Sexual arousal is accompanied by some typical physiological reaction patterns. Another typical feature of sexual intercourse is the sounds produced commonly by women [coital vocalizations (CV)]. The literature on this aspect of female sexuality is meager. It will be useful to add some knowledge to this field as absence of CV usually reflects a defect in the sexual relations, which can have a negative impact on both partners.
Participants and methods
One hundred married women attending the outpatient clinic of Benha University Hospital, Egypt, participated in this study. A self-report questionnaire, designed by the investigators, was used. It included 20 questions covering different aspects of CV.
The most common type of CV was moan/groan, followed by words. CV were mainly produced by women, most commonly occurring during thrusting, and most women believed that CV accelerated their husbands’ ejaculation. Also, most women believed that CV increased desire for further sexual activity and increased satisfaction with intercourse. CV did not change with age in most women. Sexual performance appeared to be more gratifying for the women in group I (CV producers) than for the women in group II (nonvocalizers). This is evidenced by the higher figures for sexual activity obtained from group I, for example higher coital frequency, more frequent desire, and a better ability to lubricate and to reach an orgasm. However, there was no statistically significant difference in these figures between both groups.
We got the impression that women producing CV seem to be better sexual partners. They enjoy the act more and bring more joy and satisfaction to their partners. Clinically, the wife, in cases of sexual dysfunction, should be informed of the importance of CV and may be advised to vocalize for herself and her partner’s satisfaction.