As well as your actions and body language, making noises is a form of communication that helps your partner know what you like and dislike. Voicing (or moaning) your pleasure can also boost your partner's confidence as it reassures them they're doing a top-notch job and succeeding in turning you on.
A 2012 study out of the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Leeds surveyed 71 sexually active women between the ages of 18 and 48 and asked them about their behaviour in the bedroom.
The study concluded that while the majority of the women had the most orgasms during foreplay and while masturbating, they moaned the most before and during their man's orgasm. It turns out they find your finale just as hot as you find their's.
While 66 per cent of the women admitted to moaning to speed up their partner's orgasm and 87 per cent revealing they moan to boost their man's self-esteem, there's no question about the effectiveness of hot, slow moaning.
The researchers noted: "These data together clearly demonstrate a dissociation of the timing of women experiencing orgasm and making copulatory vocalisations and indicate that there is at least an element of these responses that are under conscious control, providing women with an opportunity to manipulate male behaviour to their advantage."
But don't stop at moaning: another new study has revealed there's one thing you can say to guarantee you and your partner's orgasm.
Save it for your partner, though. If you blurt that out during a one night stand, she'll be gone quicker than the wind.