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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!

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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 educated 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.

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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.

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4Does he measure up?

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

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Comments on "10 Fun sex facts"

Gg December 27, 2012 | 2:40 PM

I live in Mississippi and we can go buy toys no problem

Tauhidul Islam November 30, 2012 | 9:30 AM


Maureen November 02, 2012 | 11:58 AM

It seems fun. I'm 34 and still virgin :( That's a problem when you live in a conservative family...

Jeremy September 01, 2012 | 6:15 AM

I am divorced man with 2 precious daughters. My ex chose to end our 17 year marriage with a 3 month affair with a co-worker. Since being divorced I have had a tremendous amount of married women and women in a relationship asking me out or just wanting to "party" for a weekend. It sounds fun but is a big turn off knowing they choose not to be truthful to their significant other. Maybe not as much as men but women are almost their for adultery!

Jessica August 29, 2012 | 9:12 PM

I live in MS(Mississippi) & me and my girlfriend have no problem buying ANY kind of toy in fact you can get a vibrator in a Spencers or Hot Topic out here so lol 10 is not a fact.

Mark August 13, 2012 | 9:43 PM

Fact # ten is incorrect. I live in Alabama and there is no ban on toys. There are toy shops all over the state.

raymart August 03, 2012 | 12:54 AM

i was shock,,,, when i red # 2 i never thought semen can prevent tooth decay,,,,, weird!

Immy June 19, 2012 | 10:37 PM

Ishy comeon...., drinking semen? U'll puk... Maybe you talk of using it as toothpaste but still... Urrrrh!

Ruby June 12, 2012 | 9:20 PM

I had no idea most of these facts! Maybe we should make that same law as Hong Kong so men here would stop being unfaithful. What would the punishment be for women who cheat too?! I can't believe that shops are illegal in some states. Can't you just order things online still?! I'm not particularly a fan of them, but some women really do! So funny about their invention though, there was just an indie movie about that, right?!

john January 15, 2012 | 8:59 AM

absolute facts

StylishandTrendy.com November 29, 2011 | 11:34 PM

Hitting the gym is important to have a healthy life. You can't enjoy different positions if you are not agile enough.

ray bocanegra September 04, 2011 | 9:54 AM

Malayna it seems like bad love happened to you. What ashame it happens to the best of us

betty May 29, 2010 | 2:39 PM

I think that these 10fun facts realy helped me think that is fun!!!!

Amber February 26, 2010 | 8:33 AM

Vibrators and other toys are growing in popularity. Women are being more open about their use. Thanks for the great facts!

Jennifer Bonham January 27, 2010 | 8:19 AM

Actually, number 10 isn't a lie. It became illegal just recently and they're still working on shutting the stores down. I do Slumber Parties and our distributors have been fighting this issue for the last few years. We label everything as "novelty use only" just for this reason, but in some towns, they still make things very rough for us! We've squeeked by because we conduct our shows in the privacy of our hostesses' home.

ishy October 29, 2009 | 2:25 AM

This is really fun Jennifer! And I wonder,for the 2. Say cheese!, can you use it as a toothpaste or you have to drink it?!? LOL... Do you have other write ups like this Jen? I'll look forward for more - wait for your reply! - Thanks!!!

samuel December 28, 2008 | 6:40 AM

is a game of life

Lila November 09, 2008 | 10:58 AM

I had never heard #6 before - wow! That's crazy.

ashley June 30, 2008 | 1:23 AM

ladies we all know that if they made that a legal law in the united states we would have a dramatic decrease in our population due to the fact that in the united states there are so many unfaithfull men. all though a decrease wouldnt be such a bad thing.

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