February 3, 2014
There was so much good reception with our first, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” article that we decided to do it again. The scientific community is finding out more about human sexuality everyday, and as they bring new information into public knowledge, we bring it to you. Enjoy.
1. Sex Is Pretty Good Exercise – Having vigorous sex for just 15 minutes per session, 3 times a week, can burn 7,500 calories. The equivalent of three sessions of sex per week is light jogging almost 1 1/2 miles per week. Who knew a few quickies could go so far?
2. Sex Makes You Healthier – Not only does sex decrease blood pressure, but it also increases immunity to certain sicknesses. Regular sex makes men 45% less likely to develop heart disease according to the New England Research Institute. And, sex also increases the production of Immunoglobulin A, the antigen that helps fight against the flu. Regular sex strengthens your core muscles which include, but are not limited to your abs, your butt, your pelvic muscles, and your back.
3. Get Her Drunk – Alcohol in small portions can cause a temporary boost in testosterone for women which ultimately boosts their libido. Higher testosterone levels create better moods for the ladies, higher sexual appetites in general, and more sexual liberation in women. Translation: Alcohol makes women nicer, more promiscuous, and more freaky. Surprise! When women consume more alcohol, men get lucky a little more often.
4. Both Men and Women Regret Sex – Both men and women have regrets about sex, but what they regret differs greatly. Women tend to regret casual sex regardless of their sexual preferences while men tend to regret missing sexual opportunities. Evolutionary psychologist David Buss conducted a study about feelings of sexual regret with over 20,000 participants. He found that 24% of women regretted losing their virginity to the wrong sex partner, 23% regretted cheating on a partner, and 20% were unhappy about some past promiscuous behavior. In complete contrast, 27% hated that they were too shy to make a move on a possible sexual partner, 23% of men regretted not being more sexually adventurous in their youth, and 19% wished that they were more adventurous when they were single. The results make perfect sense from an evolutionary standpoint. Every missed chance at sex represents less probability that a man’s genes could be passed along, and every poor sexual choice could leave a woman with a lifetime of responsibility.
5. Erections Are the Answer to Erectile Dysfunction
If you do not use it, apparently you will actually lose it. And, for the slow kids in class, “it” is your penis functionality. Regular sex helps to keep your rooster healthy. Regular erections keep your body’s ability to have erections working. Penile arteries supply the blood to the member, so the tissue stays healthy and retains its ability to fill with blood and swell.
6. There Is More to the Clit Than Meets the Eye
There literally is more to the clitoris than scientists believed just ten years ago. The clitoris is the only organ in the animal kingdom whose sole design and purpose is pleasure. And, people believed that it was just the “bulb under the hood”. However the clitoris has an entire structure that is hidden from plain sight. The visible portion is call the glans and it is comprised of over 8,000 nerve endings (more than the head of a penis), but the rest of the clitoris is so large that it surrounds the vagina (that is the vagina in the technical sense, the opening and passageway of the female genitalia). Some women can think themselves into having an orgasm by stimulating parts of their internal clitoris while contracting their pelvic muscles. But, almost any orgasm that a woman has, whether manual, oral, or vaginal, is partly due to the internal portion of the clitoris.
7. Sex Builds Trust
The next time that your significant other tells you that she needs to do some emotional bonding before you have sex, tell her that science says that sex bonds you emotionally. Sex releases a cocktail of hormones that includes Oxycotin the hormone that is integral in human bonding.
8. Sex Fights Prostate Cancer
Studies show that regular ejaculation reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men. Scientists and researchers believe that ejaculation flushes harmful and possibly carcinogenic chemicals out the prostate and reduces the development of calcification build up in the gland. One of the first studies tested 30,000 middle aged health professionals who reported their past sex history and sexual activities over the course of eight years until 1991. They found that sex releases the contents of the prostate which tends to swell when ejaculation does not occur. Sex, whether performed with a partner or done manually, fights cancer.
9. When Working Moms Make Better Tips
It turns out that men really are dogs, or at least their sense of smell is on par with them. Men sense or smell when women are more likely to get pregnant, and thus strippers who are ovulating make more money in tips than other strippers. A study by the University of New Mexico in 2007 proved that exotic dancers who were ovulating made about $70 per hour, the average dancer made $50 per hour, and menstruating strippers only made $35 each hour. Women who took birth control only made $37 per hour. The study said that men were more receptive to and more giving to the women who were in estrus, and that those women were more suggestive and flirty.
10. People Who Have More Sex Make More Money
People who have sex more than four times per week make 5% more than everyone else. According to Nick Drydakis, the lead researcher on this study from the Study of Labor in Germany, says that people who have sex more are emotionally more stable, are more extroverted, and have fewer health limitations. Self-esteem, cognitive functioning, and reasoning ability are all directly correlated with income.