What Women's Sex Noises Mean

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Are the sex sounds women make voluntary or involuntary?

A good question for a future study. In the meantime, I hope I didn’t ruin it for anyone who thought women were making noises only because they were enjoying it… it appears to be a little more complicated than that.

References:

Brewer, G. & Hendrie, C.A. (2011). Evidence to suggest that copulatory vocalizations in women are not a reflexive consequence of orgasm. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 559-564.

Miller, A. & Byers, S.E. (2004). Actual and Desired Duration of Foreplay and Intercourse: Discordance and Misperceptions Within Heterosexual Couples. Journal of Sex Research, 41, 301-309.

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