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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!

Did you know? 10 sex facts

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.

6Protect 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 World War II, many soldiers returned home with venereal diseases, costing the government millions of dollars in medical expenses.

7Work it

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

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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.

1950s Sex education film

Check out this hilarious sex education film from the 1950s!

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