Here are some little-known sex facts that may surprise you.

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.

Semen contains zinc and calcium, both of which are proven to prevent tooth decay.

The average size of an erect penis is five inches, and the average flaccid penis measures about 3 inches.

Homosexuality remained on the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental illnesses until 1973.

You burn about 200 calories during 30 minutes of active sex.

The sale of sex toys and vibrators is banned in Alabama and Mississippi.

People who have sex about three times a week are perceived to look four to seven years younger.

Women place a higher importance on looks than men do when looking for a casual sex partner.

But that may not be smart. One poll found that computer nerds make the best lovers, with 82 percent of IT geeks claiming they put their partner’s pleasure above their own.

Sadly, only 41 percent of fitness professionals were as selfless.

Get it on the night before you need to bring some great ideas to the office. According to anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph.D., sex triggers brain chemicals that can improve creativity at work.

Don’t wait to feel turned on before you make a move. Most women experience arousal after the fun has already begun.

Single women are more attracted to men who are taken than to those who are available.

Strippers earn more money when they’re ovulating. Scientists suspect it’s because of the pheromones their body releases. Do a striptease for your guy when you’re ovulating two weeks before your period—and it will likely create some serious heat.

An orgasm can cure your stage fright! A Scottish study found that following Sexual release, people had an easier time with public speaking.

Guys find your voice more attractive during that time of the month— meaning, period sex is a prime time to add some dirty talk to the mix.

One study found that men on the prowl are more likely to spend money on luxury items for themselves than those who aren’t searching for a mate.

Watch a short porn scene before hopping in bed with your guy. Research found that 58 percent of men and women who regularly use porn felt more comfortable with their sexuality and tending to their partner’s sexual needs.

It’s the sweet stuff that really gets females hot. A study found that women were more turned on watching a man kissing a woman than having sex with her. So try kissing him in front of a mirror.

A UK study found that most men prefer women with some curves to super-skinny waifs.

Try a little spanking during sex, and don’t worry about the sting. Oxytocin, one of the sex chemicals released when you’re getting it on, reduces pain by about half.

Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which a man’s penis curves. A drug used to straighten bent fingers is now being tested to fix it.

A study says intercourse lasts about 16 minutes for Europeans and just 7 minutes for Americans. Make a ring with your fingers and squeeze around the base of his shaft to make him last longer.

Men take more risks when they know hot women are looking.

Snuggle with him while watching TV at night. Couples who cuddle regularly are eight times less likely to get depressed than those who kiss only during intercourse.

Experts have discovered that high levels of the hormone oestradiol make women more likely to cheat. The reason? It creates bigger breasts and smaller waists. As a result, they tend to get more attention and, therefore, have more sexual opportunities.

Worldwide, only 30 percent of men are circumcised.

The average number of sexual partners for heterosexual men is seven; for heterosexual women, it’s four.

A woman has a better shot at climaxing during sex if the walls of her vaginal canal are stimulated. A study found that penis length doesn’t help accomplish this—girth does. Make him feel girthier by keeping your legs together during sex. It creates more friction.

Still, that doesn’t stop men from seeking out enhancements. A handful of new gadgets on the market claim to help men add length and possibly girth to their penis.

If that doesn’t work, he can try dropping a few kilos. For every 16 kilos an overweight man loses, his penis appears to grow one inch.

Scientists believe that some women have a more active G-spot than others. Trying various positions, like leaning back while you’re on top, may help him stimulate it if yours isn’t as active.

Having sex once a week can improve your immune function by 30 percent.

One study found that women get physically aroused by a much wider variety of erotic imagery than men do.

Researchers are testing Viagra on women with sexual dysfunction—72 percent of those taking it noticed improvement in their sexual response.

A 2010 study found that the better a woman’s genital self-image, the easier it is for her to orgasm.

Most couples over 65 in the US still have sex at least once a week.

It was discovered that wearing two inch heels may improve the strength of the pelvic muscles, which in turn helps you orgasm.

A study found that 84 percent of women have had sex just to ‘keep the peace’ with their partner.

For five minutes per day, tense and relax your PC muscles (the ones that hold in pee). It may give you better orgasms.

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