Research has finally nailed women's deepest, darkest, secret -- we're really loud during sex.
On top of people telling us to grunt less during tennis, a new poll suggests that women are too noisy in bed. The poll by UK-based sex store Love Honey, found most women are often louder than their partners during sex, according to WA Today.
Out of 1171 people who were polled, there was a split between how men and women had sex -- and the sounds that come out of it. At least 94 per cent of women said they were louder than their partners in bed and 70 per cent of men agreed.
Female orgasms have always been on the tip of people's tongues. In April, experts had to prove that female orgasms even existed, and last year, we got to see the first video of our brain on the Big O. In May, the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey, found 84 per cent of men in Canada could reach an orgasm compared to only 31 per cent of women.
But just because we're making sounds, it doesn't necessarily mean someone is pushing all the right buttons. A 2010 sex survey found 80 per cent of women faked orgasms, according to MSNBC.com. The report discovered women used vocalizations to speed up the process because of fatigue, discomfort, time and even boredom. Another study found that women's "copulatory vocalizations" were reportedly made before and during male ejaculation and not during their own orgasms.
But there is some good news for all that noise -- especially when we do have orgasms. Having that extra stimulation causes blood to rush into our genital tissue, keeping it refreshed, according to Self.com. Orgasming can also help you maintain your weight, sleep better at night and even double a woman's tolerance for pain.
Whatever it may be, keep doing your thing, ladies -- in silence or not.
Check out how the rest of Canada's sex life compares to the rest of the world:
Talk To Your Partner
Many of us aren't afraid to let our significant others know what we want -- almost half the population talks to their partners about sex in Canada, while globally, the number is 42%. We're wondering how sex would be different if both those numbers were much higher.
Worldwide, 33% of the population has used lubricants, while in Canada that number jumps up to 50%. Of all the accessories for the bedroom, this one was certainly the most popular -- and perhaps the most accessible.
Trying Sex Toys
Canadians appear to be pretty advanced when it comes to sex toys -- a full 38% have tried one or many out, while only 24% globally have given these options a shot.
Sought Information Online
The numbers for looking up information about sex online stand at 30% globally and 28% for Canadians -- and admit it, that is way lower than you thought it would be.
While for a certain population, role playing games means gun-toting video games, in the bedroom, this can be anything from tying each other up to acting out a long-held fantasy -- and only 11% of people worldwide do this, while 15% of Canadians are into it.
Number One Fantasy
And speaking of fantasy, the number one sexual fantasy around the world? Having sex with more than one person at the same time -- 21% globally, and 20% in Canada say that's their first choice.
Shedding pieces of clothing, slowly, one at a time ... we've all seen the movie scenes, and across the world, 14% of people have acted it out in reality. Canadians are just slightly up from there, at 15%.
Even across the board at 13%, role play is a slightly less intense version of role-playing -- perhaps just an outfit, instead of an entire persona.
Now, with 11% globally and 12% Canada-wide having given or received a massage, we can only imagine there's a lot of tense sexual partners out there. Do they <i>know</i> the number of options for oils and scents?
Pain doesn't always seem to equal pleasure in the bedroom. Bondage and S&M has been undertaken by just less than 10% of the general population -- 8% worldwide, and 9% in Canada.
Considering how much we hear about sexting -- yes, we're still talking about you, Anthony Weiner -- you'd think it was enormously prevalent. But in fact, only 6% of people in the world have done it, and 7% in Canada.
Sex As Stress Reliever
We should all be having more sex -- that's the message received loud and clear when we hear that 70% of Canadians say they're in a better mood after sex. Meanwhile, 53% of people in the world said sex makes them feel less stressed, and 61% of Canadians concurred.
Despite the stats showing that men in Canada orgasm almost three times more than women, 78% of Canadians say their partner is good at providing sexual pleasure (75% around the globe say the same). So in that case, is sexual pleasure defined differently than orgasms?
As we mentioned, 84% men were reported to orgasm, while only 31% of women do -- a number that seems highly unfair for both parties. After all, who wants to have sex with someone who isn't having nearly as much fun as you are?