Cara Delevingne has never been one to shy away from intimate details, especially when it comes to her bedroom activities. Considering she oftentimes gifts her friends sex toys for the holidays, it's safe to say she doesn't intend to keep quiet when it comes to all-things frisky.
However, she is all for a silent approach when it comes to orgasms. While appearing on EllenTube's Lady Parts series, the model-actress made quite the reveal about the Big O, suggesting that she thinks it's better not to let out a scream.
"I remember stopping making any noise or trying to really maintain it and it's so hot when you just try and not make any noise and feel it way more. It's like, 'Woah,'" she said.
Delevingne added that she had felt conditioned to yell during sex, which made things feel disingenuous. Different strokes for different folks!
However, the sexperts don't necessarily agree with silence. If you are looking for an orgasm hack, screaming could quite possibly be it—when used appropriately.
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Are silent orgasms good for you?
"One of the benefits of screaming during sex is not about the scream," says Marla Renee Stewart, MA, a sexologist and a sexpert for Lovers (opens in new tab). "It’s the vulnerability and the ability to let go and let your body do what it needs to do to feel good."
In turn, she says this will allow the orgasm to be released as it intended. Additionally, you're confirming your enjoyment to your partner in the process, something relationships expert James Thomas of Condoms.uk (opens in new tab) believes is a significant part of the equation.
"Screaming is just one form of feedback. It lets your partner know you’re having a good time and could make them go harder — and for longer," Thomas says.
Although screaming isn't necessarily a guarantee to activate your pleasure points, it's believed to help, but only if used genuinely. This notion is key.
"The moment you try too hard to scream or do something that your body doesn’t do naturally, it will come off that way," Stewart says.
To scream or not to scream—that is the question!
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
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