Are you and your partner breaking the sound barrier when you’re having sex or do you prefer to keep it a quiet affair?
If it’s the first option then new research says that you could well be having more fun in the bedroom.
Researchers at Leeds University got 71 women to record how much noise and when they made it during sex.
They found that women will make the most noise just before and during their partner’s orgasm.
It’s thought that women will actually make more noise in order to excite their partner and bring them to orgasm and two thirds of women admitted to doing this.
An incredible 92 per cent of women said that they believed their noises improved their partner’s self-esteem and 87 per cent said that was why they did it.
A Lovehoney poll revealed something that we have all suspected for a long time – women are much noisier than men in the bedroom.
Nearly all of the women asked said that they were the noisier party in the bedroom and seven out of ten men agreed to women being noisier.
It appears to be that men will climax much easier if they know they are pleasing their partner but sexpert Tracey Cox believes that women are under too much pressure to let their man know they’re having a good time.
She said, “One theory might be that since women fake it more often than men do, perhaps they feel obliged to provide 'evidence' that they're enjoying themselves?”
There is also the argument that women make more noise due to the fact that their orgasms are much more intense than men’s.
The bundle of nerves on a woman's clitoris is much larger than it is near the man’s penis – giving women added pleasure when they climax.
Tracey wasn’t convinced that noisier sex meant better sex though, despite the research from Leeds University.
She said, “I found it interesting women came up as ‘noisier’. There's no scientific explanation of why one sex is noisier in bed.
“It tends to be an individual thing. Some people scream the house down at a concert, others watch without making a sound. It doesn't mean they're not enjoying it as much!”
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