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Why women moan during sex
March 8th, 2012
11:40 AM ET

Why women moan during sex

Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex weekly on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed.

All you have to do is watch nearly any depiction of female orgasm on screen to get an idea of how a woman is “supposed” to react during sex.

From "When Harry Met Sally" to "Sex and the City" to your basic porn film, women in the throes of passion aren’t just shouting their ecstasy from the rooftops - they’re moaning with pleasure. Loudly.

But is this just cinematic license, or is there really something to noisy sex?

Experts wondered the same thing. Last year, Gayle Brewer of the University of Central Lancashire and Colin Hendrie of the University of Leeds published their research on the topic - technically known as “copulatory vocalization” - in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. In the study, they asked 71 sexually active heterosexual women between ages 18 and 48 for more details about vocalization during sex.

The researchers found that many of the women did make noise, but not necessarily while they were having an orgasm. Instead, 66% said that they moaned to speed up their partner’s climax, and 87% stated that they vocalized during sex to boost his self-esteem.

Are female orgasms really just a 'bonus'?

“While female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation,” write the researchers. Women also reported making noise to relieve boredom, fatigue and pain/discomfort during sex.

So is female vocalization during sex just a performance for a guy’s benefit? (After all, Meg Ryan’s over-the-top moans were meant to prove a point to “Harry” that men are easily duped by a fake orgasm.)

“There isn’t a lot of research in this area,” says Kristen Mark, a sexuality researcher at Indiana University, “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.”

Of course, there’s nothing smart about faking it.

“If you’re faking an orgasm, you are signaling to your partner that he is doing everything right, when in fact he isn’t,” says sex educator and author Patty Brisben. “Use moaning as a way of signaling that you are excited and things really are feeling good, not as a way to hide that they aren’t.”

Fake or not, women aren’t the only primates who vocalize during sex. Research in the animal kingdom reveals that female baboons, for example, have a variety of copulation calls, which appear to relate to their fertility: The vocalizations tend to become more complex when the females are closer to ovulation, and also vary when a female is mating with a higher-ranked male baboon. And female macaque monkeys give a shout to help trigger their mates’ orgasm, too.

Performances and primatologists aside, vocalizing during sex can actually be a great tool to help women get what they want in bed. As I discussed in my column a couple of weeks ago on the topic of talking about sex, it isn’t always easy to translate sexual thought into action, so a little strategic moaning can definitely help get the point across.

“Women are learning to take responsibility for their own sexual needs and wants in the bedroom,” explains Brisben. “We need to take this one step further and give ourselves permission to become teachers. Use vocalization to teach your partner what feels good. It can help you say, 'stop, go, yes, more please' - without sounding like a traffic cop.”

And when it comes to noise, “partner benefit isn’t the only piece of the puzzle,” says Kristen Mark. “Perhaps making noise turns some women on and helps them experience pleasure.”

Brisben concurs: “I think there are many women who need to be vocal to help themselves achieve orgasm - it helps move them and their orgasm along. There are certainly phases. As a woman gets into it, she may become extremely vocal, and then move into a period of quiet as she is on the verge.”

So do what feels right to you. Any other benefits are just a great bonus. And when it comes to “copulatory vocalization,” perhaps men should take a lesson from the ladies.

“Women understand that moaning is a turn-on for guys, and many women ultimately enjoy it because they’ve made an effort to push a little beyond what comes naturally," says Logan Levkoff, a sex educator and author of a guide for men entitled "How To Get Your Wife to Have Sex With You."

"But sexual self-esteem is a two-way street, and, for their part during sex, guys should aim for more than a single grunt at the end. It’s not about faking or doing something you don’t want to, but more about being sexually present and in sync with each other.”

So let’s all make some noise.


soundoff (425 Responses)
  1. johnwaynesghost

    I am so sick of Chinese Communists!

    March 9, 2012 at 14:39 | Report abuse | Reply
    • informedunionvoter

      I'm thinking if an adult male wonders why women moan during sex, it is because he has never had sex.

      March 10, 2012 at 01:34 | Report abuse |
  2. rufus

    I think I figured out why Tommy James named the song "Mony, Mony."

    March 9, 2012 at 14:46 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mona Lisa

      You got it!

      To the idiots who wrote this story, or to the volunteer pre-pubescent males who wrote this story for a gag, us women moan because we feel so good. Duh, it's INVOLUNTARY. Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls.

      March 10, 2012 at 11:30 | Report abuse |
    • Mike Buck

      That is funny but I heard he was in NY and needed a name for his song and looked out the window at the Mutual Of New York sign (MONY)

      March 11, 2012 at 00:50 | Report abuse |
  3. rh

    Let's see, women in pron films moan, therefore, all women moan. What's wrong with that logic?

    March 9, 2012 at 15:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. sylvan finkelstein

    MY WIFE USE TO MOAN ALSO,ESPECIALLY ON FRIDAYS IF THE PAYCHECK WASN'T BIG ENOUGH.........LOL

    March 9, 2012 at 15:11 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carrie T.

      Why are you screaming?

      March 10, 2012 at 21:03 | Report abuse |
  5. Happysexlife

    I have to say i don't fake it. My man knows if i moan its because he is in the right place and it feels good. if i get really loud i'm on the verge of a orgasm, which in turn helps him climax with me.

    March 9, 2012 at 16:19 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Floyd Weldon

      That sounds healthy!!

      March 9, 2012 at 22:23 | Report abuse |
    • Rachel Johnson

      Same.

      March 10, 2012 at 00:25 | Report abuse |
    • Sexless Marriage Sux

      I'm 110% jealous... :(...

      March 10, 2012 at 13:39 | Report abuse |
    • Agreed

      I agree. I moan because he is doing everything perfect. I feel bad for women who fake it. I have never had to do that with my husband. We have been married 13 years and still going strong. Women need to speak up...literally. Tell your man what you like and don't like. We do that in other areas of our life to make ourselves happy, why not our bedroom?

      March 10, 2012 at 17:38 | Report abuse |
  6. Lila

    Not once in the article did it state the obvious, women moan because it feels good.

    March 9, 2012 at 16:40 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kelli P.

      Exactly what I was thinking!

      March 9, 2012 at 16:59 | Report abuse |
    • girl

      yeah! it feels great to moan, and i love to scream when i climax...but, he wouldn't know because he is a man.

      March 9, 2012 at 17:54 | Report abuse |
    • Lynn

      Thank You

      March 10, 2012 at 01:04 | Report abuse |
    • TennesseeGuy

      As a trained researcher it is a vitally important aspect of such research....what is NOT reported. One of the great 'virtues' of a scientific study is that it reports what is actually said or done. There has been a very long history of sex and relationship research bias, (since Freud, Havelock, and Masters&Johnson, and everyone else). You should go read the original paper before you make comments like this because the column excerpts only a couple of sentences, and could be leaving out a lot.

      March 10, 2012 at 11:10 | Report abuse |
    • Jenna

      Seriously! Why doesn't the article say this? Who writes these pointless articles? Next they will say that semen is just for show.

      March 10, 2012 at 16:27 | Report abuse |
  7. Cw

    ....And these people get paid to come up with this crap?!?! ....And it took a study to come up with this information?!?!

    March 9, 2012 at 17:07 | Report abuse | Reply
    • DW

      Read the comments and you can see why... people are totally clueless about how to have happy, healthy sex lives. It is sad, and it is a big reason why about 60% of my kid's classmates come from broken homes... and that goes to 80% IMO if you count in the dysfunctional homes that probably should be broken up. And instead of focusing on this, even social conservatives have given up and don't even care about divorce anymore even though it is way more destructive to our community and our economy than gay marriage ever could be.

      March 9, 2012 at 17:25 | Report abuse |
  8. Amber V

    I don't know about other women, but I'm extremely vocal. I moan, and scream to let off pressure because there is almost too much pleasure to deal with. The only time I'm quiet is if I've yelled my vocal chords out and then it's forceful, high pitched exhalations.

    I'm not trying to toot my husband's horn or anything, but our sex is so amazing that I have between 2 to 6 orgasms each time we have sex. The only time I never had one with him was probably the first week we were fumbling teenagers. Obviously, I'm pretty sensitive on the inside, but like I said... I scream and moan to let off the interior pressure from the pleasure. It has nothing to do with manipulating him. That's just retarded if you have to do that.

    March 9, 2012 at 17:28 | Report abuse | Reply
    • birdnerd

      ....i'm jealous....

      March 9, 2012 at 17:58 | Report abuse |
    • Billy V.

      So that is the answer, I need an Amber woman. 6 orgasms every night, times 6, cause everyone deserves a day off.. That is 36 a week.... Dehydration may pose a problem. I am wasting too much time watching the Knicks!! Amber-Sanity...

      March 9, 2012 at 22:25 | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      I agree with you. The is no forethought on the sounds and vocalization I make during sex. It's my reaction to
      the pleasure I'm feeling. For me it's unnatural to be silent.

      March 10, 2012 at 11:54 | Report abuse |
    • John

      Amber,
      My wife is like you describe, multiple orgsams, yes and every day some times two or three times a day. Men who have never had this experince will only make noise because they have no experince. This is my third marriage and the only one I have really let loose with sex. It may be because my wife is not American and raised with all the taboos that often come with being born in the USA. I mean the Hollywood bull and all and the bull crap stories one reads often times.. Men are looking for the magic G spot women like you and my wife are walking ladies who are very sensitive, this is where the G spot thing gets its leggs from.. Again men who have not experinced this will not accept it but down play it. Enjoy we go around once..

      John

      March 13, 2012 at 02:42 | Report abuse |
  9. cacique

    Many times noise or moaning are not necessary. The kissing says it all. Strong, sloppy, deep, long, complete kisses more than speak for themselves. Of course, a genuine moan aleays puts a big cherry on the molten cream.
    Tight shut eyes and a dark-red face wont allow impersonations not even from pretty Sally...

    March 9, 2012 at 17:31 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steven

      Guys really don't care about the kissing.

      March 10, 2012 at 05:01 | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      There you have it; a snapshot of the sex problem between men and women. Not enough foreplay.

      March 12, 2012 at 21:31 | Report abuse |
  10. Some guy overseas

    So, shall I kill myself now or wait until the bright morning light to do it? Talk about a death-blow to a man's self-esteem. Because she's bored? Oh great. Now I'll have to review each and every single moan since I lost my virginity to decide which was passion and which was "can I make him finish more quickly?".

    Thank you, CNN. You've ruined my evening / weekend / life.

    March 9, 2012 at 17:36 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Some guy overseas

      having read all the comments now, currently overwhelmed by self-doubt.

      the only thing that keeps me going is memories of the times when my partner gets her freak on, makes it abundantly clear in the most direct language possible what she wants, and where, and rewards me for my attention by letting rip with a series of (obviously faked) moans, shouts, screams, shudders, conniptions, seizures, head-spins-a-la-Exorcist, ballet pirouettes, and other theatrics designed simply to get me to the finish line as quickly as possible.

      Sheesh.

      And a word to the "Yes I moan to get it over quickly" women: I.Know.Who.You.Are.And.I.Wouldn't.Do.You.With.HIS.Junk.

      Just sayin'.

      March 9, 2012 at 17:57 | Report abuse |
  11. Paul

    Moaning is not a sign of orgasm ... but it can be so, if other signs are there.. breathing rate being the one females can't fake.
    I think moaning helps with the breathing .. when she really having an orgasm.
    All my sexual female partners have moaned but one ... with whom I didn't really had sex many time ...so, may be if we had more opportunities, the story would have been different 😉

    I think this is very personal ... my wife moans but she is shy and it tend to distract her .. though in the end she let is go and enjoy her climax .. which I can tell by many signs... breathing, muscles contraction. The moaning parallel to my climax is always spontaneous, but possibly also a way of communicating she had taken my semen inside her body.
    This is a good reason for being excited and let it be known .. makes sense?

    March 9, 2012 at 18:10 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Terrils

      "breathing rate being the one females can't fake."

      I wonder if you guys realize how amusing this sort of thing is to women.

      March 15, 2012 at 17:29 | Report abuse |
    • janie

      you know women can fake breathing as well as muscle contractions if we wanted to... 😉

      April 5, 2012 at 09:34 | Report abuse |
  12. jimmy

    My wife is a good Baptist girl and would never make a sound. The only time she moved during sex was when that big earthquake hit in CA.

    March 9, 2012 at 18:54 | Report abuse | Reply
    • mitchie

      Jimmy, best post yet. I was truly laughing out loud

      March 10, 2012 at 03:07 | Report abuse |
    • JCK

      Jimmy .. reminds me of the time my lady told me .... Darling, the ceiling needs painting !!!

      March 10, 2012 at 14:15 | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      jimmy
      My wife is a good Baptist girl and would never make a sound. The only time she moved during sex was when that big earthquake hit in CA.

      The only time my wife moaned I stopped, I thought I had hurt her. Come to think of it it was the only time she moved.

      March 10, 2012 at 16:35 | Report abuse |
    • ps25

      I would prefer not to be vocal, and enjoy my ride ( I feel like I loose concentration on pleasure when I start vocalizing it) but my guy asks me to, so I do for him. I agree with the author, sometimes I don't feel like sex but would fake just to please my guy and get over with....

      March 10, 2012 at 23:00 | Report abuse |
  13. Helicoptar

    This guy should write an article about why men DON'T moan more during sex. Women need to feel like they're good lovers as well, not to mention the fact that male vocalization during sex is just as big a turn on for (most) women. Why does sex always have to be about men & their egos?

    March 9, 2012 at 19:11 | Report abuse | Reply
    • JOHN

      If most men didn't have overwhelming sexual attraction to women; there would be no more children. Why else do straight guys go through all the effort? Women generally don't enjoy sex, they enjoy being desired. Men actually enjoy sex.

      Happy and Gay

      March 10, 2012 at 12:27 | Report abuse |
    • ps25

      I agree, I like when my guy makes a noise of pleasure. But he feels it's week and not manly/cool

      March 10, 2012 at 23:03 | Report abuse |
    • oompha

      Men don't say anything because they are too busy concentrating, they're afraid of pulling the trigger too quick.

      March 11, 2012 at 01:51 | Report abuse |
    • janie

      AMEN!! I love when my guy moans!! He's so sexy about it, but rarely does it!! and JOHN where do you get off thinking women dont enjoy sex as much as men.... I LOVE sex, just because we don't think about it 24/7 doesn't mean we don't like it, nay, LOVE it... get outta here with that mess!!!

      April 5, 2012 at 09:37 | Report abuse |
  14. Tinto

    My 15 year old son asked his mom this question a few years ago and she was speechless and didn't know how to answer. I asked him why he thought girls moaned and he said his buddies told him because pumping them (girls) hurts. TEENAGE BOYS LOL!! He is 19 now – and I hope he has better perspective on the subject.

    March 9, 2012 at 19:21 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matt

      That seems like a pretty strange thing to talk about with your 15 year old son. In fact, that's downright disturbing.

      March 9, 2012 at 21:52 | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Oops, my bad. Mis-read as your wife asked HIM. 🙂

      March 9, 2012 at 21:54 | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      LOL @ the kid. I recall a similar conversation with guys on my wrestling team in high school. Its funny how some things never change with teen boys.

      March 10, 2012 at 00:19 | Report abuse |
    • Waikoloa Wahine

      Just curious– did it concern you that your 15 year old son was perhaps having sex?? Most likely unprotected.

      March 11, 2012 at 03:48 | Report abuse |
    • Tinto

      @Waikoloa – I don't feel the need to tell retell the incident from a to z. For the public record I wasn't going to punish him if he were having sex. I have two sons (9 and 19). I have begun teaching the 9 year old about safe sex and did so with my older son from age 10 and I still reinforce it although he is away at university and is now an adult. For the record, he hadn't had sex when he asked the question but admitted to seeing it on the internet.

      March 12, 2012 at 12:07 | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      Buy him some books, for heaven's sakes: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK is a good one to start on.

      March 12, 2012 at 21:39 | Report abuse |
  15. Joyce

    I absolutely love sex, never faked a thing, and made plenty of noise just because I was so overwhelmed. Alas, all my relationships outside the bedroom were not worth the pleasure inside. Foreplay is not just about getting your woman ready for sex, when you want it; it requires a consistent ongoing effort to let her know you respect and appreciate her. Unfortunately, while sexual pleasure can be faked, a lot of men don't even bother to try and fake the day to day acts that go into demonstrating respect and appreciation.

    What an aphrodisiac it is to know that your man loves you and appreciates you just the way you are!

    March 9, 2012 at 19:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Chef Sun

    Ball gags are fun!

    March 9, 2012 at 22:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Gonzodon

    “There isn’t a lot of research in this area,”. I'm glad to hear that universities are wasting their money on such a pointless topic.

    March 9, 2012 at 22:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Thurston Murray

    They can moan if they want to, I never object to someone experienceing great joy with another person of the oposite sex.

    March 9, 2012 at 22:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. darryl

    My parents always told me sex is a sinful, dirty act that must sometimes be tolerated for the sake of marriage. Often, when im having sex with my wife, when im close to orgasm, I close my eyes and pretend im somewhere else. Often my wife cries out, but sometimes it seems more out of disgust or shame than anything else. Its weird but we dont have sex much.

    March 9, 2012 at 22:45 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Awakened

      Too bad...guilt sucks. Don't let it dictate your life! As a married couple you actually have the right and a license to do enjoy eachother sexually. It'll transform your marriage into an amazing relationship, you'll start looking forward to being home together, intimately. No gadget, electronics, movie, expensive car, purse or shoes etc. will come close to the satisfaction youll enjoy as lovers. Enjoy eachother, it's your birthright 🙂

      March 10, 2012 at 15:23 | Report abuse |
  20. wano

    And all this time I thought I was doing some good moves. Damm I'm depressed as Hell!

    March 9, 2012 at 22:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. I HOPE YOUR NOT MY NEIGHBOR

    PATHETIC

    March 9, 2012 at 22:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Poodles

    Some times, I wipe myself after dropping a load using sandpaper. That makes me spooge all over the place. It's like stucco, only it drips. One time it hit me in the eye. That wasn't a very good thing. It made my nose swell shut and I was dead for 43 weeks. When i came back to life, my feet were very crusty.

    March 9, 2012 at 23:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. lara

    There's a lot of false logic and erroneous conclusions in this article and I've noticed that quality in many of Kerner's articles. Women don't moan during sex because they are trying to fake orgasm or trying to hurry their men into orgasm, that is absurd! They moan because it feels good and is most often a natural reaction to pleasure. I can't believe that possibility wasn't even really discussed. Their moaning has to do with their own sexual reaction and isn't solely dependent on the partner. Women who are vocal during sex probably moan during masturbation too.

    March 10, 2012 at 00:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Attila, The Hun

    To mask their boredom.

    March 10, 2012 at 00:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. TC

    So, this means they *didn't* find a link for women between sex and tennis? Now I'm even more confused.

    March 10, 2012 at 01:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Lynn

    i had a wonderful sex life with my partner, all he had to do was enter me and the pleasure i can not express after five years of daily sex (at least once a day) out of the blue during sex he told me i could quit the act as he knew i was moaning and exstatic just to help him talk about throwing cold water on somebody i let him know that was not so and never had been but he was very bitter and we stopped seeing each other. i wonder if any of his other lovers moaned and if they did what he had to say about it. there are no two people the same and i know i was not faking as they say and i also know i will never have or enjoy sex like i did with him again. why is it someone comes along and always spoils it for everyone else? if you do not enjoy sex that is you but do not tell all men women fake the moan and excitement because that is not true

    March 10, 2012 at 01:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. trex

    ...OK, ....... where are they? ...............Where are the fake news hounds condemning Obama on a waste of money on ANOTHER sex issue? Maybe these old GOPs never had a woman moan for them...........

    March 10, 2012 at 08:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. mytictac

    I cannot believe people waste money studying why women moan during sex! Good lord with all the other things they could spend their money on they can only think about that??!!??

    March 10, 2012 at 08:32 | Report abuse | Reply
    • fireundkrash

      """Good lord with all the other things they could spend their money on they can only think about that??!!??"""

      There are few areas in the human experience more important than sex. So, yes, study away, scientists.

      March 10, 2012 at 16:56 | Report abuse |
  29. Watson

    I sometime MOAN while taking a dump as well.

    March 10, 2012 at 09:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. lance corporal

    they must have talked to republican women who view se x as an obligation and duty, find some real women and you'll get a real answer

    March 10, 2012 at 10:09 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sharon

      Personally, I've vocalized loudest with Republican partners. Confident, and Intelligent men make great lovers!

      March 10, 2012 at 12:06 | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Back in the kitchen with you, wench. Do the dishes and after that bring me a beer. Go do the laundry for our eleven children since we don't believe in birth control. You know your place.

      March 10, 2012 at 16:32 | Report abuse |
    • fireundkrash

      """I've vocalized loudest with Republican partners. Confident, and Intelligent men make great lovers!"""

      So, which is it?

      March 10, 2012 at 16:57 | Report abuse |
  31. TennesseeGuy

    Can humans relate to one another in ANY way WITHOUT it being a political left/right thing??!?? There are a lot of stupid and dysfunctional things we Americans do to ourselves and why do we spend so much time/effort displaying our dysfunctionality about sex? It might be funny if it's about someone else (sitcom characters, for example), but it's just a tragedy when the same thing is in our bedrooms making ourselves and partners miserable. Oh, the study was done in England, by British researchers. Gayle Brewer of the University of Central Lancashire and Colin Hendrie of the University of Leeds - yeah those people and places are in England!

    March 10, 2012 at 10:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Evelyn Connaway

    Its been so long I've forgotten, but I had 3 husbands, divorced them all – sex had nothing to do with it – they all wanted me back, I don't know why! I remarried one. We all remained friends and I outlived all of them. Sex is a private thing and what you do in your bedroom, should stay there. If that is all people have on their mind they are in sad shape. I think it has become the national pastime. God should have made humans like animals – a time and a season. Every 5 years then we wouldn't have so many children.

    March 10, 2012 at 11:33 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jenna Jamez

      Only during mating season every 5 years..OMG get to the doc asap woman you're broken. Sad just sad 😦

      I moan because it feels good, i moan because of the ache he is causing i moan because can't help it..Looking at him makes me moan watching him thrust above sends me into outter space..

      MEN stimulate her mind first and you'll be amazed how the sex will change (if you need lessons how to make a woman breathless and have electric attraction to you, pick up the current romance novel she is reading-That's the BIGGEST and truest advice i can give you–

      March 11, 2012 at 08:04 | Report abuse |
  33. Evelyn Connaway

    Actually, animals are nicer than people!

    March 10, 2012 at 11:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. mike fox

    Seriously money was spent to conduct this research ?
    another paragragh added in the "Book of Useless Facts"

    March 10, 2012 at 12:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. False Information Thanks CNN

    The real reason why women moan during sex is that they are all drama queens. End of story

    March 10, 2012 at 12:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Helicoptar

      Hate women much? Maybe you should keep having sex with other men...

      March 11, 2012 at 13:13 | Report abuse |
  36. 4commonsensenow

    Boy did I have it wrong, I thought they were just complaining about me being selfish.lmao

    March 10, 2012 at 13:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Eric

    I like loud screamers, my neighbors not so much

    March 10, 2012 at 15:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. YouMustBeJoe King

    Wow. Research indicates women manipulate their environment to their advantage? Groundbreaking.

    March 10, 2012 at 16:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Thor

    Never had a woman moan during sex with me. I don't like women to moan. I just like them to make me last as long as I can....

    March 10, 2012 at 17:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. KeithTexas

    Sometimes she is noisy sometimes not but I don't think it has a lot to do with me, sometimes she enjoys it more than others. We have been married a long time and I have the best woman a man could have she is always ready for me. She likes it even when she isn't into it so much. But when she is excited she has mind blowing orgasms. She says that she just doesn't need to have those very often. Worked for 38 years so I guess it is okay. When she wants to have an orgasm I always make sure that ladies go first.

    March 10, 2012 at 22:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. janetiscute

    Well, I am a moaner, but..I like to pace my vocalization. Also, I do use it to try and slow the guy down sometimes, because they don't understand how speed effects the experience...

    March 10, 2012 at 23:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Drewzicle

    Is it dishonest for a woman to fake orgasm when masturbating?

    March 11, 2012 at 00:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Mike Buck

    I would like to hear Rush Limbaugh's opinion on this matter!

    March 11, 2012 at 00:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Jack

    YEAP. CNN IS RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS FOR NEWS!!!

    March 11, 2012 at 00:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Belcebu

    What? the writer of the story doesn't know why women moan when having sex? he probably has sex with his right hand only.....

    March 11, 2012 at 03:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. dick

    women moan –louder if you enter them in the butt hole -which is tighter and /m,ost times hard to enter .

    March 11, 2012 at 04:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. DollFace

    I guess lesbians are silent in bed.

    March 11, 2012 at 04:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. DFWDelia

    I always get amused when I see these kinds of "studies." I know I have a tendency to squeal when I'm making love without even really knowing I'm doing it. I guess I'm paying more attention to having orgasms to even notice. The good thing about it is that guys have seemed to like that kind of thing about me since I first was sexually active.

    March 11, 2012 at 06:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. I'll say this

    Some women moan some don't, I used to feel sorry for couples who had an issuse with faking orgasams, but then I thought maybe that works for them. We sometimes take our own ideals of happiness and pleasure and project it for others, as if it's the only way, but sometimes people make compromises that they are more satisfied with, rather than trying to achieve other peoples standards. I understand the reserchers curiosity, that's the way we've come to the knowing and understanding many things that we take for granted now. But as for the rest of us, it's sex let's just enjoy it. And if for some reason your not enjoying it keep trying.

    March 11, 2012 at 07:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. pass the peas please

    wait, women moan during sex?

    March 11, 2012 at 07:08 | Report abuse | Reply
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