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15 Surprising Reasons You Should Be Having More Sex

Oral sex can help lower blood pressure!

It is unclear whether sexual activity makes us healthier or if healthier people have more sexual activity. None the less, research is showing that sex has great health benefits, when in the context of healthy, monogamous relationships.

Sex can ease depression and stress. Orgasms can be a great pain reliever, because they release oxytocin into the body. It can boost cardio health and fight aging. Remember, though, this does not count in risky sexual behavior, but in monogamous and stable relationships.

A surprising stat found was that women who perform oral sex, and swallow, are at lower risk of developing preeclampsia. Not just that, researchers also found that it can help lower blood pressure. 


George Orwell fought along with Spanish Anarchists and got shot in the throat!

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and commitment to democratic socialism.

Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945), which together (as of 2009) have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author.

George Orwell was also a fighter; He fought with anarchists in the Spanish Revolution and was shot in the throat. He even managed to survive! He was taken to the hospital afterwards and was able to go back to his normal life.


The type of music you listen to can change how you think!

Music influences the way you feel, and that in turn influences the way you think and thus the way you act.

For example, when you're feeling a bit down, you can put on your favorite music and presto! You feel better and are more inclined to take on something.

This is the way music is used in films, but perhaps an even better example would be corporate video and commercials, where the makers want you to act in a certain way.

Using the right music greatly enhances their chances to achieve their objectives. This by the way shows why using "stock music" on corporate videos is generally a bad idea since it's generic and doesn't target the audience's emotions like specifically composed music can.

Also, it often forces the editor to adapt his cuts to this generic music, which detracts from the efficiency even more.


Crystal Meth used to be sold over the counter!

In 1919, a Japanese pharmacologist invented crystal meth. At the time, people did not realize just how harmful meth was. They only saw the good attributes - it suppressed your appetite and kept you alert.

Due to these effect, in WWII, crystal meth's popularity really took off. A drug that could stave off hunger and keep you alert and awake. Everyone from factory workers to soldiers needed that. Cyrstal meth was sold over the counter under the name Philopan/Hiropan.

The Japanese, realizing the demand, made a huge amount of crystal meth - so much that there was a large surplus after the war.

Fortunately, with soldiers coming home, the country partially destroyed and a lack of food, Japan needed something that would increase productivity and decrease appetite. Crystal Meth!

Companies like Dainippon Pharmaceuticals sold crystal meth over the counter to basically anyone who wanted it. The horrible long term effects of the drug - addiction, lost teeth, psychosis - were not realized until later. Japan eventually banned the drug.


United Airlines stewardesses were forbidden to marry until 1968!

Airlines persisted in hiring only female flight attendants throughout the 1960s. In 1968, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that sex could not be a bona fide occupational qualification of being a flight attendant.

It took several years for the EEOC to issue it's ruling on female flight attendants. Airlines wanted stewardesses, that is, women only, and they wanted the women to be young and single.

Most stewardesses were fired or grounded when they got married or turned a certain age, usually 32 or 35.

It wasn’t until 1969 were flight attendants were finally able to get married with no problem at all and think about starting a family. Hooray for people who fought for this to become true!



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