69 Sex Facts You Didn’t Know…

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69 Sex Facts: True or False?

  1. Married people are more likely to masturbate than people living alone.
  2. The fear of having, seeing, or thinking about an erection is called ithyphallophobia.
  3. Upper Paleolithic art dating back 30,000 years depicts people using dildos to pleasure themselves and others. That means mankind invented sex toys long before the wheel.
  4. The average man has 11 erections per day and 9 erections a night.
  5. Women who went through further education are more likely to enjoy receiving and giving oral sex.
  6. There are between 500 and 1,000 deaths per year due to autoerotic asphyxiation.
  7. Scientists are unsure why humans have pubic hair, but the theory is that pubic hair traps secretions that hold pheromones, or sexual scents.
  8. A teaspoon of semen contains 5 calories. A sperm takes one hour to swim seven inches.
  9. Avocados are known as the ‘fruit of the testicle tree’ and are believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
  10. The word ‘clitoris’ is Greek for ‘divine and goddess-like.’
  11. Formicophilia is the sexual interest of small insects or worms crawling over one’s body.
  12. 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%. It has also been shown that men with an active sex life are more likely to live past 80 years.
  13. Throughout the UK, approximately 3% of the population self-identifies as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
  14. Approximately 70% of people in the UK admit to fantasising about group sex at some point in their life, and more than 50% of those people actually follow through.
  15. Approximately 1% of people worldwide identify as asexual (having no strong sexual attraction to either sex).
  16. The creature named Funisia Dorothea is thought by most scientists to be the first animal on the Earth to have sex, pushing back the history of sex by up to 30 million years.
  17. Statistics show that approximately 1 in every 5 Brits has indulged in sex with a colleague at work.
  18. The aroma of wine can arouse both men and women. The scents of many wines are believed to replicate human pheromones, the chemical substances that cause behavioural responses in humans.
  19. The average speed of sperm during ejaculation is 28 mph.
  20. Intercourse has also been called ‘afternoon delight,’ ‘dancing the mattress,’ ‘rumbusticating,’ ‘shtupping,’ ‘spearing the bearded clam,’ ‘horizontal refreshment,’ and ‘testing the mattress.’
  21. The average amount of semen (from the Latin for ‘seed’) produced with each ejaculation is 1-2 teaspoons. The typical man will produce about 14 gallons or 1/2 trillion sperm in his lifetime.
  22. Many researchers consider the skin to be the largest sex organ and the brain to be the most powerful.
  23. Couples in Greece have the most sex, approximately 164 times per year. Brazil follows a close second with 145 times per year. The global average is 103.
  24. Some people are able to orgasm while working out, thanks to repetitious core movement.
  25. The inventor of Kellogg’s Cornflakes, Dr. Kellogg, was an ardent anti-masturbation campaigner. He believed that a healthy diet would decrease a person’s sexual thoughts.
  26. The average person spends 20,160 minutes kissing during a lifetime, which is 336 hours, 14 days, or 2 weeks.
  27. The black widow spider eats her mate during or immediately after sex. The hungry spider can eat as many as 20 lovers—in one day.
  28. The most mind-blowing sex typically comes with being in love with your partner.
  29. During 30 minutes of active sex, the average person burns approximately 200 calories.
  30. Approximately 70% of men refuse to have sex during their girlfriend’s period.
  31. The most successful X-rated movie in history is Deep Throat.
  32. The kinkiest cities in the world are Amsterdam, Tokyo, Berlin, Bangkok, Rio De Janeiro, Singapore, San Francisco and Copenhagen.
  33. The best UK cities to get laid are London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Edinburgh, and Leicester. No Surprises there then.
  34. Every day, there are about 100 million acts of sexual intercourse a day globally.
  35. Heterosexual woman climax 61.6% of the time, while lesbian women climax 74.7% of the time. Bisexual women climaxed 58% of the time.
  36. The counties where couples have the longest lovemaking sessions are Hampshire (7:01), West Midlands (5:38), Lancashire (5:11), East Sussex (4:48), and Kent (4:22).
  37. Sex hasn’t always been associated with sin and guilt. Pre-Christian religions often regarded sex as a celebration and as a form of worship. Sex was seen as mirroring the sensual power of the Gods.
  38. ‘Nipplegasm’ exists, which means that some women can orgasm through nipple stimulation.
  39. Women who have sex at least once a week have more regular menstrual cycles.
  40. At least one in 5 people use their smartphones during sex!
  41. According to one survey, 51% of respondents said they could go longer without sex than they could go without coffee.
  42. The counties where couples have the shortest lovemaking sessions are West Yorkshire (1:21), Berkshire (1:30), Lincolnshire (2:03) and Derbyshire.
  43. The average male orgasm lasts 6 seconds. The average female orgasm lasts 20 seconds. 🙂
  44. People who sleep on their stomachs with their arms above their heads have more sexual dreams.
  45. Although nearly any body part or item of clothing may be an object of sexual fetishism, the shoe and the foot are the two most common fetishes in Western society.
  46. Women who have difficulty reaching an orgasm might just have cold feet–literally. One study found that giving women warm socks increased their chance of reaching an orgasm. Now you know, invest in some lady socks!
  47. According to one study, Spain, Brazil, and Italy produce the best lovers. The worst lovers were Germans, where it is said women are ‘smelly.’ The English were ‘too lazy,’ and the Swedes ‘finished too quickly.’
  48. According to one study, 36% of people go straight to their Facebook or Twitter account, not the shower, after a romp in the sheets.
  49. After fingers and vibrators, women choose candles as a sex toy.
  50. The most common cause of penile rupture is vigorous masturbation.
  51. Cleopatra is credited with the invention of the vibrator. She is said to have taken insects and placed them inside a hollow sphere. The insects would become agitated and begin buzzing around, causing the sphere to vibrate.
  52. The clitoris extends 9cm under the skin.
  53. The average erection contains enough blood to keep three gerbils alive.
  54. Four popes have died during sex.
  55. The average human sperm cell or spermocyte contains about 37.5Mb of genetic data. So when orgasm occurs, roughly 1.5Gb of data is ‘ejaculated’ in about 3 seconds, a data transfer rate 6 orders of magnitude, or a few million times, faster than an average internet connection.
  56. Thailand is the world leader in women cutting off their husbands’ penises.
  57. Thailand also performs the largest number of sexual reassignment surgeries in the world, mostly on foreigners. However, the country with the second most sex change operations and the highest number to do so on its own citizens, is Iran.
  58. A woman’s breasts increase in size by up to 25% when she is sexually aroused.
  59. If your parents had waited five seconds later to make love or began five seconds earlier, you wouldn’t be here.
  60. The clitoris is anatomically and developmentally synonymous with the male penis, it just lacks a urethra.
  61. It’s illegal in Florida to have sex in any position other than Missionary. Though that’s still lawful, it’s illegal to kiss a woman’s breasts while engaging in heterosexual sex in the Missionary position.
  62. Make-up is meant to simulate what a woman’s face looks like mid-orgasm. Reddish or dark pink lipstick mimics the way lips will engorge with blood. Blush mimics flushed skin. Eyeliner and darker eyeshadow will make the eyes appear half closed, hence the term ‘bedroom eyes’.
  63. Red underwear is considered sexy because it’s an evolutionary callback to when our rumps used to get all hot and red when the ladies of the species wanted a man.
  64. In Victorian England, a slang term for a prostitute was ‘blowsy’. At the same time, ‘blow’ was slang for ejaculation. So, by the 1930s, the act of fellatio came to be known as a blow job (blowjob). In Ancient Greece, the common slang for a blow job was ‘playing the flute.’
  65. From an evolutionary standpoint, women are louder in bed to attract other males. Men are taught by evolution to become more aroused when they think a woman has had sex recently.
  66. The record for having sex with the most men in 24 hours goes to an American – Lisa Sparks – who bedded an incredible 919. That’s roughly 38 men per hour.
  67. Only 25% of women are consistently orgasmic during vaginal intercourse.
  68. Married couples have sex about 68.5 times a year.
  69. 92% are turned on by their partner showing vulnerability.

All true.

69 Sex Facts: List compiled by Davina Chase and Fiona Dalton (original authors of the ’69 Sex Facts You Didn’t Know’)

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