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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Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same feel-good chemical responsible for the ecstatic high people experience in sexual attraction and love.

chocolateSource: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, Image: pixabay.com

Researchers have repeatedly observed female penguins exchanging sexual favors with male penguins that aren’t their mates in exchange for pebbles they will use to build nests for their babies. Yep, female penguins engage in a bizarre form of prostitution.

penguinSource: animals.nationalgeographic.com, Image: Wikipedia

The earliest known illustration of a man using a condom during sexual intercourse is painted on the wall of a cave in France. It is dated between twelve thousand and fifteen thousand years old.

Ancient illustration Source: archaeology.org, Image: Wikipedia

In ancient Greece the common slang for oral sex was “playing the flute.”

Greek statueSource: theconversation.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

During World War I members of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) discovered you could use semen as invisible ink. They stopped using it after they realized how badly it smelled when it got old.

british Secret Intelligence ServiceSource: britannica.com, Image: Wikipedia

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