After living and food, sex ranks next in the line of humans basic needs. Mostly everyone had sex at least once in their lifetime. Yet it is hard to separate sex fact from fiction. Mainly because of taboos and deep psychological roots going back to the origins of life. Some research even claim that female orgasm is a natural selection whereas the female’s convulsions help the sperm reach it’s ultimate destination faster. And that’s not even the strangest sex fact on this list. This list takes a look at some more unusual facts about sex and sex related topics. Here are the 25 most hard to believe sex facts. Feel free to comment and add any facts that we missed
25| Oral Sex A Cure For Morning Sickness
One academic is proposing a cure for morning sickness that some moms-to-be might find in bad taste — sperm. Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at Suny-Albany has a theory that pregnant women who are continually exposed to the father’s semen are less likely to suffer from AM nausea. Gallup, who specializes in human reproductive competition and behavior, offers the theory that expectant women become ill and vomit because their bodies are rejecting the semen’s genetic material as something foreign and unfamiliar. The theory could feasibly quell their queasiness by ingesting the same sperm in order to allow the body to build up a tolerance.
24| Sex cures headaches
If you think sex can’t be had due to a headache, how wrong you are, at least according to headache specialist Dr. Vincent Martin. Amazingly, it’s just the opposite. Martin stated that the increase in serotonin levels which happens during sex eases the pathways in the brain that can lead to and sustain a headache.
23| Scratching your ankle feels as good as sex
The old phrase ‘You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ may need updating. The ankle has overtaken the back as the most satisfying spot to scratch, according to researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. In the study, reported in the British Journal of Dermatology, healthy volunteers were made to itch on the forearm, ankle and back by rubbing them with cowhage, a plant with tiny hairs that irritate the skin. Professor Francis McGlone, a member of the International Forum for the Study of Itch, said, “It was interesting that the ankle was the itchiest site and that the most pleasure came from scratching it, because the back has been well-known as a preferred site for scratching.”
22| Men think about sleep & food as much as sex
Men think about sex every seven seconds, right? Not according to a new study that finds men ponder sleep and food as much as they do sex. The study found that the median number of thoughts about sex by men was 18 times a day to women’s 10 times a day. But the men also thought about food and sleep proportionately more.
21| Condoms Were Originally Made Of Animal Intestines
In Asia before the fifteenth century, some use of glans condoms (devices covering only the head of the penis) is recorded. In China, glans condoms may have been made of oiled silk paper, or of lamb intestines. In Japan, they were made of tortoise shell or animal horn (ouch). In the 16th century, condoms were often made with linen sheaths soaked in a chemical solution and allowed to dry before use. The cloths were sized to cover the glans of the penis, and were held on with a ribbon. Pictured above is an animal intestine condom from the early 1900s.
20| “Blow job” Comes From Victorian Times
In Victorian times, a slang term for a prostitute was “blowsy”. At the same time, “blow” was slang for ejaculation. Consequently, by the 1930s, the act of fellatio came to be known as a blow job. It was also used to describe jet planes in World War Two. In Ancient Greece, the common slang for a blow job was “playing the flute”.
19| Anti-wrinkling Effects
Sperm contains proteins that have the same anti-wrinkle effect as your moisturizer, which tighten skin and give an instant face-lift. Not entirely sure we’re willing to swap our coveted creams for sperm just yet though.
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