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Guest Blogger: Brandi Evans (Contest)
Monday, June 25th, 2012

Got Bondage?

Bondage. The word conjures such a strong gauntlet of emotions, doesn’t it? Fear. Arrousal. Curiosity. The scope of emotions is almost as limitless as the way bondage can, well, bind us. Debt bondage. Spiritual bondage. Bondage to our day-to-day lifestyles. And, of course, my favorite…sexual bondage. And if you’ve read my last book, Lust, Lace & Lingerie, I’m sure you’re not surprised by that fact!

There’s just something about giving up power to another person (when done sanely, safely and consensually, of course) that creates a heightened sensation of…everything. It gets the blood pumping and the brain spinning into overdrive. Giving your pleasure—or pain—over to someone else to experiment with is intense, something the heroine in my newest Ellora’s Cave novel, His Forbidden Submissive, found out the, um, hard way.

(Oh look, more shameless self promotion, LOL. It’s the last for this blog. Scout’s honor. *crosses fingers behind back*)

But my surprised heroine wasn’t the only person learning about BDSM and sexual bondage between the digital pages of His Forbidden Submissive. I was too. I’ve enjoyed BDSM stories by other authors and I’ve always been curious about the lifestyle, but I really didn’t know much about how it really worked. So I went to work scouring the internet for fun and sexy facts about BDSM and bondage.

I had a basic understanding of BDSM when I started my research, but some of the things I learned shocked me, made me laugh, and on more than one occasion, made some mighty interesting things happen between my thighs. *wink, wink* But in the end, it all came together to help me create a story that’s hot, emotional and brimming with leather, whips, chains and more bondage than my poor, poor heroine thinks she can handle.

I’m so mean, aren’t I?

But as it happens, when you start doing internet searches about anything sexual, you’ll get back a massive amount of results. Some interesting, some down right disturbing, and some you just can’t click out of fast enough—especially with kiddos around. But don’t worry. I won’t share any of that with you, LOL. Instead, I want to share with you 10 strange and fun facts I’ve discovered about the human penis.

Yep, you heard me right. Ten fun facts about the penis. Here we go…

1. The number of calories per tsp of semen is only 7.

Woot! Semen is a low calorie food. Good to know. So eat up, ladies—or guys—because this is one treat that defies the “minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” rule!

2. Acidic fruits and alcohol have been shown to give semen a sugary flavor. On the other hand, foods like meat and fish produce a buttery flavor (although Im not putting it on my popcorn).

So there there ya go, ladies. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, make sure and get your man hopped up on ice cream and booze before you go down on him.

3. The amount of time needed for a man to regain erection after orgasm can vary from 2 minutes to 2 weeks.

Two weeks! Could you imagine the romance novel that took a hero 2 weeks to form another erection? OMG, that’s a book I dont want to read. Well, I guess it could work, depending on how crafty our hero is at, um, filling the void for his partner.

4. The average number of times a man will come in his lifetime is 7,200 times. And of those times, only 2,000 will be by his hand.

Only 2,000? I’d figured it’d be higher, wouldn’t you?

5. The average speed of an ejaculation is 28 mph!

Wait, what? 28? Wow. Just wow. This can’t be right, can it? I now have a completely new respect for the strength and ingenuity that goes into making condoms.

6. The smallest FUNCTIONAL penis was an incredible 5/8 of an inch.

Talk about coming up short! I’d really like to know the specifics on this one, wouldn’t you? Just who is/was this man? How tall was he? And now I’m thinking about the shoe size/penis size correlation. If that really holds true, he’s got to be like 2 feet tall, right? (Please, feel free to check my math, LOL.)

7. This one isnt exactly about the penis itself, but it involves the penis so Im throwing it in: 13% of men have said theres actually been at least a moment in their lives where they were NOT interest in sex.

I have to say this one really, really surprised me. I wonder how many of these times were during an important sporting even. “Not right now, honey. The game’s tied with .3 seconds left on the clock!”

8. The average number of erections men have per day is 11, and 9 of these are while theyre sleeping.

I admit it. This one makes me laugh out loud. I’m not surprised that a guy would have 9 erections while sleeping, but what gets me is that he only has 2 while he’s awake. That just doesn’t seem right, especially when you couple it with #7.

9. The approximate cost for a years supply of condoms is $100.

But I don’t think this holds true for heroes of romance novels, do you? At least not the heroes I write. *wink*

10. And finally, the tissue that surrounds the testicles and the penis is more durable even than the tissue that surrounds the human brain.

Wow. If the body naturally protects the most important parts first, this put a whole new light on that old saying about men always thinking with their penises.

And there ya have it. Ten things I learned about the human penis while doing researching for books. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. I hoped you enjoyed these as much as I did. ;-)

Today, I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter. To enter, all you have to do is tell me the most bizarre thing you know about sex. From positions to fetishes…dirty minds want to know!

Later, lovelies!

~Brandi Evans

p.s. And if you didn’t get enough sex-related fun facts, click here to read my blog post 10 Strange Facts About Sex.

His Forbidden Submissive releases June 27th from Elloras Cave!

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24 comments to “Guest Blogger: Brandi Evans (Contest)”

  1. Deb Carter
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 8:26 am · Link

    One fact I know is that large breasts do not respond sexually better than small breasts. So that saying about more than a handful is right. Breast size is more for the one enjoying it.



  2. Megan Mitcham
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Happy to report, I knew a few of those handy facts. Some I didn’t and they certainly made me laugh! Thanks, Brandi!



  3. StacieD
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 6:18 pm · Link

    One testicle almost always hangs lower than the other. It is to keep them from getting crushed against each other.



  4. Jen B.
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 8:55 pm · Link

    Since I started reading erotica, I have learned a lot of stuff I never wanted to know. Like, some people like to be cut whie having sex. I have trouble wrapping my mind around that one. But, my all time favorite is men with the piercing in the head of their penis. All the way through. There are metal balls on the top and bottom of the piercing. I had to look up pictures because I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. Then, I had to read the technical details of how it is done and WOW! There is a lot to know! jepebATverizonDOTnet



  5. laura
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Since Ive been reading erotica, it has opened a whole new world to me. My husband is very happy that I started reading erotic books. I get to use him to act out the scenes from the books.



  6. wyndwhisper
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 10:50 pm · Link

    i read once that the amount time difference between a man and a women to be prepared to have sex was the following: the man just needs an introduction and the women would at least like to have dinner and get to know someone first. i didn’t think that was true because otherwise we wouldn’t have all those hot one night stands, would we? LOL!

    also i like to give men a little more credit than that. they like to eat too. :-P :-P

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com



  7. Julianne Keller
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm · Link

    Wow, I learned some things. But I think my husband falls into a few of the categories. He’s not interested in sex anytime of the day or night. And he’s probably come more than 2,000 times by his hand.

    Among men, there is no consistent relationship between the size of the flaccid penis and its full erect length.
    In one study of 80 men, researchers found that increases from flaccid to erect lengths ranged widely, from less than a quarter-inch to 3.5 inches longer.



  8. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:14 pm · Link

    Hey Deb :)

    Thanks for stopping by. And yeah, I think the size of the breasts is really in the eye–or hand–of the beholder, LOL. :wink:



  9. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:16 pm · Link

    Glad you enjoyed it, Megan. These were certainly some fun facts to gather. :)



  10. June M.
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:23 pm · Link

    I don’t really know any fun facts, but I did have a laugh at reading these ones.



  11. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:24 pm · Link

    OMG, Stacie, that’s one I did NOT know. Thanks!



  12. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Hey Jen :)

    Yeah, I have trouble with the cutting thing too. I have a very open mind, but that on just gets me. Maybe, one day, I can sit down with someone who practices it and get their take, learn what it’s truly like and what about it really gets them off. I’m such a curious soul. :mrgreen:



  13. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Oh Laura, I bet your hubs does NOT mind you using him for that, LOL. What’s been his favorite scene to test out so far? Yours? Dirty minds want to know!



  14. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:51 pm · Link

    Hey Tammy :)

    I do think women tend to want a more emotional connection when it comes to sex–but not always. Sometimes, emotional connections just get in the way, LOL. :twisted:



  15. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:54 pm · Link

    Hey Julianne :)

    Yeah that’s one of those facts that make me think of naughty party games. “Gather around, ladies, for that game we all love to play. Guess His Length!” 8)

    Ewww, I’m so bad!



  16. Brandi Evans
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      · June 25th, 2012 at 11:56 pm · Link

    Hey June :)

    I’m glad my insanity humored you, LOL. I try…



  17. Mary Preston
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      · June 26th, 2012 at 3:04 am · Link

    The word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles (and during that time, there was very little perjury).



  18. Fedora
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      · June 26th, 2012 at 1:26 pm · Link

    No WAY, Mary! Wow–really?? That might really encourage truth telling ;)

    Brandi, I’m agog at all the fascinating sex-related facts! The things you learn in the course of doing research!!!



  19. ELF
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      · June 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm · Link

    Wow….learn something new every day! I am fascinated by the details in some of the books I read but I must confess that I ask my husband about the logistics in some of them…he’s always entertained to discover what is being described.



  20. Brandi Evans
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      · June 27th, 2012 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Hey Mary :)

    Ya know, I think I did know that. *shivers* Even being female that makes my cringe. Ouch!



  21. Brandi Evans
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      · June 27th, 2012 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Hey Fedora :)

    Yeah I learn some interesting, um, facts doing research, don’t I. You should see what all I DO in the name of research! *wink*



  22. Brandi Evans
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      · June 27th, 2012 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Hey ELF :)

    But how interested is he in acting them out, LOL? :twisted:



  23. Cynthia D'Alba
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      · June 28th, 2012 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Love the facts. Made me laugh!



  24. Brandi Evans
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      · June 29th, 2012 at 10:13 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting. And thanks for assisting in my research, LOL.

    I put everyone’s name in a hat and had my daughter one name out. So congrats to…

    Julianne Keller!

    Congrats’ Julianne! Please send me an email at Brandi at brandievansauthor.com to claim your $10 Amazon gift certificate! And thanks again to everyone who commented!