1. An orgasm might be able to clear your sinuses. An orgasm might be able to clear your sinuses. This is according to a paper in the Journal of Medical Hypotheses
and several commenters underneath this blog post about
2. Men used to have penis spines. National Geographic Chimpanzees, macaques, mice, and cats (pictured) still
have them. But thankfully, somewhere along our evolution
humans lost the part of our DNA that would have given men
spiky, erm, enhancements.
3. Sex can temporarily wipe your memory. In 2011 there was a widely reported case of a woman who suffered
memory loss immediately after orgasm. “Both the patient
and her husband stated that after climax she was unable
to recall events of the preceding 24 hours, ” reported
the Journal of Emergency Medicine. “In addition, she
had difficulty incorporating new memories.” There are other known cases, too.
4. Apple consumption has been linked to better quality
of sex life. Apple consumption has been linked to better quality of
sex life. A study of 731 women split them into two groups: those who
ate at least one apple per day, and those who didn’t. The
women who were apple eaters scored significantly higher
on the female sexual-function index than non-apple-eaters.
5. The average clitoris is the size of a medium zucchini.
The average clitoris is the size of a medium zucchini. The bit you can see is basically just the tip of the iceberg.
6. There are around 8, 000 nerve endings in the clitoris.
There are around 8, 000 nerve endings in the clitoris.
And a higher concentration of nerve fibres than the tongue
7. Short men say they get more sex. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex Whether they actually do or not is unknown because the study
relied on self-reporting. 8. Penis size and shoe size are not correlated. Penis size and shoe size are not correlated. RSTurner This study showed that no, you can’t predict penis size
by looking at a guy’s shoes. 9. Wearing a condom makes no difference how long you last.
Wearing a condom makes no difference how long you last.
This study recruited 500 couples from five countries and
measured the “intravaginal ejaculation latency time”,
i.e. how long it took the male partner to come. The median
was just over five minutes (with a range between 30 seconds
and 44 minutes), and condom use did not change this. (You will need to put the condom on your penis and not a random
banana, mind.) 10. One type of medication for OCD can cause people to orgasm
when they yawn. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex Castle Rock Entertainment Clomipramine also has some not-very-nice side effects,
but one woman reportedly wanted to stay on it just for the
orgasms. 11. You’re more likely to orgasm with warm feet. You’re more likely to orgasm with warm feet. A Dutch study found people had an 80% chance of reaching
orgasm in an MRI scanner when they were wearing socks, compared
with a 50% chance when they weren’t. The BBC explains: “One half of the couple was asked to
lie down, with their head inside a scanner, while their
partner stimulated them manually to achieve orgasm. To
aid the mood, the room lighting was dimmed and all noise
distractions shut out.” 12. Women have wet dreams too. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex According to a 1953 study by Alfred Kinsey, 37% of women
orgasm in their sleep by the time they reach 45 years old.
13. Natural vaginal lubricant contains a substance called
squalene, which is also found in shark livers. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex 14. Agalmatophilia is sexual attraction to statues or
mannequins. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex DON’T BLINK. 15. Having regular sex can make you feel as happy as if you
earned an extra $100, 000 a year. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex According to the US National Bureau of Economic Research.
16. By their late teenage years, three-quarters of people
have had sex. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex According to the Kinsey Institute. And more than two-thirds
of all sexually experienced teens have had two or more partners.
17. People aged 18 to 29 have sex an average of 112 times per
year. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex giphy.com Yes, really (according to a 2002 US study, which is the latest
data available on the Kinsey Institute website). The same study found that 30- to 39-year-olds had sex an
average of 86 times per year, and 40- to 49-year-olds an
average of 69 times per year. 18. Men who cheat on their wives are more likely to die of
cardiac arrest during sex. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex People dying suddenly during sex does not happen very often.
But when it does, it mostly happens to men who are having
sex outside of marriage, “in most cases with a younger
partner in an unfamiliar setting and/or after excessive
food and alcohol consumption”, according to this statement
by the American Heart Association. 19. It’s possible for couples to get stuck together during
sex. 19 Eye-Opening Facts About Sex It happens when muscles in the vagina clamp down harder
than usual on the guy’s penis in a terrifying phenomenon
called “penis captivus”.