3 Sex Facts You Probably Don’t Know
(But May Make Your Sex Life Better)
To start off the new year, we’ve come up with a list of three facts you probably don’t know about sex and may actually help improve your sex life. And in the case of #1, help you avoid a painful situation.
A penis can be broken.
While a broken penis sounds like something that may occur from overuse, that’s not how it typically happens. Actually, a penis fracture can occur when there is trauma to the erect penis. During an erection, the penis is engorged with blood. If the penis is bent suddenly or forcefully while it’s engorged, the trauma may rupture the lining of one of the two cylinders in the penis (corpus cavernosum) responsible for erections — resulting in a penis fracture. The trauma is usually related to aggressive or acrobatic sexual intercourse, aggressive masturbation, or walking into a table with an erect penis (yes, really).
If you’ve fractured your penis you’ll know. This painful injury is often accompanied by an audible cracking sound and then followed immediately by dark bruising of the penis due to blood escaping the cylinder.
A penis fracture requires urgent medical attention. A penis fracture can usually be diagnosed with a physical exam, and prompt surgical repair is typically recommended. Left untreated, a penis fracture may result in deformity of the penis or the inability to have or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction).
Less than half of women have orgasms caused by intercourse.
About one-third of women experience regular orgasms during sexual intercourse. Roughly the same number of women can reach orgasm but need extra stimulation (from themselves or a partner). And nearly one-third of women have never had an orgasm during intercourse but can manage to have one by other types of stimulation, such as oral or manual activities. How a woman reaches an orgasm has nothing to do with her mental health or emotional maturity.
While there are many ways a loving partner can help a woman reach orgasm, in the end, a woman is responsible for her own sexual pleasure. That does not mean her partner should not be involved. Communication between partners is very important. It is up to the woman to inform her partner of her likes and dislikes in their sexual adventures.
Kegel exercises have sexual benefits for women and men
When Dr Arnold Kegel developed Kegel exercises in the 1940’s, they were recommended for women recovering from childbirth to strengthen their pelvic floor to help prevent health problems. However, in follow-up examinations he soon discovered a very exciting side-effect to the treatment: patients doing Kegel exercises regularly were achieving orgasm more easily, more frequently, and more intensely.
Over time, men have reported that these exercises have helped in the bedroom as well. Studies have shown they help improve the strength of your erection, circulation and have been used for decades as a standard technique with erectile dysfunction concerns. Kegels have also been shown in studies to be effective for many men who struggle with premature ejaculation.
To do Kegel exercises:
Imagine the muscle contraction it would require to stop urinating mid-stream. That’s a Kegel! Since no one can tell your exercising your nether regions, you can do these exercises anywhere throughout the day – while brushing your teeth or perhaps every time you’re sitting at a red light.
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