Sex as everyone knows is a fun and pleasurable activity, whether it’s done with a partner or alone.
But sex is more than just wrinkled and sweat-drenched sheets, loud and pleasure-filled moans, and bodies melding into one. There’s a lot more to it.
Here’s a few fun and surprising facts about sex!
Sex helps reduce stress
Stressed out? A sex session may help you greatly! According to the research done by Biological Perspective, participants who had vaginal intercourse before doing stressful chores showed lower levels of stress compared to those who did not have any sex, who only masturbated, or those who had sexual contact but without any intercourse.
An average sex session can have 100 to 500 thrusts
Yes, there’s an average number of thrusts during intercourse, just like how there’s an average licks before you reach the center of your lollipop. According to the research by Royal Society Open Science, there’s around 100 to 500 thrusts per sexual session.
So, the next time they ask how long you last in bed, you can cheekily say about 500 thrusts or more.
Sperms swim seven inches per hour
You know that sperm cells are strong and great swimmers. But did you know how fast they can actually go? The top speed of a human sperm cell is around seven inches per hour, and that’s without any aid from the body.
However, this doesn’t mean that sperms always need an hour to reach the egg cell. Multiple studies have shown that there are sperm cells that reach the egg in a matter of minutes after insemination.
Sex is good for the heart
Your heart may be beating from the excitement and pleasure from sex, but that’s not all it can give you. According to the study by Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, frequent sex can actually decrease the risks of having a FATAL heart attack. The research has found out that men who had twice or more sex each week has a lower chance of dying from heart attack compared to those who had less sex.
Sex helps protect against cancer
Men who have more sex are less likely to have prostate cancer. This was proven by multiple research. A study by BJU International has found out that older men who have intercourse and even masturbate have a lower chance of getting prostate cancer. Also, a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association has found out that men in their 20s who have frequent ejaculations have lesser risks of having prostate cancer.
But the most important fact to know about sex is knowing how to practice safe sex. Using condoms and other contraceptives, and caring for your and your partner’s intimate needs are practices you may want to take to heart for a healthy relationship. Read more about having safe sex here.
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