Are you interested in understanding sex deeper or knowing what people think or believe about sex? What are some of the facts about sex? Why should an individual be in the know about facts on sex? This article explains some random sex facts that individuals did not know. Sex reduces pain from headaches, women’s orgasms last longer than men’s, and it’s possible to orgasm in your sleep. When it comes to sex, we should all know the basics. Ask for consent before making any move, use protection at all times, fulfill your partner’s sexual desires, and have as much fun as possible. However, knowing the simple steps doesn’t necessarily give you a great sexual experience. The lesser-known facts can make you smarter in bed and spice up your sex life. The next time you’re thinking of having sex with your partner, here are interesting facts about sex to stimulate your brain and private parts. Women’s orgasms last longer than men’s According to Mahar et al. (2020), the average male orgasm lasts for about six seconds, while a female’s orgasm lasts for twenty seconds. Women who experience vaginal orgasms have a greater chance of getting multiple orgasms than men. Women have orgasmic advantages in the bedroom. Sex can reduce pain from headaches. If you often get chronic migraines or headaches, Delaruelle et al. (2018) stated that individuals feel relieved to know that getting an orgasm reduces pain and helps their body recover more quickly. When one gets an orgasm from masturbation, oral sex, or even intercourse, the body releases certain chemicals that help one recover quickly. You now know what to do when you get a headache. Your nipples can give you an orgasm. Science has some great news for you if you like nipple play. Rosenberg et al. (2019) explained that nipple orgasm is more achievable than you think, especially for those sensitive to touch in that particular area. Twenty-nine percent of women out of two hundred and thirty-seven have experienced one. Thus, science says that playing with a woman’s nipples can give women the same feeling a clitoris does. It’s possible to orgasm in your sleep. You don’t need to be awake to get an orgasm. Some women get orgasms during an erotic dream in their sleep. Even though no physical stimulation occurs, blood flow to the genitals during a sexual dream can increase exactly how it does during actual sex. The previous study also stated that a particular blood flow boost can lead to an orgasm. Remember, you’re deeply relaxed when you’re asleep, meaning you have no stress or anxiety that could interfere with the action. Orgasms exist in our minds just as it does in the clitoris or any other part of our bodies. A strong sense of smell increases your chances of getting an orgasm. Different studies have found that people with more perspective noses have better sexual experiences. Women with a strong sensitivity to odors are also likely to get more orgasms than women whose noses are not as sensitive. Sense of smell is not linked to sexual desire or performance during sex, but it’s likely for women with a heightened sense of smell to have more pleasurable sex and orgasms. It simply means that body odors like sweat and vaginal fluids enhance sexual experiences. Older people have a lot of sex. You probably wonder if older people have sex. Gong et al. (2016) stated that older people tend to have sex more than most people imagine. Currently, the elderly among all age groups are the ones experiencing the biggest spike in sexually transmitted infections. Three-quarters of seventy-year-old men can comfortably impregnate women. You also need to know that a third of women over the age of 80 still have intercourse with their partners. In addition, one-third of men and one-quarter of women over 50 have had oral sex over the past year. Your partner may be fantasizing about someone else during sex. According to the study above, almost half of all women fantasize about other men while in bed. Forty-six percent of women fantasize about other people during sex with their partner compared to forty-two percent of men. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone who identifies as woman since researchers on straight women only did the survey. These straight women think of other men while having sex because their partners aren’t fulfilling their sexual needs. People get post-sex sadness. If you’ve ever cried or seen someone cry after sex and thought that’s strange, you shouldn’t because it’s more common than you think. It has an actual name which is post-coital dysphoria. Drageset et al. (2016) explained that it is characterized by intense sadness, distress, and anger after orgasm. There’s still not much known about the condition, but it’s believed that this is possibly linked to a surge of hormones that could stem from past sexual trauma experiences. Leaving your socks on during sex If you like playing dress-up during sex, you might want to reconsider that since research shows that if you want to increase your chances of having an orgasm, all you need to do is have your socks on during sex. To have an orgasm, you need to be very relaxed and anxiety-free. Cold feet could interfere with the ability to get into the moment. Sex triggers your creativity. Sex itself is a creative act that is meant to birth new life. Even when you are not looking to conceive, you’re still connecting with your partner. Mahar et al, (2020) stated that an added psychological effect helps you in your creative ventures like art, design, writing, music, or creative thinking. The chemical responsible for this is called oxytocin. This chemical is intended to make you feel closer to your partner, but it can also make flexible pathways in the brain, enhancing creative thinking and improving problem-solving. Conclusion. Sex is an unavoidable fact in life, and you got here because sex took place. As you have seen, sex is more complex than you have ever imagined. This article has discussed all facts you need to know about sex. References Delaruelle, Z., Ivanova, T. A., Khan, S., Negro, A., Ornello, R., Raffaelli, B., … & Reuter, U. (2018). Male and female sex hormones in primary headaches. The Journal of Headache and Pain, 19(1), 1-12. Drageset, J., Eide, G. E., & Hauge, S. (2016). A mixed-methods study uses symptoms of depression, sadness, and a sense of coherence (coping) among cognitively intact older people with cancer living in nursing homes. Peer, 4, e2096. Gong, C. H., Kendig, H., & He, X. (2016). 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