While reading an article in the Times Online about the differences between male and female orgasms, I stumbled upon my one of my favorite study “findings” to date. It turns out that while socks might not be the most arousing clothing item to wear during sex, it might improve your odds of having an orgasm. Quoth the Times:
“The experiments also revealed a rather surprising effect: both men and women found it easier to have an orgasm when they kept their socks on. Draughts in the scanning room left couples complaining of “literally cold feet”, and providing a pair of socks allowed 80 per cent rather than 50 per cent to reach a climax while their brains were scanned.”
Science: Bringing sexy back…with socks.
In not so surprising news, a recent study from Johns Hopkins also found a few more correlates to enjoyable sex. In young adults between ages 18 and 26, self-esteem, autonomy and empathy were all key indicators of a healthy, happy sex life. I’d also assume that people secure in themselves who have a positive outlook on safe, pleasurable sexual behavior wouldn’t be too embarrassed to leave on their argyles while doing the deed, either.