We are all familiar with many important facts of sex (like, use condoms to avoid STI's, or don't go down on someone if you have a cold sore), but how about the fun facts of sex?
Did you know, for example, that kissing is good for your teeth? The extra saliva released helps keep your mouth clean. Regular smooches along with regular brushing is a sure way to keep dental hygiene up to scratch. We thought we'd share a few of our favourite fun facts - so here you go, enjoy!
You probably know a few rude or crude ones, but did you know there are about 1000 euphemisms for “vagina” in the English language? "Curly curtains", "cupid's cupboard" and "sugar basin" are just a few of the cuter ones we've found. Which is your favourite?
Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up – it stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. We recommend a thorough warm up first (groin strain is not much fun), and then working your way through all your favourite positions one by one. This will give an excellent - and safe - work out.
Thumping headache after along day? Not a problem!
Sex is a natural headache cure, so a gentle session with your favourite vibe will sort you out in no time. Sex triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller, which in turn reduces or even eliminates a headache. Sex yourself to a clear head!
Those clever Swedes and their flat packs are helping to populate the world: it is estimated that 1 in 10 European babies were conceived on an IKEA bed!
The clitoris has around 10,000 nervendings on its very tip. (That’s twice as many as the human penis has). This explains why it should always be handled with tender loving care and a good lube!
Many customers ask how to ensure sure-fire penetration-only orgasms, but actually... A woman's body isn't quite built that way. Around 75% of women need clitoral stimulation in order to have an orgasm, so just penetration is unlikely to get you there. Spend time on the clitoris before and during penetration to up your chances of hitting the Big Oh!
Masturbate your way to glowing skin: the hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) increases during sexual arousal, and can actually make your skin healthier. This is a bonus for all of us!
“Vulva” is a scent made to smell exactly like the vagina – available on Amazon. We'd like to know how this one is bottled!
The vibrator was originally invented in the 19th century to cure “hysteria”. Hysteria, of course, was a word used to describe sexual frustration in women, an "ailment" that could be "cured" by visiting the doctor and his clever, heavy-duty machine, a far (orgasmic) cry from today's tiny vibes!
About one in 5.5 million American men will be affected by a condition known as diphallia, ie born with two functioning penises. (One for each hand!)
The most common cause of penile rupture is vigorous masturbation. Coz some risks are just worth taking!
Average speed of ejaculation is 28 miles per hour. Wow. We think the vigorous masturbation mention above might have something to do with this impressive speed...
There is plenty to go around! One single man produces enough sperm in two weeks to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet.
There are roughly 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day. That.Is.A.Lot. Though, by comparison, there are 500 million tweets sent in any single day. Priorities, people!
The average male takes about 3 minutes to reach orgasm. The average female takes between 10 and 12 minutes. There's a clear biological discrepancy there, but by adding a small sex toy like a vibrating cock ring, she has got a good chance of catching up!
So, there are a selection of our favourite fun sex facts. We'd love to hear yours, so get commenting!