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Porn legend John Holmes, whose yule-log-size penis still casts a shadow over anxiety-prone males.
Ditto NBA-great Wilt Chamberlain, whose claim of having slept with 20,000 women makes Don Juan look monastic.
How about catching the clap from a toilet seat? These are just a few sex “facts” for your Sunday reading pleasure:
At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women will have a genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. HPV, or human papillomavirus, comes in both low- and high-risk forms; low-risk HPV can cause genital warts, and high-risk can cause cervical and other cancers. In 90 percent of cases, the body’s immune system will fight off the disease within two years.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Two-thirds of women who had their first baby between 2001 and 2003 worked during their pregnancy, and 80 percent of those women worked within one month or less of giving birth. Compare this to the period between 1961 and 1965, when 44 percent of women worked during their pregnancy (35 percent worked one month or less before delivering).
Source: U.S. Census
What’s your number? According to a survey of adults aged 20 to 59, women have an average of four sex partnersduring their lifetime; men have an average of seven.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Two-thirds of college students have been in a “friends with benefits\” relationship, citing the lack of commitment required as the main advantage to such an arrangement. More than half of those who had sex with a friend said they had engaged in all forms of sex; 22.7 percent said they had intercourse only, while 8 percent said they did everything but have intercourse.
Source: Wayne State University and Michigan State University
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While 75 percent of men always reach orgasm during sex, only 29 percent of women report the same. In addition, most women are unable to climax through vaginal intercourse, instead needing clitoral stimulation.
Source: National Health and Social Life Survey
About one out of 10 married adults – 12 percent – say that they typically sleep alone.
Source: National Sleep Foundation
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Approximately 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 to 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience erectile dysfunction.
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Relax, guys. No matter what those, ahem, movies might suggest, in the United States, the average erect penis is five to seven inches long, and four to six inches in circumference.
Source: Kinsey Institute
So that being said my friends, please don’t forget to spay or neuter your pet. Unwanted sex is never a good thing.
Many thanks to our friends at Live Science for this Sunday morning sex tutorial.