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Research Says We Should Be Wearing Socks During Sex

Updated: Jan 16, 2022

Do Socks Help You Orgasm?

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We are sure you may have heard people say that socks help you orgasm, so is this just another popular sex myth, or is there actual information to back up this sexy claim? So does having warm feet lead to hot sex which makes it easier to reach climax?

Some people love wearing socks in bed, others don’t, but it turns out that wearing socks during sex isn't just a weird thing people do for no reason. Some people believe it will help them finish. It's definitely funny seeing someone fully naked with only their feet covered, but it could be worth it if it means you're both more likely to feel sexually satisfied. And you can buy special sex socks they you use just for that occasion, so it's barely even a sacrifice.

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So what data backs up this claim that warm feet equal hot sex and better orgasm? In 2005, a study was done that looked at individuals' brains while they were having sex and climaxing. The study was based in the Netherlands and asked 13 couples between the ages of 19 and 49 to participate in the experiment. The researchers looked at the difference between male and female orgasms through a series of tests that included doing a brain scan on one partner while the other stimulated them until they climaxed. The researchers also conducted scans while the subjects faked orgasms.

It was a staged environment, and the temperature may have affected the results. At first, only 50 percent of the couples achieved orgasm. Thinking maybe they were cold, they gave everyone socks to wear during the next round of the experiment. While wearing the socks, about 80 percent successfully climaxed. That's a 30 percent increase, just from adding socks to the equation.

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Environment is key when having sex, especially for women it was found that the reason socks tend to boost the female sex drive is because they help women to feel safe and secure. If you're trying to reach climax, you'll have a tougher time if the parts of your brain that cause fear and anxiety are active. As you likely know, you need to be in the right state of mind to have an orgasm. Wearing socks can make you feel cosy and warm, which relaxes your body and mind and makes it easier to orgasm.

Beyond just keeping you warm, wearing socks helps the blood vessels in your feet dilate, which is also something that happens when you're getting ready to fall asleep. This allows for better blood flow and leads to more satisfying orgasms. Avoid getting cold feet (literally) by keeping your socks on when you're having sex, just like you might do before bed.

While this is the only major experiment that's been done on the subject, the results make a pretty clear argument for the fact that wearing socks during sex can help you achieve climax more easily. If a pair of socks is all it takes for you to have more and better orgasms, you might as well try it on for size.

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