Top 10 Sex Facts - Did You Know?!
you’ve been doing it since you were 16 or so! You will do it with four to seven people in your lifetime on average, and, even if you’re married,
you'll still do it at least once a month.
But how much do you really know about sex?
let's take a look at some of the sex facts!
1. Sex can literally blow your mind!
Transient global amnesia is a sudden, temporary loss of memory that's not attributable to any common neurological condition. So what can cause it? yep, sex!
Along with a very short list of other causes that also includes sudden immersion in hot or cold water, sex can literally wipe your memory.
Thankfully, the condition is rare, temporary, and not likely to recur.
2. During one kiss, you and your partner exchange 80 million bacteria.
This figure comes courtesy of a 2014 study published in Microbiome. The researchers discovered that one ten-second kiss can transfer approximately 80 million bacteria of over 700 different varieties.
Of course, our entire bodies are home to an ecosystem of more than 100 trillion microorganisms. But fear not, neither the mouth nor body bacteria are, by and large,
harmful to you.
3. The penis can break.
While the human penis contains no bones, sudden and forceful bending of an erect penis during intercourse or masturbation can cause the corpus cavernosum (cylinders of tissue that make up the bulk of the penis) to fracture.
Some men even break their penises on purpose.
In a practice known as taqaandan ("to click" in Kurdish), men will hold the lower shaft of their erect penis with one hand then use the other to quickly snap the upper shaft.
When done correctly, taqaandan is said to be painless, a habit akin to knuckle-cracking.
4. Women are aroused by chimpanzee porn.
A 2005 study published in Biological Psychology gathered 18 heterosexual women and 18 heterosexual men and showed them several pornographic films featuring humans and one featuring chimpanzees. Men showed neither objective nor subjective sexual arousal when viewing the chimpanzee porn,
but women did.
Moreover, the researchers found that while the men showed genital arousal only to female pornographic stimuli, the study's female subjects showed genital arousal to both male and female pornographic stimuli. in the researchers' words,
"These results suggest that stimulus features necessary to evoke genital arousal are much less specific in women than in men."
5. Crocodile dung and sour milk were once used as contraceptives.
The next time you're about to disparage current contraceptive methods, just remember that the ancient Egyptians sometimes used the crocodile feces as well as sour milk to prevent pregnancy. Both were applied intravaginally and during the act.
Modern theories suggest that the milk increased the vagina's acidity enough to degrade any sperm that might enter while the crocodile dung was alkaline enough to act as a spermicide.
Did You Know?
Orgasm improves sperm quality.
Sex protects against cancer.
Sex relieves pain.
Sex is good for your ticker.
6. As much as 30 percent of over 80 still have sex regularly.
A 2010 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that between 20 and 30 percent of American men and women over the age of 80 remain sexually active.
The researchers also found that physical health was the most common predictor of sexual satisfaction for men in this age group.
For women, it was relationship status. and across the board, researchers found that sexually active senior citizens simply aren't using protection.
6.1 STDs are now rampant and rising among the elderly.
According to CDC data reported in the New York Times, between 2007 and 2011, the rate of chlamydia infections for Americans 65 and older rose by 31 percent,
while syphilis rose by 52 percent.
CBS reported on a British study that found that the number of new HIV infections among U.S. and U.K. citizens over the age of 50 doubled in the 2000s.
7. Men over 60 who pay for sex do so more often as they age.
Despite what we may think -- and may like to think -- about declining sex drives among the elderly, a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Men's Health found that for men between the ages of 60 and 84, the older they were, the more frequently they paid for sex.
What's troubling is that, likewise, as men who pay for sex get older, they're less likely to use protection. Of the men studied, 60 percent reported not always using protection with prostitutes.
8. Death during sex is more common than you might think.
Some estimates, including one cited in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, claim that 0.6 percent of all sudden deaths occur during sexual intercourse. If at first that number doesn't sound particularly high, think of all the ways there are to die,
then realize that this statistic means that one in every 200 sudden deaths comes during sex.
The most common root causes of death during sex include any number of cardiac episodes as well as brain hemorrhages.
8.1 Plenty of surprisingly well-known people have died during sex acts.
Pope John XII, reportedly died in 964 of a stroke during sex (although, due to his position, he was supposed to be celibate).
A perhaps less believable story claims that Pope Paul II died in 1471 as a page boy was sodomizing him.
Actor David Carradine, singer Michael Hutchence of INXS, and British TV host Kristian Digby all very likely died of autoerotic asphyxiation.
Former vice president Nelson Rockefeller suffered a fatal heart attack in 1979 brought on by an orgasm had with his assistant (at the time, New York Magazine wrote, "Nelson thought he was coming, but he was going."). And Matthew McConaughey's father,
James, likewise died from a heart attack while having sex with his wife, Kay, in 1992.
8.2 Unfaithful men are more likely to die during sex than faithful ones.
A 2012 analysis published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that sudden coital death was significantly more common when a man was with a mistress as opposed to a wife or committed partner.
The researchers aren't exactly sure why, although they suggest that the stress of keeping the affair a secret as well as the stresses of keeping up with a (presumably) younger woman can lead to dangerously high blood pressure and heart rate, resulting in a deadly cardiac episode.
9. Fetuses can get erections. (Wikipedia Commons)
Although they've kept it relatively quiet, doctors and researchers have known about this unsettling phenomenon for decades.
As much as it may shock us,
ultrasounds have shown it time and again to be true.
The last one we have for you is women with the blues!
10. One in three women get the post-sex blues.
The technical term is postcoital dysphoria and it involves a range of symptoms including melancholy, tearfulness, anxiety, irritability, and restlessness. And according to a 2011 study published in the International Journal of Sexual Health, one in three women experience it, with one in ten experiencing it regularly.
In the words of lead author and Queensland University of Technology professor Robert Schweitzer, "Under normal circumstances the resolution phase of sexual activity, or period just after sex, elicits sensations of well-being, along with psychological and physical relaxation."
But for 32.9 percent of women, it's just the opposite and while researchers believe it's a biological, not psychological, mechanism at work, they aren't really sure why this phenomenon exists.
Children Sex Talk - When Is The Right Time?
It is the tricky question now isn't it, but we are on the topic of sex, so when is the right time we should discuss this with our own children? - I don't think we feel anytime is right, but we for sure need to do it.
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