Female copulatory vocalizations, also called female copulation calls or coital vocalizations, are produced by female primates, including human females, and female non-primates. Copulatory vocalizations usually occur during sexual intercourse and are hence related to sexual activity.
Yes, moaning during sex is called copulatory vocalisations and as much as you might want to think that you moan because of how much you enjoy the sexual intercourse, that is not exactly the case.
A study in 2011 published in Archives of Sexual Behaviour discovered that while many women admitted to being vocal, the majority revealed it was not as an indication of pleasure.
They spoke with 71 sexually active heterosexual women aged between 18 and 48 who revealead that they only moan to bring their partner to climax.
66 per cent of the women said they only make noise to spur on their partner to climax and bring things to an end while 87 per cent explained their motivation was to boost their partner’s self-esteem.
There you have it, moaning during sex is not as a result of female orgasm as some think, it is acutally a result of “just get it over with.”
The researchers wrote
“While female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation.
The participants also admitted they made noise “to relieve boredom, fatigue and pain/discomfort during sex.”