Did you know that the clitoris is the only bodily organ that exists solely for sexual pleasure? And blue balls isn’t just a term made up by horny (and disgruntled) teenage boys? It’s actually a real problem!Scared Sh*tless: 1,003 Facts That Will Scare The Sh*t Out of You, by comedy writer Cary McNeal, hits the stands today—and, suffice to say, reading parts of it may have sent my PBMAS into overdrive.
The book is marketed as a bathroom reader (note the toilet brush and toilet paper on the cover), and truthfully, I’m not one to be drawn to something like this on my own. However, it’s totally the perfect book to pick up between commercial breaks to read your guy—or whenever you need a few morsels of entertainment. Here are some of the biggest jaw-droppers related to Smitten’s favorite subject: sex!
Fact: The world’s largest recorded penis belongs to 41-year-old New Yorker Jonah Falcon, whose appendage measures 9.5 inches flaccid and 13.5 inches erect.Fact: The impulse to ejaculate comes from the spinal cord; no brain is needed.
Fact: The average male orgasm lasts six seconds; the average female orgasm lasts twenty seconds.
Fact: The left testicle usually hangs lower than the right for right-handed men. The opposite is true for lefties.
Fact: One out of every six Americans aged 14 to 49 has a genital herpes HSV-2 infection.
Fact: After fingers and vibrators, candles are the phallic objects used most often by female masturbators. Unlit ones, hopefully.
Fact: The most common cause of penile rupture is vigorous masturbation. If that happens, you’re doing it wrong.
Fact: When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.
Fact: The average vagina is three to four inches long but can expand by 200 percent when sexually aroused. It’s an optimistic organ.
Fact: Despite what men claim, only 15 percent have a penis longer than seven inches. Only 3 percent have a penis more than eight inches long.
Fact: Orgasms can lower a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, and depression.
As my Jewish grandmother used to say, Oy Gavalt!
Are you shocked by any of the above? Which ones surprise you the most? Do you think this book is up your alley? And, on a loosely related note, does your guy read in the bathroom? ‘Cause if he does, he’ll likely love this one!
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