National Sex Day

Young couple holding hands, walking on a sandy beach at sunset, wearing casual summer outfits, expressing love and togetherness on National Amorous Intention Day..
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Call it naughty or nice but regardless of judgements, it's certainly got the internet aflutter on one particular day every year - yep, you've guessed it, it's National... err... 'Amorous Intention' Day. Read on to find out more about this *wink wink* day which some on the web have designated to be about, well... getting 'jiggy' with your significant other.

When is Sex Day?

It's national sex day on the 10th June.

Our red-faced researchers dove headfirst (not literally, I assure you) into this peculiar internet occurrence and emerged with evidence of an impressively vast splatter of mentions - 976,236 to be exact - each one more euphemistic than the last!

Start of this... Interesting Day

And you might be wondering - just when did this day of fervent 'bedroom Olympics' catch on? Well, our data points at a significant spike in chatter in the cyberspace, all centered around the 10th of June, 2020.

Wheels turning and Jaws dropping!

Based on audience reaction, it's a day that successfully manages to take quite a few internet users aback. It also inspires a, shall we say 'explicitly instructive' dialogue about relations and intimacy online.

Keep it Light!

However, as with any other peculiar internet day, the ethos is to keep things light, amusing and yes, moderately blush-inducing. It's more of a jovially cheeky nod to the birds and the bees rather than a day marked by raunchy bravado.

Why Does This Exist?

In truth, there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus online regarding who declared this day or why. Perhaps some just wanted a specific day to take the privilege of cheeky winks and nudges up a notch in terms of tolerance. Or maybe someone just really, really had a few things on their mind! Regardless, it truly embodies the original spirit of age old traditions with a touch of internet age humor.

History behind the term 'Sex'


The Latin Origin

The term 'sex' can be traced back to the Latin language. In the 1300s, the word 'sexus' was used to refer to the state of being either male or female. It was originally a noun, derived from the Latin verb 'secare', meaning 'to divide'. This reflects the notion of dividing humans into two distinct biological categories, based on their reproductive organs.


Sex as Biological Determination

During the 1600s, the understanding of 'sex' expanded to include the concept of biological determination. The term was used to describe the physical and physiological differences between male and female species. This shift in meaning signified a recognition of sex as a defining aspect of an individual's reproductive and physiological characteristics.


Sexual Reproduction and Freud's Influence

In the 1800s, the term 'sex' became associated with the process of sexual reproduction. The scientific study of reproduction and human sexuality gained prominence during this period. The groundbreaking work of Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, significantly influenced the understanding of sexuality. Freud's theories contributed to the recognition of the psychological and emotional aspects related to sex.


Sexual Revolution and Social Activism

The 1900s saw a significant shift in attitudes towards sex, driven by various social movements and cultural shifts. The term 'sex' became closely linked to discussions on sexual behavior, identity, and personal freedom. The sexual revolution of the 1960s challenged traditional norms and advocated for sexual liberation. This era witnessed increased openness, awareness, and discussions regarding sex and sexuality.


Continued Evolution and Global Perspective

In the present day, the term 'sex' continues to evolve and expand in its meaning and implications. It encompasses a broad spectrum, including biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of human sexuality. The recognition and acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities have brought about a more inclusive understanding of sex. The ongoing discussions and advocacy for sexual health, consent, and education further shape the modern understanding of sex.

Did you know?

This, um, 'spirited' day has sparked an impressive web-wide blush-off with almost 1 million mentions. That's a lot of blushing emojis!


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First identified

8th June 2016

Most mentioned on

10th June 2020

Total mentions


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