The Ultimate Sex Quiz

By: Molly Edmonds & Sharita Sykes

The Ultimate Sex Quiz
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About This Quiz

Making love. A roll in the hay. The mattress mambo. Doin' the deed. Ready to test how much you know about sex? As Marvin Gaye would say, let's get it on.
What's the size of the average erect penis?
5.5 to 6.2 inches long and 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference
Size matters: According to the British Journal of Urology International, men boast an average of 5.5 to 6.2 inches in length and 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference.
6.9 to 8.4 inches long and 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference
9.2 to 11.4 inches long and 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference.

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How many nerve endings does the clitoris have?
20
300
8,000
Good news, ladies: The clitoris has more than 8,000 nerve endings.

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How common is premature ejaculation?
It affects 5 to 10 percent of men of all ages.
It affects 20 to 30 percent of men of all ages.
About 20 to 30 percent of men of all ages experience premature ejaculation.
It affects 50 to 65 percent of men of all ages.

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Which of the following is not a known libido killer?
wine
antidepressants
exercise
You may think a glass of wine is getting you in the mood, but it's not. Exercise is far from being a libido killer; it's actually one of the best ways to kick-start your sex drive.

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How often do women have orgasms during sex?
5 percent of the time with intercourse, 95 percent of the time during oral sex
25 percent of the time with intercourse, 81 percent of the time during oral sex
According to sex counselor Ian Kerner, women reach orgasm about 25 percent of the time with intercourse and 81 percent of the time during oral sex.
50 percent of the time with both intercourse and oral sex

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What does the pudendal nerve do?
It transmits information from the uterus in women and the prostate in men to the brain.
It transmits information from the vagina in women and the rectum in both sexes to the brain.
It transmits information from the clitoris in women and from the scrotum and penis in men to the brain.
Thank your pudendal nerve for letting your brain know about the stimulation that the clitoris, scrotum and penis are receiving.

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In both men and women, the part of the brain known as the lateral orbitofrontal cortex shuts down during orgasm. What is this part of the brain known for?
language and memory
reason and behavioral control
There's a reason they call it losing control -- the lateral orbitofrontal cortex is the seat of reason and behavioral control.
movement and orientation

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A researcher studying brain activity said that the brain during an orgasm is similar to the brain of a person taking heroin. How similar?
50 percent
75 percent
95 percent
Love is a drug, and in the brain, heroin use and orgasm look almost completely alike -- 95 percent similar, in fact.

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How many sexual positions are described in the Kama Sutra?
18
Many people think the ancient sex manual describes 64 sexual positions, but it describes 64 karma-kalas, or modes of love-making. The actual positions only number 18.
64
200

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Which of the following is the most commonly reported sexual transmitted disease in the United States?
gonorrhea
chlamydia
According to the CDC, chlamydia is the most frequently reported STD in the U.S., with 1,030,911 chlamydial infections reported in 2006.
syphilis

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Across the globe, about how many times a year are lovers having sex?
731 times a year
139 times a year
Couples across the globe are having sex about 139 times a year! That’s a little more than twice a week.
334 times a year

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If a man doesn’t ejaculate, he may experience lingering aching or discomfort. What is the popular name for this unpleasant sensation?
compression
blackout
blue balls
Without relief, men are said to experience blue balls. This name was penned perhaps due to the color of the testicles during this unfortunate experience.

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During sexual intercourse, how long can the vagina stretch?
4-8 inches
During sexual intercourse or when the woman is aroused, the vagina swells to approximately 4 to 8 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width.
2-4 inches
2-8 inches

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A psychologist said that having unprotected sex could benefit women by doing which of the following?
lowering depression
According to psychologist Gordon Gallup, PhD., semen appears to act as an antidepressant in women.
slowing aging
strengthening brain cells

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What sensitive erogenous zone in women was coined by German doctor, Ernst Grafenberg?
G-spot
Althought it was popularized by a 1982 book, many doctors still debate whether the G-Spot actually exists.
clitoris
labia

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When a man becomes sexually excited, the arteries leading to the penis become enlarged. At the same time, the arteries leading from the penis are constricted. This causes the testicles to increase in size by what percentage?
25-50 percent
The uneven blood flow during the process of vasocongestion, contributes to the penis becoming erect and causes the testicles increases in size by 25-50 percent.
10-20 percent
60-70 percent

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What percentage or men and women masturbate respectively?
98 percent of men and 35 percent of women
72 percent of men and 83 percent of women
90 percent of men and 65 percent of women
Women do it too! Studies show that approximately 90 percent of men and 65 percent of women masturbate.

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After ejaculation, the penis is temporarily unresponsive to sexual stimulation. What is this period called?
refractory
The time the penis is unresponsive – usually about 30 minutes or more — is called the refractory period.
flaccidity
emasculate

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When a woman becomes sexually aroused, which of the following is responsible for releasing moisture?
Skene’s gland
Bartholin’s gland
The Bartholin’s glands are at the vagina opening and release natural lubrication.
Vaginal gland

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How long do you have to “do the do” to burn at least 85 calories?
One hour
15 minutes
30 minutes
if you want to burn some calories, devote about 30 minutes to sex and burn about at least 85 calories.

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