25 Odd And Bizarre Facts About Sex You Probably Didn’t Know

Most psychologists and marriage counselors will agree that sex is an extremely important part of every romantic relationship—arguably the most important—even though few wouldn’t dare admit it openly. Sex is something you engage in with your partner that you don’t do with anyone else.

Of course, you can also embrace, talk to, and kiss your partner to express your love, but you usually do these things with your mother, your siblings, and even your friends. Sex, on the other hand, is the definitive act that draws the line between the kinds of relationships we have with people.

Further, sex as a unique expression of intimacy appears to have numerous benefits for one’s life and health, as many studies have shown: it’s a stress reliever, it reduces the risk of cancer (especially prostate cancer in men), reduces pain in many cases, improves sleep and can even cure insomnia in some instances, it even enhances skin and overall health.

Most importantly, however, sex between a man and a woman is the natural means of reproduction, perpetuating the human race. In other words, one could claim that sex is life. These are 25 Odd and Bizarre Facts About Sex You Probably Didn’t Know.

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According to The State University of New York study, semen can help fight depression. Semen contains chemicals that elevate mood, increase affection, and induce sleep. It also contains cortisol, which is known to increase feelings of affection in the brain.

SpermSource: psychologytoday.com
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Researchers at Rutgers University used MRI imaging to find out exactly what happens in your brain when you’re aroused. What they found is that different regions of the brain become activated in response to stimulation of the vagina, cervix, clitoris, and nipples.

human brainSource: Rutgers University Study, Image: commons.wikimedia.org
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The average female orgasm lasts twenty seconds—fourteen seconds longer than the male orgasm.

timeSource: menshealth.com/, Image: Wikipedia
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During sexual intercourse, in addition to the genitals and breasts, the inner nose also swells.

faceSource: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, Image: YouTube
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-321° F is the temperature at which sperm banks store donor semen. At this temperature semen can be stored indefinitely.

thermometerSource: livescience.com, Image: Wikipedia


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