29 facts about sex to help you improve your sex life and have a better time in the bedroom…
People who have sex 4 times a week can look 10 years younger.
Orgasms can boost brain activity as much as doing crosswords.
Men spend an extra 5 seconds looking a women’s lips if they’re wearing lipstick.
Couples who run together have more sex.
The average woman finds 10 days of beard growth the most attractive.
6/ IF YOU SNOOZE, YOU…
Women who sleep for 9 hours are 25% more likely to get pregnant.
7/ BIG 0
Women who masturbate are less likely to struggle to reach the big O during sex.
8/ TAKE A BITE
Eating apples can increase your sexual satisfaction.
9/ EYES UP
It takes most men less than 1 second to look at a woman’s breasts.
10/ SPERM KILLER
Half a pint of beer a day can reduce sperm count by 33%.
11/ BRINGING SEXY BACK
Sex is great for your back! An orgasm has 10 times the anxiety-reducing effect as Valium.
12/ THE BEST MEDICINE
People who have sex once or twice weekly have better immune systems than people who have sex less than once a week.
Start a day with a 20-second hug. A long hug releases the hormone oxytocin, which produces feelings of trust and attachment.
14/ WORK-OUT TO WORK IT OUT
92% of couples that went to the gym together continued to do so after a year and reported better sexual satisfaction.
15/ GET RISKY
Trying something new or exciting before sex delivers a burst of dopamine that activates the pleasure centres in your brain.
Watch porn together. Studies have shown those who do are more sexuality satisfied and a greater level of communication.
17/ GREEN VEG
Eat your green veg. This will help dilate blood vessels and create greater arousal.
18/ MORNING GLORY
Begin your day with morning sex. This will release the feel-good chemical oxytocin.
19/ SWEET TOUCH
Next time you’re on a date, order the sugary cocktails. You may be more attracted to people during a sugar rush because your brain associates sweet flavours with the concept of romance
Turns out that second glass of pinot might be a bad idea after all: booze raises your odds of contracting HPV, claims a study in Sexually Transmitted Infections.
21/ MYSTERY IS SEXY
Keep it subtle. Research shows 32% of men find x-rated texts a turn-off. Mystery is sexy.
22/ BITE ME
The neck has a high concentration of light-touch receptors so encourage him to rub or or suck says Sexologist Carol Queen.
23/ GET IT ON OUTSIDE
This will awaken your senses and the fears of getting caught will ad an extra thrill says Dr Sandor Grados.
24/ LOUD MOUTH
Being louder in the bedroom can make you more turned on by creating ‘vibrations in the diaphragm and increasing oxygen intake to the brain’.
The real secrets to amazing sex are honesty, trust, and communication.
25/ LIBIDO LIFTER
A study from the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil shows that resistance training improves arousal and sexual desire in women.
So double your strength session and get working your pelvic floor.
26/ HUNGRY FOR LOVE
A US study by Drexel University in Philadelphia reveals the female brain responds better to romantic cues after eating. Time to start feeding your sex life.
27/ UPGRADE YOR FORM
Sex expert Annabelle knight suggests adopting ‘the stretching cat pose’ which involves pushing your bum upwards, making his thrusts feel deeper.
28/ CLIMAX CURBER
Good sex comes to those who wait- a recent study from the Journal of Sex Research, shows men and women get the best orgasm when the build slowly and pause before climax.
29/ LOVE HIM LONG TIME
Try tearing off your flannelette and jump-starting the action on a Saturday night; it could leave your man more aroused and have you both rating your relationship higher in terms of satisfaction, stability and communication.