15 Sex Facts You'll Thank Us For

Posted Jun 25, by Val Liarikos [+]

Some places in Europe have Drive-In sex boxes so you don't disturb the neighborhood.

Having sex in a car can be awkward if you get caught. To prevent this awkwardness, some European cities have created drive in "Sex Boxes." They're basically parking spaces that have walls covering up the car so you can go along your business without disturbing the neighbors.

The idea seems to have originated in Germany, but Zurich has recently proposed building them there too, so that prostitutes can work in a more discrete way. There are a lot of homes in Zurich that overlook the red light district. The police thinks they can't get rid of prostitution, but they can at least control it.

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Men who quit smoking have improved sexual activity

This might be enough to get some people to quit. A study has found that men who quit smoking had improved erections and reached maximal arousal 5 times faster than smokers who relapsed.

Researchers recruited 65 men who were quitting using nicotine patches (and no other drugs) and they were willing to be… measured in a lab a few times. They found that men who had successfully quit improved their sexual performance. Interestingly, the men reported no subjective improvement in their own ratings of sexual functioning.

Read more about this study here.


Want to have more sex? Live in LA or Houston, but it's not going to be better

Trojan condoms, one of the largest supporters of pleasure, put its thinking cap on and conducted it’s very own U.S. sex census. Researchers found that people that live in metropolitan centers like Los Angeles and Houston have more sex per year (135 times and 125 times) while Philadelphia and Dallas have the least (99 and 104 times). But, when it comes to sexual satisfaction, Philadelphians reported some of the highest (82 percent), while Los Angeles reported some of the lowest (75 percent satisfied).

Overall an average of 33% of Americans claim to be dissatisfied with their sex life, and 81% are looking to make their sex life more interesting. Here are some helpful tips that help improve that percentage.The U.S. sex census also found information on a variety of topics, including frequency and satisfaction of sex by city and region, unwed vs. wed, experimental desires, preferred positions, dirty talk and casual sex preferences by gender. To find out more about the U.S. sex census click go here.


Brazilian waxes are endangering crabs!

Pubic Lice are becoming an endangered species. As cases of this parasite become less and less common, doctors think that the popularity of bikini waxing, and in particular Brazilian waxing has played a large role in this development. For example, in Australia, no women have been seen with crabs at Sydney’s main sexual health clinic since 2008. Male cases have fallen 80% in 10 years.

Unlike with other endangered species, no one is mourning this loss. Scientists say that destroying their habitat is good, and we’ll continue doing it: about 80% of college students say they remove their pubic hair these days.

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Brazilian waxes are endangering crabs!

Pubic Lice are becoming an endangered species. As cases of this parasite become less and less common, doctors think that the popularity of bikini waxing, and in particular Brazilian waxing has played a large role in this development. For example, in Australia, no women have been seen with crabs at Sydney’s main sexual health clinic since 2008. Male cases have fallen 80% in 10 years.

Unlike with other endangered species, no one is mourning this loss. Scientists say that destroying their habitat is good, and we’ll continue doing it: about 80% of college students say they remove their pubic hair these days.

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Lucy Liu claims to have had sex with a ghost.

In a US Weekly interview, Lucy Liu was not shy about her sex encounter with a ghost, or a heavenly figure. She said that it was sheer bliss, she felt everything and then he floated away. Apparently her description is not unlike what many other people report.

This could be a subset of what's called an incubus encounter, an often scary meeting with a creature that sits on your chest and looks scary. Really it's just something called sleep paralysis in which the paralysis effects of REM sleep intrude into a waking state, resulting in you not being able to move but are still awake.

Lucy Liu might have just experienced a similar incubus encounter, but instead of her being scared and paralyzed, she felt like she had sex with a ghost!

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A member of the Italian parliament was a porn star. She kept appearing in porn while in office!

Ilona Staller was born in Hungary in 1951, but she moved to Italy in 1973 after she got married. There, she met a pornographer and started a radio show called "Voulez-vouz coucher avec moi?," a French phrase that translates into "Do you Want to Go to Bed with Me?" She adopted the name Cicciolina (Cuddles) which became her porn name. After the radio show, she started making porn films in the late 70s.

She started her political career in 1979, but didn't get elected until 1987, where she went to the Italian parliament. While in office, she once offered to have sex with Saddam Hussein in return for peace in the middle east. She would offer Hussein again in 2002, and to Osama Bin Laden in 2006.

Interestingly, she did not stop making porn appearances while she was in office. She made a film in 1987, and appeared in Playboy magazines while she was in Parliament. She was also known for giving speeches with one breast exposed.

Read more about this peculiar woman's career here.


Female OKCupid users find 80% of men to have below-average attractiveness!

OKCupid, the free online dating site, comes out with a lot of interesting statistics on their users. This is an interesting one, because it affects something a lot of people are sensitive about: how they look.

They ran some numbers on how male and female users of their site rate members of the opposite sex. When men rated women on a scale of 1 to 5, they found that Men tended to rate women on a pretty standard curve: a woman had an equal chance of being rated extremely ugly as she did extremely beautiful.

However, when they ran the numbers for females, they rated 80% of guys as worse than medium-looking. They have harsher standards than men! Check out the blog post for more info

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There are almost 3 times as many male prostitutes than female ones in Sweden!

Scientists are a little taken aback by their recent finding of Swedish sex workers. The Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs published a study yesterday that found that 2.1% of Swedish males aged 16 to 25 had prostituted themselves in 2012. This is compared to 0.8 percent of women.

The scientists cannot figure out why guys outnumber girls. One possible theory is that most of the males are young gay men who have an easier time accepting their sexuality if they do it in exchange for something. Even more interesting is that 21.9% of those interviewed thought it was acceptable for people to be paid for sex.

And before you think that it's older people who are giving these young’uns their business, it seems that about half of the clients for those under 26 were also themselves under 26.

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People who have sex regularly have better immune systems!

This may sound like a good excuse for sex addicts to continue doing their business, but several recent scientific studies have all concluded that having sex 1.5 times per week can substantially improve a person’s immune system. For men, the increased heart rate is extremely beneficial and can even reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack up to 50%! 

Also, around 200 calories are burned every half hour a person has sex and the chances of suffering a stroke are reduced. It’s not all physical either. Studies had discovered that sex releases endorphins that help people to relax and sleep more soundly, which in turn helps the body recuperate. 

Strangely, fellatio has been discovered to be good for women’s teeth and regular sex can even aid bladder control as the pelvic muscles are strengthened. Sex is even an effective pain medication as it has been shown to relieve minor aches, arthritis, and even menstrual cramps! 

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A college student sold her virginity for $780,000!

Catarina Migliorini of Brazil is making headlines for auctioning off her virginity for $780,000. The winner of the bid is a Japanese man only known as Natsu. The auction caught the eye of bidders from not just Japan and Brazil, but also the US, Australia and even India. 

To avoid any legal problems, the one-hour session with the girl will take place on an airplane flying over international waters. Romantic, no? The auction was organized by an Australian filmmaker who's making a documentary about it. Again, romantic, no? 

Lest you call her an offensive name, the girl says she will donate 90% of the money to charities that are building homes for the poor in her native state in Brazil. However, her sister has disputed this claim. 

Catarina is not the only one who's doing this for the Australian filmmaker, 21-year-old Alexander Stepanov also participated in the documentary, but his v-card only managed to raise $3,000. Ironically, the lucky lady lives in Brazil. 

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Sexually attracted to a tree? There's a name for that.

The term for someone who's sexually attracted to trees is Dendrophilia. Although it literally means "love of trees," it is commonly used to refer to a paraphilia in which people are sexually attracted or aroused by trees. This may involve sexual contact with trees or venerations as phallic symbols.

A Paraphilia is described as a form of sexual arousal to objects, situations or individuals that are not part of normative stimulation and may cause distress or serious problems for the paraphiliac. Here's some other ones for you:

  • Agalmatophilia: Statues, mannequins and immobility.
  • Apotemnophilia: to having an amputation (on yourself)
  • Autagonistophilia: Being on stage or on camera
  • Autassassinophilia: Being in life-threatening situations.
  • Dacryphilia: Trees or crying.
  • Emetophilia: Vomit.
  • Formicophilia: Attraction to being crawled on by insects.
  • Pyrophilia: Fire
  • Vorarephilia: the idea of eating or being eaten by others. 

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The world’s first sex store was started in Germany by a female ex-pilot shortly after the Second World War!

Beate Uhse AG is the most successful company in the German sex industry, and the country’s most trusted pornography retailer. It was created by former German pilot Beate Uhse-Rotermund in 1946. Originally, it was a distributer of pamphlets on family planning called Schrift X (in English: Writing X or Paper X), which were very successful. 

In 1962, the company opened the doors to the world’s first sex shop in Flensburg, West Germany. The Beate Uhse Store enjoyed immediate success due to its respected brand name. By 1992, the company owned 30 of these sex shops and 25 “adult cinemas.” It now employs over 1500 employees and is active in 60 countries. Uhse remained the chairwoman of the company until her death in 2001. 

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It is legal to have sex in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark!

 

 

So, the new rules in Amsterdam concerning Vondelpark are as following. It is totally ok to have sex in the park as long as it is in the evening or night time. Also, you have to pick up your condoms. I mean, that is just a common courtesy. 

The Dutch police are in full support of the new rules and are actually encouraging other parks to follow suit. At first, it was said that gay sex was permissible, but was later changed to public sex. So, now it is permissible for any sex to take place in Vondelpark. 

Hordes of people come each summer including families, skaters, and joggers. Apparently, gay sex was mentioned, because Vondelpark is in the middle of the city, and it had become famous for gay men coming and looking for uncomplicated sexual encounters there. 

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Ovulating strippers make more money!


An evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico and his research conducted a study that showed an interesting, but very obscure fact. Strippers earned more tips by lap dancing when they were ovulating than when they were not, and also more than women on the pill, who don't ovulate.

The research assistant first noticed this because he worked at a strip club assisting the performers. One of his duties was handing out tampons. He noticed women who requested them earned less than the others. This was the basis for their study.

They set up an anonymous website where they gathered data for 296 work shifts, or about 5,300 lap dances. The women would include info about their earnings, productivity and menstrual cycles.

The results? Women ovulating would earn in average $30/ hour than women in their periods and $15/hour more than women at other stage in their cycle. Women on the pill, who don't ovulate, made significantly less than women in their natural cycle.

The theory is that women ovulating are at their peak of fertility and that makes them more attractive to males. What they haven't found yet is how men can subconsciously recognize that a women is in estrus (their fertility peak).

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