Sex-Myths

Sex Myths: True or False?

With all the information out there nowadays, it’s hard to know what’s real and what isn’t —
especially because a lie can spread like wildfire to the point where everyone starts to believe it’s
true, which is where myths come in. There’s myths about everything on the internet, but sex just
seems to be one of those subjects that no one talks about, leading to the creation of even more
myths about it than you might find on other topics. So you basically end up with a lot of
contradictory “facts” regarding sex, and hopefully you don’t choose to believe the first thing you
come upon, because it may in a lot of cases be false. However, today we’re going to classify
some of the most common sex myths and find out how much you really know about sex, so
without further adieu let’s get started.

Sex Myths: True or False?

1. PENIS SIZE MATTERS
FALSE! Sexual satisfaction usually has nothing to do with the size of a man’s penis. In fact,
many people affirm that it has more to do with the physical and/or psychological connection
between partners. Having a large or small penis doesn’t really mean anything, especially because
many people can have different opinions on the topic; different people are attracted to different
things. Some may believe that a larger penis can make intercourse feel more intense, but for
others, it may be uncomfortable, or “too large” for oral sex. It all really depends, like I
mentioned before, the connection between partners can be more important than penis size in
terms of having good sex.

2. A WOMAN CAN GET PREGNANT ON HER FIRST TIME
TRUE! I don’t really know where this one came from, as if there’s some kind of magic that
prevents a woman from getting pregnant on her first time, but there really isn’t. Ladies and
gentlemen, sperm can fertilize an egg anytime you have unprotected sex, whether it’s the
woman’s first time or 100 th . It really doesn’t matter, has no influence whatsoever on fertility, and
I really do hope that anyone who is beginning to have an active sex life realizes this. Do not trust
the fact that it’s your first time with avoiding or prevent a pregnancy.

3. A WOMEN WON’T GET PREGNANT IF A MAN WITHDRAWS BEFORE HE
COMES
FALSE! As it turns out, this will not stop a girl from getting pregnant, which may be a
surprise to you, but there’s actually pre-ejaculatory fluid which also contains sperm. Since it only
takes one sperm to get a woman pregnant, it’s not a good idea to trust that withdrawing will
prevent this. It most likely won’t. Withdrawing also can’t prevent the transmission of STI’s or
STD’s which means that using contraception is your best bet at all times. Even if a man says he
will withdraw and you’ll be safe, you probably won’t, so don’t take the chance.

4. A WOMAN CAN’T GET PREGNANT DURING HER PERIOD
FALSE! A woman can in fact get pregnant at any time of the month. Although it isn’t very
common, it could happen, especially considering the fact that sperm can survive up to 7 days in
the uterus. This means that is a woman releases an egg or ovulates during this time, she has the
possibility of getting pregnant. A lot of people tend to forget that sperm can survive for this long,
so it’s best to always use contraception. Periods do not shield an egg from sperm.

5. WOMEN CAN ORGASM ONLY TROUGH CLITORAL STIMULATION
FALSE! But not completely. It’s actually more around the lines of most (around 70%) of
women need clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasms, while about 30% can reach it through
vaginal sex alone. Every person is different and several different factors can influence a
woman’s orgasm — not only physical, but psychological as well. This means that there can
actually be a lot of different ways in which a woman can achieve orgasm, so clitoral stimulation
may be a part of it in most cases, but it doesn’t mean it’s the only way to achieve an orgasm
either.
6. YOU CAN GET AN STD FROM ORAL SEX
TRUE! It is false if you believe that you can get a sexually transmitted disease exclusively
from intercourse, sadly that’s not how it works. It’s actually entirely possible to receive or
transmit an STD during oral sex if unprotected, just like this can happen during anal or vaginal
sex as well. STD’s can also be transmitted in ways that have nothing to do with sex, like through
blood transfusions, infected needles, mosquito bites, sharing razors, among others. In other
words, there’s a lot of ways to get STD’s, but if you have protected sex and good sexual hygiene,
you can greatly diminish the probability of getting one.
7. A WOMEN’S HYMEN WILL BREAK THE FIRST TIME SHE HAS INTERCOURSE
FALSE! But not completely. Let me start by saying that the hymen is probably not what you
think it is. It doesn’t act like a barrier sealing off part of the vaginal canal in any way whatsoever,
it’s a tissue that runs along the sides. For example, if we were considering the vaginal canal as a
doorway, the hymen wouldn’t be the door itself, but rather its frame. It does separate or mark the
difference between the external and internal, but it doesn’t completely seal it off. In addition, the
hymen can rip in a variety of ways, not just through sex. In other words, a woman can break the
hymen through the use of tampons, any type of physical activity or even just by chance. So no,
the hymen doesn’t the women who are virgins from those who are not, and although it can break
in many ways, sex is one of them. This means that it’s possible that the statement above is true,
but it won’t be in all cases.
As you can see, there’s a lot of myths out there that could seem quite obviously wrong if you
really think about it. Either way, it’s important to know what’s real and what isn’t so that you can
avoid believing something that may turn out to be a complete lie. If someone decided to really
make a list of every myth I’m sure we’ve all heard over the years, it’ll definitely be a long one,
but as you go along you start to realize that they are essentially myths, and separate reality and
fiction. Who knows maybe in a few years a new study will come out and we’ll find out that
everything we know now is wrong! But hey, at least for now you know the truth on the myths
you’ve just read about.

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https://blog.bevibrant.com/sex-myths- busted/
https://www.lelo.com/blog/lets-talk- sex-separating- myths-facts/

Myths and facts


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