Think you know EVERYTHING about sex? There's always more to discover! Here we've compiled over 200 odd sexual facts that may change the way you look at "getting it on."
ALL THAT JIZZ
It takes a sperm one hour to swim seven inches.
The average ejaculation contains about 15 million sperm.
Sperm can live (inside the body) for up to 5 days but die quickly when outside the body.
The more sperm in the ejaculate, the sharper the taste will be.
A man’s hydration levels will impact whether his semen is thin and slippery or thick and goopy.
Celery and pineapple is said to soften the taste of semen but there is no scientifically sound way for men to change the taste or smell.
Actual amount of semen per ejaculation: One to two teaspoons.
According to the Earthsave Foundation, the sperm count of the average American male is down 30 percent from 30 years ago.
Upon losing battles, apes will tend to masturbate.
Female Kangaroos have 3 vaginas.
Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
Porpoises enjoy group sex.
Rhesus macaques (monkeys) experience orgasm, with much the same physiological response as humans.
Hamsters can have sex seventy-five times a day.
Once the male Antechinus (an Australian Marsupial) reaches sexual maturity, it will have sex until it dies.
The rhinoceros penis is two feet long.
The majority of giraffes and turkeys are bisexual.
Most male birds don't have a penis, but rather holes that pass the sperm to the females.
The average gorilla weighing 200 pounds has a penis that is two inches long
A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
Aromas reputed to increase penile blood flow: licorice, pumpkin pie, lavender, donuts, and chocolate.
Cantharidin (also known as Spanish Fly) has been used for millennia as a sexual stimulant though it is highly toxic.
Cobra blood is used to increase sexual potency in China Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
According to Archives of General Medicine, coffee drinkers have sex more frequently and enjoy it more than non-coffee drinkers.
“The Solitary Vice”, a book for doctors that came out in the 1890s, claimed women who masturbate tend to eat a lot of foods containing mustard and vinegar.
In the Aztec culture, avocados were considered so sexually powerful, virgins were restricted from contact with them.
According to data from 2010, 40 percent of women between ages 20 to 24 had tried anal sex.
25% of heterosexual Americans have engaged in anal sex.
8% of Americans engage in regular anal sex.
The anus contracts just as other sexual parts do during orgasmic release.
The Male Prostate is biologically similar to the Female G-Spot.
Unlike the vagina, the anus does not provide lubrication, which means all anal play should be accompanied by lube – not just saliva.
The expression "get laid" supposedly has its roots in the "Everleigh" bordello in 1900's Chicago ("I'm going to get Everleighed tonight.").
The word "fuck" is actually an acronym. It dates back to the Good Old Days, when England was severely underpopulated due to the usual combination of fire, war and plague. The King issued an official order to... well, fuck, to replenish the population. Hence the phrase "Fornicate Under Command of the King" passed into everyday language.
About 50% of women have one breast that is larger than the other.
The average nipple height is 4 cm (about the size of a lady bug.)
Research shows that some women's breasts swell during arousal and can actually increase in size during sex.
According to a U.S. market research firm, the most popular American bra size is currently 36C, up from 1991 when it was 34B.
The first screen star to use her breasts to harness erotic attention was Jean Harlow, who would rub her nipples with ice before press conferences.
If it were "painless, safe and free," most Heterosexual men (55 percent) would urge their female partners to get breast implants.
It’s possible to have multiple nipples: It’s estimated that 1 in 18 people have supernumerary nipples (including Mark Wahlberg.)
"Old Joe" is ancient slang for Syphilis.
"Morning dew" is slang for Gonorrhea.
Because of differences in anatomy, Women are more susceptible to STD’s than men.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States.
More than 1 out of every 6 people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes.
Men who have sex with men account for the highest rates of Syphilis.
In 2017, Florida had the highest number of HIV diagnoses in the US, followed by California and Texas.
Some STIs can also be transmitted by using sex toys. Use condoms when sharing toys and change the condom for each person.
Those most likely to have unsafe sex without asking about their partner's sexual history are the Swedes (64% don’t ask), followed by the Japanese, Norwegians and South Africans (all 58%) the US falls in at 47%.
Who is practicing safe sex? People in India (20%), Vietnam (24%) and Spain (26%)
Having oral sex doesn’t mean you’re playing it safe. In fact, having unprotected oral sex puts you at especially high risk for gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and Hep B.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD, with 89 million infected people according to the World Health Organization. Chlamydia is most common in sexually active teens age 14 - 19.
Syphilis was known as "the French Disease" in Italy and "the English Disease" in France.
Current studies of American couples indicate that 20 to 40% of heterosexual married men and 20 to 25% of heterosexual married women will also have an extramarital affair during their lifetime.
80 percent of early human societies were polygamous (not monogamous) which may explain our current infidelity rates.
Research has found individuals with a variant of the DRD4 gene are more likely to have a history of one-night stands and infidelity.
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife may legally kill her husband, but only with her bare hands. However, the husband's lover may be killed in any manner desired
7 in 10 people would tell their partner if they'd had a sexually transmitted disease or infection, but only 47 percent would admit having an affair.
THE CLIT STOP
The clitoris is the only organ in a woman’s body that’s only function is to give sexual pleasure.
In the 16th century, Vesalius argued the clitoris did not appear in “healthy women.”
In the 1400’s, evidence of the Clitoris or “The Devils Teat” could prove a woman’s status as a witch.
In full anatomical structure of the clitoris was not identified until 1998, urologist Helen O’Connell drew a diagram of the full internal clitoris for a paper in the Journal of Urology.
Research indicates that the clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings while the penis has just 4,000
The clitoris grows throughout a woman’s life and can become 2.5 times larger than after menopause than it was when the same woman was a teenager.
Longest Clitoris: recorded at 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches diameter
The group that has the most frequent sex is 35-44 year olds
28% of Americans over age 45 report they have sexual intercourse once a week.
40% of Americans over 45 report having intercourse at least once a month.
For women aged 50 and higher, older age is related to a decline in all sexual behaviors: 5% per year of age for penile-vaginal intercourse; 7% per year of age receiving or giving oral sex.
The French, Greeks, Hungarians and Serbs have the highest sexual frequency.
40 percent of adults in India didn't make love until after they were married.
Those in Japan are the least sexually active.
11 percent of adults around the world have never had sex.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
The testicles can grow up to twice their size during sex.
The testicles, also called the testes, produce about 1,500 sperm every second.
The word “testify” is derived from a Roman legal practice of swearing on one’s testicles.
In the Middle Ages, men who wanted sons would (sometimes) have their left testicle chopped off because they believed it only made female sperm.
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing: a testicle.
Left testicles usually hang lower than the right.
By age 17, 80% of males have masturbated, as opposed to 58% of females.
70% of all married people admit to regularly masturbating.
53% of American women use sex toys while masturbating.
According to a Harvard Medical Study, regular masturbation when you’re over 50 can lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer.
Kinsey studies show that masturbation correlates to social class. Of all groups, educated professionals admitted to masturbating the most. Groups concerned with unskilled or manual labor reflected the lowest scores.
Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation.
Graham Crackers were also intended to treat and prevent masturbation.
According to the Hite Report, candles are the artificial device used most frequently by women when masturbating.
People in Iceland, Norway and the UK are most likely to use vibrators.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEX
A medical study conducted in Pennsylvania showed that people who have sex once or twice a week have their immune systems boosted slightly.
Kinsey reported that sex reduces stress, and that people who have fulfilling sex lives are less anxious, less violent and less hostile.
A study led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne concluded that the more men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer.
Research done by Dr. Winnifred Cutler, a specialist in behavioral endocrinology, indicates that women who have intercourse at least once a week are more likely to have normal menstrual cycles than women who are celibate or who have infrequent sex.
More than 53 percent of the LGBT population are women. Women (3.6 percent) are slightly more likely than men (3.3 percent) to identify as LGBT.
The pink triangle was the symbol gay men were required to wear in Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Lesbians were sometimes required to wear a black triangle.
At one time, specially selected male children among the Alaskan Koniag were raised as females from infancy, eventually becoming the wife of a chief or tribal leader. A similar custom of aboriginal tribes in Greenland designate this person an “Achnutshik”
Queen Anne had a transvestite cousin, Lord Cornbury, whom she assigned to be governor of New York and New Jersey. The colonists were not amused.
Edgar Hoover, Oscar Wilde, Chief Crazy Horse, Pope Paul II and Pope Julius III, Leonard Bernstein, Alexander the Great, Sigmund Freud, Lawrence of Arabia, Plato, Peter Tchaikovsky and Florence Nightingale were all known to be gay or bisexual.
In 1961, Illinois became the first state to abolish its laws against consensual homosexual sex.
According to the Durex study, More than 17% of Australians are in a gay relationship.
Researchers have found that the length of a lesbian’s index finger in relation to the ring finger is closer to the male ratio than straight females. Men tend to have shorter index fingers in relation to their ring fingers; in women, the lengths are about the same.
In the 1940s, Dr. Walter J. Freeman began prescribing, in widespread fashion, a cure for homosexuality. He "cured," to an arguable degree of success, mostly institutionalized patients. By 1955, more than 19,000 American "deviants" had received this treatment. The so-called cure: Lobotomy
If one identical twin is gay, the other has about a 20-50% chance of being gay. Because it is not 100%, scientists speculate that homosexuality is a result of the interplay of environmental factors (e.g., surge of hormones in the womb, a virus, etc.) and genetics.
One of the most famous transvestites in history was Chevalier d' Eon de Beaumont, a diplomat in service to Louis XV. He lived to the age of 83, having spent 49 years as a man and 34 as a woman.
In 1952, the Unites States Congress enacted a law banning lesbians and gay foreigners from entering the country. The law was on the books until it was repealed in 1990.
Homosexuality has been recorded in China since ancient times and has often been referred to as “the cut sleeve” and “pleasures of the bitten peach.”
MALE SEX FACTS
The average male orgasm lasts 6 seconds.
According to a 2018 CDC report, the average age for “first intercourse” for men is 16.8.
The top 2 most common heterosexual male fantasies (not surprisingly) are a threesome with two women and having sex with someone other than their partner.
Men can orgasm without ejaculation. (It’s called a dry orgasm.)
Some men can ejaculate without feeling sexual pleasure (also known as sexual anhedonia.)
Prostate massage has been found to improve urine flow and alleviate symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
According to condom manufacturers, only 6% of the world’s population of men needs an extra-large sized condom.
Fourteen percent of males said that they did not enjoy sex the first time, while 60 percent of women say they did not enjoy sex their first time.
According to the Kinsey Institute, half of the men raised on farms have had a sexual encounter with an animal.
The average man sees 5 women a day he would like to sleep with.
According to research, obesity in men results in a lower sperm count.
Average number of calories in a teaspoon of semen: 7.
The average time that a man lasts after penetration is 2 minutes.
According to Rutgers University, Richard Brent holds the male multi-orgasm record of 6 ejaculations in 36 minutes.
44 percent of men are uncircumcised, according to a CDC report.
Male fetuses can experience erections during the third trimester, according to Ultrasound tests.
The average male erection is 5.5 to 6 inches long.
The biggest erect penis ever recorded was 13.5 inches.
Men in The Republic of Congo are reported to have the largest penis size.
North and South Korea have the smallest ranked average penis size.
Germany gets the most penis enlargement procedures in the world.
The Average length of penis when not erect: 3.5 inches
According to the Kinsey Institute, the smallest erect penis tops off at 1 3/4 inches.
A healthy male averages 11 erections per day—nine of them while asleep. After ejaculating, it can take him anywhere from two minutes to two weeks to achieve another erection.
The most common cause of penile rupture: vigorous masturbation.
Rumor has it that United States President, Lyndon Johnson, loved showing off his penis, which he nicknamed “Jumbo”.
SEX ON FILM
The very first kiss on film was between a Victorian couple filmed during a stage play in 1896. It was denounced as “shocking and pornographic”.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
First exposure of pubic hair is believed to be “Blow Up”, which received a condemned rating by the Catholic Church.
SEX QUOTES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
Marilyn Monroe, the most celebrated sex icon of the 20th century, confessed to a friend that despite her three husbands and a parade of lovers, she had never had an orgasm.
"If God had intended us not to masturbate, He would have made our arms shorter."
"From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it."
"Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie."
"Give a man free hands and you'll know where to find them."
“My husband's German. Every night I get dressed up as Poland and he invades me."
"Sex is like a bridge game; if you don't have a good partner, you better have a good hand."
"It is not true that sex degrades women... if it is any good."
"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting."
“Personally I know nothing about sex because I have always been married."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
SEXUAL CUSTOMS ABROAD: THEN
According to an ancient law in Kuwait, a man can be imprisoned for looking ‘sensually’ at another woman.
Lipstick is believed to have been invented in ancient Egypt for women who specialized in oral sex. They wanted their lips to look more inviting.
Egyptians inserted stones into their vagina to prevent pregnancy. (It worked kind of like the modern IUD by preventing implantation).
Women were discouraged from having orgasms during the Middle Ages because it was thought that orgasms made women less capable of getting pregnant.
It is ancient legend that Cleopatra of the Nile had 2 orgasms a day.
In Ancient Greece, women would expose their vaginas to ward off storms at sea.
It was considered elegant for aristocratic ladies of the 16th century to let their pubic hair grow as long as possible so it could be pomaded and adorned with bows and ribbon.
Up until 1884, a Victorian-era woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex.
St. Jerome said that full grown virgin women should never bathe and should be ashamed of their bodies.
SEXUAL CUSTOMS ABROAD: NOW
In Italy, it’s legal to have sex in a public bathroom as long as you keep the door shut.
41% of French men and women admit to having taken part in group sex.
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination.
The vocabulary of Polynesian [South Pacific] societies has no words in their language for "obscene", "indecent", or "impure". (Sex is never considered a source of shame or embarrassment.)
In Kafa in southwestern Ethiopia, a man found guilty of violating a virgin may be punished by having his head or hands cut off.
In Paramaribo, Suriname, a man who rapes a single woman won't be punished —if he marries the victim.
In China, women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may be naked only while in the bathroom.
In some places in Ecuador, the husband can return the bride to her family if he determines she is not a virgin.
Homosexuality is punishable by death in certain regions of Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Lesser penalties of “life in prison” can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, and Uganda.
According to the Durex study, Canadian women are the most likely group to fake orgasm.
In Guam it’s forbidden for female virgins to marry. For this reason, some men travel the countryside deflowering virgins as a full-time job.
It is considered taboo for a respectable Romanian woman to perform oral sex.
In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
According to the Durex study, one in ten people think Brazilians are the sexiest people on earth, followed by Americans (9%) and the French (8%)
Women’s top sexual choices are the Italians (12%) and the Spanish (11%) while men opt for Chinese women (11%) and Brazilians (10%)
The vagina is set at a 130-degree angle.
Only 18% of women report that they can orgasm from vaginal penetration alone.
The G-spot is technically located on the front side (or the roof) of the vagina, directly below the urethra.
The A-Spot (The Anetrior Fornix Erogenous Zone) is located above the cervix deep inside the vagina.
The vagina is self-cleaning with various glands that release fluids designed to cleanse and lubricate. (No need for douche!)
Uterus Didelphys is a rare condition where one person can have 2 vaginal canals.
Average Width of a Vagina: between 1 to 2.5 inches wide.
Average Depth of a Vagina: between 3 to 6 inches.
During sexual arousal the vagina can elongate, pushing the cervix and uterus slightly deeper into the body to allow for penetration.
Not all people with vaginas are female: Some may identify as Male or Nonbinary.
Having an orgasm relieves menstrual cramps because the vigorous muscle action moves blood and other fluids away from congested organs.
The word “vanilla” comes from a Latin word meaning “vagina” because of a vanilla pod’s likeness of female genitalia.
U.S SEX LAWS
The US has more laws governing sexual behavior than every country in Europe combined.
A law in Fairbanks, Alaska, forbids moose copulation on city streets.
An old state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called “master,” not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
In Minnesota, it is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish. (Apparently, it's OK for woman. Who can resist a wide-mouth trout?)
As late as 1940, a candidate for the U.S. Naval Academy was rejected if it was discovered that he masturbated.
In 1998, Alabama created a law banning the sale of sex toys, ruling that the constitution “doesn’t include a right to sexual privacy.”
The only acceptable sexual position in Washington, D.C. is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.
Florida’s laws only allow for conjugal sex. Sex outside of marriage and sodomy are misdemeanors, with penalties of up to 60 days in jail.
Yet another Texas code makes the possession of more than six items designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs illegal, whereas the possession of more than six firearms designed to stimulate the death of human vital organs is OK.
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, hotels are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. A minimum of two feet between the beds is required.
In the state of Utah, sex with an animal—unless performed for profit—is not considered sodomy and therefore is legal.
WOMEN’S SEX FACTS
According to 2017 CDC data, the average age for women having intercourse for the first time is 17.
Most Female Orgasms on record: 134 in one hour for a woman.
Longest Recorded Orgasm: 43-seconds with 25 consecutive contractions.
The average woman has sex 3 times a week.
According to statistics, Australian women are most likely to have sex on the first date.
30 percent of women who engage in oral sex swallow their partner's ejaculate every time.
54 percent of women have had a one night stand.
60 percent of women say they did not enjoy sex their first time.
YE OLD SEX LAWS
Empress Wu Hu of China’s T'ang Dynasty passed a law decreeing that all visiting male dignitaries show respect by kneeling before her and pleasuring her orally.
In Ancient Greece, If a man was found guilty of adultery could have his pubic hair removed radish shoved up his anus.
In the 1970’s, it was illegal for Peruvian prison inmates to use hot spices in their cooking because it was believed it could lead to increased sexual desire.
An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were willing to join the opera.
In 100 AD, the ancient Germanic tribe, the Teutons would punish anyone caught as a prostitute by suffocating them in excrement.
Charlemagne thought prostitution should be punishable by death in some cases.
The Romans would crush a first time rapist’s gonads between two stones.
Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration, would completely castrate a male convicted of rape, and a woman found guilty of adultery would find herself without a nose.
By Zeus, I don't need anything, I just want to f*ck!
— Aristophanes, 445-386 BC