Maybe because it’s such a key element to our survival, sex is widely talked about. But we may have drummed up some facts about sex that even you didn’t know!
Ah, the birds and the bees.
Talking about sex is always an interesting topic. Perhaps because you’re a grownup who regularly gets some, you think you have everything there is to know about sex down pat. Still, like the universe that you feel closer to each time you orgasm, there are more fascinating and mind-blowing things about sex you may not know.
33 fascinating facts about sex
The next time you find yourself engrossed in a discussion about all things sex, wow your friends *and maybe even your crush* with this list of 33 fun facts about sex no one sitting at the table will likely already know.
#1 Seven Viagras are sold every second worldwide. That’s a lot of erections…
#2 Schwangerschaftsverhütungsmittel is the German word for contraceptive. So when you tell your partner to get protection in German, it may be too late.
#3 A single sperm cell contains an equivalent of 37.5 MB of DNA information. This means that when a man comes, he is essentially transferring 15,875 GB worth of data. To give you some perspective, this is like ejaculating a combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pros.
#4 In 2008, archaeologists in Cyprus unearthed a 7th-century lead tablet in which the following curse was inscribed: “May your penis hurt when you make love.” There’s no evidence as to who wrote this curse or why.
#5 It would theoretically take only two weeks to get every woman on the planet pregnant. Let us elaborate: a single, average man actually has enough sperm produced over the course of two weeks to impregnate every fertile woman in the whole world.
#6 The G-spot was almost called the “Whipple Tickle.” This would have been after Professor Beverley Whipple, who coined the term that we know and use today.
#7 Sperm can live inside a woman’s body for up to 5 days. This means that it can fertilize an egg even days after it is released into the vagina, as it stays in the cervical mucus or the upper genital tract. Meanwhile, sperm outside the body can last for only a few hours.
#8 Having a dry spell? Well, good thing you’re not a ferret. Female ferrets can actually die due to lack of sex. When they are in heat and unable to find a partner, they will secrete high levels of estrogen, which can cause aplastic anemia, causing them to die.
#9 Sex can increase your tolerance to pain. According to research, your pain threshold can increase significantly when you are aroused. This pain threshold can even exponentially shoot up when you reach your big O. Apparently, orgasms can block any sensation of pain by releasing a hormone that elevates the pain threshold.
#10 The internet is a very big sex jungle. According to a study, more than half of all online spending is estimated to be sex-related. That is a lot of pornography and sex toys.
#11 Want a yummy, guilt-free snack? A teaspoon of semen only contains five calories. Bon appetit!
#12 It may be hard to go pee-pee after sex, although you really should. After you orgasm or ejaculate, the body releases an anti-diuretic hormone, which helps to prevent you from urinating directly after sex. However, you should do it, because peeing after sex can prevent urinary tract infections.
#13 If you can orgasm by breast stimulation alone, then lucky you. It’s estimated that only about 1 in 100 women can orgasm just from breast stimulation. Additionally, your breasts can get 25% bigger when you are aroused. So if you don’t want to spend money on breast implants, make sure you’re always getting your freak on.