Can You Correctly Answer These 35 Questions About Sex?
By: Ashley Ehman
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About This Quiz
At its most basic level, sex is used to reproduce and aid in population growth of a species. Luckily for us, humans can get joy and pleasure from it as well! There's something for everyone in the realm of sexuality, and through exploration, the human race has come a long way (no pun intended). Nowadays, people can be more open about what they like and dislike. In the past, these preferences may have been described as taboo, but public opinions are always evolving.
With all of this in mind, do you know the difference between Missionary and Reverse Cowgirl? Would you be able to explain to someone what a "furry" is? How about the acronym "BDSM" — do you know what that stands for? Sex isn't all fun and games, however. It's a biological function, involving a blend of body parts. These parts may be male, female, or something else beyond the binary! Do you know the names for the organs involved? Whether you're extremely kinky or very vanilla, put your sexual knowledge to the test! Through these 35 questions, you will be tested on kinks, positions and a variety of other sexual topics. Will you come out on top? Or will you be left unsatisfied?
How much longer does a clitoral orgasm last compared to a penile orgasm?
2x as long
3x as long
On average, a clitoral or vaginal orgasm lasts three times longer than a penile orgasm. An average penile orgasm lasts right around six seconds. Vulva-havers, on the other hand, can last right around 20 seconds.
If a man wants to perform better in the bedroom, what should he lower?
One option for having better performance in the bedrooms is for a man to lower his cholesterol. This is because there is a positive correlation between high cholesterol levels and the occurrence of erectile dysfunction!
Which STD is the human body often able to eradicate of its own accord?
As many as 66% of American adults is a carrier of HPV, otherwise known as the human papillomavirus. While some of the strains of HPV can be cancerous, the majority of them pose little risk, and the immune system flushes them out of our systems.
Wearing which item of clothing might increase your likelihood of orgasm?
Even though people who wear them during sex can be seen as weird, wearing socks during intercourse can increase orgasm potential by thirty percent! This is supposedly because cold feet can be distracting in the bedroom.
At what age do most Americans lose their virginity?
According to the Guttmacher Institute, most Americans lose their virginity when they are 17 years old. More than half of guys and 70% of girls said their first time was with someone they had been dating consistently.
Alabama has a law that makes it illegal to sell or buy sex toys within the state lines. By labeling toys as "educational" and "novelty," there are some stores that can sell them through this verbiage loophole.
A merkin is a pubic wig! Sex workers initially wore it in the 1400s. The purpose of the wig was to give a natural look to the mons pubis after women had shaved for fear of contracting lice in their hair.
The largest penis on record belongs to Jonah Falcon, who has a 13.5-inch penis when fully erect. A man named Roberto Carbrera is said to have a penis that is almost 19 inches long, but he is not formally recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Which historical leader is responsible for sadism?
Napoleon Bonaparte can be credited — well, sort of — with inspiring the name for sadism. It comes from the author Marquis de Sade, who was taken captive by Napoleon for writing a novel about a nymphomaniac.
Within the BDSM community, what does the acronym "SSC" stand for?
Sustained Sexual Contact
Safe, sexual consent
Successful Scene Closure
Safe, sane and consensual
The BDSM community takes safety very seriously. One of the most common pillars of BDSM is SSC, which stands for safe, sane and consensual. Some BDSM gatherings will go so far as to have dungeon monitors to ensure everyone is having a safe, enjoyable experience.
What invention spawned a sexual liberation in the 1960s?
Etch A Sketch
Birth control pill
Approved by the FDA in 1960, the first oral contraceptive, Enovid, entered the pharmaceutical market. This birth control pill allowed women more sexual freedom, as they didn't need to worry about the potential of an unwanted pregnancy.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, many women were diagnosed with hysteria, which was believed to be a womb disease. The cure? A pelvic massage. Most of the doctors administering said cure had no idea it was pleasurable; they were strictly medically necessary, in their eyes.
In what state is it illegal to own more than six dildos?
According to the laws outlining public indecency, Texas has outlawed ownership of more than six dildos. It is believed that anyone with more than the allotted number of dildos allowed is seeking to promote the sale of obscene material.
With a hefty price tag of $1.3 million, the jewel-encrusted dildo, aptly named The Pearl Royale, was created by Colin Burn. It comes with two colors of diamonds, blue sapphires and South Sea pearls. Its display box is even made to be mounted on a wall.
What sex toy did Oprah describe as the "Rolls Royce of sex toys"?
The Magic Wand
The Rabbit was the sex toy that Oprah described as the "Rolls Royce of sex toys." Ironically enough, the rabbit shape came from the fact that Japanese sex-toy makers weren't allowed to make obscenely shaped toys.
A pregnant person should avoid what types of sexual positions?
Positions where they're on their back
Pregnant people past their fourth month of pregnancy should avoid sexual positions that require them to be on their back. This is because it can put pressure on major blood vessels that the fetus depends on.
What sexual position was Shakespeare describing when he said it was "the beast with two backs"?
Shakespeare was describing the missionary position as the "beast with two backs." Because of the clinging nature of missionary, it looks as though the two individuals are one being with two backs. He originally used the phrase in Othello.
There are more than twenty-five different kinds of STDs. These include syphilis, crabs, trichomoniasis, hepatitis B and chlamydia, to name a few. It's important to get tested on a regular basis, as some of these don't have symptoms.
Someone who is sexually turned on by stuffed animals
Someone who dresses up in an animal costume but maintains human qualities
A furry is someone who takes on an animal character, usually through costume, but still acts like a human. Sometimes there is something sexual to be gained, but other times dressing up is just part of the furry fandom.
Voyeurism is when someone enjoys watching others have sex. The opposite of this would be an exhibitionist, who enjoys having others watch them have sex. Voyeurs are different than peeping toms because they have consent to watch.