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10 Surprising Sex Facts

Happy Global Female Condom Day 2013! 10 Surprising Sex Facts


Today is Global Female Condom Day 2013, an annual campaign to help raise awareness and educate about the importance of female condoms. And yes, we mean condoms for women — not men! While not common practice in Australia, the female condom is the only woman-initiated protection against STIs and HIV. There isn't a huge selection available and unlike a diaphragm, a female condom can only be used once. Interesting, right? We asked Durex for more surprising sex facts, so keep reading.

  1. On average, it takes men 17 minutes to orgasm, but only 5 minutes for females.
  2. Almost half (43 percent) of all Australians are failing to cross the finish line in bed with only 57 percent admitting to always or almost always experiencing an orgasm during sexual intercourse, according to the latest Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey.
  3. When it comes to the main event, Australians are spending 17.4 minutes on average on their love-making sessions, falling behind the global average of 19.2 minutes.
  4. When you’re flirting with someone, your feet will be pointing towards them — subconsciously, indicating an attraction. If their feet are pointing back at you, then the feeling is mutual.
  5. Women also expose their wrists to those they are interested in romantically. The touching and stroking of wrists is considered erotic as it accentuates the pulse points.
  6. For many, risk-taking began at the start of their sex lives. More than half (57 percent) of all Australian men and women did not use any form of protection against HIV/AIDS or STIs when they lost their virginity.
  7. Whilst Australians are often confident that their partner is free from STIs, the survey highlights that, in fact, one in five (19 percent) of all those in a relationship admit to not knowing whether their partner has ever had an infection or not.
  8. Further heightening the risk, sadly around one in eight men (13 percent) and five percent of Australian women who are in a relationship admitted to being unfaithful by also having sex with other partners.
  9. When it comes to number of partners, Australian men claim to have gone on to have an average of 24 different sexual partners in total — far more than the British (17) or Americans (20), but significantly fewer than New Zealand men (44).
  10. Australian women have had 11 partners on average, fewer than New Zealand women (13), but more than the British and Americans (both 10).
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