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Noisy Sex Really Is Better Sex, Study Reveals

Update Date: Feb 04, 2013 01:17 PM EST

Making lots of noise in the bedroom really does make sex better, new research claims.

Noisy couples have traditionally been regarded as annoying exhibitionists by their unhappy neighbors who are forced to listen to them night after night, but new research proves that being loud really does make for better sex.

In study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, British researchers from the University of Leeds found that there is a direct positive correlation between expressing enjoyment to enhanced pleasure.

What's more researchers found that women, in particular, respond well when their partner vocally expresses enjoyment.

Researchers believe that women achieve higher sexual satisfaction by a noisy partner because they feel reassured that they are performing well and that their efforts are being appreciated.

Not surprisingly, the study also revealed that men have a better time in the sack if their lover makes a lot of noise.

In the latest study, researchers asked 71 straight women to describe the noises they made in bed.  The study found that women reported making the most noise just before and during their partner's orgasm, leading researchers to suggest that the vocalizations was a deliberate action. According to the study, almost two-thirds of women said that they intentionally made more noise to help their partner climax.

Researchers also found that an overwhelming percentage of the female participants "felt very strongly" that the noise they made in the bedroom gave a significant boost their partner's self-esteem.

"Importantly, 92 percent of participants felt very strongly that these vocalizations boos-ted their partner's self-esteem and 87 percent reported using them for this purpose," researchers wrote in the study.

Maybe that's why a new poll has found that women are noisier in the bedroom than men. A recent survey taken by sex toy seller of more than 1,000 people found that 94 percent of women questioned admitted to being louder than their partner and 70 percent of men surveyed also admitted that women were louder.

Besides pleasing their men in the bedroom, experts say that women may be noisier because their orgasms are more intense. Experts explain that the group of nerves on a woman's clitoris is significantly larger than it is near the man's penis.  These larger nerves may serve to give women greater pleasure when they orgasm.

However, other experts have a different theory. Sex expert Tracey Cox said that women may feel pressured to be louder in the bedroom to pretend or to show that they are enjoying themselves.

"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?" she said, according to the Daily Mail.

Cox was also casts doubt on the latest research by saying that she was skeptical that louder lovemaking equals better sex.

"I found it interesting women came up as 'noisier'. There's no scientific explanation of why one sex is noisier in bed," Cox said.  "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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