Sex Drive (Libido)
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Catch Up on Your Sex Drive

Test your sex smarts and pick up a few pointers on boosting your libido with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What percentage of sexual encounters result in orgasm for men?

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The correct answer is: Lucky men! They are able to achieve orgasm nearly every time they engage in a sexual act.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What percentage of sexual encounters result in orgasm for women?

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The correct answer is: Women, on the other hand, experience the big O only about two-thirds of the time. A mixture of manual, oral and genital stimulation can help increase the odds, says Michael Roizen, MD.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Besides the obvious, which muscles in a woman's body can respond to her orgasm?

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The correct answer is: Talk about a powerful reaction! During orgasm, muscles throughout a woman's body can start to contract.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

How many million Americans are in sexless marriages?

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The correct answer is: According to Ian Kerner PhD, 40 million Americans are in sexless marriages.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What's a good approach if you're dying to share some sexy talk on the phone but feel a little silly or embarrassed?

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The correct answer is: Discussing your sexual desires as though they were something you just happened to dream about last night can help relieve any embarrassment you may be feeling. After all, who has control over their dreams?

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What makes for good foreplay?

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The correct answer is: Add in squeezing, nibbling, stroking -- virtually any kind of playful or sensual touching can become a form of foreplay. Here's why it's important: "Longer foreplay equals better lubrication, which equals more satisfaction," says Dr. Roizen.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

When is the best time of day to have an orgasm?

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The correct answer is: Sure, you may have less time in the AM. But your blood flow and testosterone levels are both higher, so you have more energy to really get the most out of love making, says Laura Berman, PhD.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which position is most likely to help a woman climax?

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The correct answer is: When a woman is on top, she controls the motion, so she can be sure to get just the right stimulation needed for the big O, says sex expert Laura Berman.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Exercising can cause you to have an orgasm.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Exercise-induced orgasms, known as "coregasms", occur most frequently while doing ab exercises, Indiana University researchers say -- though they are unsure of what causes such a reaction. Other activities that can put you over the top include weight lifting, yoga and cycling. Now THAT'S a good reason to break a sweat!

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What percentage of women masturbate secretly?

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The correct answer is: Forty-one percent of women masturbate without telling their partners, whether because of shyness or insecurity, says Dr. Berman.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which adjustments while giving oral sex to a woman can increase the odds that she will climax?

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The correct answer is: Speed, rhythm, the amount of pressure you use—these can all make the difference between O and no-go. If you're on the receiving end, don't be shy: Tell your partner what feels good and what just isn't working for you.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

How big is the G-spot?

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The correct answer is: Also called the urethral sponge, the G-spot is a sensitive area of erectile tissue about the size of a nickel, says sex therapist Ian Kerner, PhD. Located about 1 to 3 inches inside the opening of the vagina on what's called the vaginal ceiling, it can be stimulated in a range of ways, including through intercourse (especially rear entry), with a vibrator or with your fingers.

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Which of the following can spice up your sex life?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Red ginseng contains compounds called ginsenosides that can increase arousal in both men and women, says Dr. Roizen. Sprinkle a little of this kitchen aphrodisiac on your food or serve up Korean ginseng soup for dinner to get the evening off to a sexy start. Curry, nutmeg, coriander, cayenne and sweet basil have all also been touted as aphrodisiacs.

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What's the best way to spend date night if you're looking to wind up in the bedroom?

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The correct answer is: Looking for a sexy way to spend some time together? The key is to head out and try something you've never done before, says Ian Kerner. When you're out doing something fun and new, it stimulates your brain to release a feel-good chemical called dopamine, which plays a part in arousal.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Vaginal dryness is usually only a problem after menopause.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While vaginal dryness is most common after menopause, factors such as menstruation, certain medications, smoking and immune diseases, among others, can cause the condition in adult women of any age. No matter what the cause, though, vaginal lubricants such as Astroglide and K-Y can help, making sex far more pleasurable.

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Which of the following types of vaginal lubricants should not be used if your partner is wearing a condom?

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The correct answer is: Oil-based lubricants should never be used with condoms, as the oil can cause the latex to deteriorate.

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What's a good way to get comfortable talking dirty during sex?

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The correct answer is: It's hard to say certain words when you're not used to it! Practice saying them when you're on your own and see what happens to your body, suggests sex therapist Sari Cooper. If you find you respond to naughty talk, suggest to your partner that you add that element to your sex life.

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True or false: "Sexting" (texting sexual messages) is less likely than phone sex to lead to arousal.

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The correct answer is: This is false. It depends on the person. Sexting is actually a terrific alternative to phone sex, especially if you're a bit shy. To get things started, send your partner a note about what really turns you on in bed.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which of the following could cause your libido to take a nosedive?

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The correct answer is: Stress, lack of exercise and the side effects from some medications can all cause low libido. So instead of settling for a life devoid of desire, look at recent lifestyle changes to see if one of them might be the culprit.

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True or false: A sure way to a man's sex drive is through his eyes.

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The correct answer is: Being visually stimulated, whether it's in the form of a naked body, a filmy piece of lingerie or simply being able to see what's going on during foreplay, is one of the top ways to get a man in the mood, says sex expert Ian Kerner.

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Sex Drive (Libido)

Medical problems, stress and aging are just some of things that can lead to problems with sex drive, or libido. Female sexual problems are very different from male sexual problems (including penis disorders), but both men and wome...

n are influenced by hormonal changes that could affect their interest in sex. Your doctor can help diagnose low libido and work with you and your partner to determine the cause. Learn more about ways to improve sex drive with expert advice from Sharecare.
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