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How much do you know about sex? Whether you know a lot or not much, there are quite a lot of interesting things sex can do to our minds and bodies that you might not know. What are these things you may ask? Here are a few things sex does to your mind and body.
Want to learn about the shocking psychological facts about sex? We made a video on that as well: https://youtu.be/MbxYAoooDQw
Writer: Michal Mitchell
Script Editor & Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Zyan Méndez (@tomboiclub)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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MacMillan, A. (2018). 20 Weird Facts About Sex and Love. Health.com. www.health.com/sex/20-weird-facts-about-sex-and-love?slide=79c86a0c-4049-4f4b-b317-bd745d582e94.
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Brody, S. (2005, June 14). Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for people who recently had penile–vaginal intercourse than for people who had other or no sexual activity. Biological Psychology. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301051105000736.
MacMillan, A. (2018). 20 Weird Facts About Sex and Love. Health.com. https://www.health.com/sex/20-weird-facts-about-sex-and-love.
Kim, J. (2017). 6 Facts About Sex That Might Surprise You. Psychology Today. www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/valley-girl-brain/201703/6-facts-about-sex-might-surprise-you.
Holliday, A. (2019, October 10). Surprising Facts About Sex. Healthline. www.healthline.com/health/surprising-facts-about-sex#pain.