We all like to think we’re experts on the topic. Come to find out- that’s just not true. Take a look:
– The G-spot was almost called The Whipple Tickle after Dr. Beverly Whipple who coined the term we used today. (Thanks Goodness!)
– Gymnophoria is the sense that someone is mentally undressing you. Who knew it had an actual name?
– Scientist say most transsexual porn is watched by straight males. Hmmmm, really?
– Overweight men last up to three times longer than skinny guys.
– For men, sex burns between 100-200 calories, but for a female, it only burns around 69 calories.
– There is enough sperm in a one man to impregnate every single female on the planet who is fertile.
– Women have the ability to make their voice sound “sexier” while trying to entice a male. Guys don’t have that ability so they have to rely on other factors.
– Orgasms and sneezes can NOT be stopped once started.
– Telling a convincing lie is harder to do if you find that person sexually attractive.
**For all the rest of the information, you’ll just have to do your own research!
Sex. It is a mainstay of life and something we all want. What we don’t always want is another baby. This isn’t just a modern truth, but one that’s been around since men and women have gotten together. Obviously the earliest efforts consisted of withdrawal or periods of abstinence. Guess how effective those times were…not very. Women were kept pregnant for a large part of their childbearing years, assuming they survived that period.
– Around 3000 B.C., the first condoms appeared. They were made out of things like fish bladders. animal intestines or linen sheaths. Wish I knew the failure rate of those!
– A Greek gynecologist named Soranus told women to abstain from sex during their period. He thought that was when they were fertile. He also told them to hold their breath during intercourse and then to sneeze afterwards to prevent the sperm entering the womb. Wow! Epic failure on both counts!!!
– In 1500 a type of spermicide was created. It consisted of the linen sheaths soaked in a chemical solution.
– In 10th century Persia women were told to jump backwards 7 or 9 times to dislodge any sperm. Somehow those were magical numbers guaranteed to take care of it.
– (Get ready to laugh!) The Middle Ages brought a heightened level of science so women were then told to tie the testicles of a weasel to their thighs or around their necks during intercourse.
– In 1838, condoms and diaphragms were made from a type of rubber.
– In China, concubines drank an elixir made from lead and mercury to prevent pregnancy. Hmmm, possible side effect? Sterility, kidney failure, brain damage and death.
– 1873 brought us the Comstock Act which declared it illegal to advertise any kind of birth control and made it legal for items to be confiscated if ordered through the mail.
– Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in 1916. The following year she was declared guilty of running a public nuisance and sentenced to jail for 30 days. Once she got out, she re-opened and the cycle repeated itself many times.
– The modern day birth control pill got approval from the F.D.A. in 1960.
– It wasn’t until 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to keep married couples from using birth control. What?!?
I woke this morning only to have my hot cup of tea interrupted by an event known as a micro-burst. It’s like a five-minute hurricane and can do immense damage. We lost our entire back fence plus two trees. Sigh. This comes on the heels of having our roof, gutters, and window screens declared a total loss due to hail. **When it rains, it pours and Houston has gotten the pouring!
– They are sudden blasts of wind that have been measured up to 160 mph.
– It is a down burst of air caused by warm and cooler airs coming together in a storm.
– It was a micro-burst that brought down Eastern Airlines 727 flight. They were 2400 ft. from the runway when they were hit. Out of 124 passengers, 113 died.
– It is different from a tornado. Tornadoes draw air into a thunderstorm and a micro-burst is an expulsion.
– They are more common than tornadoes. For every tornado, there are 10 reports of damage from a micro.
I want to get a tattoo. My husband is not so keen on the idea. There’s a lot of cool facts about this popular art. How much do you know?
– Tattoos have been present since the Stone Age and appear in almost every culture across the world.
– It was illegal to get a tattoo in New York City between 1967 to 1997. Believe it or not! This was due to hepatitis hysteria in the 1960s. In Massachusetts, it was still banned as recent as 2000. You could even go to jail.
– Anesthesiologists don’t really like “tramp stamps”. If they have to administer an epidural, there’s a small chance that ink fragments might enter the spinal cord. MRI technicians have reported some folks with tattoos containing iron oxide, will burn during an MRI.
– Black henna temporary tattoos are not so great. P-phenylenediamine (PPD), an ingredient in black henna, has been known to cause terrible reactions, horrible scarring and leukemia. Please be careful and make sure your artist does NOT use henna with synthetic materials in it!!!!
– The symbol for Macy’s comes from a tattoo. The owner, R.H. Macy, used to work on whaling boats and got a star tattoo on his forearm. That star went on to become the symbol for his multi billion dollar business.
– People will use their bodies as walking ads. One company offered its employees a 15% raise if they tattooed the logo on their body. It was a popular offer! I even found a photo of a guy who inked McDonald’s arches across his back!
– A lot of ink is made from bone char of animals and sometimes the resin of shellac beetles.
– The Yakuza, an organized crime family in Japan, will often have full body tattoos called irezumi. It is done in a traditional manner by hand with a single needle. It is painful, time consuming and very expensive.
– Prison tats are forbidden, but they happen all the time. Creativity abounds when using makeshift items. Everything from ballpoint pens to paper clips to guitar strings have been confiscated. Those tattoos are often a type of Morse code indicating gang membership, crimes committed and even religious affiliation.
– Many companies offer cosmetic tattoos. Don’t want to apply eye liner or darken your eyebrows with a pencil? Get them tattooed! Just be careful because they do need touch ups every few years and you can’t change your look afterwards. It might be OK to laser off a tat on your leg…quite different trying to laser off items on your eye!
– Plato thought that people who committed sacrilege should be tattooed forcibly.
– Tattoo is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.
– American spend…wait for it….$1.65 BILLION dollars on tattoos every year!
– The most tattooed person has 100% of their body covered.
– Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, was against tattoos. He said that the human body was a gift and should not be altered.