Most of us adults believe that we know everything we need to about sex. Of course, there are sexual desires, different sex positions, orgasms, and different acts of foreplay.
But, just when you think you know all about sex, newer facts keep rising. There are a lot of unbelievable sex facts that you may not realize exist. So, buckle up for some unbelievable sex facts that you didn’t know existed.
Unbelievable Sex Facts You Didn’t Know Existed
1. Sex Burns Calories But Not As Much As You Think
Who wouldn’t want to replace regular exercise with sex sessions? Unfortunately, an average sex session burns only about 21 calories. Many believe that the caloric range is between 100 and 200 calories, but it isn’t true. Some researchers say that men burn close to 100 calories while women burn about 69 calories; however, these may be exaggerated numbers.
So, don’t get your hopes high of losing those extra pounds with only sex. You really need to start working out along with those pleasures.
2. Sexually Active Women Seek More Potential Partners
Women who have a high sexual desire seek more potential, attractive partners. Studies show that sexually hyperactivated women are attracted to one partner for a short period of time.1
Men, on the other hand, consider all women potential partners, irrespective of their beauty. This is probably because, most often, men are just looking for sex.
3. Keeping Yourself Hydrated Means Better Sex
We all know how important water is and the numerous health benefits it offers. There is yet another interesting benefit water can provide you. Keeping yourself hydrated can give you more pleasure in the bedroom with your partner.
Drinking enough water can provide better orgasms, too. This will give you more reasons to drink enough glasses of water every day.
4. Sex Can Provide Relief From Headaches
Are you suffering from a normal headache? Then, kick that pill-popping habit and go have some intimate time with your partner. Sex can provide relief from headaches and, sometimes, acute migraines.2
This may not be true for all individuals with a headache. But, you’ll never know unless you try it for yourself.
5. Multiple Sex Partners Is Associated With Later Substance Abuse
Studies have shown that having multiple sex partners in early adulthood can result in a dependence on alcohol and other substance abuse.3 This association between sex partners and substance abuse is found to be stronger in women, especially those who have two or more partners in a year.
Let’s keep those intimate moments with as few partners as possible. None of us want to turn into junkies later in life!
6. Couples Who Travel Together Have Better Sex
Experts say that couples who vacation together at least once a year have better sex lives than those who spend time together at home. Weekend trips with a loved one can keep alive the romance between both partners.
So, the next time you want to spice things up in your sex life, all you need to do is pack your bags and choose that right destination.
7. Men’s Participation In Housework Is Linked To Their Sexual Frequency
Research shows that men who help with the chores at home that are traditionally carried out by women like washing dishes or doing the laundry may not get “that much” action as those who don’t help.4 This may not be true of men who do masculine tasks at home like changing the light bulbs or fixing the faucet.
Men, I’d probably say that you should help with the household chores you’re doing right now. Who knows maybe the next unbelievable fact you read would be how carrying out housework can turn on your woman!
|↑1||Szepsenwol, Ohad, Mario Mikulincer, and Gurit E. Birnbaum. “Misguided attraction: The contribution of normative and individual-differences components of the sexual system to mating preferences.” Journal of Research in Personality 47, no. 3 (2013): 196-200.|
|↑2||Hambach, Anke, Stefan Evers, Oliver Summ, Ingo W. Husstedt, and Achim Frese. “The impact of sexual activity on idiopathic headaches: An observational study.” Cephalalgia 33, no. 6 (2013): 384-389.|
|↑3||Ramrakha, Sandhya, Charlotte Paul, Melanie L. Bell, Nigel Dickson, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Avshalom Caspi. “The relationship between multiple sex partners and anxiety, depression, and substance dependence disorders: A cohort study.” Archives of sexual behavior 42, no. 5 (2013): 863-872.|
|↑4||Kornrich, Sabino, Julie Brines, and Katrina Leupp. “Egalitarianism, housework, and sexual frequency in marriage.” American Sociological Review 78, no. 1 (2013): 26-50.|