20 things you might not know about sex

Sex is one of life’s greatest pleasures, everyone’s doing it, right? You might think there’s not much else to learn about the act, but you’d be surprised! Below is 20 fun (and some not so fun) facts on all things sex related…

  1. A boy ‘pulling out’ as it is most commonly known does not prevent a pregnancy. Pre-ejaculation can often contain semen that is still in the tubes from previous sex, therefore it is important that if you want to prevent a pregnancy to wear a condom!
  2. 25% of penises are slightly bent when erect, so if this happens to you, don’t worry! It’s completely normal!
  3. You burn around 200 calories during 30 minutes of active sex!
  4. 75% of men reach orgasm when having sex, compared to only 29% of women.
  5. Sex toys are banned in the American states of Alabama and Mississippi due to a district attorney ruling “there is no fundamental right for a person to buy a device to produce an oragasm”giphy1.gif
  6. Studies have found that when males are away from their partners, their sperm count decreases.
  7. The average healthy mans semen contains 300million sperm in one teaspoon! That teaspoon equates to 7 calories.
  8. 70% of men refuse sex during their girlfriends period.
  9. On average, men think about sex every 7 seconds.
  10. There are roughly 100million acts of sexual intercourse every day!
  11. Sperm is actually good for the skin! It is proven to have anti-ageing effects and is packed with protein which tightens the skin. Find out more about whether semen is good for your skin here.
  12. After ovulation a females egg can remain fertile for between 24-48 hours and a male’s sperm can live inside a female’s body for up to 48 hours. There have also been cases documented of sperm living for up to 8 days inside a women’s body.
  13. 12% of adults have had sex at work.
  14. The average shelf life of a condom is 2 years. Have some old condoms in the cupboard? Bin them. giphy
  15. One orgasm a day may reduce the risk of prostate cancer in males.
  16. More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide.
  17. One male produces enough sperm in two weeks to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet!
  18. Experiencing pain during sex can be a sign of not enough lubrication, sex that is to rough or even a sign of infection.
  19. Sex can make women’s hair shinier and their skin glow, all because of the extra oestrogen sex causes them to produce.
  20. Smoking is linked to problems with male sexual performance as nicotine leads to narrowing and thickening of the blood vessels leading to the penis. Studies have shown that impotence is more common in smokers than in non-smokers.

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