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Who's More Likely to Fake It in the Bedroom?

The latest episode of Freakonomics Radio focused on the many ways in which people “fake it.” Economist Hugo M. Mialon‘s working paper sheds some additional light on one arena: the bedroom. Mialon develops a behavioral model of “faking ecstasy” and finds that “men and women who believe their partner can tell whether they are faking are less likely to fake; men and women who love their partner are more likely to fake; and men who are closer to age eighteen and women who are closer to age thirty are less likely to fake.” Mialon also finds that more-educated men and women are more likely to fake it in the bedroom (a When Harry Met Sally correlation, perhaps?).[%comments]