When you really think about it, sex is pretty weird. Yeah, it’s a beautiful thing and it’s special and it’s the source of all life and all that, but… that doesn’t make it any less strange, when you really think about it. That’s why I’m not surprised at all that there are a ton of weird, crazy facts about sex out there that are just waiting to be read.
Want to know them all? You know you do. After all, who doesn’t like talking (or thinking) about sex? Any of these facts will make for a great conversation starter, if you’re comfortable with that, or they’re just simply fun to know. And you should probably expect another post with more facts about sex sometime in the near future… there are so many out there that there’s no way I can get them all in one post! Read on for 12 crazy, interesting facts about sex:
Sex Makes Things Less GrossWhen you really think about sex, it's a little gross. I mean, you've got two sweaty bodies rubbing against each other. You're exchanging all sorts of bodily fluids, especially down there. How are you not grossed out the whole time?! Probably because being turned on means you're less likely to be disgusted by things you'd normally feel totally grossed out by. Makes sense! Source: ShutterStock
Guys Aren't Into Period SexDespite the fact that it's completely fine to have sex when you have your period, 70 percent of men refuse to do it. Kind of lame, dudes! Source: ShutterStock
Guys and Girls Lose Their Virginity Around The Same TimeThinking that guys start to have sex a lot younger than girls? You'd be wrong. According to the Kinsey Institute, both girls and guys lose their virginity around the same time. The average age of first having sex is 16.9 for boys and 17.9 for girls. Source: ShutterStock
Men Think About Sex...I've got the answer! According to recent research, men think about sex about 34.2 times a day, which is about every 28 minutes. Women, on the other hand, think about sex an average of 18.6 times a day, which is about every 51 minutes. So, yes, the rumors are true - dudes think about sex more. Source: ShutterStock
Babies Who Are Fat Have More Sex As AdultsYeah, it sounds really weird and messed up, but apparently it's true. And when I explain it, it will make a little more sense. Babies who gain a lot of weight during their first six months of life grow up to be taller and stronger adults and this means they have a better chance of losing their virginity sooner than other babies who aren't as fat. Crazy, right?
We Have Sex How Many Times A Year?According to one study, the average American has sex about 118 times a year. The worldwide average is about 127. That's a lot of sex happening! Source: ShutterStock
Basically Anything Can Turn You OnWhat turns you on? I'm going to guess it's probably things like an attractive person (obviously), a cute butt, Ryan Gosling... I don't know. Everyone gets turned on by different things and apparently, also by things you would never expect. Research shows that women are aroused by every sexual stimuli they see (females, males, homosexual sex, etc.), but men's arousal was much more predictable. This is good for women - it means we can get turned on super easily without even realizing it! Source: ShutterStock
Sex Makes Pain More BearableIf you've ever wondered how people can enjoy rough sex or doing things like biting or pulling hair during sex, wonder no more: being turned on increases your pain threshold, according to one study. This is why you might sometimes not experience pain until sex is over. Source: ShutterStock
Sex Makes Peeing DifficultYou know how everyone is always like, "pee right after sex!" and sometimes you're like, "but I don't have to!" Well, it's not just you. Apparently, having an orgasm releases hormones that make it more difficult to pee after sex. Still, go to the bathroom! Source: ShutterStock
Sex Addiction Might Be FakeFor as long as I've known, sex addiction has been a real and legitimate disorder that seems to have ruined many celebrity relationships. But it's always been controversial - and now a new study says that sex addiction may in fact be a fake disorder. This is a pretty big deal. Source: ShutterStock
Having Sex Can Make You Really SadYou've heard that a good roll in the hay can cheer you up instantly, right? Well, that's very true. But it's also possible for sex to make you sad. It's called postcoital dysphoria and it means that you have negative feelings after having good sex for seemingly no reason. About 33 percent of 200 women studied felt this way at least once at some point during their lives. Source: ShutterStock
Sex Is Not Making You SkinnyAnother "fact" proven wrong: sex doesn't really burn that many calories. Yes, it's true. I know you've been told to use sex as a workout before, but recent research shows that that is only a myth - the average sex session only burns about 21 calories. Yeah. That's nothing. Source: ShutterStock
Did you know any of these facts about sex already? Which surprised you the most? Which one do you think is the weirdest? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments!