20 of the weird facts about sex you probably didn’t know

Sex is arguably the important part of every romantic relationship even though few wouldn’t dare admit it openly. We should all know the basics when it comes to sex. But knowing the simple steps to get down and dirty doesn’t lead you to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s the lesser-known facts about sex that can not only make you smarter in bed but can also improve your sex life. Beyond the obvious, sexual intercourse has many other health benefits. It can help you feel happier, be healthier, and live a longer life.

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Check out these 20 of the weird facts about sex you probably didn’t know.


  1. Men have G-spot. Doesn’t it sound too surprising? Men have an area on their body similar to the female “g-spot” which, when stimulated, can cause extreme pleasure. The area is known as the prostate and is located right under his bladder as Cosmopolitan reported. It can be reached by placing a finger inside of his anus and moving it in a circular motion.
  2. The female orgasm is designed to induce pregnancy. The rhythmic pulsating motion of the vaginal walls during female orgasm is designed to push sperm up toward the uterus and into the cervix.
  3. The penis can break. While the human penis contains no bones, sudden and forceful bending of an erect penis during intercourse or masturbation can cause the corpus cavernosum (cylinders of tissue that make up the bulk of the penis) to fracture.
  4. Scientists are unsure why humans have pubic hair, but they theorize that the hair traps secretions that hold pheromones or sexual scents.
  5. The media may emphasize the desire for larger-than-average penises, but most women would like something a bit more fun-sized in their partner. In fact, one study found that women were more likely to cheat on husbands with larger penises because they associated large penises with “pain and discomfort during sex.”
  6. Apples can get you in the mood. The crisp and juicy fruit is rumored to keep the doctor away, but it can also apparently improve women’s sex life. One 2014 study in the journal of Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics found that women who ate an apple a day had better overall sexual function and lubrication that women who didn’t.
  7. A teaspoon of semen contains approximately five calories. Half an hour of intense sex burns off an average of one hundred to two hundred calories.
  8. As much as 30 percent of Americans over 80 still have sex regularly which is one of the bizarre facts about sex. A 2010 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that between 20 and 30 percent of American men and women over the age of 80 remain sexually active.
  9. The female orgasm lasts three times longer the male orgasm, which clocks in at just six seconds. The typical female orgasm lasts about 20 seconds. Women also have the upper hand when it comes to being able to have multiple orgasms and G-spot orgasms.
  10. Women who take hormonal contraceptives tend to be more attracted to men with lower testosterone levels and less super masculine physical characteristics according to study. But, women tend to desire overtly masculine men during the most fertile times in their cycle. That time period is also the easiest time for women to reach orgasm.
  11. 6 inches, is the average size of an erect penis. The longest penis ever recorded was 13 inches.
  12. Heavier men have more endurance than thin ones. Researchers in Turkey found in a study that the relationship between BMI and male sexual performance. It turns out that men who have a higher BMI last an average of 7.3 minutes in bed while smaller men can barely keep it going for 108 seconds.
  13. Oral sex can make the penis longer. Strangely, one study found that men’s self-reported penis size was actually larger when they measured their penises following oral sex, versus after masturbating.
  14. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same feel-good chemical responsible for the ecstatic high people experience in sexual attraction and love.
  15. 44% of women find it impossible to enjoy sex with a man who is not their intellectual equal. 33% of men who were polled feel the same way.
  16. The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes. That’s two whole weeks of kissing!
  17. You can orgasm when you are asleep. Even though no physical stimulation is going on, blood flow to the genitals during a sexy dream can still increase like it does during actual sex and that boost in blood flow can lead to orgasm.
  18. Death during sex is more common than you might think. One in every 200 sudden deaths comes during sex. The most common root causes of death during sex include any number of cardiac episodes as well as brain hemorrhages.
  19. Fetuses can get erections. Although they’ve kept it relatively quiet, doctors and researchers have known about this unsettling phenomenon for decades. As much as it may shock us, ultrasounds have shown it time and again to be true which is one of the weirdest facts about sex.
  20. Women who have difficulty reaching an orgasm might just have cold feet literally. One study found that giving women warm socks increased their chance of reaching an orgasm.
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Sandeep Debnath

Written by Sandeep Debnath

The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, question it and turn it inside out. Being a blogger, I started sharing my knowledge and interests here on BlogPoke.