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Shocking sex facts revealed

Last updated on: October 14, 2013 08:00 IST

Shocking sex facts revealed



Can high heels affect a woman's orgasm?

Why is emotional connect as important to women as reaching orgasm?

Is coffee more important than sex in the morning?

Is sex addiction worse than drugs or booze?

Can kissing help you find the right partner?

Shocking sex facts revealed

Wearing high heels can negatively affect a woman's orgasm, a study has revealed.

Dr Eden Fromberg and Naomi Wolf's recent book, Vagina: A New Biography has revealed that women can get pregnant five to eight days after having sex and even sitting in chairs can arouse women, but sitting for a long span of time can also dampen their orgasms, Time Magazine reported.

The book also suggests that orgasms can make women more creative and being well hydrated enhances orgasms.

Other shocking facts about sex revealed that birth control pills dampen the libido and nerve endings are distributed differently in every woman's vagina.

The research also broke the common myth that all women can't achieve orgasms, and revealed that women have the innate machinery programmed to have orgasms but not everybody learns how to use that machinery well.

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What sexual satisfaction actually means to women

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A new poll has revealed that women feel the emotional connection with their partner as important as reaching orgasm.

According to Huffington Post, couples who communicate about sex while in bed are more likely to experience sexual satisfaction.

One of the respondents said that sexual satisfaction is conversation of love, as a man needs to make sure that he is aware what his partner likes and what makes her feel good.

She added that being considerate about letting your woman reach her climax as well and saying that you love is very important.

Another respondent said that sexual satisfaction is not sexual act itself, but more what leads up to it and how that makes her feel, like touching, caressing, slow kisses and so on.

One more respondent said that exploring each others' physical desires with respect and reciprocation is sexual satisfaction, whereas some women even like to be thrilled physically, emotionally and even spiritually, and there needs to be a connection of the souls.

One respondent said that sexual satisfaction refers to being able to get to "that point" and feeling good about oneself and their partner.

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Coffee more important than sex in morning

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A new research has revealed that people prefer to have a cup of coffee over sex when they first wake up in the morning.

The study, conducted by Le Meridien hotel group, found that over 5 percent of their guests would rather have their caffeine fix than sex to start the day, reported.

The findings showed that people are so addicted to coffee that they would give up alcohol, social media and sex for a year rather than miss out on coffee for the same amount of time.

For the research, the French-based hotel chain questioned regular travellers in 6 countries, including the USA and China.

While a quarter of those surveyed said that without coffee they felt less creative, 22 percent said that they could not even get out of bed.

And 16 percent respondents claimed that they could not talk to other people without their coffee fix.

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One in 16 people 'addicted to sex'

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One in 16 people in the UK are addicted to taking part in sexual acts every day, a new study has revealed.

According to some experts, sex addiction is now worse than drugs or booze, the Sun reported.

The study by scientists at Belgium's Liege University found that men are three times likelier than woman to be addicted.

They told the publication that compulsive flirting, addiction to porn, phone-sex, sex on the internet, addiction to drugs and toys used for pleasure can be signs of excessive sexuality.

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Kissing may help you find right partner: study

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Ladies, you do have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince!

Kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around, a new Oxford study suggests.

"Kissing in human sexual relationships is incredibly prevalent in various forms across just about every society and culture," said Rafael Wlodarski, from the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

Wlodarski and colleagues set up an on-line questionnaire in which over 900 adults answered questions about the importance of kissing in both short-term and long-term relationships.

"There are three main theories about the role that kissing plays in sexual relationships: that it somehow helps assess the genetic quality of potential mates; that it is used to increase arousal; and that it is useful in keeping relationships together. We wanted to see which of these theories held up under closer scrutiny," Wlodarski said.

The survey responses showed that women rated kissing as generally more important in relationships than men.

Furthermore, men and women who rated themselves as being attractive, or who tended to have more short-term relationships and casual encounters, also rated kissing as being more important.

Previous studies have shown women tend to be more selective when initially choosing a partner.

Men and women who are more attractive, or have more casual partners, have also been found to be more selective in choosing potential mates.

As it is these groups which tended to value kissing more in their survey responses, it suggests that kissing helps in assessing potential mates, researchers said.

It has been suggested previously that kissing may allow people to subconsciously assess a potential partner through taste or smell, picking up on biological cues for compatibility, genetic fitness or general health.

"Mate choice and courtship in humans is complex," said Professor Robin Dunbar.

"Initial attraction may include facial, body and social cues. Then assessments become more and more intimate as we go deeper into the courtship stages, and this is where kissing comes in," he said.

In the current study, the team found that kissing's importance changed for people according to whether it was being done in long-term or short-term relationships.

Particularly, it was rated by women as more important in long-term relationships, suggesting that kissing also plays an important role in mediating affection and attachment among established couples.

The researchers report their findings in the journals Archives of Sexual Behaviour and Human Nature.

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Source: ANI