Every Advice Columnist Ever On Faking Orgasms

03/30/2013 08:47 am ET | Updated May 30, 2013
  • New York Magazine

When Harry Met Sally's orgasmic sandwich scene is now more than twenty years old, and has been basic-cable broadcast to trans-generational ubiquity. Yet the question of faked orgasms continues to haunt women who write into advice columns. (Men also fake, but don't appear to seek outside counsel for it.) The latest hand-wringing performance artist appeared this week in the Awl's existential advice column, Ask Polly, and in the intervening years nearly every agony aunt has had an opportunity to weigh in on the phenomenon, with the exception, perhaps, of Miss Manners. (Fellow prude Dear Abby outsourced the topic to her loyal readers in 1991 and was flooded with responses.)

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