10 Sex Facts We Guarantee You Don’t Know!

Sex is an act that comes in many forms. There is vanilla sex, kinky sex, fetishes, BDSM, and so much more. People learn about sex at a fairly young age, and their knowledge expands as they get older by talking to people with different experiences, and gain experience themselves. Various facts about sex are common knowledge, but there are some hidden gems people seem to miss. 

1. Crocodile Feces Were Once Used As Contraceptives 

Back in ancient Egypt, crocodile feces were used as a form of contraception. A clump was inserted into the vagina to act as a barrier from sperm.

Zoomed in picture of the head of a green cactus with spikes.
In the past, men’s penises actually had spines on them.

2. Penises Used To Have Spines

Yes, you read that correctly. Penile spines are a type of hard tissue that line the outside of the penis and are still

present in some animals to this day. Geographers state that men used to have these spines, but over time, have lost the DNA code. 

3. An Apple A Day Does More Than Keep The Doctor Away

A study conducted in 2014 found that women who ate an apple a day had better sex, and had more lubrication than women who did not. The polyphenols and antioxidants in apples stimulate blood flow to a woman’s vagina, and boost arousal. Apples also contain a chemical that resembles the female sex hormone estradiol, which protects against vaginal dryness. If you want to have better sex, or are struggling with lubrication, try eating an apple every day. It might just make a difference!

4. Average Sex Session is 100-500 Thrusts

Reading the heading probably made you think about how many thrusts occur in your sex sessions. Now, you might find yourself counting next encounter. Researchers found that the average sex session lasts about 100-500 thrusts. One study conducted in 2017 even found that couples in the U.S. will last about 17 minutes, not including foreplay.

5. A Good Sense Of Smell Equates To More Orgasms

A small study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that women who had a heightened sense of smell experienced more frequent orgasms

Red emergency sign in front of a building.
If there is too much force on a man’s penis when it is erect, it can break.

6. A Man’s Penis CAN Break

A penis contains no bones, so many people think that it can not break. This is not true, forceful bending of an erect penis can actually break it. How do you know it is broken? The cylinders of tissue that make up the penis will be extremely painful. There might be a cracking sound, and dark bruising. Blood in urination is also a sign, because the tube that drains the urine can get damaged as well. 

7. Death During Sex Is Common

1 in 200 people die suddenly during sex. The cause is usually due to a heart attack/issues or brain hemorrhages. 

8. Female Orgasms Last Longer Than Male’s

Women are not only more likely to have multiple orgasms during sex, they also last longer than men’s. A woman’s orgasm lasts about 20 seconds, which is 3 times more than a man’s 6-second burst.

9. A Man’s Ejaculation Speed Is Faster Than You Think

Legs of an African American man with a bar in his hand bent down reeady to run.
A man’s ejaculation speed is faster than the 100 meters dash world record.

Want to know what is faster than the 100 meters dash world record? A man’s ejaculation speed! Coming in at 28 miles per hour, a man’s ejaculation travel speed beats the 100 meters dash record by a little over 5 miles per hour.

10. The Heavier The Man, The Longer The Sex Session

Many studies have revealed that men who are heavier, and overweight will last longer in bed, 3 times longer than a thinner, more fit man. 

Sex has evolved over many decades, for the better. From spined penises, and crocodile feces as contraception, to numerous healthy birth control options, and an assortment of textured condoms. With the help of science and research, we are able to learn more about the human body than ever. We can find out what foods are good for better sex, and just what we can do to have a healthier, more orgasmic sex life. Some of the things we find out are weird, but definitely an interesting topic of conversation nonetheless! 

About The Author:
Cassandra Love

With over a decade of helpful content experience Cassandra has dedicated her career to making sure people have access to relevant, easy to understand, and valuable information. After realizing a huge knowledge gap Cassandra spent years researching and working with health insurance companies to create accessible guides and articles to walk anyone through every aspect of the insurance process.

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