Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Raise your hand if you've ever had a partner roll over post-sex and ask, "Did you come? But that question also tends to come up because people expect orgasms to sound a certain way. Whether they're depicted in movies, porn, or even in erotic literature, orgasms seem to be defined by loud moans, heavy breathing, and a declaration of "I'm coming! If only it were that simple.
What Do Women Sound Like When They Orgasm? We Need To Stop Expecting All Women To Be Loud
Freesound - "Awesome female orgasm sound" by valent
Though I only watched the movie once six years ago, that scene in Amelie where the protagonist wonders how many orgasms are taking place at that moment — and then there's a montage of screaming women — stuck with me. This scene exemplifies how people think of the female orgasm : as synonymous with noise. A lot of noise. This was news to me. I'd always masturbated silently, not just because my parents were in the next room when I first learned to orgasm but also because no sound came out naturally. But I quickly learned from porn and Hollywood that my partners would expect something different.