Women are far noisier than men when they are having sex , according to a new survey.
A whopping 88% of women admitted that they were louder than their partners during love-making.
And 64% of men polled also confirmed that their female lovers drowned them out when they were getting intimate.
With Wimbledon just weeks away, the survey found that sex is like tennis – with women making all the noise.
Making a racket in the sack adds to the fun for most couples.
Seven out of ten men (71%) said they liked it when their partner made noise during sex.
Almost as many women (62%) said they enjoyed it when their men audibly expressed pleasure during sex.
The findings were revealed in a poll of 1,000 people by IllicitEncounters.com, Britain’s leading dating website for married people.
It found that 59% of men and 57% of women had been overheard having sex because they were making so much noise.
A further 65% of men and 63% of women had heard other couples during love-making.
Married men and women who are unfaithful are quieter when making love to their spouse than they are with their lover.
Six out of ten women (62%) and 72% of men said they did make more noise in bed when they were cheating.
Scientists say there is no reason why women should be noisier than men – either in bed or on the tennis court.
IllicitEncounters.com spokesman Christian Grant said: “Noisy sex tends to be an individual thing.
Some people scream the house down at a concert, others watch without making a sound. It doesn’t mean they’re not enjoying it as much!
“One theory might be that since women fake it more often than men do, perhaps they feel obliged to provide ‘evidence’ that they’re enjoying themselves?
“It is interesting that people having affairs make more noise when having sex with their lovers than they do with their married partners.
“All IllicitEncounters.com evidence suggests that this is because the sex is more exciting when you having an affair.
“Most people who stay in a marriage while cheating on their partner say they end up straying because their sex life at home has become staid and boring.”