The Faking Orgasm Scale for Women: Psychometric Properties

  title={The Faking Orgasm Scale for Women: Psychometric Properties},
  author={Erin B. Cooper and Allan Fenigstein and Robert L. Fauber},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
The Faking Orgasm Scale for Women (FOS) was designed to assess women’s self-reported motives for faking orgasm during oral sex and sexual intercourse. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted on the responses of 481 heterosexual undergraduate females (M age = 20.33 years, SD = 2.48). Results of the EFA revealed that the FOS–Sexual Intercourse Subscale was composed of four factors: (1) Altruistic Deceit, faking orgasm out of concern for a partner’s feelings; (2) Fear and Insecurity… 

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