Does a Bigger Shoe Size Mean a Bigger Package? Does Porn Affect How Long a Man Lasts?
Wouldn’t you like to you know? And wouldn’t your guy? Believe it or not, most men are getting these and other questions about sex wrong, and we’re here to set them straight. In the bedroom, knowledge is empowering. Plain and simple: Men who know the facts and know their options for combatting problems like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction have better odds of enjoying sex. And, let’s face it. If he enjoys it, so do you.
Hey guys, what do you know about sex, porn and premature ejaculation? Not much, it turns out.
According to research by Promescent, men are pretty confused about basic facts about sex and still believe myths that were debunked long ago. To clear up the misconceptions in the bedroom, here are the six sex questions that tripped up the most men. Take the test yourself, share it with your guy, and when you’re done, check the answers at the bottom of the post. Oh, and let us know how sexually in the know you are. How many did you get right?
6 Facts About Sex Most Men Don’t Know
1. Regularly viewing pornography can affect your erections and how long it takes to ejaculate/orgasm – TRUE OR FALSE?
Almost half of men got this one wrong – or did they? Various studies on the connection between porn, arousal, dopamine levels, erections and lasting longer are inconclusive and the jury is still out. Science can’t say for sure, but it appears more and more likely that too much porn use can impact some people’s arousal and sexual functioning. So find a happy medium with your porn viewing patterns.
Not sure if you’re affected by too much porn? It may be hard (haha) but take a porn break and see how your sexual functioning responds.
2. The squeeze method is the only way to combat premature ejaculation – TRUE OR FALSE?
Scratching your head? Here’s the deal. The squeeze technique: Stopping intercourse to squeeze the shaft between thumb and forefinger to reduce blood flow to the penis. Doing so is supposed to reduce the erection thereby preventing ejaculation. Few clinical studies have been performed using this technique with some uncontrolled studies having reported success with this method. Like the self-explanatory stop-start method, however, it causes an interruption to sex and may prevent you from reaching orgasm. While 11 per cent of men believe this is the only way to stop premature ejaculation, there are others.
3. What’s the name of the brain chemical that spikes when you become sexually aroused?
More than 80 per cent of men got this question wrong. During the arousal stage, the neurotransmitter dopamine is activated in anticipation of the pleasure we experience during orgasm. Instead, men believe that testosterone, endorphins or serotonin are stimulated during arousal. The most popular answer was “testosterone,” but T levels are associated with sex drive and erectile health, not the neurological response to sexual pleasure. Endorphins and serotonin are released during orgasm, not during arousal.
4. Men who wear briefs have fewer sperm – TRUE OR FALSE?
Good news, Gentlemen. You can wear briefs, tighty whities and all forms of nut huggers without fear of strangling your swimmers. About 46 per cent of men got this one wrong (and interestingly, men 45 to 60 were most likely to fall for this old tale). Hormonal imbalances, environmental pollutants, poor nutrition, smoking and alcohol can all affect sperm levels, but feel free to wear any underwear you (and your lady) would like.
5. The bigger a man’s shoe size, the bigger his penis – TRUE OR FALSE?
As much as we’d like to believe this one is true, there is no correlation between foot size and penis length or girth. Just trying to find this correlation is actually a huge challenge, as temperature, touch, activity and stretch can all affect penis length. Researchers can’t even agree on how much one should stretch the penis before measuring it. So do yourself a favour and don’t judge a man by his shoes.
6. Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual health issue amongst men – TRUE OR FALSE?
Thanks to all the ad money being spent on erectile dysfunction meds, it’s no wonder that 58 per cent of men got this one wrong. Here are the facts: Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that up to one in three men suffers from premature ejaculation. While erectile dysfunction becomes more prevalent with age and tends to develop in men between the ages of 40 and 70, premature ejaculation is evenly distributed across all age ranges and affects more men.
Suspect there’s another sex ‘fact’ circulating that’s really a myth? Share it here and we’ll find out!
ANSWERS 1. True; 2. False; 3. Dopamine; 4. False; 5. False; 6. True