10 Fun Facts About Sex
Here are some little-known sex facts that may surprise you – or at least give you ammunition for a fascinating dinner conversation!
1. The Best Medicine.
According to the Museum of Sex, the vibrator was originally used as a medicinal treatment for female "hysteria" during the 19th century. The vibrator-induced orgasms helped doctors dissipate hysteria's anxiety-related symptoms.
2. Swallow Or Gargle?
Semen contains zinc and calcium, both of which are proven to prevent tooth decay.
3. Hop to It
The iconic "Rabbit" is renowned for two things: excellent orgasm results and an odd smiley face on its tip. Women's Health tells us the smiley face was actually a result of conservative Japanese customs. Apparently, Japanese consumers frown upon "the production of sex toys that too closely resemble phalluses," so the smiley face was added.
4. Does He Measure Up?
The average size of an erect penis is five inches, and the average flaccid penis measures about 3 inches
5. Older Is Better!
The elderly are currently experiencing the biggest spike in sexually transmitted infections among all age groups. Three-quarters of 70-year-old men are still able to impregnate a woman. Nearly a third of women over 80 still have sex with their partners. And one-third of men and one-quarter of women over 50 have performed oral sex over the past year. You go Granny!!
6. So That’s Why They Call It The Other Head
A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops.
7. Work It
Hate the gym? You burn about 200 calories during 30 minutes of active sex.
8. What A Tease!
Burlesque costumes are the epitome of sexy – think Dita Von Teese and lingerie; however, a few centuries ago, the outfits had a slightly different purpose. According to the Museum of Sex, merkins (the bottom half of burlesque costumes) were originally created as "pubic wigs" for 15th century prostitutes. The designs helped hide pubic lice and syphilis symptoms. Make sure to share this information with your boyfriend the next time he heads to Vegas with the boys.
9. Justice Is Served
In Hong Kong, adulterous husbands get more than a steep monthly alimony payment – a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her husband if he cheats on her – but she may only do so with her bare hands.
10. Can You Find Your Whipple Tickle?
The "G-spot" was nearly called the Whipple Tickle- after Professor Beverley Whipple, who coined the expression that we know today.