A recent sex quiz in Britain reveals many British are ignorant about sex facts. For example, one in three of the 500 respondents thought vigorous exercise, urination or washing after sexual intercourse would prevent a woman from becoming pregnant.
Here's a sample of the sex quiz. Test yourself and see if you are as ignorant as the British when it comes to sex facts.
Question 1: How many sperm are there in the average ejaculation (when a man 'comes’)?
(a) Up to 50,000 (b) Up to 100 million (c) Up to 300 million
Question 2: What is the average lifetime of a woman’s egg once it has been released from the fallopian tubes?
(a) 5 days (b) 24 hours (c) A week
Question 3: Once inside a woman’s body - what sort of distances do you think sperm do you think sperm can swim on average an hour?
(a) 1 cm an hour (b) 5 cm an hour (c) 9 cm an hour
Question 4: Which of these has the most nerve endings than any other in the body?
(a) The penis (b) The vagina (c) The testicles (d) The clitoris
Question 5: If a man doesn’t ejaculate (or come) for a long time, what happens to his sperm?
(a) They die and are absorbed into the body
(b) They sit in the balls (testicles) becoming stale and old
(c) They swim back up the urethra to testicles where they are made into new sperm.
Question 6: Can swallowing lots of semen make me fat?
(a) Yes (b) No
Question 7: How fast do you think ejaculate travels in miles per hour (mph)?
(a) 1 mph (b) 10 mph (c) 5 mph
Question 8: The combined pill (estrogen and progestogen) the progestogen-only pill, implant, patch, injection IUS (intrauterine system) are all different methods of contraception that contain hormones. How many days after a woman stops using them can she get pregnant?
(a) Between 7- 12 days because this is how long it takes her body to flush the hormones out
(b) From the next day
(c) After about 28 days or after her next period when her menstrual cycle has gone back to normal
Question 9: If no contraception is used, which ONE of the following do you think would stop a woman from becoming pregnant if she does it immediately after sex?
(a) Urinating (peeing)
(b) Douching (washing) the internal and external genital area to remove all traces of sperm
(c) Short bursts of vigorous exercise (or 'sperm dancing’) to shake out all traces of sperm
(d) None of these
Question 10: When is a woman’s most fertile time (the time in her menstrual cycle when she is most likely to become pregnant)?
(a) During the first 7 days immediately after her period has finished
(b) Between 10-16 days before she expects her next period
(c) Exactly 7 days before she expects her next period
Question 11: How long do you think sperm can live inside a woman’s body for?
(a) Up to 12 hours (b) Up to 48 hours (2 days) (c) Up to 7 days (a week)
Question 12: Pre-ejaculate (the fluid a man produces before he properly ejaculates or 'comes’) does not contain sperm’. Do you think this statement is true or false?
Get your answers here.