25 (Strange) Facts About Sex That They Didn’t Teach You In High School.
Ah, sex. We all have it, we all love it, and secretly, we all want to talk about it. Most of the information we have about sex is pretty straight forward and mundane - we know where the penis can go, what the vagina can do, and how it all works together to create a satisfying experience.
However, some facts about sex are more unusual than others. In fact, some of them are so strange that they might even be a little squirm-inducing. Still, it's important to get all sides of the story, so check out our 29 weird facts about sex below. You might be a little embarrassed by what you read, but remember, we're all adults here - unless of course you are not an adult, in which case you should leave this page before your mom sees you staring in wide-eyed horror at the computer screen.
#1. Pumpkins might be a male aphrodisiac.
According to The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago, the smell of pumpkin can increase blood flow to the penis, providing some interesting insight into why men love Thanksgiving so much.
#2. Crocodile dung used to be used as contraception.
Ancient Egyption women used crocodile dung as contraception - dung is slightly alkaline, so it may have worked as a spermicide. However, odds are more likely that the dung prevented sexual partners from wanting sex in the first place.
#3. Small penises need love, too.
Each year in Brooklyn, there is a Smallest Penis In Brooklyn contest, proving that hipsters really do try to make everything ironic.
#4. Your sex life might affect your wages.
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.
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