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National Sex Day: 15 facts about sex you didn’t know

National Sex Day (June 9th) is one of the best days of the year. It’s a day all about recognising the importance of sex and pleasure. What else could you ask for?

But this year, we’re flipping the script. Rather than explaining the benefits of sex and pleasure, we’ve researched 15 mind-blowing facts about sex that’ll wow you and your partner. You don’t need us to tell you how great a quick romp is!

So, whether you want to learn more about sex or gather some facts to impress your next date, keep reading. We’ve done the research, so you don’t have to.

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What is National Sex Day?

Before we jump into the facts, we’ll quickly give you the lowdown on National Sex Day.

National Sex Day is a day dedicated to sex and all sexual acts. It’s also about sexual pleasure, exploring your body, and learning about your sexuality. If it’s sex-positive, it can be celebrated on June 9th!

But there’s a little more to the date than you’d expect. So, why is National Sex Day celebrated on June 9th? Because the date is 6/9, and the M/D format is used. This mimics the infamous 69 sex position. Perfectly fitting for a day focusing on sex!

15 facts about sex to impress your lovers

Before you jump under the sheets, take a peep at these curious sex facts:

1. The orgasm gap is real

But not in the way you’d think. By biological sex, the average male orgasm lasts six seconds, whereas the average female one lasts twenty seconds.

2. Vaginas can expand by 200%

You read that right! A non-aroused vagina is approximately three to four inches (7.6 to 10cm) long. However, when aroused, it can expand by up to 200%.

3. Frequent orgasms are good for a woman’s health

Studies show that orgasms can lower a woman’s risk of strokes, breast cancer, heart disease, and depression. An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

4. Candles are a secret sex toy

Research in the US has shown that after fingers, dildos, and vibrators, candles are the most common objects to be used in female masturbation. Caught in a pinch? You know what to do!

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5. Kissing exchanges millions of bacteria

You typically exchange between 10 million to 1 billion bits of bacteria while kissing. When you think about it, this one isn’t so surprising. Don’t forget to floss.

6. Wearing socks can lead to better orgasms

Throw out your sultry lingerie. Socks are the new must-have in town! Research from the University of Groningen shows that keeping your socks on during sex can lead to a higher chance of orgasm. This is likely because cold feet stop you from feeling relaxed while doing the deed.

7. We’re talking about sex more, but having less

It’s true! Sex is more mentioned in the media and in public than ever. However, sex is happening much less, especially with those in Generation Z.

8. Vibrators began life as a medical device

Vibrators were initially created to cure ‘hysteria’ in 1896. What’s hysteria? An outdated medical condition that was assigned to women who were mentally or emotionally upset. Think of all those Victorian ladies from old books.

9. Group sex and threesomes are the most common fantasy

That’s right. Most people fantasise about getting it on with a group. In second place is BDSM, followed by taboo and forbidden sex.

10. Sex can relieve pain

Sex doesn’t only make you feel good through orgasms. It also relieves pain. This is because your brain releases oxytocin, a feel-good hormone that also decreases pain perception.

11. Lube can help you orgasm

A study from Indiana University showed that 50% of couples who use lube said they believed it improved their orgasms. It’s time to lube up for better loving.

12. Lesbians have the most orgasms

Research shows that homosexual women climate 74.7% of the time. Heterosexual women climate 61.6% of the time, but they’re not coming in last. Bisexual women have the lower orgasm rate, only cumming 58% of the time.

13. Cum is low in calories

There are 36 calories in a tablespoon of semen. Do with that information what you will.

14. Post-workout sex is more intense

After a gym workout or run, you have higher blood flow to your genitals. This improves sexual function and sensitivity. Testosterone levels are also higher, making you more likely to be in the emotional mood for sex.

15. 1 in 5 people use their phone during sex

One study found that one out of five adults between 18 and 34 used their smartphone during sex. We love social media, but not that much.

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Ways you can celebrate National Sex Day

Alongside sharing the fun sex tips from above, what else can you do to have fun on National Sex Day? Here are some sex-positive suggestions to consider:

  • Talk about your desires with a partner
  • Try a new kink or role-play
  • Have some solo fun
  • Educate yourself on safe sex
  • Try out the different types of orgasm
  • Join a Zoom sex party
  • Experiment with a no-strings-attached hookup
  • Consider a new sex position
  • Buy some new lingerie
  • Sign-up for a sex party

You don’t have to be in a relationship to have fun on National Sex Day. You can join in by yourself or with a non-committed partner. Or even a group! The options are endless.

Just make sure you prioritise consent and safety to ensure everyone has a good time. You should also discuss your expectations and boundaries with your partner(s). Being on the same page is sexy.

The takeaway

Whether you’re celebrating for the first time or an annual National Sex Day participant, we hope this article has made you smile. Hopefully, you’ve also learned a fact or two. Now go and enjoy yourself!

Learn more about sex and relationships via the Vivastreet blog.

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