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These Sex Facts Will Blow Your Mind & They’re Actually Pretty Useful Too

Sex releases hormones that prevent you from peeing

Ever notice that it’s kind of tough to go pee right after sex? Your body releases an antidiuretic hormone when you orgasm, which prohibits you from going potty as easily as usual. Just don’t hold it for too long, or you could risk infection.

It can be hard to conceive because…

Most of the time, a woman only releases one egg per month.

Teens start younger.

According to Live Science, by the age of 19, a whopping 71 percent of American teenagers have already had sex. Which is why shame-free, science-based and age-appropriate sex education for young people is crucial!

Answering your phone during sex isn’t polite, but it isn’t uncommon either!

Mom can multitask! According to a survey, at least 12 percent of moms admitted to using their cellphones during sex.

When young people make their sexual debuts

The Kinsey Institute estimates that, on average, boys first have sex at age 16.9. For girls, the age jumps to 17.4.

Physically talking about sex makes sex better

People who are more open to talking about sex are actually happier with their sex lives, according to Live Science.

You’re not the only one aroused by food

Think food is sexy? Some people admit to feeling a similar sense of arousal when thinking about food as they do when thinking about sex.

Your body image plays a huge role in sex

According to Live Science, a small study of women found that those who accepted their bodies reported better sex. So appreciate your body, or your sex life could suffer!

Sex increases your pain threshold

According to a study published in the Journal of Sex Research, a person’s pain threshold significantly increases during arousal.

Your brain turns off (sort of) during sex

According to a study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, the amygdala — the part of the brain involved in fear and anxiety — shuts down during a female orgasm. So that brain mush you experience during sex is legit!

Before you go, check out these six orgasms you probably didn’t even know you could have:


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