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Friday, July 4, 2014



10 Weird, Unsettling Facts About Sex

On the surface, sex should be the simplest thing in the world—find someone you like, retreat to the bedroom, and spend the next half hour apologizing. But the reality is very different. Deep down, sex and attraction are weird and complicated things, and our subconscious minds are capable of producing all sorts of bizarre and sometimes comical stuff.

10Most Transsexual Porn Is Watched By Straight Men

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Anyone who has spent even a fraction of a second on the Internet knows that there’s a lot of porn out there. And a lot of that porn caters to some pretty specific tastes. Take transsexual porn. Videos of women sporting penises—usually fake penises—seem fairly niche, but analysis shows they’re almost obscenely popular. Want to guess who’s watching all this transgender action? That’s right—it’s almost exclusively straight men.
A couple of years ago, two neuroscientists, Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, decided to analyze roughly 1 billion Internet searches from over 100 million people and publish the results of this masochistic experiment. What they found was that transgender porn is the fourth-most popular type of adult website on the entire Internet, and its audience is overwhelmingly male and heterosexual. This agrees with a recent study done by Northwestern University, which claimed that over half the male audience for transgender porn was straight, with the second-largest group, bisexuals, accounting for only 41 percent. In other words, a huge number of guys apparently like their women equipped with something extra.

9Straight Men Love Looking At Penises

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It sounds contradictory, but straight men apparently enjoy looking at penises almost as much as they do vaginas. As part of their research for their book A Billion Wicked Thoughts, Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas—those two again—ranked Internet searches in terms of popularity from their NSA-sized database. Their results showed that search terms for female genitalia are only just more popular than search terms for male genitalia, by a factor so small there’s practically zero difference.
Other research the pair did seems to bear this out, too—an analysis of the 40,000 or so most popular porn sites in the world found that over 1,000 were heterosexual sites with an emphasis on comically large penises, while a “porn aggregator” site that listed the top 100 sexual images on the web by rating included 21 that were purely close-ups of male genitals. The inference is that many straight men like nothing more than to stare at another guy’s junk.
Now, there are a few theories as to why this might be—our primate brains interpreting other men’s erections to mean there’s an available female nearby, for example—but nothing’s certain. All we know for a fact is penises are surprisingly, weirdly popular among guys who are 100 percent straight.

8Your Sex Life Affects Your Wages

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It should come as no surprise that most of us are happier when we’re having lots of sex, but wealthier? Unless you’re working part-time as a gigolo, that shouldn’t make any sense—how on Earth can your sex life be related to your wages? But according to science, that correlation doesn’t just existit can be objectively measured.
Earlier this year, a researcher from Anglia Ruskin University analyzed a year-long study of Greek household finances, and found that those who had sex four or more times a week earned significantly more than those who didn’t. Now, before you try anything as absurd as upping your sex drive in hopes of a raise, it should be pointed out that one probably doesn’t cause the other. Instead, the sort of people who have lots of sex are most likely to be happy, energetic, and have high self-esteem—exactly the type who flourish in a corporate environment. So if you’re a naturally miserable, sexless low-earner, there’s probably not a lot you can do about it.

7Porn May Make You More Tolerant

Of all the things we associate with the porn industry—dead-eyed women, STIs, and rampant drug addiction—tolerance is rarely mentioned. After all, the entire point of porn is that someone—usually female—is being degraded. But a study in the journal Communication Research found that those who regularly indulge in porn may be more tolerant than those who do not. According to the researchers, there’s a link between the amount of porn someone watches and how accepting they are of gay marriage.
The theory goes that exposure to the world of Internet porn—where anything can and must have sex with everything else, on one page or another—teaches straight men to be more accepting of non-traditional couplings. Once they’ve made the cognitive leap that not all sex has to be strictly hetero, the next step in acceptance—”therefore gay marriage is fine”—comes more easily. It sounds absurd, but Communication Research is a proper academic journal, so either they’re onto something, or some college professor is now laughing at all the academics he just successfully trolled.

6Cycling Can Make You Impotent

If you live in a modern city, chances are you or someone you know cycles just about everywhere. And while that may be great news for the environment, it’s less great for your love life. It turns out that cycling with the wrong saddle can make men less potent.
Since 1997, researchers have been conducting studies on cycling and impotence, and the general consensus is that frequent bike-riding can be utterly catastrophic for your libido. In one horror story, a 28-year-old cyclist had his junk checked and was discovered to have the penile bloodflow of a 60-year-old. It’s all to do with the “classic” seat design, in which a long tip at the front results in too much pressure on your genitals, sometimes causing permanent damage. Now, obviously not every cyclist suffers from erectile dysfunction, just as not every smoker will get lung cancer. However, we’ll totally understand if after reading this you never cycle anywhere again.

5Your Wages May Affect Your Preferred Breast Size

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It’s no secret that men like breasts. On the scale of things guys really, really like, they’re somewhere near the top, just above “literally anything else.” And while lazy generalizations would suggest that bigger is always better, the truth is that there are plenty of men out there who prefer smaller boobs. And weirdly, they may be the very ones we associate with having porn star–sized trophy wives.
In a bizarre experiment, 266 men were recruited from across the socioeconomic spectrum. They were each then shown pictures of five women with varying breast sizes and asked to rate their attractiveness. By a wide margin, poorer men preferred the women with comically large breasts, while the rich guys were cool with less top-heavy girls.
Interestingly, the correlation remained consistent across the scale—the poorest liked the biggest breasts, the middle-earners liked middle-sized breasts, and the top earners preferred tiny breasts. As a doubly weird bonus, a second experiment by the team revealed that large breasts are also preferred by hungry men, meaning that the thought process that governs our choice of girlfriend may well be the same as that which governs our choice of McBreakfast each morning.

4We’re More Likely To Help Large-Breasted Women

Yet even when men profess a love for smaller breasts, the evidence seems to show that something at the back of their minds still finds large breasts alluring. How do we know this? Well, there’s the fact that men are simply more likely to help a woman if she’s generously endowed.
In 2007, a bunch of French researchers took a female student out to a popular hitchhiking spot and asked her to flag down rides wearing one of three bras designed to make her breasts appear progressively bigger. They found that the bigger the bra size, the more likely men were to offer her a lift, to an almost silly degree. And it’s not just where hitchhiking is concerned that bigger-breasted women have an inbuilt advantage. A separate study of waitresses found that their tips significantly increased in line with their chest size. Again, these women weren’t necessarily more attractive than their counterparts—simply bustier. And that was enough to increase men’s feelings of altruism toward them.

3Fat Men Last Longer

Fat people attract a whole heck of a lot of unwarranted abuse from the world at large. However, there is apparently one area where they totally kick skinny butt—fat guys last on average over three times as long in the bedroom.
A 2010 Turkish study looked into the average performance times of men over the course of a year. The researchers found that fat men could keep going for an average of 7 minutes 18 seconds, while skinny guys’ partners had to put up with a mere 108 seconds. Now, the study was specifically concerned with people suffering from premature ejaculation, but the scientists did point out that those suffering were overwhelmingly slim and fit—compared to the sexually dynamite fat men. The theory goes that larger men often carry an excess of female hormones, slowing them down considerably in their run-up to orgasm. To put it in more awesome terms, there’s a very good chance that John Candy was the greatest lover who ever lived.

2Your Wages May Affect Your Performance

So we’ve established that poor people are more likely to be sexless failures addicted to large breasts than their rich counterparts. If you think that sounds unfair, wait until you get a load of this—according to Newcastle University psychologists, rich people may simply be better in bed.
By looking at data from 5,000 Chinese couples, researchers established a link between how much a male earned and how likely his female partner was to experience orgasm. Those at the very top of the pile were more likely to trigger their wife’s “O-face,” while those at the bottom presumably had to put up with unenthusiastic eye-rolling and pointed staring at watches.
Here’s where it gets controversial. The guys running the study claim this is a new adaptive function that allows women to signal loyalty to rich men, increasing the likelihood that they will marry them. Obviously this is far from proven, but there’s no denying that women are as sexually weird as guys, if not more so.

1Women Are Aroused By Monkey Sex

In 2009, Meredith Chivers decided to find out, once and for all, what women really want. She did this by inviting a large group of female test subjects to watch various images on a screen and rate how aroused they made them feel. Then, to make sure no one was cheating, Chivers also connected each of them up to a plethysmograph—a device that sits inside the vagina and measures genital blood flow. And what this device revealed was something extraordinary.
Literally all the women experienced a significant degree of arousal when watching a clip of chimpanzees having sex. It was less marked than when watching other clips, such as a man masturbating or two women kissing, but still noticeable enough to warrant interest. At the same time, none of the women actually reported feelings of arousal, suggesting that this was an automatic, physical reaction that couldn’t be helped. Good luck not thinking about that next time you’re watching the Discovery Channel.
Morris is a freelance writer and newly-qualified teacher, still naively hoping to make a difference in his students' lives. You can send your helpful and less-than-helpful comments to his email, or visit some of the other websites that inexplicably hire him.
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  1. vibrators are banned in shops in US states Alabama and Mississippi. The attorney general stated; “there is no fundamental right for a person to buy a device to produce orgasm". Shop keeper Sherri Williams from Alabama said in response: “My motto has been they are going to have to pry this vibrator from my cold, dead hand. I refuse to give (it?) up.”
  2. Porn controls digital media. A great example was VHS. Before everyone was on board with VHS, Betamax was fighting tooth and nail for control. Porn chose to use VHS tapes as its main source of distribution and the rest is history. Same can be said for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Porn chose the former and now you can buy HD-DVDs for a dollar.
  3. When a man ejaculates, the initial spurt travels at 28 miles per hour – faster than the world record for the 100m sprint, which currently stands at 22.9 miles per hour.
  4. Jenna Jameson hasn’t starred in or been featured in a porn movie since 2007 yet she remains the highest earning porn star grossing 30 million in 2012. The second highest grossing porn star is Tera Patrick at only 15 million. 
  5.  White women are the most likely to engage in anal sex, particularly if they also have a college degree.
  6. At any second of the day, worldwide, almost as much as 30,000,000 unique visitors are viewing porn. So when you are sitting around the house during the day and think you are the only person creepy enough to be porn surfing, think again. In fact, for a 30 second porn clip, almost a million people have joined in on the action 
  7. Men, If you eat celery it will make you more attractive to women. “When you chew a stalk of celery, you release androstenone and androstenol odour molecules into your mouth. They then travel up the back of your throat to your nose," says Alan Hirsch, M.D., author of Scentsational Sex. "Once there, the pheromones boost your arousal, turning you on and causing your body to send off scents and signals that make you more desirable to women."
  8. During erection, a smaller flaccid penis tends to have a greater percentage increase than a larger flaccid penis.
  9. . A teaspoon of semen contains approximately 5 calories.
  10. The most searched porn related word in America is MILF. The second most searched is Teen.  
  11. 73% of 70-year-old men are still potent,   DMA-11
  12. . Sex burns off an average of about 100 calories per session.
  13. The most children born to one mother was 69. Yes – that’s right 69! Russian supermum – wife of Feodor Vassilyev (her name has never been recorded) between 1707-1782 gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quads. Even more staggering is that 67 survived infancy.
  14.  On average, from two to five million sperm are released each time a man ejaculates.
  15.  During any given period, women who read romance novels have a tendency to have twice as many lovers as those who don’t.
  16. Which state in the United States has the largest consumption of porn per capita? Utah. Thats right folks, that was not a typo. Utah has the largest consumption of porn per capita in the US. Bet you didn’t see that one coming. 
  17. According to London sex shop Sh! 61% of women find just the idea of buying a sex toy arousing in itself. Could it be the combined power of sex AND shopping? 66% of women would prefer to buy sex toys/erotica from a real shop rather than online revealing that for women, buying a vibe is like buying a handbag; they want to feel the quality!
  18.  Evidence exists indicating that penis size may be linked to index finger length.
  19. Sex goddess Marilyn Monroe had problems reaching orgasm. After much therapy she called ‘Bingo!’ telling her doctor: “Bless you doctor. Think of a light switch with a rheostat control (dimmer). As you begin to turn it on, the bulb begins to get bright, then brighter, and brighter and finally in a blinding flash is fully lit. It is so good... Doctor, I worship you."
  20.  Women consider penis size the ninth most important feature for a man, while men rate it much more highly, in third place.
  21. Jackie Chan didn’t get his start in porn but it did help. Back in 1975, he was struggling to break into the movie business so he did a couple adult films that featured little fighting and lots of crotch shots.
  22. A quarter of penises are slightly bent when erect
  23. Singapore born Grace Quek aka ‘Annabel Chung’ was formerly a porn star who became a record breaker on January 19, 1995 at the tender age of 22 for ‘engaging’ in 251 sex acts with about 70 men over a ten-hour period. The event was filmed for a documentary The World’s Biggest Gang Bang for which Chung had advertised on TV for men to participate. Her motivation? To challenge gender roles and the notion of women as passive 
  24. The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes. That’s 336 hours, 14 days or 2 weeks.
  25. Luckily for him, 75% of men always reach orgasm whilst making love, but for us ladies the headlines aren’t so great, with only 29% reporting an orgasm through penetrative sex. Hey – it’s the taking part that counts! However, the majority of women reach orgasm though clitoral simulation rather than vaginal.