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February 21, 2010

STUDY: TWO THIRDS OF NEW YORKERS HEAR NEIGHBOR'S SEX

NY Post - More than two-thirds of city residents say they regularly hear their neighbors having sex, but few are brave enough to complain about it, according to a survey released yesterday. . . Even though they bemoan the moans, bumps and grinds, just 14 percent of apartment dwellers said they ever confronted their neighbors or the building management.

"It's like a train wreck -- you have to stop what you're doing and listen, even if it's awful," Melissa Buck, 29, of the Upper East Side, told The Post. . .

"Last summer, I was having a barbecue. Everybody was outside. Suddenly, we hear this loud screaming," he said. "Upstairs, our neighbor was having sex. Everybody was like, 'You go, girl,' cheering them on.

According to the survey, the most common sounds heard through the walls were thumping (60 percent), moaning (56 percent), screaming (28 percent) and "other" (23 percent).

But just 12 percent of New Yorkers said neighbors ever complained about their lovemaking, and only 24 percent said they went out of their way to pipe down.

The city's 311 system does not have a separate category for complaints about neighbors having sex, but of the 263,000 noise complaints received in 2009, 35,274 were for neighbors making "banging/pounding" sounds and another 7,196 were for "loud talking, officials told The Post.


1 Comments:

Anonymous Mind your own business and you won't be mindin' mine said...

Americans are so goddamned neurotic and selfish precisely because they all grew up in their own little cubicle and never learned how to get along with other people. I grew up for the most part in two rooms- a kitchen and a bedroom. My sister and I would hear Mom and Dad late at night and we didn't die or anything. I felt bad they didn't have more privacy, but I learned to adjust.

February 21, 2010 8:00 AM  

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