43 hot new sex facts
When it comes to doing the deed, the more you know, the better sex is. Here is the surprising information and wild tidbits to increase your erotic IQ.
There’s one ultimate goal during sex: to be as sensually stimulated as possible. The secret to achieving that blissful state? Having lots of steamy info at your disposal. As they say, knowledge is power…and pleasure. So we found a tonne of just-discovered facts—some make it easier to orgasm, others will help you please him, and the rest…well, they’ll make great convo-starters.
1 People who have sex about three times a week are perceived to look four to seven years younger.
2 Women place a higher importance on looks than men do when looking for a casual sex partner.
3 But that may not be smart. One poll found that computer nerds make the best lovers, with 82 percent of IT geeks claiming they put their partner’s pleasure above their own.
4 Sadly, only 41 percent of fitness professionals were as selfless.
5 Get it on the night before you need to bring some great ideas to the office. According to anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph.D., sex triggers brain chemicals that can improve creativity at work.
6 Don’t wait to feel turned on before you make a move. Most women experience arousal after the fun has already begun.
7 Single women are more attracted to men who are taken than to those who are available.
8 Strippers earn more money when they’re ovulating. Scientists suspect it’s because of the pheromones their body releases. Do a striptease for your guy when you’re ovulating two weeks before your period—and it will likely create some serious heat.
9 An orgasm can cure your stage fright! A Scottish study found that following Sexual release, people had an easier time with public speaking.
10 Guys find your voice more attractive during that time of the month— meaning, period sex is a prime time to add some dirty talk to the mix.
11 One study found that men on the prowl are more likely to spend money on luxury items for themselves than those who aren’t searching for a mate.
12 Watch a short porn scene before hopping in bed with your guy. Research found that 58 percent of men and women who regularly use porn felt more comfortable with their sexuality and tending to their partner’s sexual needs.
13 It’s the sweet stuff that really gets females hot. A study found that women were more turned on watching a man kissing a woman than having sex with her. So try kissing him in front of a mirror.
14 A UK study found that most men prefer women with some curves to super-skinny waifs.
15 Try a little spanking during sex, and don’t worry about the sting. Oxytocin, one of the sex chemicals released when you’re getting it on, reduces pain by about half.
16 Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which a man’s penis curves. A drug used to straighten bent fingers is now being tested to fix it.
17 A study says intercourse lasts about 16 minutes for Europeans and just 7 minutes for Americans. Make a ring with your fingers and squeeze around the base of his shaft to make him last longer.
18 Men take more risks when they know hot women are looking.
19 Snuggle with him while watching TV at night. Couples who cuddle regularly are eight times less likely to get depressed than those who kiss only during intercourse.
20 Experts have discovered that high levels of the hormone oestradiol make women more likely to cheat. The reason? It creates bigger breasts and smaller waists. As a result, they tend to get more attention and, therefore, have more sexual opportunities.
21 Researchers found that watching porn doesn’t negatively affect a man’s views about women.
22 A poll found that those who consume the most online pornography live in the most conservative and religious states.
23 One study done on newlyweds found that couples’ negative feelings about their sex life had more of an impact on their marital satisfaction than concerns about nonsexual issues did.
24 Athletic women say their sexual performance is better…
25 …and maybe that’s because female pro athletes have both better clitoral blood flow and higher sexual satisfaction than women who don’t exercise.
26 Furthermore, one study found that just 20 minutes of exercise before going at it will improve your sexual response.
27 Take time to really figure out your feelings—it could help you in the bedroom. See, women with high emotional intelligence experience more orgasms.
28 Almost 53 percent of women have used external stimulation. If you haven’t tried it, start with a small one that won’t overwhelm you.
29 A study of college students found that over a two-year period, both men and women had twice as many hook-ups as first dates.
30 Worldwide, only 30 percent of men are circumcised. Dating an uncut guy? Keep in mind that the tip of his penis may be more sensitive because it’s not always exposed. So you may need to use a slightly more gentle touch.
31 The average number of sexual partners for heterosexual men is seven; for heterosexual women, it’s four.
32 A woman has a better shot at climaxing during sex if the walls of her vaginal canal are stimulated. A study found that penis length doesn’t help accomplish this—girth does. Make him feel girthier by keeping your legs together during sex. It creates more friction.
33 Still, that doesn’t stop men from seeking out enhancements. A handful of new gadgets on the market claim to help men add length and possibly girth to their penis.
34 If that doesn’t work, he can try dropping a few kilos. For every 16 kilos an overweight man loses, his penis appears to grow one inch.
35 Scientists believe that some women have a more active G-spot than others. Trying various positions, like leaning back while you’re on top, may help him stimulate it if yours isn’t as active.
36 Having sex once a week can improve your immune function by 30 percent.
37 One study found that women get physically aroused by a much wider variety of erotic imagery than men do.
38 Researchers are testing Viagra on women with sexual dysfunction—72 percent of those taking it noticed improvement in their sexual response.
39 A 2010 study found that the better a woman’s genital self-image, the easier it is for her to orgasm.
40 Phew! Most couples over 65 in the US still have sex at least once a week.
41 It was discovered that wearing two inch heels may improve the strength of the pelvic muscles, which in turn helps you orgasm.
42 A study found that 84 percent of women have had sex just to ‘keep the peace’ with their partner.
43 For five minutes per day, tense and relax your PC muscles (the ones that hold in pee). It may give you better orgasms.