THE 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.
DID YOU KNOW?
Think you know everything there is to know about sex? Think again! SheKnows shares 20 interesting sex facts that will blow your mind.
Don’t get all crazy!
The vibrator was originally invented in the 19th century as a way to reduce “hysteria.” That seems a little extreme. However, we do not recommend testing that theory by taking away a woman’s vibrator to see if she goes into a hysterical fit. That’s just dangerous.
Orgasms are good for you
Orgasms are good for your health! They can lower a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and even depression. So have sex and get happy!
Sex counts as a workout! During 30 minutes of active sex, you burn about 200 calories.
Even though straight women reported only being aroused by men, researchers at the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, found that most women in a study became aroused by every sexual stimulus they saw — including nude male and female bodies, heterosexual and homosexual sex and even animal sex.
The age for sex
The Kinsey Institute estimates that, on average, boys lose their virginity at age 16.9. For girls, the age jumps to 17.4.
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.
Love your body
According to Live Science, a small study of obese women found that those who accepted their bodies reported better sex. So appreciate your body, or your sex life could suffer!