None of us wants to admit it, but we probably all have lots of questions about sex that we don’t know the answer to. But which questions are people around the world asking the most?
The research team at WeThrift examined Google Trends data to determine the most commonly searched questions about sex around the world, and the findings may or may not surprise people…
Research revealed that the most frequently asked question about sex is “How to squirt?” This question has a global search volume of 84,000 per month.
“Squirting, more accurately known as female ejaculation remains the most sought after bedroom experience for couples and singletons around the world. The first step in learning how to squirt is masturbating. Pleasuring yourself more frequently can increase the probability of orgasms, as it makes them more accessible.
The next step is to increase arousal through stimulation of the female G-spot. To do this, place one hand on your bladder, with the other hand, use two fingers to insert and touch the top of your vagina until you feel an orgasm.
For partnered sex, creating a strong connection is important in achieving female ejaculation. Use foreplay and set the scene with intimate candles, music to enhance the quality of the experience.”
The second most commonly asked question about sex is “How to increase sex drive”. Research has found that 25,000 of us around the world are Googling the answer to this question, demonstrating that those having concerns about low sex drive are not alone.
If you are interested in how to learn to increase your sex drive, Earim Chaudry, MD of men’s health platform Manual has provided the answer.
“Low sex drive, or loss of libido, is extremely common in both men and women. There are a variety of internal and external factors that can affect your sexual desire, from your hormone levels to your sleeping habits, stress and anxiety. While a low sex drive is not usually problematic, it can cause problems for relationships and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a variety of natural ways you can increase your libido or your partners.
High stress and anxiety levels can cause a barrier to sexual functioning. Individuals with a stressful job, challenging responsibilities or other demands, may feel fatigued, and as a result, have a decreased libido. When stress and anxiety levels are managed, sexual function and desire tend to improve.
Poor sleeping habits can lead to low energy, fatigue and tiredness. Often an outcome of this is low libido or decreased interest in sexual activity. If you are occasionally experiencing insomnia, try finding a method that will improve your sleep habits. If you have a more serious problem, it’s important to contact your doctor for treatment.
Exercise can improve sexual function and libido in both men and women. When it comes to finding the best workout, strength training is key. It’s all about increasing your testosterone levels, which is the hormone responsible for sexual arousal.
Alcohol can have a major influence on your libido level. While alcohol may enhance your sexual desires at the moment, it’s a depressant so it only boosts it temporarily. If you are experiencing a low sex desire, then it’s all the more reason to avoid drinking alcohol.”
Other burning questions had by people around the world is “Why does it hurt when I have sex” (13,000 searches per month) and “Why do I bleed after sex” (11,000 searches per month). The popularity of these types of questions implies that people around the world are much more concerned with sexual health, as opposed to sexual pleasure – and sadly have far less prior knowledge on the subject of sexual health.
If you are looking for a healthier understanding of your sex life, then Pharmacist Abbas Kanani at Chemist Click is here to help by answering your questions:
“There are several reasons this could be. If you are a female experiencing pain, a common cause is lack of lubrication. Lack of friction can make penetrative sex painful for both men and women. Engaging in foreplay can encourage natural lubrication from bodily fluids produced by the genitals when stimulated.
Lubricants such as KY jelly are also very useful. UTI’s and STI’s can also make sex painful. If you have blisters, unusual discharge, pain when urinating, this could indicate that you may have an infection, which will make intercourse painful and uncomfortable. You should visit a sexual health clinic for testing and avoid sexual activity until you have the results. This ensures you will not pass on any infections to partners, during sex.
Vaginismus is a common condition affecting women, where vaginal muscles tighten involuntarily during sex. Vaginismus is usually caused by anxiety and can be painful for women, and men trying to penetrate. Training the vaginal muscles with dilators regularly can help to relax vaginal muscles. If you have had a traumatic sexual experience that is triggering vaginismus as a reflex mechanism, counselling and therapy can help you to relax during sex.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue growth occurs around the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Pressure around the area can be very painful, making sex uncomfortable. The contraceptive pill can be prescribed by your doctor to help manage endometriosis. In server cases, laser therapy can also be an option.”
“Bleeding after sex can be an indication of an STI, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. For older women, menopause can cause vaginal dryness, and the lack of friction can cause bleeding from friction. Polyps are non-cancerous growths in the uterus, which can be aggravated by penetration, causing bleeding after sex. Endometriosis, vigorous sex, and UTI’s are also causes of bleeding after intercourse. More seriously, bleeding after sex can be a sign of cancer, although this is not common. If you experience bleeding after sex with an unexplained cause, you should visit your GP.”