Random Sex Facts You Didn’t Know
So you know everything there is to know about sex, do you? You’ve covered all the ins and outs of the ol’ in-and-out? Been around the block so many times that there’s a street named after you?
Hopefully you’re not so wise as to be forever unsurprised.
Anything worth taking pleasure in is a lifelong pursuit of wisdom in itself, and we’d be surprised if you knew every one of the following sex facts on our list; so strap in and get ready to take notes, because school is now in session!
The Average Erect Penis is 5 to 5.7 Inches Long
Bet you thought 6 inches was the normal size, didn’t you? Well, that fabled figure of 6 inches is one that’s been rounded up for many years now (most likely by guys), which admittedly is not the most surprising statistic we’ve got, considering that…
…Your Vagina Also Grows During Arousal – A Lot!
Regularly (read; when you’re not turned on), an average vagina is three to four inches long. When you’re in the mood for sex however, it stretches to 200% its normal size!
Her Orgasm Lasts 4 Times Longer than His
While it may take a woman longer to get there, when she arrives at climax it’s a worthwhile journey. This is because compared to a man’s orgasm, which lasts an average of a paltry 6 seconds, a woman’s orgasm can go on for as long as 20 seconds! High fives, ladies! Solemn nods, gentlemen.
Good news, right? But hold on a minute there, because…
…Two-thirds of Women have Faked It
And by ‘it’, we of course mean an orgasm.
Seriously? That kind of false reinforcement isn’t going to ensure your satisfaction in the long term if he thinks what he’s doing is getting you off. If you’ve got a partner who’s truly interested in pleasing you, and you’re a big fan of pleasure yourself, let them know what it takes to reach your big O.
Women Report 4 Sex Partners in their Lifetime. Men Report 7
The American Centers for Disease Control estimate that women’s total median of lifetime sexual partners is 4 compared to a man’s 7, but there’s a bit more to this stat than first meets the eye.
First off, men are much more likely to exaggerate when it comes to sex compared to women, but this is in part due to what an individual’s definition of ‘sex’ even is in the first place. Women tend to have a more complex relationship with sex and intimacy than men, making their definition a bit more involved and harder-defined. In any case, it’s worth keeping in mind that these figures are medians, meaning there are more or less on either side.
We’ll end the lesson here for now and let you study up on your own – because in LELO Sex 101, the homework is the best part!
Katy Thorn is a post-grad writer with a passion for writing about sex, sexuality, and all things rated R. She received her degree in Women’s Studies with a focus in Intersectionality at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). She has a cat named Yoko, drinks too much black coffee, and hates writing bios.