Scientists have found that smells plays an important role in sex -- but not in the way you’d think. Studies show that men and women who lack the ability to smell also report having fewer sexual partners and being less satisfied with the sex that they actually do, somehow, manage to have.
The issue is that smell plays a huge role in how human beings communicate emotions to each other, with feelings like “nervousness” and “fear” being regularly transmitted through odors before they’re communicated with words or body language. Losing the ability to smell when your partner is turned on or even if they’re sexually compatible with you deprives men and women of the confidence they need. Of course, I'm not saying that you should go around sniffing people in bars or asking them to smell you before you try to bring them home, but... actually? Yes, that’s what I'm saying, because that sounds hilarious.
So go do that now.
According to an OKCupid survey, iPhone Users have an average of 10-12 sexual partners by age 30, with Blackberry users coming in a decent second at 8 and Android trudging along at the back of the line with an average of 6.
There’s no obvious reason, but since Android users are more likely to put out on the first date we’re forced to assume it’s because they’re just desperate. I could make the obvious joke about how iPhone users aren’t just getting f*cked by Apple (like Wired did) or I can talk about how Android users are probably getting better at swiping their own screen -- but I won’t, because that would be crass. And I'm never crass.
A recent study showed that men who don’t shave have less sex, fewer orgasms, are more likely to work blue collar and suffer from angina. Goodbye Brawny-Man stereotype, right? Not quite: the study wasn’t just about shaving, but about men who stay in all day and never go out and don’t care about their appearance.
Basically it’s proof of the idea that if you don’t take care of yourself and never try to get laid, you won’t. So if you’re feeling bad about your lack of action, a shower might be a good place to start.
While most people believe that testosterone is the “Sex drive” hormone, and while that’s almost certainly true for men, it’s starting to look like it might be a bit more complicated for women. A recent study shows that women with high testosterone still get aroused, but are less interested in having sex than they are with taking care of business themselves.
Going it solo, if you will. Saluting the man in the canoe. Typing with two fingers. Sending yourself some morse code. Celebrating independence with a private, personal fireworks display.
You know. Masturbating.