We all know men and women are different when it comes to sex. But, just how different are we? Take this SEXPERT quiz* to get your SEX IQ and find out!
(Fill in the blanks with MEN or WOMEN)
- When _______ have sex, they tend to bond with their partner.
- _______ are more visual and aroused more easily.
- _______ are aroused more slowly and need non-sexual touch before direct sexual touch.
- Worry, fatigue and stress can interfere with a _______’s desire for sex.
- _______ need to feel relaxed, warm, and comfortable before sex.
- _______ usually need to feel connected and close before sex. And they may want to talk.
- For _______, foreplay is anything that’s happened in the last 24 hours.
- For _______, foreplay is anything that’s happened in the last 3-minutes.
- _______ have 2 1/2 times more brain space devoted to sex and 3 times more sex drive.
- _______’s sex hormones are highest in the morning.
- _______’s sex hormones are highest at certain times of the month.
- _______ are more like a blow torch – all the way on/all the way off.
- _______ are more like an oven – slow to preheat/slow to cool down.
- _______ feel like loss of sex = loss of love.
- _______’s pleasure is the best predictor of the couple having a good sex life.
- Women release the bonding hormone, oxytocin, with any physical touch. And especially with sex and orgasm (Brizendine, 2006).
- Men are more visual than women. That’s why they’re aroused more easily.
- Women are aroused more slowly and need non-sexual touch before any sexual body parts are touched (Grey, 1997).
- Worry, fatigue and stress can interfere with a woman’s desire for sex (Brizendine, 2006).
- Women need to feel comfortable and warm before they’re ready to have sex (Brizendine, 2006).
- Women need to feel close and connected before sex. And they may want to bond by talking before, during, and after sex.
- For women, foreplay is anything that’s happened in the last 24 hours, so men shouldn’t pick a fight the day before they want to have sex! (Brizendine, 2006)
- For men, foreplay is what happens right before sex (Brizendine, 2006).
- Men have 2 1/2 times more brain space and 3 times more sex drive than women (Brizendine, 2006).
- Men’s testosterone levels are highest in the morning.
- Women’s desire for sex is highest when they are ovulating (day 14 of their cycle). That’s also when women are most fertile.
- Men are like blow torches. When they are turned on, they are all the way ready for sex. And once it’s over, they’re all the way off (Grey,1997).
- Women are like ovens. It takes more for a woman to be ready for sex. She needs lots of preheating first (Grey 1997).
- Sex is as important to men as talking is to women. A loss of sex feels like a loss of love for men (Brizendine, 2006).
- A woman’s pleasure is the best predictor of a good sex life. Because when sex is good for her, there will be more sex!
If you got 11-15 correct answers, your SEX IQ is high. You know most of the differences between men and women. You are a SEXPERT!
If you got 6-10 correct answers, your SEX IQ is medium. You understand some of the differences between men and women, and you may have picked up a few nuggets here. This makes you a SEXPERT-IN-PROGRESS!
If you got 0-5 correct answers, good for you for taking the quiz. You may have scored a low SEX IQ. But you are on your way to knowing more about men and women’s differences, which makes you a SEXPERT-IN-TRAINING!
Now, it’s Your Turn
You KNOW, I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and comments!
Brizendine, L. (2006). The Female Brain. New York: Doubleday.
Grey, John. (1997). Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. (Workshop Videotapes and Workbook).
* This quiz is intended to be fun and informative. However, it is not a valid psychological assessment tool.