Have you ever seen the scene in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ where Meg Ryan fakes the orgasm in the cafe for Billy Ctystal? Ever since I saw that film at a young age, I was well aware that women could pretend they were having orgasms at the drop of a hat. Now a study has been released, that not only confirms they can, but actually states that women are doing it all the time.
This all seems to be coming down to the question ‘how normal is it for a woman to scream during sex?’.
“There isn’t a lot of research in this area,” said Kristen Mark, a sexuality researcher at Indiana University told CNN , “but we’re bombarded with images through mainstream media that tell us moaning is associated with orgasm and sexual pleasure.
“So it would be a fairly wise faking strategy to moan since men already tend to associate moaning with orgasm.”
Are The Always Faking It?
But does a woman moaning loudly during sex definitely mean she is faking it?
In 2011, Gayle Brewer of the University of Central Lancashire and Colin Hendrie of the University of Leeds actually went and looked for an answer to this conundrum. The study was called ‘copulatory vocalization’, and the results were published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
71 sexually active heterosexual women aged between 18 and 48 were asked questions about the noise they made during sex.
Interestingly, the majority stated that the noise they made wasn’t an indication of sexual enjoyment.
In fact, 66 percent of the women said they did this to spur on their partner to cum. 87 percent explained their motivation was to boost their partner’s self-esteem.
Even more interestingly, the odds of a woman having a loud orgasm because of full, penetrative sex, decreases.
“While female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation,” the researchers wrote.
Does It Put you Off?
So, in simple, a woman screams at roughly the time the guy cums. This can help bring him to orgasm, or make him feel better when he is doing it.
There are other reasons too. The participants also stated they made noise “to relieve boredom, fatigue and pain/discomfort during sex.”
But the question is, do you like it when a woman screams during your sex and during your orgasm? Or does it completely turn you off if you think she is faking it? You can place your vote in the poll below.
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