Evidence to Suggest that Copulatory Vocalizations in Women Are Not a Reflexive Consequence of Orgasm
by Gayle Brewer • Colin A. Hendrie
Received: 16 August 2009 / Revised: 9 April 2010 / Accepted: 21 April 2010 / Published online: 18 May 2010
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
Abstract: Studies investigating copulatory vocalizations and their relationship to orgasm in women revealed that orgasm was most frequently reported by women following
- self-manipulation of the clitoris
- manipulation by the partner
- oral sex delivered to the woman by a man
- least frequently during vaginal penetration.
While female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation.
These results 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.