30 Facts About Sex, Fertility and Intimacy
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30 Facts About Sex, Fertility and Intimacy

25 Facts about sex, fertility and intimacy.

Sex is often considered as a taboo subject in most cultures. What happens inside the bedroom is most commonly considered as an immensley private matter that talking about it in a casual way with other people may sometimes be deemed by some as a social misconduct. That is probably the reason why there is so little that we actually know right now about the most basic pillar of the survival of our race. This article delves into some of the least known facts about the least openly-talked about subject in the world.

  1. Normal amount of ejaculated sperm is 3-5 cc or 1 tablespoon
  2. The ovum (unfertilized egg from the ovary) is capable of being fertilized within 24-36 hours after ovulation.
  3. Sperm is viable within 48-72 hours or 2-3 days inside a woman's uterus.
  4. Normal blood loss during menstruation is 50 cc or 1/4 cup.
  5. Smokers experience menopause up to two years earlier than non-smokers.
  6. It is only the sperm of the father who will determine the sex of the baby as it is the only one that can carry the "Y" chromosome.
  7. Normal amount of amniotic fluid in a mother's womb is 500-1,000 cc.
  8. During 30 minutes of active sex, the average person burns approximately 200 calories.
  9. Although nearly any body part or item of clothing may be an object of sexual fetishism, the shoe and the foot are the two most common fetishes in Western society.
  10. The vibrator, a common sex toy for women, was originally designed in the nineteenth century as a medication to combat the anxiety-related symptoms of “hysteria” which is now known as menstruation.
  11. Since AIDS was first diagnosed in 1981, more than 25 million people have died as a result of the virus. Two million people died from AIDS in the year 2007 alone.
  12. Many of the ingredients in chocolate are proven to cause arousal similar in effect to sexual foreplay. In fact, some experts believe chocolate may be even more effective than foreplay for sexual arousal.
  13. The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes.
  14. Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
  15. Ithyphallophobia is the morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.

  16. Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean.
  17. Between six and nine billion condoms are used in the world every year.
  18. When it comes to onilne porn, men are six times more likely to seek it out compared to women.
  19. According to Alfred Kinsey's "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" 81% of men say they have experienced nocturnal emmissions
  20. Having sex can make a woman look younger and more attractive. Estrogen and collagen is produced after sex which gives shine to the hair, smootheness to the skin and helps ward off age spots and sagging.
  21. It takes a sperm 1 hour to swim 7 inches. (27.1 mph is the world record for the 100 yard dash.)
  22. Condoms were originally made from intestines or linen.
  23. Sex can cure headaches. It releases natural endorphins which naturally reduces the pain of headaches.
  24. A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.

  25. Some female penguins engage in prostitution Believe it or not, in the wild, certain female penguins (even when in a committed relationship) will exchange sexual favors with strange males for the pebbles they need to build their nests.
  26. Axillism is the act of using of the armpit for sex.
  27. 3% of women plan household chores during sex.
  28. Two of the leading causes of temporary impotence in men are cigarette smoking and tight pants.
  29. For every "normal" web page, there are 5 porn pages.
  30. 35% of the under-35 crowd said they use Facebook or Twitter after sex. Men are twice as likely to post updates post-coitus.

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