Evidence to Suggest that Copulatory Vocalizations in Women Are Not a Reflexive Consequence of Orgasm

  title={Evidence to Suggest that Copulatory Vocalizations in Women Are Not a Reflexive Consequence of Orgasm},
  author={Gayle Brewer and Colin A. Hendrie},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
The current studies were conducted in order to investigate the phenomenon of copulatory vocalizations and their relationship to orgasm in women. Data were collected from 71 sexually active heterosexual women (M age = 21.68 years ± .52) recruited from the local community through opportunity sampling. The studies 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, and least… Expand
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