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Study: 87% Of Women Moan During Sex To Make Guys Feel Special

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March 13th, 2012
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Everyone knows that women are supposed to moan in ecstasy during sex. Movies, sitcoms, pornos, and the noisy couple in the apartment upstairs all teach us this basic fact of life.

But here’s the thing: according to a new study, the vast majority of the time, women aren’t moaning because the pleasure is so intense that they just can’t keep it bottled up.

Instead, women moan just to make the idiot fumbling around on top of them feel better about his skillz.

Gale Brewer of the University Central Lancashire and Colin Hendrie of the University of Leeds recently published their fascinating new findings on “copulatory vocalization” in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

For the study, Brewer and Hendrie asked 71 sexually active women between ages 18 and 48 why they made noise during sex. A whopping 87% reported that they did it to boost their lover’s self-esteem. This would seem to suggest, therefore, that the passionate moaning is more of a learned sexual behavior than a caused sexual behavior.

I’m sure a lot of guys are going to be bothered by this new stat. But really, this is nothing. At least it means the woman you’re getting busy with cares about your feelings.

The factoid guys are really not going to want to hear is this: 66% of the women surveyed also admitted that they moaned to speed up their partner’s climax.

The researchers write, “while female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation.”

So in other words, two-thirds of women are moaning during sex because they just want to get it over with. Which is kind of a bummer.

But don’t worry, guys. I’m sure your lady really does moan from shear delight.

[via CNN]

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