Sex. Everyone (just about) has it. So why not educate yourself with some fun facts about the nation’s number one past time. Alright, that’s baseball, but we’d like to think sex is a very close second.
Who’s Your Mummy? One of the earliest forms of contraceptives we are aware of was used by ancient Egyptian women and consisted of a concoction made of crocodile dung, honey, and sodium carbonate inserted into the vagina to block and kill sperm. We kind of get the feeling that once the guy caught a whiff of the croc poo, needing contraception was no longer an issue.
Can’t Buy Me Love. Some studies show that that men whose wives make more money than they do may experience erectile dysfunction more frequently, making me once again revel in the fact that I chose not one but two low paying career options (social work and writing). You’re welcome men!
How do you Like your Eggs? A woman is more likely to be unfaithful to her spouse or partner during ovulation than at any other time in her cycle. Steer clear of the bar when it’s that time girls!
It’s All Greek to Me. In Greece couples have sex at an average of 138 times a year – the highest in the world. While Japanese couples only have sex an average of 45 times a year. No wonder Greece is a much more popular honeymoon destination than Japan.
School is in Session! The amount of wet dreams a man has is likely to increase in line with the number of years spent in formal education. Sometimes you get more than a degree in college.
Boy am I Tired! Clomipramine, a tricyclic anti-depressant to treat individuals with OCD, has been showed to cause orgasm is spontaneous situations such as yawning! Something tells me the number of reported OCD cases is about to go up!
Is it Taco Night Yet? Avocado is an Aztec word for testicle. In the Aztec culture, avocados were typically given only to virgins. They were considered very sexually powerful. This is probably how they got their reputation as a culinary aphrodisiac. Bring on the guacamole!
The Doctor is in. Studies have shown having sex at least once per week can lower a man’s risk of heart disease by 30%, stroke by 50%, and diabetes by 40%. Who needs an apple a day?
I Love My Job! Statistics suggest that about one in five Americans have had sex with an office colleague or co-worker. While 12% of people admit to having had sex AT work. Just be careful not to lose your job. There are currently no statistics available about sex at the unemployment office.
Vroom Vroom! After the bedroom, the most popular place for adults in the United States to have sex is in their cars. Why do you think they invented rest stops? To rest?
Who’s Counting? According to a survey of adults aged 20 to 59, women have an average of four sex partners during their lifetimes and men have an average of seven. Um, yeah, four. Four sounds good to us too. (courtesy of sheknows.com)
Don’t Talk Back! Agalmatophilia is a sexual attraction to statues or mannequins. Yes, it is a real thing.
Better Than Botox? The protein in sperm has a tightening effect and contains anti-wrinkle properties when rubbed into the skin. You ladies can save a fortune on all of those creams, lotions and treatments.
No Pain, No Gain. There are numerous studies documenting the pain relieving effects of orgasms – including pain from arthritis, headache pain, pain after surgery and yes, even pain during childbirth. Which leads us to the inevitable question- isn’t that area a little too busy at that time?
Now Batting Clean Up. Researchers at the University of California found that men who helped with housework got 50% more sex than those who did none. This may not be a wild OR weird sex fact, but let’s just say we thought we’d leave you guys with the suggestion!