68% of New Yorkers Hear Neighbors Having Sex
Survey shows many New Yorkers hear, but few complain
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2010 9:34 AM CST
Sorry, but if you live in New York, your neighbors can probably hear you doing this.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – More than two-thirds of New Yorkers hear more than just sirens and taxi cabs when they go to sleep at night—they also hear their neighbors having sex. A Brick Underground survey also reveals that only 14% complain about the noise—perhaps because a whopping 16% of them are aroused by it—showing that “if you live in New York City, you don't need to worry about keeping quiet in bed on Valentine's Day,” says the site’s founder.

The most commonly heard sex-related sounds include thumping (60%), moaning (56%), screaming (28%), and the mysterious “other” (23%). “It's like a train wreck—you have to stop what you're doing and listen, even if it's awful,” one resident tells the New York Post.