Back by popular demand, another sex myths quiz, purely for scientific reasons. To help the authors get it right and the readers…well, the readers can enjoy what the authors write.
Answer Truth or Myth:
1. The average penis length is five inches when limp–and six when erect.
2. Female orgasm frequency plummets as a result of hormonal swings–most women lose interest in sex after menopause.
3. Midlife men want more foreplay.
4. Most midlife couples engage in oral sex.
5. Both male and female orgasms grow weaker with age.
6. There is no such erotic hot button as the "G spot."
7. The only erotic hot button a man has is his penis.
8. Midlife men experience slower sexual response and performance as a symptom of faltering sex organs.
9. When a man performs oral sex on a woman, he cannot tell when she fakes an orgasm.
10. The indicators of female orgasm are chest flush, erect nipples, dilated pupils, swollen genitals, genital contractions, and heavy breathing.
1. Myth: The results indicated that what men frequently consider small is actually the norm. Lue found the average limp penis measured 3.5 inches., while the average erect length reached 5.1 inches. Limp circumference averaged 3.9 inches and average erect circumference came to 4.9 inches.
2. Myth: While the female libido is subject to mood swings, the fact is, studies have found that menopause does not seriously alter female orgasmic activity. In fact, the overwhelming majority of women over 50 stay interested in sex. What’s more, they have little or no reduction in orgasms and can continue to be multi-orgasmic. Enjoy!
3. Truth: Various sex surveys indicate most midlife men both desire and need more foreplay! This may be because some midlife men are slower to get an erection than others. Women, you can use this situation to your advantage by caressing more with your hands and mouths. Pleasuring your partner by alternating between stroking and oral sex should help firm things up for mutual enjoyment.
4. Truth: According to a recent survey, oral-genital stimulation is enjoyed by more American couples than not. In her book I’m Too Young To Get Old, (Random House, 1998) gynecologist Judith Reichmann, M.D. writes: "A recent study of Americans age 50 or older found that 56 percent of men gave oral stimulation and 49 percent of women said they received it." Furthermore, 95 percent of the men and 82 percent of women who practiced this behavior commented they enjoyed it.
5. Myth: Good news: Your orgasms do NOT weaken with age. When you focus your lovemaking on pleasure rather than orgasm, you’re on the road to stronger orgasms. Although it takes a little practice, you’ll find it intensely satisfying. Here’s how to get started: practice containing sexual arousal at a lower pitch by using subtle touching and movements for as long as you both can stand it. While you’re enjoying your slow, simmering boil, stare into each other’s eyes to heighten the intimacy. Slowly increase the intensity of your touching and pelvic movements; this can help intensify pleasure and lead to longer and stronger orgasms.
6. Myth: The G Spot lives! It’s a small cluster of tissue about a third of the way up the front wall of the vagina. It feels like a slightly rough patch of skin. Women, here’s how to find yours: Insert two fingers inside the vagina and bend them slowly in a beckoning, "come hither" movement. Feel for the rough patch of skin and press softly, experimenting with pressure. That thicker patch of skin is the G spot.
7. Truth: Women, take note: In addition to the penis, there are three male hot spots, (or four, if you count his imagination). Try to find one or more of the following the next time you make love.
The P Spot: The perineum is an inch-long area between the anus and the scrotum that is also home to lots of nerve endings. Stimulating the P Spot in the heat of passion can trigger orgasm in some men.
The F Spot: This is the loose (and very sensitive) section of skin on the underside of the penis where the head meets the shaft. Gently stroke the F and you’re bound to enjoy a very loving response.
The R Spot: This is the visible (and highly sensitive) line along the center of the scrotum. Stroke it softly and feel what happens.