12 Facts About Sex That’ll Make You Question Everything

Mind. Blown. 

This is not another one of those boring articles that claims to have new information but simply reminds you of things you already know.

This is definitely one of those articles you will want to share on Facebook, because you know what? These facts are seriously #mindblowing.

From penguin prostitution to a comparison of Usain Bolt and sperm, this is the best and funniest sex lesson you’ll get all week.

1. Pumpkins are an aphrodisiac

A few years ago, the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago discovered that the scent of pumpkin pie increases penile blood flow by an average of 40 per cent and vaginal blood flow by 11 per cent. Another reason to embrace Thanksgiving!

2. Fat guys last longer

Turns out size really does matter – but not in the way you think. After a year-long study, researchers at Turkey’s Erciyes University found men with excess body weight last longer in bed – an average of 7.3 minutes longer than slim guys, who only held on for a mere 108 seconds.

3. Many of us pee during sex

If you’re one of the women who ‘squirts’ when you orgasm, a small amount of what’s actually coming out of you is pee. According to the French researchers of a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, female ejaculation contains a mixture of urine and prostatic secretions.

4. Semen can cure depression

Turns out the magical white fluid most of us have mixed opinions on swallowing, is rigged up with chemicals that elevate mood, increase affection and induce sleep. Do with this information what you will.

5. Masturbating will get you off quicker than actual sex will

Here’s another excuse to masturbate (not that we needed one): the average woman will climax within four minutes of masturbating, but it could take that same woman as long as 20 minutes to climax during intercourse. If that’s not reason enough to buy a vibrator (check out our handy guide on finding the right one), we don’t know what is.

6. Penguins are prostitutes

Well, some are, anyway. After studying the species for a loooooong time, researchers noticed a trend in female penguins giving male penguins sexual favors in exchange for pebbles that they could use to build nests for their bubs.

7. Sperm is a guy’s personal computer software

Okay, clear your mind of everything so you can focus: this one is a tough one to swallow… A single sperm contains a whopping 37.5MB worth of a dude’s DNA data. So that means an average ejaculation transfers more than 1500 terabytes of data. Woah.

8. Boobs play a big part

Having trouble climaxing? Send your breasts in to play. Approximately one per cent of women can achieve full orgasm simply through breast stimulation. So don’t be shy – take off that bra and let the girls go wild, Katy Perry style.

9. Sperm is faster than Usain Bolt

At his fastest, Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has been clocked at running 27.79 miles per hour. When a man ejaculates, the initial squirt travels at 28 miles per hour.

10. Female ferrets live and die by their proverbial sword

If female ferrets don’t have sex for a year, they will literally die. When they’re in heat, their bodies secrete a lot of estrogen into their blood, and if it stays there too long it causes their bone marrow to stop making new blood cells, which leads to deadly aplastic anemia. #sadface

11. Semen is a double agent

This one dates way back to World War I, when members of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) discovered they could use semen as invisible ink. Thankfully they stopped using it after they copped the stench of it when it got old.

12. Period sex leads to better orgasms

We all know how much more sensitive the vagina is when we’re menstruating, thanks to the increase in blood circulation to the area. Well, the heightened sensitivity leads to more powerful orgasms. Gives you a new reason to enjoy period sex, right?

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