Fun Sex Facts

Fun Sex Facts

Know how often men think about sex? What habit makes women have sex twice as much as others? In what country a woman can kill her husband if he’s caught cheating? If not, we’ve got you covered! We searched for some of the most interesting and fun little-known sex facts and found 15 of our favorites to help get a little more insight into our past and current sexual nature.

  • You can burn around 68 calories an hour while kissing. Even better, vigorous sex for half an hour burns around 150 calories. Add up all those make-out and lovemaking sessions and you may have the perfect recipe for weight loss!
  • Using the headache excuse to get out of sex has been shown to be just that — an excuse. During the female orgasm, endorphins are released which are powerful painkillers. A lovemaking session can release the tension (headache) that restricts blood vessels in the brain.
  • In the Aztec culture, avocados were considered so sexually powerful that virgins were restricted from contact with them.
  • Watch out cheating husbands! In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her husband if he cheats on her – but she may only do so with her bare hands.
  • The sale of sex toys and vibrators is banned in Alabama and Mississippi.
  • There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
  • The typical person spends about 600 hours having sex between the ages of 20 and 70.
  • According to a survey in Cosmopolitan magazine, foreplay usually lasts 14 to 17 minutes for the average married couple, and the man typically reaches orgasm after six minutes of copulation.
  • Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. It is 10 times more effective than valium!
  • A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
  • Women who read romance novels have sex twice as often as those who don’t.
  • 14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
  • A medical study conducted in Pennsylvania showed that people who have sex once or twice a week have their immune systems boosted slightly.
  • Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.
  • The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!

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Jennifer Good

About Jennifer Good

Chief Romantic and founder of Romance Wire and happily married for 19 years, Jennifer has been dishing out romantic and relationship advice for nearly all of those married years. Her advice and tips have been featured in countless magazines and websites including Ladie's Home Journal, AOL Love channels, ThirdAge and much more.

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