Sex is an enigmatic and intricate aspect of human life that has fascinated and perplexed us for centuries. Beyond its pleasurable connotations, sex has a myriad of surprising facets that many of us are unaware of.

21 facts about sex you probably never knew

1. Sex Makes You Feel Happier by Relieving Headache and Migraine Pain

According to a study conducted by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues, migraine sufferers reported higher levels of sexual desire. The brain releases a flood of endorphins during orgasm, which can effectively relieve pain.

2. Unexpected Increase in the Clitoris Size

The clitoris is more than just a little nub; it expands inside and can reach lengths of up to 9 cm.  It is a complicated and interesting organ because much of this erectile tissue is buried beneath the skin.

3. The Science Behind One-Night Stand

According to research, women may be more prone to one-night stands during ovulation or soon before their period. This is thought to be an evolutionary strategy to boost the likelihood of conception during peak fertility.

4. Condoms and Lubes are a Secret to Breathtaking Sex

Maureen “Dr. Mo” Miller, Ph.D., the host of The Basics with Dr. Mo, says a good and natural lubricant can foster better sexual satisfaction. It is a secret behind having an unforgettable sex experience. All you have to do is add one or two drops of intimate lube inside a condom before putting it on!

5. Large Penis Does Not "Stretch Out" or Destroy Vagina

A common misconception these days is that a woman's vagina can stretch out while having too much sex with a partner having large penis or using a large sex toy. Stella Harris calls it "ridiculous." "The vaginal canal is a muscle, and it does not permanently stretch from having accommodated a large penis or toy."

6. An Average Person Reaches Sexual Peak At 17 Years of Age

According to a study, any person in their late teens (about 17 years old) had the highest frequency of sexual activity, participating in sex more than 80 times per year on average. This could be due to a variety of things, including adolescent curiosity, exploration, and heightened sexual desire. However, as people get older, their sexual activity decreases. By the age of 45, the average frequency lowers down to around 60 times per year, and by the age of 65, it declines even more to roughly 20 times per year.

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7. Penis Girth is More Important Than Its Length

People believe that the length of the penis indicates more pleasure, however this is not true. Nicole Prause, PhD, a sexual physiology researcher at the University of California cited - “The vagina is mostly covered in stretch mechanoreceptors, girth (or width) is considered to be a more important aspect of the penis for women on average".

8. Sex Enhances Creativity in Work 

Sex is an art form, a component of creativity, but there is an additional psychological effect that can aid you in your creative endeavours, whether you are painting, designing, listening to music, writing, or even just creative thinking. According to an Oregon State University study, having sex makes you perform better with more creativity as compared to those who does not have sex on a regular basis.

9. Orgasms: Use It or Lose It

Allison states: "There is a medical condition known as clitoral atrophy, which occurs when the clitoris does not receive enough blood flow, causing it to retract into the body,". As a result, if you are a woman, it is likely that without having sex, you will lose your sexual sensation for extended periods of time. If you are unable to have intercourse with your partner masturbation can be useful to keep your orgasms active.

10. Sex is not a guarantee on Female Orgasm

A lot of people are concerned that something is wrong if the female partner cannot orgasm during "normal" penis-in-vagina sex. But that is true, so try different sex positions at least once or provide some other form of pleasure, such as playing with her sensory regions, without engaging in direct intercourse.

11. The Egg Selects the Sperm, Not the Fastest Sperm

We had the mistaken belief that the fastest sperm gets entrance to the egg. According to Jill McDevitt, a human sexuality expert, "in reality, eggs have sophisticated biological mechanisms that actively choose which sperm they allow in, and it isn't always the first one to arrive."

12. Older People Have the Best Sex

 It is assumed that when people turn 60 or older, they retire from their professional as well as love life. However, it has been proven that older people do better sex and become more intimate. Sex is an art that requires expertise for greater experience, which older people do, and they also have time to experiment with each other without stress.

13. The Most Popular Sex Fantasy is Group Sex

Is this your fantasy as well? You are not alone. According to research, folks who have sexual fantasies have this on their bucket list as well. “The single most popular sexual fantasy amongst Americans today is multi-partner or group sex, followed by BDSM, adventure, and taboo/forbidden sex,” Lehmiller says.

14. A Penis Can Be Broken

A penile fracture is a real possibility that can occur. According to renowned sexologists, "the highest risk of penis fracture occurs when the couple changes position while the erect penis is still inside the vagina." If you want to change positions, it is recommended that you fully withdraw the penis from the vagina first. You must analyse the most comfortable and best positions for every penis size as excessive pumping can also result in a penile fracture, so take it easy there.

15. Sex Is a Potent Remedy

Having a happy, regular sex life is not only excellent for your mood; but studies have shown that it can also enhance your heart health, improve your sleep, increase your immunity, lessen your chance of some cancers, lower your stress levels, improve hormone balance, and even count as a little exercise. Having sex at least three times per week can help you look four to seven years younger.

16. Sex Should Never Be Painful

"Intercourse should never be painful," according to Buehler. "" Make sure you are ready for the first-time sex as it may be uncomfortable, or if you have a long gap, the next time may be painful, but sex should not be painful for either partner after that. It will always be pleasurable.

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17. Post-Sex Sadness Is Real.

If you have ever cried after sex or witnessed your partner do so, do not worry; it’s very natural. . It is called Post-Coital Dysphoria (PCD), and it is typified by severe feelings of sadness, anger, and even distress following orgasm.

18. The Mysteries of Man's Sperm!

  • Ejaculated sperm only survives for a few hours outside the body, but once it enters a woman's vagina and makes its way up to her cervical mucus, it can live for up to 3-5 days.
  • In two weeks, the average healthy man can ejaculate enough sperm to impregnate every woman on the planet.
  • A man ejaculates around 17 litres of sperm in his lifetime.
  • A sperm can travel up to 7 inches in one hour.

19. Post-Sex Urination Secret!

Have you ever wondered why it is difficult to urinate immediately after sex? It is because an antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is released in your body during orgasm. ADH is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and stored in the pituitary gland. Its main function is to regulate the body's water balance by reducing the amount of water excreted through the urine.

20. A Woman's Breasts Can Swell by Up to 25%

According to research, when women are sexually aroused, their breast size increases for about 25%. It happens because when females are sexually stimulated, their blood flows faster and their hormonal activity increases. This causes their breasts to swell and fill out.

21. Women Masturbation Magic

When a woman masturbates, it can take up to 4 minutes, but when they intercourse, it can take 10 to 20 minutes. They know their sensory part and speed of movements when masturbating since they have direct control over the stimulation, but when it comes to intercourse with a partner, they go with the flow, enjoying every other sensation and causing them to orgasm later.

Therefore, sex is as much fun as it is complicated and strange. These facts make sexuality unique and interesting because it is a mixture of emotions, cultural influences and science that captivates our minds. If you take all these factors into account, you can have a happy and meaningful intimate life. In doing so, it is important to respect each other, communicate and connect emotionally to have a great relationship. So, enjoy intimate life in the right way and start each day with a romantic spark.