If you thought you knew everything about sex since that time mom and dad gave you the bees and the birds talk, then better think again. They may have told you the ins and outs (no pun intended), but they probably left out the juicy sex facts you need to know.
We don’t want you missing out on the good stuff so we’re picking up where your parents left off and gladly fill you in on what’s up. Education never truly stops so you better get yourself up to date with some of the most shocking and amusing sex facts out there. And hey, if you always wanted to be a walking sex encyclopedia, now’s your chance.
Here’re 30 of the weirdest sex facts. Trust us when we say some of it deserves a WTF! moment.
1Complete sexual inactivity may cause penis size reduction
Sex fact #1. Your penis has smooth muscles in it. And if it’s not getting enough workout, it’s going to shrivel up and possibly fall off. Okay, calm down, we’re kidding. Maybe not to that extreme. But the chances of it shrinking is definitely there. According to assistant professor of urology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Tobias Kohler, MD, “It (the penis) has to be essentially exercised.” So if you want your penis the way it is right now—in a pretty good shape and size—then you better commit to getting more regular erections.
251% of women have had orgasms while doing crunches
Ladies, gather around. Coregasm, which basically involves reaching orgasm by exercising the abdominal muscles, is a real thing. While it may be a tad bit awkward and inappropriate to orgasm in the local gym’s ab machine, or at the park while the neighborhood kids are riding their bikes, you really shouldn’t punish yourself for it. Even the experts are baffled as to why exactly this phenomenon happens. But the good news is that, those crunches we used to hate so much don’t sound so bad anymore.
3You’re more likely to orgasm with warm feet
Now here’s a sex fact that may come handy, ughrr, or footsie. When you’re planning to have sex, put on those socks first. The thicker the better. Researchers from the University of Groningen found that 80% of couples who wore socks during sex reached orgasm while only 50% of couples who weren’t wearing socks hit their climax. Not only does wearing socks keep your feet warm, but it also helps in dilating your blood vessels. Which leads to better blood flow and in turn, better orgasms. And really, who here isn’t looking for ways to have better orgasms?
4The typical sex session burns around 144 calories
It’s always nice to have an alternative to sweating like a pig in the gym. There are just some days when we don’t feel like hopping on the treadmill. When you’re having those days, you can always just romp up the sheets with your partner. A typical sex session actually burns around 144 calories. That should be enough to take care of that extra cup of rice you had for lunch. You can always make it a 7 session of sex just so you can stick to cardio Mondays.
553% of women are not having as much sex as they would like
Sex fact #5. Women nowadays want to have more sex(duh!). But they’re not getting it as much as they want. Which is a pretty sad thing to think about. Fertility app Kindara reported that stress is one of the major reasons for this, followed closely by being off sync with a partner, not being in the mood for it, and the common self-image struggle of women. This is yet another reminder that we don’t always get what we want. Le sigh…
6Sex on a woman’s period is actually far more common and enjoyable than you may have been led to believe
While period blood may be a bit gross and off-putting, the truth is that it really hasn’t stopped women from having sex. Society may have made period sex a taboo topic, but that’s just what makes it even better. Some even say it’s the best time to have sex. You don’t have to be miserable during your period, you can always put that period blood to use. Go ride your partner all you want and use your period blood for an all-natural lube.
7There are an estimated 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day
There’s really nothing to say here other than that’s a lot of sex! Whether it’s for procreation or pleasure, humans all over the world just love to rub uglies on a daily. Question is, have you contributed to that number today?
8The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes. That’s two whole weeks of kissing!
Here’s sex fact number 8. You can smooch away. Because on average, a person spends 20,160 minutes of kissing during his lifetime. All those kisses you spent with that stud who caught your eyes in the club, even those truth or dare games you played when you were a snotty nosed kid that somehow led to your first kiss taken into account, it all equals to a whopping 2 whole weeks of just lip-locking.
9For 75% of men, ejaculation occurs within 3 minutes of penetration
Yikes. Only 3 minutes of pumping and men can already call it a day. Lucky for them, bummer for us women. Studies have shown that it takes women a substantially longer time to orgasm than men. To all the men reading this, you better take note. If you want to make your girlfriend happy, don’t just roll over to the side once you’re done unloading while your girlfriend finishes herself off. Take the time to focus on foreplay. If you can grow a 10-inch tongue and breathe through your ears, that’s even better.
10Sex releases tensions which restrict blood vessels in the brain and thus can actually help a headache go away
Got an awful headache bothering you? We got a quick fix for that. Call up a booty call. Have a dose of kisspirin and just sex it all up. Experts have found orgasm to be a good migraine buster. It’s no secret that when you’re having sex, the feel-good neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin are released by your brain. Endorphins are like your body’s natural opiate. It can relieve pain and just give you an overall happy positive feeling. Headaches are no longer an excuse to not have sex, it’s just all the more reason to do it.
11The average woman can reach orgasm in about 4 minutes through masturbation while through intercourse it can take up to 20 minutes
So all I’m getting from this piece of information is that women do themselves better than anyone else can. Of course, that has to do with the fact that we know our bodies best and just what to press, squeeze and rub to get our knickers off.
12Women consider penis size the ninth important feature for a man, men on the other hand rate it much more highly in third place
Sex fact number 12 will tell you that men are pretty hard on themselves when it comes to the size of their organ. In fact, men ranked it the third most important feature of a man. But if you got a small wiener, don’t think you’re a hopeless case. You still got a shot at dating hot women. Sure a big dick is nice and all that but that’s not the only thing women care about. Well, it’s still ranked at the top 9th important feature of a man but, like, not THE most important.
1375% of Japanese women own a vibrator, the average worldwide is 47%
Japan sure is an advanced country. Even their women are way ahead when it comes to pleasuring themselves. 75% of Japanese women own a vibrator while the rest of the world only averages at 47%. We don’t know about the rest of the world but we do think Japanese women know what they’re doing.
1470% of people have admitted to fantasizing about other people while having sex
Sex fact #14. If you’ve ever swapped your husbands’ face with that of Chris Hemsworth’s while you’re having sex, you don’t need to feel so guilty about it. Turns out you’re not the only one in the world who does it. It’s actually something that happens pretty often. A shocking 70% of people have admitted to thinking about someone else while they’re going at it with their partners.
15Vibrators were invented for medical use
Once upon a time, vibrators were less known for giving pleasure and more for their medical use. Many 19th and 20th century upper and middle-class women were diagnosed with “hysteria”, a nervous condition that included symptoms such as faintness, insomnia, and shortness of breath. All the wise doctors scratched their heads and huddled together to find a cure. The solution? Vulva massages. But the old doctors soon had aching wrists because of the number of women who were getting the “treatment”. So they went back to the drawing board and came up with something more advanced. And that was the birth of the first ever steam-powered vibrator.
16After having sex, the first thing people under 35 years old do is check their Twitter and Facebook accounts
Oh the millennials. The tech-savvy generation. No other generation can compare with them when it comes to interaction with technology. It’s not at all surprising to know that right after they mess up the bed the first thing they do—forget about pillow talk or cuddling—is to check their Twitter and Facebook accounts. They just can’t seem to be away from their social apps for too long.
17Women who have sex without a condom are less depressed
Who’d have thought having your vagina exposed to semen can make you a less depressed girl? According to a study, the semen has mood-altering hormones that can influence the woman during intercourse. It gets absorbed in the woman’s body making her a chirpier bird. But hold up, before you think about having unprotected sex, think about STD’s and unwanted pregnancy first.
18The world’s biggest erect penis ever recorded is 13 inches
Jonah Falcon, the man with a 13 inches penis when erect, is the hungest guy around. He’s growing an impressive pet snake in his pants. An interview revealed that he’s gotten laid with some of the most famous Hollywood stars. What can we say? He’s just so blessed. We’re sure those celebrities sought him out because he’s a good guy and it has nothing to do with his size, at all.
19One aspirin capsule of sperm cells is enough to repopulate planet Earth
If the day ever comes when the earth is invaded by aliens and humanity reaches a point where we’re on the brink of extinction, we sure hope some heroic men wank sacrifice enough sperms to fill up an aspirin capsule. We’re also hoping no one accidentally drinks the aspirin capsule. Because aside from that’s kinda eww, humanity ending that way is also pretty tragic to think about.
20Throughout a woman’s life, the clitoris changes in size
Your height may have stopped growing, but your clitoris isn’t done yet. This tiny nub packed with sensitive nerve endings grows alongside your other body parts due to the changes in your hormones. When you hit puberty, it has doubled its size and can get even bigger—around seven times the length you had when you were a newborn—once you start to menopause. This region is a happy place for women, so we’re really not complaining if it gets any bigger. It just makes it easier to find.
21Only 15% of men have a penis size longer than 7 inches and only 3% have a penis size longer than 8 inches long
We’ve finally caught on their lies. Men flexing and talking about their 8 inches penis maybe something that we’re familiar with, but the real score is that only a handful of 15% of men have a penis size longer than 7 inches, and only 3% have 8 inches long. It’s a slim percentage but it sure gives us ladies some hope.
22On average, a man has 11 erections per day and 9 erections at night
Some researchers had the time to actually keep count of an average guy’s erections throughout the day and night. They found that a man has 11 erections per day and 9 erections at night. While some of it happened because of the dirty thoughts playing in a man’s head, a good number of these erections also occurred without any sexual stimulus. Since it happens way too often, it’s no wonder men have become pros at hiding their boners.
23When a woman squirts during sex, she’s actually peeing
Sex fact #23. If you’ve had the luxury of squirting before, or if you’re a guy and your game is so good you can make a woman so aroused that hot clear liquid starts gushing out of her vagina, then we’re here to tell you researchers have found that squirting is actually a woman’s involuntary urine emission during sex. In other words, sex is just too good she can’t control her bladder.
24A teaspoon of semen has 5 calories
A serving of teaspoon of semen a day keeps the doctor awa—no, no, wait. It doesn’t work that way. One teaspoon of semen may contain a total of 5 calories. And if we break it apart, other than the sperm cells, the semen has fructose sugar, water, Vitamin C, enzymes, protein, phosphate, bicarbonate buffers, and zinc. It may sound nutritious but it still isn’t enough to supplement your healthy diet. Unless of course, you’re taking liters of it per day. But even then, we recommend you prepare your own meal in your kitchen instead of milking a liter of semen. Because really, who actually has time for that?
25Male penguins were observed to have sex with male penguins, dead penguins and coercing female penguins into sex
They may be known for their cuteness but these featherless birds with funny feet have actually a dark side to them. A scientist spent his summer in the Antarctic and witnessed some real morbid penguin activities. The male penguins were not only having sex with the dead female penguins but were also sexually coercing the female penguins and the chicks, and even occasionally killing them. It’s hard to believe these are the same animals that search for the best pebbles around to give as a “love token” to their chosen mate.
26Semen was used as invisible ink during World War I
Sex fact #26. The spies of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) during World War I got creative and had a brilliant idea of using semen as invisible ink. It’s the same agency James Bond worked for. We admit the thought of James Bond jerking off during one of his important missions and using his load to write a secret message is a welcome image. The smell the letter produced, however, was too bad that the practice was ceased immediately.
27The world record for having sex with the most men in a single day is held by Lisa Sparks who had sex with 919 men in 24 hours
Sex fact #27. Lisa Sparks, a porn star, permanently put her name to fame on October 16, 2004, when she had sex with a whopping 919 men in just a span of 24 hours. Definitely not an easy feat. She was a determined woman that day and all 919 men were there to give their support. Before you decide on beating her record however, we warn you that such a task is not for amateurs.
28The best sex usually involves being in love with your partner
Intimacy and sex don’t always go hand in hand. But according to a study, intimacy can be the key to having better sexual experiences. The hookup culture that we have now maybe fun and easy-going, but “In this hookup culture, a lot of people get hurt, let down, and feel rejected. It’s not good,” says Barbara D. Bartlik, MD, psychiatrist and sex therapist.
29Approximately 1% of women can achieve full orgasm solely through stimulating their breasts
Orgasm from nipple play alone may sound too good to be true, but it does happen. Granted, it’s a pretty rare thing and only a meager 1% of women can actually have it. Women’s brain seems to process boob play and genital stimulation in the same way. Curious if you’re one of them? Get an enthusiastic partner willing to suck and grab your boobs. We’d love to hear from you if you’re part of this 1%.
30Women are better at multitasking than men
Ever wondered how your mom can manage the house while still able to go to work and take care of you and your dad? Research revealed that women are just much better at multitasking than men.
The study went like this, 50 male and 50 female students were all tasked to carry out simple math problems, find a restaurant on a map and plan a strategy on how to find a missing key in an imaginary field. They also received a phone call which they were free to choose to answer or not. The women fared better, performing well in all four activities, while the men were average. The clincher, however, was on the key searching strategy. Women outperformed the men in the last task. Goes to show that women are better at taking the time to think things through while juggling other tasks.
And that’s a wrap! You can now use your new-found knowledge to have better sex. And if that’s not your thing, you can always randomly blurt out these 30 sex facts if you’re ever at a lame party and need something to break the ice.