Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"Copulatory Vocalization"


Warning! This post is for adults only ...

There's an old joke in which a fellow complains that he got a sweater for Christmas, when what he'd really wanted was a moaner or a screamer.

Which brings us to today's topic: noise during sex.

If you watch a television show or movie which contains a sex scene*, one of the things you'll notice is that there's a considerable level of noise being made, usually by the woman. Why is this? Other activities can be very pleasurable as well, but we don't usually hear the participants screaming and gasping during, say, an exciting game of gin rummy.

As it happens, other people have investigated this very issue, as you can read in this article by Ian Kerner from last November: Why Some Make So Much Noise During Sex. In the article, Mr Kerner discusses a 2011 study on "copulatory vocalization" conducted by two university researchers, in which 71 sexually active heterosexual women were questioned about the sounds they made during sex. What the researchers found was that many of the noises the women made did not equate to her having an orgasm, but to her attempts to speed up their partner's climax and boost his self-esteem, or to relieve boredom, fatigue, and pain or discomfort during sex. The abstract of the study notes that,

"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."


Well, I can't speak for all men, but having my behavior manipulated through copulatory vocalizations is preferable to having it manipulated by fake news and political ass-clownery. And the copulatory vocalizations usually don't last more than four hours.

Have a good day. Vocalize to your heart's content.

More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

* That would be just about all of them except A Charlie Brown Christmas.

11 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

People who live in apartments should remember that copulatory vocalizations are also heard through thin walls.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

This makes me giggle. Someone actually had to spend money on research and study for this? If you are doing it right you don't know the noise you are making. :-) you're just having fun.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Copulatory vocalizations? I like that term. Sometimes they're just plain fun. And Angel should realize that some copulation vocalizers are aware that walls are thin. They might even want their neighbors know that they are getting laid!

Big Sky Heidi said...

Great joke at beginninng!

John Hill said...

1 When we were visiting friends in Canada, our friend booked a nearby hotel for us. In the remarks she wrote, "We'd like a room away from other guests because we like to have loud sex!"

2 Does this mean if we stroke Donald's ego -- "You're so good, Donald. You're the best."
Followed (quickly) by -- "That was the best, Donald! There'll never be another one like you." -- he'll get off, go away and stop screwing us?

Gonzo Dave said...

oooOOOoooooohhhh..... I like your (wishful) thinking, John! Unfortunately, there's a whole line right behind him.

Mike said...

Copulatory vocalizations can be very distracting. The ones like 'did you take the trash out?' or 'I think the ceiling needs painting'.

allenwoodhaven said...

Who knew? Certainly not me. Fun facts to pass on...

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I like John's thinking.

KathyA said...

I make noise during pinochle, and gardening, and food shopping, and...

Let's just say I'm alone a lot.

Sinner Bob said...

Scream while screwing/getting screwed. It encourages your bedmate.

You really scream when the i.r.s. does it.