If you've ever been cheated on, you know that infidelity can make you want to scream. Turns out, unfaithful partners feel the same way: In a new survey of 1,000 men and women by IllicitEncounters.com (a U.K. dating site for married folks), 62 percent of women and 72 percent of men said they make more noise in bed when they're screwing on the side.
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Clearly, they're not worried about getting caught.
Other notable findings about loud love sessions: 88 percent of women said they're noisier than their partners during sex, and 71 percent of men said they like it when women make a racket in the sack.
Grossed out by the cheating thing? We feel you. But turning up the volume when you're with your S.O. can bring "ohhh, baby" results, too. Moaning like mad—or "copulatory vocalizations," as the science kids are calling it—can help you communicate what's getting you off (more of that, please!). Plus, a fascinating 2013 study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that women may experience higher sexual satisfaction when their male partner audibly expresses his pleasure—likely because it serves as a confidence booster (YAS, sex queen).
We don't endorse faking it for his or her sake, but if you're hit with the urge to squeal with pleasure, here are nine reasons you should let it out, loud and proud.