Want to know which U.S state will allow you to have sex with a fish? Of course you do. Step away from the aquarium and get the real low-down on the smallest documented male erection, learn the location of the country that gets the most action (it’s not the U.S) and more bizarre sexual facts and laws.
- U.S Sexual Laws
- Sex Quotes Of The Rich & Famous
- Historical Laws
- Foreign Customs Then
- Foreign Customs Now
- Sex Frequency
- Sex On Film
- Hairy Palms
- Burning Sensations
- Backdoor Loving
- Sex is good for you
- Sexual Slang
- Animal Behavior
- Female Genitalia
- Great Balls of Fire
- Your Cheating Heart
- Safe Sex
- Dude looks like a lady
- Trivia Sources
U. S. Sexual Laws
The US has more laws governing sexual behavior than every country in Europe combined.
An old state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called “master,” not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
In Minnesota, it is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish. (Apparently, it's OK for woman. Who can resist a wide-mouth trout?)
As late as 1940, a candidate for the U.S. Naval Academy was rejected if it was discovered that he masturbated.
In 1998, Alabama created a law banning the sale of sex toys, ruling that the constitution “doesn’t include a right to sexual privacy.”
The only acceptable sexual position in Washington, D.C. is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.
Florida’s laws only allow for conjugal sex. Sex outside of marriage and sodomy are misdemeanors, with penalties of up to 60 days in jail.
Yet another Texas code makes the possession of more than six items designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs illegal, whereas the possession of more than six firearms designed to stimulate the death of human vital organs is OK.
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, hotels are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. A minimum of two feet between the beds is required.
In the state of Utah, sex with an animal—unless performed for profit—is not considered sodomy and therefore is legal.
Sex Quotes of the Rich and Famous
Marilyn Monroe, the most celebrated sex icon of the 20th century, confessed to a friend that despite her three husbands and a parade of lovers, she had never had an orgasm.
"If God had intended us not to masturbate, He would have made our arms shorter."
"From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it."
"Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie."
"Give a man free hands and you'll know where to find them."
“My husband's German. Every night I get dressed up as Poland and he invades me."
"Sex is like a bridge game; if you don't have a good partner, you better have a good hand."
"It is not true that sex degrades women... if it is any good."
"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting."
“Personally I know nothing about sex because I have always been married."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were willing to join the opera.
In 100 AD, the ancient Germanic tribe, the Teutons would punish anyone caught as a prostitute by suffocating them in excrement.
Charlemagne thought prostitution should be punishable by death in some cases.
The Romans would crush a first time rapist’s gonads between two stones.
Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration, would completely castrate a male convicted of rape, and a woman found guilty of adultery would find herself without a nose.
Foreign Customs Then
Lipstick is believed to have been invented in ancient Egypt for women who specialized in oral sex. They wanted their lips to look more inviting.
Egyptians inserted stones into their vagina to prevent pregnancy. (It worked kind of like the modern IUD by preventing implantation).
Women were discouraged from having orgasms during the Middle Ages because it was thought that orgasms made women less capable of getting pregnant.
It is ancient legend that Cleopatra of the Nile had 2 orgasms a day.
In Ancient Greece, women would expose their vaginas to ward off storms at sea.
It was considered elegant for aristocratic ladies of the 16th century to let their pubic hair grow as long as possible so it could be pomaded and adorned with bows and ribbon.
Up until 1884, a Victorian-era woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex.
St. Jerome said that full grown virgin women should never bathe and should be ashamed of their bodies.
Foreign Customs Now
In Italy, it’s legal to have sex in a public bathroom as long as you keep the door shut.
41% of French men and women admit to having taken part in group sex.
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination.
The vocabulary of Polynesian [South Pacific] societies has no words in their language for "obscene", "indecent", or "impure". (Sex is never considered a source of shame or embarrassment.)
In Kafa in southwestern Ethiopia, a man found guilty of violating a virgin may be punished by having his head or hands cut off.
In Paramaribo, Suriname, a man who rapes a single woman won't be punished —if he marries the victim.
In China, women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may be naked only while in the bathroom.
In some places in Ecuador, the husband can return the bride to her family if he determines she is not a virgin.
Homosexuality is punishable by death in certain regions of Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Lesser penalties of “life in prison” can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, and Uganda.
According to the Durex study, Canadian women are the most likely group to fake orgasm.
In Guam it’s forbidden for female virgins to marry. For this reason, some men travel the countryside deflowering virgins as a full-time job.
It is considered taboo for a respectable Romanian woman to perform oral sex.
In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
According to the Durex study, one in ten people think Brazilians are the sexiest people on earth, followed by Americans (9%) and the French (8%)
Women’s top sexual choices are the Italians (12%) and the Spanish (11%) while men opt for Chinese women (11%) and Brazilians (10%)
The group that has the most frequent sex is 35-44 year olds
The French, Greeks, Hungarians and Serbs have the highest sexual frequency.
40 percent of adults in India didn't make love until after they were married.
Those in Japan are the least sexually active.
11 percent of adults around the world have never had sex.
Sex on Film
The very first kiss on film was between a Victorian couple filmed during a stage play in 1896. It was denounced as “shocking and pornographic”.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
First exposure of pubic hair is believed to be “Blow Up”, which received a condemned rating by the Catholic Church.
It takes a sperm one hour to swim seven inches.
Asparagus, broccoli, and spinach produce sharp-tasting semen.
The more sperm in the ejaculate, the sharper the taste will be.
Celery is said to soften the taste of semen
Actual amount of semen per ejaculation: one to two teaspoons.
According to the Earthsave Foundation, the sperm count of the average American male is down 30 percent from 30 years ago.
Kinsey studies show that masturbation correlates to social class. Of all groups, educated professionals admitted to masturbating the most. Groups concerned with unskilled or manual labor reflected the lowest scores.
Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation.
Upon losing battles, apes will tend to masturbate.
According to the Hite Report, candles are the artificial device used most frequently by women when masturbating
People in Iceland, Norway and the UK are most likely to use vibrators
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD, with 89 million infected people according to the World Health Organization. Chlamydia is most common in sexually active teens age 14 - 19.
Syphilis was known as "the French Disease" in Italy and "the English Disease" in France.
"Old Joe" is ancient slang for Syphilis.
"Morning dew" is ancient slang for Gonorhea.
25% of heterosexual Americans have engaged in anal sex.
8% of Americans engage in regular anal sex.
The anus contracts just as other sexual parts do during orgasmic release.
Sex is good for you
A medical study conducted in Pennsylvania showed that people who have sex once or twice a week have their immune systems boosted slightly.
Kinsey reported that sex reduces stress, and that people who have fulfilling sex lives are less anxious, less violent and less hostile.
A study led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne concluded that the more men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer.
Research done by Dr. Winnifred Cutler, a specialist in behavioral endocrinology, indicates that women who have intercourse at least once a week are more likely to have normal menstrual cycles than women who are celibate or who have infrequent sex.
The expression "get laid" supposedly has its roots in the "Everleigh" bordello in 1900's Chicago ("I'm going to get Everleighed tonight.").
The word "fuck" is actually an acronym. It dates back to the Good Old Days, when England was severely under populated due to the usual combination of fire, war and plague. The King issued an official order to... well, fuck, to replenish the population. Hence the phrase "Fornicate Under Command of the King" passed into everyday language.
According to a U.S. market research firm, the most popular American bra size is currently 36C, up from 1991 when it was 34B.
The first screen star to use her breasts to harness erotic attention was Jean Harlow, who would rub her nipples with ice before press conferences.
If it were "painless, safe and free," most men (55 percent) would urge their mates to get breast implants.
Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
Porpoises enjoy group sex.
Rhesus macaques (monkeys) experience orgasm, with much the same physiological response as humans.
Hamsters can have sex seventy-five times a day.
The rhinoceros penis is two feet long.
The majority of giraffes and turkeys are bisexual.
Most male birds don't have a penis, but rather holes that pass the sperm to the females.
A law in Fairbanks, Alaska, forbids moose copulation on city streets.
The average gorilla weighing 200 pounds has a penis that is two inches long
A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
Average Depth of a Vagina: between 3 to 6 inches.
Longest Clitoris: recorded at 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches diameter
The vagina and the eye are the body’s self-cleaning organs.
The clitoris is the only organ in a woman’s body that’s only function is to give sexual pleasure.
Having an orgasm relieves menstrual cramps because the vigorous muscle action moves blood and other fluids away from congested organs.
The word “vanilla” comes from a Latin word meaning “vagina” because of a vanilla pod’s likeness of female genitalia.
Rumor has it that United States President, Lyndon Johnson, loved showing off his penis, which he nicknamed “Jumbo”.
Most men's erections are five-and-a-half to six inches long.
Average length of penis when not erect: 3.5 inches
If they had to choose, most men would rather be five-foot-two inches tall with a seven-inch penis (62 percent), than six-foot-two inches tall with a three-inch penis (36 percent).
-According to the Kinsey Institute, the smallest erect penis tops off at 1 3/4 inches.
Great Balls of Fire
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing: a testicle.
Left testicles usually hang lower than the right.
Your Cheating Heart
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife may legally kill her husband, but only with her bare hands. However, the husband's lover may be killed in any manner desired
7 in 10 people would tell their partner if they'd had a sexually transmitted disease or infection, but only 47 percent would admit having an affair.
According to Archives of General Medicine, coffee drinkers have sex more frequently and enjoy it more than non-coffee drinkers.
According to “The Solitary Vice”, a book for doctors that came out in the 1890s, women who masturbate tend to eat a lot of foods containing mustard and vinegar.
In the Aztec culture, avocados were considered so sexually powerful, virgins were restricted from contact with them.
Those most likely to have unsafe sex without asking about their partner's sexual history are the Swedes (64% don’t ask), followed by the Japanese, Norwegians and South Africans (all 58%) the US falls in at 47%.
Who is practicing safe sex? People in India (20%), Vietnam (24%) and Spain (26%)
Materials that have been used to make condoms through history: Linen, tortoiseshell, leather, silk, sheep gut.
The first condoms in the U.S. were made from vulcanized rubber in the 1870s.
Most men's erections are five-and-a-half to six inches long.
Average length of penis when not erect: 3.5 inches
Fourteen percent of males said that they did not enjoy sex the first time, while sixty percent of women say they did not enjoy sex their first time.
According to the Kinsey Institute, half of the men raised on farms have had a sexual encounter with an animal.
The average man sees five women a day he would like to sleep with.
Average number of calories in a teaspoon of semen: 7.
The average time that a man lasts after penetration is two minutes.
According to Rutgers University, Richard Brent holds the male multi-orgasm record of 6 ejaculations in 36 minutes.
Most Female Orgasms on record: 134 in one hour for a woman.
Longest Recorded Orgasm: 43-seconds with 25 consecutive contractions.
The average woman has sex three times a week.
About 50% of women have one breast that is larger than the other.
According to statistics, Australian women are most likely to have sex on the first date.
Thirty percent of women who engage in oral sex swallow their partner's ejaculate every time.
54 percent of women have had a one night stand.
Sixty percent of women say they did not enjoy sex their first time.
J. Edgar Hoover, Oscar Wilde, Chief Crazy Horse, Pope Paul II and Pope Julius III, Leonard Bernstein, Alexander the Great, Sigmund Freud, Lawrence of Arabia, Plato, Peter Tchaikovsky and Florence Nightingale were all gay or bi sexual.
"Amy-John" is archaic slang for a "lesbian."
According to the Durex study, More than 17% of Australians are in a gay relationship.
The young males of Sambia in New Guinea must perform a ritualized homosexual act with tribe elders until they reach adulthood. When they get older, they have sex with women, during which they hold their noses with clothespin like devices.
In the 1940s, Dr. Walter J. Freeman began prescribing, in widespread fashion, a cure for homosexuality. He "cured," to an arguable degree of success, mostly institutionalized patients. By 1955, more than 19,000 American "deviants" had received this treatment. What was the "cure"? A lobotomy.
Homosexuality is an accepted practice among the South American Lache and Caquitero Indians. Homosexual marriages are not uncommon; moreover, women who have borne five sons are permitted to raise one of them as a female.
Dude looks like a Lady
In the U.S., there is, on average, three sex change operations per day
A sex change has never been performed in Ireland.
Queen Anne had a transvestite cousin, Lord Cornbury, whom she assigned to be governor of New York and New Jersey. The colonists were not amused.
One of the most famous transvestites in history was Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, a diplomat in service to Louis XV. He lived to the age of 83, having spent 49 years as a man and 34 as a woman.
At one time, specially selected male children among the Alaskan Koniag were raised as females from infancy, eventually becoming the wife of a chief or tribal leader. A similar custom of aboriginal tribes in Greenland designate this person an “Achnutshik”