Sex is like tennis – women are making FAR more noise!
15:36 GMT, 2 July 2012
The courts at Wimbledon will be much quieter from today after Maria Sharapova, who is known as one of the noisiest women
in the sport, was knocked out of the tournament.
Her shrieks during the game sometimes exceed 100 decibels, while other female players like Serena Williams are also far noisier when playing than their male counterparts.
Now a survey has revealed that it's not just on the tennis courts that women are louder than men – they are also far noisier in the bedroom.
Noisy: Female tennis players like Maria Sharapova are renowned for grunting and shrieking while playing
In the poll of 1,171 people (566 women and 605 men), 94 per cent of women admitted they were louder than their partners during love-making. And 70 per cent of the men questioned agreed that their female lovers were louder.
One respondent to the survey carried out by online sex retailer lovehoney.co.uk said: 'Sex is largely like the tennis at Wimbledon, the women are making far more noise!'
Sex expert Tracey Cox said there was no scientific reason why women are louder than men.
Love match: The majority of women surveyed admitted they were louder than their partners during sex (posed by models)
'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!' she said.
She added that another reason could be that women's orgasms are more intense or because they are more used to faking it – like actress Meg Ryan in the famous scene from the film When Harry Met Sally.
'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' Tracey Cox said.
Faking it Could women be more noisy in bed because they are pretending to enjoy themselves like Meg Ryan in the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally
She added: 'Either way, we need to steer clear from thinking that the noisier the person is in bed, the more they're enjoying it.
'Being noisy doesn't make you a good lover, though I heartily support
any sort of feedback in bed and noise is one way of communicating.'
The survey was carried out by Lovehoney to coincide with the launch of their new sex toy, the Sqweel 2.