9 Things About Sex People Think Are True (But Aren’t)

LIFESTYLE  |  January 04, 2018
  • Men think about sex every seven seconds
    1 / 9 Men think about sex every seven seconds

    Fortunately for everyone, this one’s very false. If men thought about sex every seven seconds, that would mean about 8,000 times per day. In reality, according to The Kinsey Institute, 54 per cent of men said they think about sex several times per day and 43 per cent said it was a few times per week.

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  • You can tell a lot about a guy by his shoe size
    2 / 9 You can tell a lot about a guy by his shoe size

    Sorry ladies, studies have shown that there’s no correlation between penis size and shoe size. Same goes for ear size and hand size and pretty much every other part of his body.

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  • Men are the only fantasists
    3 / 9 Men are the only fantasists

    According to research, 80 per cent of women had sexual fantasies about people who weren’t their partner, compared with 98 per cent of men.

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  • Women are naturally less interested in sex
    4 / 9 Women are naturally less interested in sex

    Though women might actively think about sex less often than do men (the above Kinsey study found that 19 per cent of women think about sex multiple times a day and 63 per cent think about it a few times per week), that doesn’t mean women want sex any less. According to a survey, around 53 per cent of women don’t have as much sex as they’d like to.

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  • Eating oysters will get you in the mood
    5 / 9 Eating oysters will get you in the mood

    Did you know that there’s really no truth behind the aphrodisiac powers of food? Oysters are made up of elements (water, protein, carbohydrates, fat, etc.) that have no power to chemically stimulate sex drive. The placebo effect could be aided by the sexual nature of eating, but the food itself doesn’t get you going.

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  • Sex burns more calories than running
    6 / 9 Sex burns more calories than running

    According to researchers from the University of Quebec in Canada, the following number of calories are burned per minute: 9.2 – Man on treadmill, 4.2 – Man having sex, 7.2 – Woman on treadmill, 3.1 – Woman having sex.

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  • Men are more promiscuous
    7 / 9 Men are more promiscuous

    The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction says 54 per cent of men think about sex daily compared to only 19 per cent of women. And men aged 30 to 44 claim to have had six to eight partners in their lives compared to four among most women.

    (Also Read: 10 Secrets of Happy Couples)

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  • Two condoms offer better protection
    8 / 9 Two condoms offer better protection

    Some countries it is common practise to use two condoms to avoid sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancies. Most health authorities do not agree with this as according to them, this increases the risk of condoms breaking due to friction.

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  • Women do not ejaculate
    9 / 9 Women do not ejaculate

    Some scientists had the opportunity to collect expelled liquid and confirm that it is not urine, although they are unable to determine its composition.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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