Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom to Mom Mom to Mom

10 fun sex facts

Posted by on Sep. 1, 2011 at 9:39 PM
  • 6 Replies

Top sex facts

A recent visit to Manhattan's legendary Museum of Sex yielded more than a mob of 18 year-old girls giggling in the foyer -- it provided an entertaining and education look into the history of sex.

Here are some little-known sex facts that may surprise you - or at least give you ammunition for a fascinating dinner conversation!  

1The best medicine...

According to the Museum of Sex, the vibrator was originally used as a medicinal treatment for female "hysteria" during the 19th century. The vibrator-induced orgasms helped doctors dissipate hysteria's anxiety-related symptoms.

2Say cheese!

Semen contains zinc and calcium, both of which are proven to prevent tooth decay.

3Hop to it

The iconic "Rabbit" is renowned for two things: excellent orgasm results and an odd smiley face on its tip. Women's Health tells us the smiley face was actually a result of conservative Japanese customs. Apparently, Japanese consumers frown upon "the production of sex toys that too closely resemble phalluses," so the smiley face was added.

4Does he measure up?

The average size of an erect penis is 5 inches, and the average flaccid penis measures about 3 inches.

Did You Know?
10 Sex Facts

What's the average size of a guy's equipment? Where can't you buy "marital aids" -- and speaking of sex toys, why do some Japanese ones have happy faces on them? Get answers to these and seven more sexy questions you probably never thought to ask here!

 

5The sad truth

While this sex fact is neither entertaining nor humorous, it's shocking to note that homosexuality remained on the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental illnesses until 1973.

6 Protect our troops

Today the government issues "Support our Troops" paraphernalia; however government-issued brochures and videos featured a slightly different slogan during the WWII era  – "Don't forget – Put it on before you put it in."  During the Second World War, many soldiers returned home with venereal diseases, costing the government millions of dollars in medical expenses.

7 Work it

Hate the gym? You burn about 200 calories during 30 minutes of active sex.

8What a tease!

Burlesque costumes are the epitome of sexy – think Dita Von Teese and lingerie; 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 "pubic wigs" for 15th century prostitutes. The designs helped hide pubic lice and syphilis symptoms. Make sure to share this information with your boyfriend the next time he heads to Vegas with the boys.

9Justice is served

In Hong Kong, adulterous husbands get more than a steep monthly alimony payment – a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her husband if he cheats on her – but she may only do so with her bare hands.

10What ever happened to Southern comfort?

The sale of sex toys and vibrators is banned in Alabama and Mississippi.

 
Click on me to see what it's all about!

by on Sep. 1, 2011 at 9:39 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-6):
LovelyLauren55
by on Sep. 1, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Interesting ;) 

splatz
by Sarah on Sep. 1, 2011 at 11:42 PM
These are really interesting!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Pammi86
by Pamela on Sep. 2, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Lol interesting!

goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

I like #9. As it should be lol

mrsnoble2004
by on Sep. 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM

lol at number 6

armywife1229
by on Sep. 2, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Put it on before you put it in is hilarious. And needs to come back in the world!

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN