Sex. It’s something that everyone partakes in at some point in their lives. People think of it in many different ways – it’s intimate, it’s taboo, it’s a beautiful expression of human nature…regardless of how people think about it there are many myths and rumor surrounding the act itself.
We’re here to clear some of the up for you! We’ve found some of the most common myths about “doing the dirty” exposed the truth along with some fun facts. Maybe getting busy isn’t as bad as some people may think.
32. Excellent Stress Relief
Sex is great way to reduce stress! During sex the human body produces dopamine, to fight stress hormones, endorphins, the “happy hormone”, and oxytocin, a desire-enhancing hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.
In a study, published in the Public Library of Science journal, three neuroscience researchers conducted a test on male rats and found that the sexually active rats were less anxious than rats with no sexual activity.
31. You know what they say about guys with big feet…
There is no correlation between a man’s shoe size and his *ahem* size. This also goes for ear size and hand size.
30. Great Form of Exercise
Making love is a form of physical activity. During intercourse, the physiological changes in your body are consistent with a workout.
Your breathing speeds up, which means you get tired. Hence, you burn calories. If you have sex three times a week for at least 15 minutes you’ll burn about 7,500 calories in a year. That’s like jogging 75 miles! Which one sounds more fun now? Heavy breathing raises the amount of oxygen in your cells, and the testosterone produced during sex keeps your bones and muscles strong.
29. Size ≠ Satisfaction.
Shlong size is more important to a man’s ego than a woman’s satisfaction. The G-spot is located two inches inside a woman’s secret place and is stimulated while thrusting. Most large man-staffs miss the G-spot completely.
28. Helps with Blood Pressure
Hugs and sex can improve your blood pressure. Sex reduces diastolic blood pressure. This is the bottom number while reading blood pressure.
Researchers with the University of Paisley conducted an experiment on the same. They concluded that sex improves blood pressure.
27. Can You Make It Taste Better?
There is no scientific evidence that the taste of semen is affected by foods and drinks. Research shows that sodium content does vary amoung males suggesting that some ‘taste’ better than others, urologists generally says men can’t modify the taste.
26. Strengthen That Immune System
Trying to fight the sniffles? Getting down and dirty is the answer to fight colds and other health problems; sex can boost your immunity.
Immunoglobulin A, an antigen that fights the flu increases when the frequency of sex increases.
25. You Can’t Have Two Buns In The Oven
You can’t get pregnant if you’re already pregnant. WRONG!
A woman totally can conceive while already pregnant. It’s called superfetation and, though rare, has been documented several times in humans.
24. Makes You Look Younger
Making love three times a week can make you look 10 years younger, claims a Scottish researcher. “It’s good for you to have good sex,” says David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, whose study on the effects of sex on aging appears in his book, Secrets of the Superyoung.
23. Every Seven Seconds??
Men think about “doing it” every seven seconds.
Not true, a study in 2011 at Ohio State University found that men had dirty thought 19 times a day, while thinking about food 18 times a day, and sleep 11 times a day on average.
22. Healthy Heart
Sex helps you burn calories, sure, but it can also improve your heart.
Scientists with New England Research Institute examined the effect of “the horizontal mambo” on the heart. The study concluded that sexually active men are 45% less likely to experience cardiovascular diseases. But the study fails to study the effect on a woman’s heart.
21. Birth Control Makes You Gain Weight
44 studies have shown that there is no evidence that birth control causes weight gain.
20. Ultimate Pain Relief
Do you experience migraines and body pain? Well “getting busy” is the answer. But if you experience back pain, it is best to consult a doctor.
Dr. George E. Erlich, an arthritis specialist from Philadelphia conducted a study on the link between arthritis and sex. He narrows down that patients who engaged in sex experienced less pain in general.