Sex is exciting, weird, embarrassing and sometimes even funny. It’s a topic that interests people across the globe but there’s a lot that remains unspoken of.
How do people perceive sex in different cultures? What happens to our bodies during this messy but pleasurable experience? Here are some of the weirdest, funniest and little facts about sex.
Testosterone Levels And Sperm Counts Have Reached A Historic Low
Researchers have found out that younger people today are having less sex than their parents and grandparents (try to unsee that visual!). There could be a scientific explanation that goes beyond a busy life and being overly-stimulated with a lot of digital information.
Research suggests that testosterone levels and the sperm counts of men today are a lot lower than the standards a few decades ago.
A century ago, men had a sperm count and a testosterone level that were on the average a quarter higher than what they are today. Research has been carried out both in Europe and the US. The results have come out similar. In France, for example, sperm counts went down a third in the period from 1989 to 2005.
There are things that guys can do to enhance their fertility and hormone balance. A healthy diet, exercising, having more sex and taking quality supplements all rank among the best possible solutions.
There’s A Ban On Sex Toys In Certain Parts Of The US
While sex toys are a lot of fun when it comes to spicing things up in the bedroom, there are still parts of the world where they are a taboo.
It’s surprising and even shocking to know that sex toy sales are banned in a couple of US states. If you live in Alabama or Mississippi, you’re at a disadvantage.
The ban is a result of the so-called Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act. It was introduced in 1998 and to present day, the act criminalizes the sale of sex toys on the territory of the state. Some sellers have still found a clever way around the limitation. They sell sex toys as “novelty and education” items. They’re educational, alright! The same applies to roleplaying outfits. If you want to dress like a sexy nurse for a significant other, you’ll have to look for products marketed as costumes.
A Few Questions About Virginity
Issues surrounding virginity and its loss have always been quite intriguing.
There have been several surveys, telling us when people lose their virginity in different parts of the world. In Scandinavian countries, teens tend to lose their virginity prior to turning 15. In India and other parts of Asia, virginity loss is much more common in the early and mid 20s.
The average age of virginity loss is 17 to 18 in countries like the US, Russia, the nations of Western Europe and South Africa.
It’s interesting to point out that 55 percent Western women that lost their virginity in the age range from 15 to 19 actually wish that they have waited longer. Peer pressure and the desire to “get it over with” are often to blame for such rash decisions.
On the other hand, people that wait too long for the perfect partner to have sex with for the first time may never actually do it. Individuals that haven’t had sex for the first time by the age of 24 are very likely to remain virgins for life.
Penis Size And Aging
As men grow older, their penis is likely to gradually begin shrinking.
After a man turns 30, there will be some changes in both the appearance and the size of the penis. Reduced blood flow, changes the color of the glans and some older men could lose their pubic hair. The accumulation of fat in the lower abdominal area contributes to a penis that looks smaller than it actually is.
In addition, an irreversible reduction in both length and girth takes place. A man who has a six-inch erect penis in his 30s may see a decrease to 5.5 or 5 inches in his 60s and 70s. For guys that are satisfied with their penis size, this isn’t a major reduction. The ones already suffering from some inadequacy will be much more affected.
We Live In A Digital World!
What do you do immediately after having sex? If your answer is cuddle or get a shower, you’re in the minority. A study suggests that the post-coital habits of people are starting to change as a result of new technologies.
A study suggests that 36 percent of people check and update their Twitter and Facebook accounts after having sex. Men are two times more likely than women to log into social media after a roll in the hay.
Some even go as far as using a website called IJustMadeLove.com. The name is pretty self-explanatory – it enables users to pinpoint when and where they’ve last had sex. Obviously, in a digital world sharing is half the fun of having sex with a significant other.
Sex World Records
Let’s wrap it all up by exploring a few of the world’s most impressive sex records.
The world’s largest penis measures 13.5 inches (34.2 centimeters) and it belongs to Jonah Falcon. The American actor and writer is currently included in the Guinness book of records as the person having the biggest penis without any enhancements.
The world’s largest vagina is 19 inches (48.26 centimeters long) – just right for mr. Falcon. Unfortunately, it’s owner lived in the late 1800s. Anna Swan was a Scottish giantess whose height was 7’8”. When it comes to record-holding vaginas, Anna Swan isn’t alone. The world’s strongest vagina belongs to Tatiana Kozhevnikova. Through a rigorous kegel exercise routine, Tatiana is currently capable of lifting 31 pounds of weight with her vagina.
When it comes to sex, there’s nothing too weird. If you’ve had some concerns about your own body or sexuality, this article has hopefully made you feel better. The truth is that sex has no rules and what one person hates, another enjoys. The trick is to be confident and to continue pursuing what you want until you find it.