Amazing Facts about Sex
- On average, a single healthy ejaculation consists
of 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) of semen, and contains 300,000,000
to 500,000,000 sperm.
- Over 8 million (8,388,608) (2 to the 23rd
power) different combinations of maternal and paternal chromosomes
can result during the formation of gametes.
- Over 69,949,000,000,000 different combinations
of chromosomes can result from fertilization.
- Another word for breast is mamma or mammary gland.
Mammals is a classification for more than 15,000 species of vertebrates
(animals having a spine) including ourselves. Mammals are characterized
by being warm blooded, having hair, and females having breasts.
This amazing collection of animals is basically named after the
scientific word for breasts. Why didn't they name the classification
after hair? Because even male scientists are apparently fixated
Humans differ from other animals sexually for various
- The time it takes us to have sex varies from
a few minutes to many minutes, while most other mammals have sex
within a few seconds.
- Humans have sex year round as opposed to
most animals that have sex only during a breeding season.
- Humans have sex during any stage of a woman's
menstrual cycle, not just midway between a woman's periods
when she can conceive. (However some people are less inclined
to have sex during the menstrual flow when things could get a
- Humans along with dolphins are two of the
only animals that have sex for fun or pleasure. We can thank our
anatomy for this. The clitoris is an organ with the exclusive
function to give the woman pleasure during sex. The penis is longer
and wider compared to close animal relatives reflecting its ability
to bring pleasure to both partners.
- Human sex serves functions in addition to
reproduction. Not only is it fun and pleasurable, but it serves
to bring two people emotionally closer, resulting in strong relationships
that benefit each partner as well as their offspring.
- Most women enjoy sex when they are no longer
fertile (after menopause.
- Homos: the ancient Greek word for "same"
- Heteros: the ancient Greek word for "other"
- Lesbos: is a Greek island where Sappho a Greek female poet lived and wrote about friendship and love between
women at around 600 BC
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