It is a known fact that most people practice sex at least once in their entire lives. It is considered one of the best pleasures in life. We can come up with a long list of reasons why most of us engage in sex, though we can also come up with a list of Top 10 most amazing facts about sex that makes it as interesting as the actual act.
1. Animal Prostitution
It is amazing to note that penguins follow a practice that is somewhat similar to prostitution. There are penguins, including those with established relationships, who are willing to offer sexual favors to other penguins in exchange to the pebbles that they will require in building their nests.
2. Have sex, have fun
Humans are not the only animal who indulge in sex purely for the fun of it. Bonobo chimps and dolphins are known to actively engage in various forms of sexual activities outside of their normal reproductive cycle. The bonobos practice their own versions of oral sex, tongue kissing and genital sex.
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3. Porn boosts sperm production
Several studies have proven that men who watch and read porn materials will have more sperm and have heightened sexual urges especially when it involves a woman with a pair of men. Experts believe that it triggers the competitive juices of a person leading to enhanced capacity in baby making.
4. “Blow Job” originated from the Victorian era
“Blowsy” was the pejorative term used to refer to prostitutes during the Victorian era. Consequently, the word “blow” was used as the slang term for ejaculation. These terms paved the way for the use of the word “blow job” in 1932 in reference to the act of fellatio which is commonly practiced by prostitutes.
5. Pubic hair follows a controlled growth
All the hair in our body, including our pubic hair, follows a natural growth program. It establishes the length and duration of the growth of the hair in our body. The pubic hair will grow up to a certain length and within a fixed duration, and will automatically stop once this is already attained.
6. Sperm rejuvenates and tightens the skin
The protein component of the sperm makes it an ideal anti-aging skin treatment! When it is left to dry on the skin, the protein is retained and helps eliminate skin wrinkles.
7. Sex can cure headaches
If you are suffering from a nagging headache, then a good round of sex may be just what you need. So the next time that your sexual advances are refused by your partner because of headache, cite this amazing fact about sex to him or her.
8. The first versions of condoms were made out of linen or animal intestine
The first ever documented use of condom was during the 15th century in China. It was made of animal intestine or silk paper. In Japan, their version of condoms was made from animal horn or tortoise shell.
9. Pubic Wigs worn by Victorian prostitutes
During the Victorian age, it is a common practice of prostitutes to wear wig made from pubic hair. This is a popular practice by most prostitutes in order to conceal their problem with syphilis.
10. Sex is good way to lose weight
Researches have proven that, on the average, one can get rid of 26 calories through a minute of kissing. Further, a half hour of steamy sex can result to 150 calories burned.