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  • Five percent of men and 11 percent of women claim they have never masturbated.
  • Seventy percent of people fantasize about someone else while making love.
  • The first sperm banks opened in 1964—they were located in Tokyo and Iowa City.
  • Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 American states.
  • An estimated one in five Americans don’t like sex.
  • Americans spend twice as much money on pornography than they do on cookies.
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on primetime television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • The word “sex” was coined in 1382.
  • One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
  • The word “sex” was coined in 1382.
  • There are more germs in the human mouth than in the anus.
  • Lyndon Johnson claimed to have had sex with five of his six secretaries, including one session on his desk in the Oval Office.
  • The maximum speed at which erotic sensations travel from skin to brain has been clocked at 156 miles per hour.
  • Lipstick is believed to have been invented in ancient Egypt for women who specialized in oral sex. They wanted their lips to look more inviting.
  • Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
  • The origin of the English word “orgasm” derives from the Greek, “orgaein,” meaning “to swell” or “be excited or lustful.”
  • During orgasm, the heart averages 140 beats per minute.
  • An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing in a store’s walk-in meat freezer.
  • A parthenologist is someone who specializes in the study of virgins and virginity.
  • If you were a female citizen of the church of Aphrodite in Paphos, Cyprus, before you could be married you had to prostitute yourself to a stranger.
  • Among sexually active adults, lesbians have the lowest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • A capon is a castrated rooster.
  • In some places in Ecuador, the husband can return the bride to her family if he determines she is not a virgin.
  • Chimps produce almost three times more sperm than humans relative to body weight.
  • About 40% of workplace romances lead to marriage or a long-term relationship.
  • According to researchers, if a man spends the day with his female partner, then has sexual intercourse with her, he will ejaculate far fewer sperm than would be the case if the pair had spent the day apart.
  • In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
  • Trobriand (off the coast of New Guinea) islanders have a euphemism for having sex that translates as “scraping the tapioca.”
  • The first striptease dance was performed in Paris, France on March 13, 1894.
  • According to a survey done by the American Management Association, about 40% of workplace romances lead to marriage or a long-term relationship.
  • Two of the main causes of temporary impotence are tight pants and prolonged cigarette smoking.
  • Eighty-five percent of men don’t use the front opening in their underwear when they urinate.
  • Moose intercourse typically lasts about five seconds.
  • More than one million condoms are sold each day in the United States.
  • The heart beats faster during a brisk walk or heated argument than during sexual intercourse.
  • The size of a mosquito penis is 1/100th of an inch.
  • Menstrual cramps have been known, in rare cases, to induce orgasm.
  • A dragonfly’s penis has a shovel on the end that scoops out a rival male’s semen.
  • On average, worldwide, people have sex 138 times a year.
  • Jazz fans and gun owners are among the most sexually active Americans.
  • For every 35 pounds of weight a man carries over his ideal weight, his penis will appear to be one inch smaller.
  • Most turkeys and giraffes are bisexual.
  • The average single woman has sex 72 times a year. It’s 111 times a year for married women.
  • About one percent of the adult female population are able to achieve orgasm solely through breast stimulation.
  • The Roman punishment for adultery was often amputation of the nose.
  • A “buckle bunny” is a woman who goes to rodeos with the express intent of having sex with a rodeo cowboy.
  • Fourteen percent of males say they did not enjoy sex the first time. Sixty percent of women feel that way.
  • The largest pornography collection in the world is located at The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. It contains 80,000 pornographic books and more than 150,000 films.
  • “Oneirogmophobia” is the fear of wet dreams.
  • A typical person spends about 600 hours having sex between the ages of 20 and 70.
  • Up until 1884, a Victorian-era woman could be sent to prison for denying her husband sex.
  • The typical person spends about 600 hours having sex between the ages of 20 and 70.
  • It takes a sperm one hour to swim seven inches.
  • A recent survey revealed the average driver will have sex in a car six times during their lifetime.
  • Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a rare medical problem that occurs during or just after sex. It can erase short-term memory for up to six hours, including all traces of the sexual event itself.
  • Couples attempting to conceive average 5.5 months of unprotected intercourse before succeeding.
  • Women were discouraged from having orgasms during the Middle Ages because it was thought that orgasms made women less capable of getting pregnant.
  • In Ancient Greece, women would expose their vaginas to ward off storms at sea.
  • Female baboons have been known to engage in a primitive form of prostitution by stealing food during sex.
  • Fewer than 30 percent of parents in the U.S. discuss sex with their children.
  • The typical penguin has just one orgasm a year.
  • The average sperm donor makes $4,000 to $5,000 a year.
  • The sperm count of the average American male is down 30 percent from 30 years ago.
  • It’s illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States.
  • Semen contains small amounts of more than 30 elements, including fructose, ascorbic acid, cholesterol, creatine, citric acid, lactic acid, nitrogen, vitamin B12, and various salts and enzymes.
  • Homosexuality remained on the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental illnesses until 1973.
  • In an average man’s semen, about 10 percent are abnormal.
  • A recent survey of prostitutes revealed that the most frequent sex act performed is fellatio.
  • Minks have sex sessions that last, on average, eight hours.
  • According to a national study of female sexuality, candles are the artificial device used most frequently by women during masturbation.
  • In London, it’s illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.
  • Sex education was first introduced in English schools in 1889.
  • In ancient Greece and Rome, dildos were made out of animal horns, gold, silver, ivory and glass.
  • The French kiss was first known as “maraichinage,” a term to describe the prolonged, deep, tongue kiss practiced by the Maraichins, inhabitants of Brittany, France.
  • In London, it’s illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.
  • Experts estimate that a real orgasm burns 112 calories. A faked orgasm burns 315 calories.
  • “Old Joe” is slang for “syphilis.”
  • The early Christian church forbade couples from having sex on Wednesdays, Fridays and, of course, Sundays.
  • Exhibitionists are most likely to be married men.
  • Someone paid $14,000 for the bra Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like It Hot.
  • On average, it takes two tablespoons of blood to get a man’s penis erect.
  • Thirty percent of women over the age of 80 still have sexual intercourse either with their spouse or boyfriends.
  • Humans and dolphins are the only creatures that have sex for pleasure.
  • A woman’s arthritic pain will almost always disappear as soon as she becomes pregnant.
  • The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.
  • In the Amazon forests of Brazil and Venezuela, women of the Yanomami believe that for a child to grow strong they need to copulate frequently with many men during pregnancy.
  • Phagophobia is the fear of swallowing.
  • Sperm banks keep their donor semen at approximately -321 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Teachers are eight times more likely to be infertile than men with any other job.
  • Twenty-eight percent of men feel they reach sexual climax too quickly.
  • The Ancient Greeks believed semen was stored in a man’s cranium.
  • Film legend Marlene Dietrich claimed to have slept with John F. Kennedy—when she was 62.
  • A castrated male reindeer is called a bull.
  • In a sex study, 45 percent of American men said they prefer to make love with the light on. Only 17 percent of American women prefer it that way.
  • It took Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette seven years to consummate their marriage.
  • During the film Don Juan, John Barrymore delivers a grand total of 191 kisses to a variety of different women, at the rate of one every 53 seconds.
  • Gandhi slept naked with women in order to test his mastery of celibacy.
  • Paper was invented early in the second century by a Chinese eunuch.
  • Dr. James Barry qualified as a doctor, enlisted in the army and became an Inspector-General. It was only at the time of “his” death in 1865 that it was discovered “he” was actually a woman.
  • Howard Hughes originated the cantilever bra.
  • Athletic supporters were introduced in 1874 to help bicycle riders as they pedaled over cobblestone roads. The term “jock strap” comes from these early “bicycle jockeys.”
  • Gershon Legman, noted American sexologist, once calculated that there are 14,288,400 possible positions for sexual intercourse.
  • Members of the Chenchu tribe in India believe that if you conceive a child at night it will be born blind.
  • According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the most popular time for sex is 11 p.m.
  • In the 18th century, another term for anal sex was “navigate the windward passage.”
  • Twenty percent of women who live with their boyfriends have more than one sex partner.
  • The skin test used to determine immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever is called the “Dick Test.”
  • The world “fornication” derives from the Latin word fornix, meaning “arch.” Roman street prostitutes found lots of customers underneath the arches of the Colosseum.
  • The first issue of Playboy, in 1953, which sold for a mere fifty cents, was never dated, because Hugh Hefner assumed he’d never publish another.
  • There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong.
  • The Geisha of Japan would not perform fellatio because it was considered demeaning for the cultured to do so.
  • “Venus observa” is the technical term for the “missionary position.”
  • A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen, containing half a trillion sperm, in his lifetime.
  • John Harvey Kellogg, the man who gave the world Corn Flakes, was an avid advocate for chastity.
  • A pig’s orgasm can last up to 30 minutes.
  • The Bible mentions dildos. Ezekiel 16:17 says, “Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them.”
  • “Eurotophobia” is the fear of female genitalia.
  • The origin of the modern day confessional box comes from the Middle Ages. Before then, prostitutes who visited priests to confess their sins were often sexually assaulted.
  • The female bedbug has no sexual opening. To get around this dilemma, the male uses his curved penis to drill a vagina into the female.
  • Studies show that women who went to college are more likely to enjoy oral sex (giving and receiving) than high school dropouts.
  • Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
  • “Formicophilia” is the fetish for having small insects crawl on your genitals.
  • A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
  • According to a U.S. market research firm, the most popular American bra size is currently 36C, up from 1991 when it was 34B.
  • In the Aztec culture avocados were considered so sexually powerful, virgins were restricted from contact with them.
  • Marilyn Monroe, the most celebrated sex icon of the 20th century, confessed to a friend that despite her three husbands and a parade of lovers, she had never had an orgasm.
  • According to a survey of sex shop owners, cherry is the most popular flavor of edible underwear. Chocolate is the least popular.
  • “Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
  • A sow will always have an even number of teats, usually 12.
  • The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.
  • 14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
  • Taco Bell changed the Chilito’s name to the Chili Cheese Burrito, only after discovering that “chilito” was a derogatory slang term in Spanish that meant “small penis.”
  • In many cultures, an unmarried woman is considered a virgin, even if she’s a prostitute. It’s only after marriage that she loses her virginity.
  • A law in Fairbanks, Alaska does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.
  • Sixty-six percent of pet owners claim they allowed their pets to remain in the bedroom during lovemaking.
  • “Anorgasmy” is the clinical term for the inability to achieve orgasm.
  • Average number of times a man will ejaculate in his lifetime: 7,200.
  • Average speed of male ejaculation: 28 miles per hour.
  • About 50 percent of women have one breast that is larger than the other.
  • Ancient Greeks admired the small firm penis, and considered the large member aesthetically unappealing.
  • The word “vanilla” comes from the Latin word for vagina, because of the vanilla pod’s resemblance to the female genitalia.
  • The left testicle usually hangs lower than the right, although the reverse may be true of left-handed men.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a tollbooth.
  • The word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means “to exercise naked.”
  • It takes just 35 days for a mouse to reach sexual maturity. It takes a female gorilla six years to reach sexual maturity.
  • In 1709 it was believed that the widespread infertility of Spanish women was due to singing during sex.
  • “Erotodromomania” is the abnormal impulse to travel to escape painful sexual situations.
  • In Oxford, Ohio, it’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.
  • A Tremonton, Utah law states that no woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance.
  • The clinical term for a hairy buttocks is “daysypgal.”
  • The Netherlands has the lowest incidence of teen pregnancies, abortions and sexually transmitted diseases among Western nations.
  • An adulterous Greek male was sometimes punished by the removal of his pubic hair and the insertion of a large radish into his rectum.
  • Ultrasound tests have revealed that male fetuses have the capability for erections in the last trimester of gestation.
  • The well-recognized Egyptian Ankh (at right) is actually a symbol representing the male and female sex organs—the upper oval represents the womb of the woman, and the lower vertical line represents the sexual organ of the male.
  • More than 110 billion Tampax tampons have been sold since 1936.
  • The first automatic vibrator was invented in 1869 and was steam powered. It was used to treat female disorders.
  • The gestation period of the macaque is 160 days. For sheep, it’s 150 days. For dogs, it’s 61 days.
  • According to Kinsey, half of the men raised on farms have had a sexual encounter with an animal.
  • Odors that increase blood flow to the penis: lavender, licorice, chocolate, doughnuts, pumpkin pie.
  • The average teaspoon of semen contains 5-7 calories.
  • The origin of the word “penis” is Latin, meaning “tail.”
  • About 100 calories are burned during human sexual intercourse.

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