Sex in the Poli: Sex Facts and Trivia for Dummies

Ever wanted to be a sex guru, the main game player at Sex Jeopardy, or at least land those difficult (…yeah right) questions on every Cosmo sex quiz? Well Sex in the Poli has the answer to all these questions… With our useless (and interesting) facts on sex you too can find out why one out of 17, or more than 400,000,000 people have sex a day. Or even why 4,000 people are doing it right now! The world is a rockin’ folks, so don’t go a knockin’, its time to study Sex Facts and Trivia for Dummies! 
 
Did you know Greek couples have sex an average of 138 times a year – placing them at the top of the world sex league. Japanese couples have sex just 45 times a year, which puts them in last place, or that the more sex you have, then the more you will be offered to have it? Find out why cherry is the most popular flavour of edible underwear, why nudity was considered commonplace to the ancient Greeks and why it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines in Maryland.
FUN HISTORICAL FACTS AND TRIVIA ON SEX
  • The first condoms in the US were made from vulcanized rubber in the 1870s. They were expensive and annoyingly thick and meant to be reused. 
  • In Medieval France, unfaithful wives were made to chase a chicken through town while naked. 
  • Up until 1884, a Victorian-era woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex. 
  • The earliest known illustration of a man using a condom during sexual intercourse is painted on the wall of a cave in France. It is dated between 12,000 and 15,000 years old. 
  • Napoleon’s love stick was apparently sold to an American urologist for $40,000. 
  • An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were willing to join the opera. (Huh…??) 
  • In 100 AD, the ancient Germanic tribe, the Teutons would punish anyone caught as a prostitute by suffocating them in excrement. 
  • Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration, would completely castrate a male convicted of rape, and a woman found guilty of adultery would find herself without a nose. 
  • In ancient Greece and Rome, fake love machines were made out of animal horns, gold, silver, ivory and glass. (Ouch…!!) 
  • While nudity was considered commonplace to the ancient Greeks, a man was considered indecent if he had an exposed erection. (Of course… that makes perfect sense!)
INTERNATIONAL LAW, FACTS AND TRIVIA ON SEX
  • In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death. (Like THAT really makes sense.) 
  • In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror. (Oh brother…!!) 
  • Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times. (A brick??) 
  • The penalty for hand employment in the love area in Indonesia is decapitation. (Dumb question… which head?) 
  • There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time… Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (Let’s just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this for a male? Time to move to Guam my frisky males!) 
  • In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband’s lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired. (Now that is Justice!) 
  • Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England – but only in tropical fish stores. (Scratching my head.. that makes perfect sense…@#$##@?) 
  • In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act. (What does her mother do.. coach her, him, or crochet?) 
  • In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time. (I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?) 
  • In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only “in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.” (That is why they say America is a great country… but of course if I was a male, Guam would still be no. 1) 
  • In Egypt lipstick was believed to have been invented for women who specialized in oral sex. They wanted their lips to look more inviting. (It still is… hello!!!) 
  • In Europe, during the middle ages, women were discouraged from having orgasms because it was thought that orgasms made women less capable of getting pregnant. (Tough years…) 
  • In Manila, prostitutes would tattoo sex acts on their bodies so that they could score more clients. In fact when English went “shopping for sex” the sailors would point at the various tattoos on their bodies so as to tell them what they wanted the ladies to do for them. (…guess that is when body language was invented) 
  • By the end of the US Civil War, a quarter of the Union Army was infected with a VD; there was no cure back then for it in the 19th Century. (…why die from a bomb… make love not war and die anyway) 
  • In Ancient Greece, women would expose their love caves to ward off storms at sea. (they still do… women with bathing suits on are considered naked here) 
  • In Italy, it’s legal to have sex in a public bathroom as long as you keep the door shut. (Damn right!) 
  • In France almost 41% of French men and women admit to having taken part in group sex. (That explains why Strauss Khan is a frisky man!!!) 
  • The vocabulary of Polynesian [South Pacific] societies has no words in their language for “obscene”, “indecent”, or “impure”. (in other words it’s a free for all) 
  • In Paramaribo, Suriname, a man who rapes a single woman won’t be punished —if he marries the victim. (Imagine being married to Helter Skelter?) 
  • In China, women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may be naked only while in the bathroom. (…?….) 
  • In some places in Ecuador, the husband can return the bride to her family if he determines she is not a virgin. (What is she a stereo, or a blender?) 
  • Homosexuality is punishable by death in certain regions of Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Lesser penalties of “life in prison” can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, and Uganda. (…now that is a relief!!!) 
  • According to the Durex study, Canadian women are the most likely group to fake orgasm. (I think Durex is not making enough money in Canada, I denounce this study!) 
  • It is considered taboo for a respectable Romanian woman to perform oral sex. (Oh Really…. That is why they are so popular with Greek men?) 
  • According to the Durex study, one in ten people think Brazilians are the sexiest people on earth, followed by Americans (9%) and the French (8%). (I disagree with the second fact, being from the Mediterranean I think Greek, Italian and Spanish men are super hot!) 
  • Today, Japan leads the world in condom use. Like cosmetics, they’re sold door to door, by women. (something like Avon) 
  • Women’s top sexual choices are the Italians (12%) and the Spanish (11%) while men opt for Chinese women (11%) and Brazilians (10%). (…don’t say I warned you Durex)
SCIENCE, HEALTH FACTS AND TRIVIA ON SEX
  • Sex burns about 70-120 calories for a 130 pound woman and 77 to 155 calories for a 170 pound man every hour. In other words, have sex instead of exercise. 
  • Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up (if you use a condom). It stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It’s more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don’t need special sneakers. 
  • A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever. 
  • Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain. Also it releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being. 
  • Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up. 
  • During sweaty sex, men ooze testosterone. And it’s actually a biological turn on for women! 
  • Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.
  • Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogens, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.
  • Turn up the heat, in every way. The hotter the room, the fiercer the orgasm. Vasocongestion, or the heat flush on your skin, is akin to blushing from sex. 
  • The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex. 
  • A woman’s love cave is also a great swim coach. The pelvic spasms caused by having a big “O” actually move sperm up stream towards fertilizing your eggs. 
  • You can go from zero to 60 fast! The fastest speed a sexy sensation can travel from the libido to our brains has been clocked at the Ferrari-fast speed of 156 mph. 
  • Other than the libido area and woman’s “puppies”, the inner nose is the only other body part that routinely swells during intercourse – this is because it is made from the same type of erectile tissue as a male’s love stick.
SURVEYS, POLLS AND RESEARCH FACTS
  • According to a survey of sex shop owners, cherry is the most popular flavour of edible underwear. 
  • According to a poll taken by a popular women’s magazine, 70 percent of women would rather have chocolate than sex. 
  • A survey conducted by Masters and Johnson in the early 1980s revealed that the third-most frequent fantasy amongst both homosexual men and women was a heterosexual encounter. 
  • According to the Kinsey Institute, half of the men raised on farms have had a sexual encounter with an animal. 
  • A medical study conducted in Pennsylvania showed that people who have sex once or twice a week have their immune systems boosted slightly. 
  • According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day. 
  • In a recent interview with 10 prominent sex therapists, the question was posed, ‘What is the most important aspect in love making?’ One said ‘relaxation’, three said ‘honesty’, and a whopping Six out of Ten said ‘staying awake’. The age group that has the most frequent sex is 35 – 44 year olds
MORE TOTALLY INTERESTING FACTS AND TRIVIA ON SEX
  • When reading horizontally from Shakespeare’s original published copy of Hamlet, the furthest left hand side reads ‘I am a homosexual’ in the last 14 lines of the book. Was this a message, or just a coincidence? 
  • Every year, 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.
  • Although Hitler did condemn homosexual acts, he only condemned them between men. Lesbians were not condemned at all. They were rarely (if any at all) sent to concentration camps, because it was not in the laws written by Hitler to condemn women loving other women. 
  • Dolphins and humans are the only known animals that have sex for pleasure. 
  • The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means to exercise naked, which often was done in ancient Greece. 
  • Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg’s Corn Flakes in the hopes that it would reduce hand employment in the love area. 
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were: Fred and Wilma Flintstone. 
  • The female bedbug has no sexual opening. To get around this dilemma, the male uses his curved love stick to drill a love cave into the female. 
  • The word, “Hockey” is Archaic slang for “semen.” 
  • During the 1920s, it was believed that jazz music caused one to permanently lose his sexual inhibitions. It was often banned in many cities. One private company went as far as to sell the elites “jazz proof” furniture. 
  • Women who went to college, and are more educated, are more likely to enjoy both the giving and receiving of oral sex than high school dropouts. (Amazing what one learns in college) 
  • Burlesque costumes are the epitome of sexy; however, a few centuries ago, the outfits had a slightly different purpose. According to the Museum of Sex, merkins (the bottom half of burlesque costumes) were originally created as “love cave hair wigs” for 15th century prostitutes. The designs helped hide love cave hair lice and syphilis symptoms. (Make sure to share this information with your boyfriend the next time he heads to Vegas with the boys.) 
  • Almost 52. 75% of Japanese women own fake love machines, while the average worldwide is 47%. (is that the reason they say… Asian men are “light” on their feet?) 
  • It is totally illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States, I kid you not! 
  • Marilyn Monroe, the most celebrated sex icon of the 20th century, confessed to a friend that despite her three husbands and a parade of lovers, she had never had an orgasm. 
  • In 2004 a women was reportedly detained in the Athens, Greece airport after her chastity belt set off the metal detector. Apparently, her husband was trying to keep her from straying while on vacation. (live your myth in Greece)
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