This Week in Sex: Strange Sex, Penis Size & Relationships

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Strange Sex Rituals The makers of some of our most coveted sex toys have uncovered some of the strangest sexual practices from around the globe. Did you know that Egyptian pharaohs would “ritualistically masturbate into the Nile to ensure the river’s longevity” because they thought the water came from the god of creation? We didn’t either. Hit the link and learn some more bizarre sex rituals: lelo.comHave Sex Now!

While we gave you a lot of great reasons to have sex in a recent Up in Smoke, the Mirror has listed 21 great benefits of having regular sex, like “High sexual activity makes the body release more pheromones, chemicals that enhance your appeal to the opposite sex,” or “One of the most important benefits, noted in a recent survey undertaken by the University of Texas, US, was that participants who had sex regularly felt more confident about their bodies.” Your partner better be in the mood! Read the rest of the facts here: mirror.co.ukLingerie Alarm Clock

Aubade Lingerie Alarm Clock from Manuel Neves on Vimeo. Hooking Up in College

This latest survey came as a shock to us as we look fondly back on the parade of no-strings-attached partners from our days in college: casual sex is now fairly rare among students and is linked to depression and anxiety. The findings showed that "College students who had recently engaged in casual sex reported higher levels of general anxiety, social anxiety, and depression compared to college students who had not had recent casual sex…casual sex was negatively associated with well-being and positively associated with psychological distress." Read the rest of the study here: huffingtonpost.comPenis Size by the Numbers

Stressing about your penis size? Then listen up! A study coming out of Indiana University claims that the average penis size (while erect) is 5.57 inches. The lead researcher told Psychology Today that they were confident this was accurate even though they didn’t do the measuring themselves because “… [Subjects] had good reason to report accurate data to us because we were using their size data to match them to a condom that was sized to fit their erect penis. If they reported a bigger-than-reality size to us, they would get a baggier condom. If they reported a smaller-than-reality size to us, the condom would be too tight.” Clever girl. Read more about the study at: theatlanticwire.comDissipating Sex Lives

Are you at the point in your long-term relationship where you’ve actually begun to consider sex with your partner a chore? You’re not alone. Relationships seem to be a sex killer for most, with 40 percent of couples who’ve been together for longer than four years admitting to having sex only a few times a month and couples who have been together for 15 years or longer having sex only a few times a year. “The underlying causes of that missing spark could be symptomatic of a very treatable condition so getting checked out could be worth more than just improving your performance,” one doctor suggests. Read more at: dailymail.co.uk


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