Think you know everything there is to know about sex? You may have the basics down but we’re pretty sure that you’ve never heard of these 25 amazing sex facts. From the animals who mate for life to why men like a big bottom. See, amazing?
1 Let’s start with some animal magic. In 2003, a pair of male penguins in the Central Park Zoo, who had been a ‘couple’ for years, raised a baby penguin together. How much are we loving that…
2 One in four men switches the light off during sex – but we have to ask – why?
3 The French ability to romanticise is never more obvious than with their dubbing of those post-coital moments of peace as ‘La Petit Mort’ aka ‘the little death’. After such mental and psychical exertion, the soul transcends to another plain (…or your fella falls fast asleep).
4 The woman’s best friend, her trusty vibrator, was originally invented in the 19th century to reduce ‘hysteria’. Any excuse!
5 According to London sex shop Sh! 61% of women find just the idea of buying a sex toy arousing in itself. Could it be the combined power of sex AND shopping? 66% of women would prefer to buy sex toys from a real shop rather than online revealing that for women, buying a vibe is like buying a handbag; they want to feel the quality!
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6 A quarter of penises are slightly bent when erect.
7 Where did these 20 centimetres come from? The average length of a man’s penis (when erect) is around 13 centimetres.
8 Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but it makes your man’s sperm count decrease.
9 For the average healthy man, there is a staggering 300 million sperm in just a teaspoon of semen.
11 Average speed of ejaculation: 45 kilometres per hour.
12 Worried about all those calories? Never fear – you burn about 200 calories during 30 minutes of active sex.
13 Sperm contains proteins that have the same anti-wrinkle effect as your moisturiser, which tighten skin and give an instant facelift. Not entirely sure we’re willing to swap our coveted creams for sperm just yet, though.
14 Men like a big bum – it’s official! Why? Because it indicates fertility…
15 Men, hear this! If you eat celery it will make you more attractive to women. “When you chew a stalk of celery, you release androstenone and androstenol odour molecules into your mouth. They then travel up the back of your throat to your nose,” says Alan Hirsch, M.D., author of Scentsational Sex. “Once there, the pheromones boost your arousal, turning you on and causing your body to send off scents and signals that make you more desirable to women.”
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16 70% of men refuse sex during their girlfriend’s period. Bet they wouldn’t refuse a blowjob, though…
17 The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20 160 minutes. That’s 336 hours, 14 days or 2 weeks. Lip balm anyone?
18 When a woman orgasms, she releases an endorphin that kills pain. So ditch the ‘headache’ excuse. Sex will only make it better!
19 Luckily for him, 75% of men always reach orgasm whilst making love, but for us ladies, the headlines aren’t so great, with only 29% reporting an orgasm through penetrative sex. Hey – it’s the taking part that counts! However, the majority of women reach orgasm through clitoral stimulation rather than vaginal.
20 The Ancient Egyptians used dried crocodile dung as a contraceptive. The dung contains spermicidal properties similar to those used on condoms. a) We don’t want to know how they discovered this and b) So not sexy.
21 Legend has it, on average, adult men think about sex every seven seconds.
22 Men have an average 11 erections per day.
23 Did you know if you fancy someone, it’s much harder to lie to them. Disaster!
24 There are roughly 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day. That’s a lot.
25 Ryan Gosling is the sexiest man alive – in our opinion!
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Click here to read the original.
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