The simulation of an orgasm, more often by a woman, which is generally “performed” to satisfy a partner’s expectation, to finish a sexual encounter more quickly, and/or due anorgasmia (the physical inability to achieve orgasm).
She played the wife of one of the couples interviewed documentary-style in Rob Reiner's "When Harry Met Sally" (1989) but told an interviewer she wanted the role of the woman in the delicatessen who says, "I'll have what she's having" after Meg Ryan's fake orgasm, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Jagose choses "fake orgasm" as her final site of queer agency, taking the opportunity to discuss the politicization of sex, particularly focused on the impetus toward mutuality and reciprocity as ideals of heterosexual sex which "tempts me [Jagose] to consider fake orgasm as an inventive bodily technique that differently addresses itself to the regulatory apparatus of sexuality" (p.
Erin Cooper said that the unique thing about the 'Faking Orgasm Scale' for women is that they quantitative evidence suggesting women may also fake orgasm for far more 'selfish' reasons, like increasing their own arousal.
Orgasmology ends with a discussion of the fake orgasm which Jagose demonstrates should not be historicized and theorized as a shadow or failure of a "real" orgasm, but as a sexual act in its own right, supporting Foucault's notion that sexuality is inherently productive.
You couldn't not have it in the stage show," says Sarah, referring of course to the bit in Manhattan's Katz's Deli, which sees Sally demonstrating her disagreement with Harry's assertion that men can spot a fake orgasm a mile off.
Contrast that with her last day of filming, when she had to give a fake orgasm on camera to Jane Krakowski, who plays an ambitious (and closeted) TV journalist making her career covering a sex scandal involving Kimberly, her two closest friends, and a nebbishy English teacher played by Ron Livingston.
Social realities are ignored: the gender socialization that leads many men to feel they have to achieve and compete and leads many women to fake orgasm, the construction of relationship that makes date rape and wife abuse so common, the economics of using sexual and violent imagery to sell.