We’re all familiar with the exaggerated whimpers and moans of women during sex scenes in movies and television shows. But are these copulatory sounds representative of what really happens in the bedroom? There is a prevailing belief that women reflexively make sounds during sex when they reach orgasm. However, recent studies have challenged this assumption. In this blog post, we explore the evidence that suggests copulatory noises in women are not a reflexive result of orgasm.
Women make noises during sex for a variety of reasons and not necessarily because they are having an orgasm. In a study conducted by the University of Central Lancashire, it was found that women most often orgasm after self-manipulation of the clitoris, partner manipulation, or oral sex by a man. Vaginal penetration, on the other hand, was the least likely to report orgasms. This finding suggests that moaning during intercourse may not correlate with orgasm, as many women tend to be quieter during vaginal sex.
When participants were asked how often they made noises during sex, even when not having an orgasm, 79.1% of women reported making noises more than 50% of the time. Of these participants, 25.3% reported making noises more than 90% of the time, and 56.2% reported making noises more than 70% of the time. This finding supports the notion that the moans and groans heard during sex are not necessarily due to orgasm.
Another interesting aspect of the study was the reasons women gave for their mating sounds. An astonishing 66% said it was to speed up their partner’s ejaculation. This suggests that moaning is used as a way to boost their partner’s self-esteem and make them feel more masculine. In addition, 92% of participants believed that sounds during sex increased their partner’s self-esteem, and 87% admitted to using them for this purpose.
Finally, the study found that women make noises during sex to relieve pain, discomfort, and boredom, suggesting that moaning is a way to deal with the less pleasurable aspects of sex. Many of the participants indicated that they feel pressured to make noise because society expects them to be loud during sex. This pressure to perform can lead men to overestimate the frequency and intensity of their orgasms.
The research proves that sighing and moaning in women are often not a reflexive result of intense lovemaking but that they serve multiple functions. Whether it’s to relieve discomfort, speed up the partner’s ejaculation, or boost the partner’s self-esteem, moaning is often used to manipulate the partner. With easy access to pornographic material, society now expects women to be loud during sex. Yet, it would be more essential to focus on our sexual sensations. If we understand the real reasons for the sounds women make during sex, we can have a more honest and fulfilling sexual experience.