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10 Things You Don’t Know About… Orgasms

In February 2009, author Mary Roach gave a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk entitled 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ORGASMS.

You can watch her talk here (and Web Watch highly recommends watching it, if only for the amusing video clip used to demonstrate item #7), but for convenience sake, Web Watch has included Mary’s ten items after the break.

  1. Male masturbation starts in utero
  2. You don’t need genitals
  3. You can have them when you’re dead
  4. Orgasms can cause bad breath in women
  5. Orgasms can cure the hiccups
  6. Doctors once prescribed orgasms in women for fertility
  7. The “upsuck” theory works for increasing fertility in pigs and is practiced by Danish farmers
  8. Female animals are having more fun than you think
  9. Studying human orgasm in a lab is not easy…
  10. …but it sure is entertaining

Now that we’re done with the serious, scientific portion of today’s Web Watch entry, here are some unverified 10 OTHER THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ORGASM that we thought to include for fun.  No citations were provided for these, so feel free to do your own research to confirm the accuracy of this list:

  • A pig’s orgasm can last up to 30 minutes
  • It takes an average of 20 minutes of clitoral stimulation for women to climax.
  • 48% of men have faked an orgasm
  • A female orgasm is a powerful painkiller can actually help cure a headache
  • A Chinese Health and Family Life Survey found that the wealthier a man is, the more frequently his partner has orgasms
  • Most recorded orgasms in an hour: 134 for a woman and 16 for a man.
  • Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases the chance of conception.
  • Some men do not have an ejaculation until several seconds after orgasm.
  • The longest recorded orgasm is 43 seconds with 25 consecutive contractions.