WEIRD STUFF: Fifth of British women dissatisfied after sex
Fifth of British women dissatisfied after sex
Men in Britain orgasm more often than women, according to a survey conducted by condom brand, Durex.
The survey of 2,000 people on their sexual experiences found that men are far more likely to climax when making love.
Just five per cent of females say that they always orgasm after a sexual encounter compared to 20 per cent of men.
A fifth of sexually active women revealed that they feel frustrated or disappointed as a result of their lack of orgasms.
Sex expert Alix Fox revealed that she is "heartbroken" by the findings and is advising women on how to boost their chances of climaxing.
She told MailOnline: "I find this profoundly heartbreaking, when it's possible for intimacy to be so much more rewarding all round."
Fox feels that there are a variety of reasons for the orgasm gap.
She explained: "Women tend to have been taught their sexual role is to prioritise giving pleasure to men, rather than receiving and sharing it in return.
"Women have gotten used to protecting men's egos at the expense of expressing their own needs, desires and truths."
Potato houses for Mars residents
The first human settlers on Mars could live in homes made out of potatoes.
Scientists at the University of Manchester have created a type of Martian building material called StarCrete, which is made from a blend of potato starch, extraterrestrial dust and a pinch of salt.
The space-age material is twice as strong as ordinary concrete and is easy to produce cheaply as it relies on simple materials.
Dr Aled Roberts, who led the research, said: "Since we will be producing starch as food for astronauts, it made sense to look at that as a binding agent rather than human blood.
"Also, current building technologies still need many years of development and require considerable energy and additional heavy processing equipment which all adds cost and complexity to a mission.
"StarCrete doesn't need any of this and so it simplifies the mission and makes it cheaper and more feasible."
Mountain lion attacks man in hot tub
Wildlife officials said Monday they are searching for a mountain lion that clawed a man's head while he was sitting in a hot tub with his wife at a rental home in central Colorado.
The man was soaking in the in-ground hot tub in a wooded subdivision west of Nathrop on Saturday night when he felt something grab his head, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. He screamed at the mountain lion and started splashing water while his wife shined a flashlight at the animal.
Authorities said it retreated to the top of a hill and continued to watch the couple.
The man and his wife were able to get back into the home, where they cleaned his wounds and called the property owner, who happened to work for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The man had four superficial scratches on top of his head and near his right ear, but he declined medical treatment.
"We think it's likely the mountain lion saw the man's head move in the darkness at ground-level but didn't recognise the people in the hot tub," said Sean Shepherd, area wildlife manager based in Salida. "The couple did the right thing by making noise and shining a light on the lion."
Saturday night's encounter was the first reported mountain lion attack on a person in Colorado since February 2022. Wildlife officials say at least 27 people have been injured in mountain lion attacks in Colorado since 1990, three of them fatally.