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Sexual Health Trivia


You might not know this about nookie...

  • Globally, lovers are having sex 139 times a year. And the French are the lovemaking pacesetters, according to the Durex Global Sex Survey 2002, coming in at 167 times each 365 days.
  • Condoms are biodegradable — some of them. Lambskin and latex condoms are biodegradable, but polyurethane condoms aren't, according to "Alice" of Columbia University's Go Ask Alice question-and-answer service.
  • Sex-enhancing CDs are being sold for setting the mood. Try some classical options to rock your world: Shacking Up to Chopin, Making Out to Mozart and Bedroom Bliss With Beethoven are available at Amazon.com.
  • Don't douche — it's not recommended anymore. "Like most ovens, vaginas are self-cleaning," Columbia University's Alice says. Douching washes away the healthy bacteria in the vagina and alters the natural, healthy pH level. The practice can actually lead to the spread of infections in the reproductive organs.
  • Sex with a celebrity is the No. 1 fantasy worldwide. That's according to the recent Durex survey, which also found that four in 10 people have fantasized about sex with their best friend's partner!
  • The Today Sponge is coming back. Look for the Today Sponge on sale again if you've got a "spongeworthy" significant other. The polyurethane contraceptive is on sale in Canada already and is expected to come to the United States next.
  • Believe it — blue balls is for real. The discomfort is caused when more blood flows into the penis than out. The uneven blood flow causes an increase in the volume of blood trapped in the genitals and contributes to the penis becoming erect and the testicles becoming engorged with blood. For more info, see blue balls.
  • It could take eight months for a couple to conceive. So you might not get a baby off the bat, but the wait can be more than worthwhile. At least a year should go by before you fret about your fertility.

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