,” TED speaker and winner of the Vicky Woodhull freedom award
Esther Perel
Author of “Mating In Captivity,” TED speaker and winner of the Vicky Woodhull freedom award
Dr. Jane Greer author of "What About Me?: Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship"; host of Doctor On Call/Let’s Talk Sex radio shows; and creator of “Shrink Wrap with Dr. Jane Greer”
Dr. Jane Greer author of “What About Me?: Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship”; host of Doctor On Call/Let’s Talk Sex radio shows; and creator of “Shrink Wrap with Dr. Jane Greer”

The event  ended on a high note with a sensual and moving tango performance by J.P. Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band. The band performed two of J.P.s masterpieces first a beautiful adagio called “After the Rain” which will be connected to an energetic allegro called “Universe”  which lifted everyone’s spirit.

Composer and musician JP on Bandoneon with Melisa Atoyan, violin, Erika Dohi, piano and Chris Johnson double bass
Composer and musician JP on Bandoneon with Melisa Atoyan, violin, Erika Dohi, piano and Chris Johnson double bass

In between we had surprise raffles when the audience won several books from the panelists and tickets to attend other events. And of course, everyone went home with a goody bag that was filled with generously donated products by LELO (from personal vibrators to moisturizers, muscle improvement balls and more). I have to say what impresses me most about LELO’s products is that they are really different by look and also quality so i am particularly pleased that our deserving participants received their products. LELO was launched in 2003, and it is the world’s leading designer brand for intimate lifestyle products and is famous for transforming the look, feel and function of how personal massagers are perceived.

Vanessa Williams Singer, actor and author
Vanessa Williams
Singer, actor and author

One of the pleasant surprises we had, was the attendance of the amazing Vanessa Williams. She will be staring in a new show called “Sexual Healing” and wanted to show support and be a part of the first World Sexual Health event in North America. She also has a book called You Have No Idea . She was so down-to-earth and lovely as usual that I am sure she will make a wonderful sex therapist at her show. The only problem is, with her poise and beautify she is going to raise people’s expectations of sex therapist!

 

This was just the beginning. Stay tunes for next year’s event/s across the United States!

from left Christina Weber, Dr. Sara, Lauren Brenner, Saba Nasserzadeh
from left Christina Weber, Dr. Sara, Lauren Brenner, Saba Nasserzadeh

And a celebratory picture with our team of volunteers for the event (Elicia Bovard who was fundamental in making this event happen was in Germany and could not be with us in this picture).

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The aftermath young women face after being victims of dating violence…

The aftermath young women face after being victims of dating violence has been known to stretch on for years.

New research suggests many of those women will also experience less education and lower earnings compared to women who weren’t abused.

Conducted at Michigan State University, the first-of-its-kind study appears in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Lead researcher Adrienne Adams, who is an assistant professor of psychology, has previously worked in a shelter that housed victims of domestic violence.

She and her colleagues examined survey data from roughly 500 single mothers for their report.

The participants who indicated having been victims of dating violence were found to have received significantly less education on average.

From her experience working with such victims, Adams points out that earning potential can sometimes play a role in perpetuating more violence.

“It was woman after woman coming into the shelter trying to find a job and a house she could afford – trying to reestablish life on her own,” she said. “Many women would end up going back to their abusive relationship because they couldn’t make it on their own financially.”

The study reports that for every year of education gained among the participants, it represented an additional $855 in annual earnings, or in most cases, more than 10 percent.

On average, the participants earned less than $7,000 annually and averaged 32 years of age.

“Providing educational and career-development support for women who are abused seems like an obvious choice in terms of societal investment,” Adams said.

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