5 Strange But True Facts About The Big “O”…

…that you probably didn’t know. Here are 5 strange and amusing facts about orgasm. We’ve classified it a PG 😉  They are related to both male and female. Don’t know if they might help in a normal relationship but maybe sharing with a partner would spark something. So let’s start off with one of our favorite stories that is very strange but true.

You don’t need genitals for sexual arousal

Like digestion or breathing, sexual arousal is the product of our autonomic system which means that we don’t consciously have any say in it.

woman tooth brush teeth white smileNaturally (or unnaturally some would say) the orgasm reflex can be triggered by genital or visual stimulation. Learned at an early age, it can also be brought about by a host of other stimuli.

Yes! you may have guessed it from the image above. There was a report of a woman who had an orgasm every time she brushed her teeth – after some detective work by a neurologist it was concluded that it was the complete complex motion of teeth brushing that caused this, some would say, happy outcome.

As it turned out, she decided that demons possessed her, gave up the pleasure of brushing her teeth and decided on mouthwash for oral hygiene.

Pregnant woman with doctor

Observations of In-Utero Masturbation…

…was the title of a paper that came from The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and showed from actual moving ultrasound images what appeared clearly to be the act of unborn male masturbation taking place.

No doubt a proud father.


Dead people can have an orgasm!

It is possible to trigger in the precise spot on the spinal nerve with an electrode, the point which is the center for orgasm.

It’s been shown that you can stimulate a part of the spinal nerve to create responses in unfortunate people who are dead but are being kept alive artificially – that is their organs are kept oxygenated.

It would be perfectly feasible to stimulate the exact spot in a dead person and…but well it wouldn’t be much fun for him or her.

man about to kiss a womans neck

The “Upsuck” Theory

In the early 1900s, a lot of gynecologists believed that when a woman has an orgasm the contractions are there to suck the semen up through the cervix and deliver it efficiently to the egg, so increasing the odds of conception. It was called the “upsuck” theory.

Masters and Johnson well-known research pioneers into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s  They were “upsuck skeptics” and they decided that they would get to the bottom of it.

Sometime in the late 1950s they brought 5 women into the lab and fitted them out with cervical caps containing artificial semen†. In the artificial semen was a radio-opaque substance, so it would show up on an X-ray.

They masturbated in front of an X-ray device and Masters and Johnson looked to see if the semen was being sucked up – their skepticism was upheld.
†Recipe for artificial semen on request.

3d Human egg insemination

Men Being Men

There’s another way that orgasm might boost fertility. This one involves men. Sperm that sits around in the body for a week or more start to develop abnormalities that make them less effective at head-banging their way into the egg.

British sexologist Roy Levin has speculated that this is perhaps why men evolved to be such enthusiastic and frequent masturbators. He said, “If I keep tossing myself off I get fresh sperm being made.”

Which is an interesting idea and theory. So now there is an evolutionary excuse.

Must be 18: Naughty secrets, every woman needs to know about men.

Lifestyle Health & Wealth

8 Life Habits – A Must For All Women In Their 40s

We still feel great in our 40s – these are the years a woman can really enjoy. But there are could be problems ahead which could turn into health issues for us women if care isn’t taken. Check out these tips below.


So what happens during the previous 10 years?…well
Female bone density falls by about 3-5%
Stress levels may increase due to lifestyle matters involving kids, money, parents etc.
Depression, a complex condition, but is more common in these years.
Hormone changes affect a woman’s bodily systems, in particular, the sex drive.
Metabolism slows by around 2% more making weight control difficult especially for women and
Muscle loss is at around 7% over the decade. But don’t worry, help is at hand – read on…

Practice the following 8 lifestyle habits and you will be able to combat these life-changing events.

Not only that, but you should see an improvement in your all round health, having more energy, be more focused, less ill forming a platform for a continuing quality of life that is so important in later years.
And there is even better news. The weight that a lot of us women start to see in our 40s will gradually decrease so any plans of going on a diet can go out the window. We hate diets!
Middle-aged woman using weights

1. Improve muscle strength

A woman can increase her metabolism through strength training. This increase in her resting metabolism will maximize the calorie burn effect even when relaxing, making weight control a lot easier.
It also helps strengthen bone density, keep your balance, and avoid injury, important for protecting your skeleton both now and in later life. Try and get into the habit of doing half an hour of weight resistance training 5 days of the week.

Strength training is an important part of complete fitness and well-being but knowing where to start can be a problem. The  Modern Woman’s Guide To Strength Training is an in-depth guide that takes someone at any level through a 16 week strength program. It can be followed at home or at a gym. This short video features some regular women who have followed the program.
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