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Women are vocal during sex for his pleasure, not hers

By J. DeVoy

A new study shows that female vocalizations – the shrieks and “oh gods” of sex – have little to do with women’s orgasms and everything to do with men’s.  The research indicated that female orgasm was most commonly achieved during foreplay, yet the majority of women’s vocalization occurred during intercourse and closest to the male orgasm.

The result?

These data together clearly demonstrate a dissociation of the timing of women experiencing orgasm and making copulatory vocalizations and indicate that there is at least an element of these responses that are under conscious control, providing women with an opportunity to manipulate male behavior to their advantage.

This is not a flawless study.  The sample size, 71, is small from the standpoint of having statistical significance; moreover, it was drawn on an “opportunity” basis from an unspecified community.  Presumably the with the opportunity to participate in the study are having more sex than those who don’t, although women are our species’s sex selectors and arguably have easier access to it.  That point notwithstanding, participating community’s relevance seems small when measuring biological functions that aren’t influenced by neighbors.  To the extent the subjects are influenced by anything, it’s by porn, which is uniform across all regions due to the mass distribution, and would expose viewers to identical sexual behaviors and norms.

H/T: JP Fenski

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