Tuesday, May 24, 2016

13 Interesting Facts & Statistics About Human Sexuality.


So, if you’re a single father, it’s pretty likely you’ve had sex. If you believe Chrissy Hynde, then the entire “reason we’re here as man and woman is to love each other.” If true, that’s a fairly significant preoccupation. As such, I thought I’d share a few facts and statistics about the beautiful obsession.


1) Orgasms can relieve pain. The mechanism is largely due to the body's release of a chemical called oxytocin during orgasm.[i] 

 2) 34% of American women and 38% of American men say they sleep in the nude with their partner . . . it is suggested that sleeping naked with your better half significantly increases sexual closeness in the relationship.[ii]

3) The average lovemaking session lasts around 7.3 minutes. Actually, for most men, it’s difficult to last much longer.[iii]

4) 30 percent of women who use on-line dating services have sex on the first date. Of these women, 77 percent do not use protection because they feel very comfortable with their dates.[iv]

5) The median number of "sex partners" reported for both men and wages 30 to 44 was eight partners.[v]



6) 84: Percentage of women who say they have sex to get their man to help out around the house.[vi]
         
7) Men who appear somewhat larger, more powerful, or more athletic generally report more sexual experiences than other men.[vii]

8) Anal Intercourse is still less common than other types of intercourse, but it isn’t rare. Among men ages 25 to 59, over 40 percent reported having engaged in some kind of insertive anal sex at some point in their life . . . forty percent of women ages 20 to 49 reported having had anal sex.[viii]

9) With regard to women, underweight women had notably fewer partners than other women.[ix]

10) 103: Number of times per year that the average person has sex.[x]

11) 26% of senior US citizens aged 75 and above still have sex and enjoy oral sex.[xi]

12) The average size of an erect penis is 5.16 inches long.[xii]

13) 48: Percentage of Americans who report being satisfied with their sex life.[xiii]






[i] “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasms.” Jio, Sarah. Woman’s Day Magazine. (WomansDay.com). May 5, 2015.
[ii] “24 Shocking Statistics That Change How You View Sex.” Cracked.com. February 13, 2015.
[iii] Weird Sex Statistics: Test Your Knowledge. Block, Tara. Popsugar.com. February 11, 2016.
[iv] “24 Shocking Statistics That Change How You View Sex.” Cracked.com. February 13, 2015.

[v]Chapman University Publishes Research on How Number of Sex Partners Differ by Gender, Height, and Body Mass.” Sheri Ledbetter. Chapman University Press. September 15, 2015.

[vi] “Sex by the Numbers.” Jio, Sarah. Woman’s Day Magazine. (WomansDay.com). April 9, 2013.
[vii] “Chapman University Publishes Research on How Number of Sex Partners Differ by Gender, Height, and Body Mass.” Sheri Ledbetter. Chapman University Press. September 15, 2015.
[viii] “37 Sex Stats You Need to Know.” Yahoo!Beauty. (Yahoo.com) April 5, 2015.
[ix] “Chapman University Publishes Research on How Number of Sex Partners Differ by Gender, Height, and Body Mass.” Sheri Ledbetter. Chapman University Press. September 15, 2015.
[x] “Sex by the Numbers.” Jio, Sarah. Woman’s Day Magazine. (WomansDay.com). April 9, 2013.
[xi] “24 Shocking Statistics That Change How You View Sex.” Cracked.com. February 13, 2015.
[xii] Weird Sex Statistics: Test Your Knowledge. Block, Tara. Popsugar.com. February 11, 2016.
[xiii] “Sex by the Numbers.” Jio, Sarah. Woman’s Day Magazine. (WomansDay.com). April 9, 2013.