15 Myths about Sex (that Aren’t True!)
By: Simone Paget |
When it comes to sex it seems that there still a lot of myths that prevail about what goes on in our bedrooms and with our bodies. Today we share some of the top (un-true) myths about sex and bust them for what they really are: MYTHS!
1. Men aren’t multi-orgasmic. Wrong! Men can actually experience the sensation of multiple orgasms – if they occur before ejaculation. After a guy finishes, another orgasm won’t occur until he’s ready for the next round.
2. The G-spot doesn’t exist. Wrong! Earlier this year, a French study found physical evidence of this elusive erogenous zone: Women who were able to achieve internal orgasms had thicker-than-average tissues between the vagina and the urethra. Whether this happy-spot is your gateway to mind blowing orgasms completely depends on your body and level of sensitivity…however it’s definitely a lot of fun trying to figure it out!
3. You can’t get pregnant without penetration. Wrong! Sperm can live outside the body for several hours. Even if you’re not technically having sex, anytime the penis and the vaginal area come into contact, there is the slight risk of pregnancy and for STD transmission. Although the chance is extremely low compared to penetrative sex, pregnancy can occur if seminal fluid leaks inside the vagina.
4. STDs are no longer life threatening. Wrong! With all of the medical and pharmaceutical advances that have been made over the past few years, STDs like HIV may no longer seem as scary as they did in the past but they can still kill you. So, respect yourself and your partner by practicing safe sex!
5. Men enjoy sex more than women. Wrong! This is so, so, wrong. However, if you’re a man and actually believe this, maybe the women you’re with just don’t enjoy having sex with you.
6. Women don’t like porn or dirty sex. Wrong! If this was true, 50 Shades of Grey surely wouldn’t have made it to #1 on the best sellers list.
7. Most women orgasm through intercourse. Wrong! Contrary to what porn will have us believe, only 30% of women orgasm from penetration alone. Most women need stimulation of the clitoris (either by hand or with a vibrator) during intercourse in order to climax.
8. Pregnancy happens immediately, or not at all. Wrong! Sperm have been found to survive longer than a week just “hanging out” in a woman’s reproductive tract. If a woman has sex at all in the seven days leading up to ovulation, some of that sperm could potentially make its way up the fallopian tubes just in time to meet an egg & create a “happy accident.” This would explain 90% of all Maury Povich episodes where Sally Jo has sex with Billy Bob, Tyrone and Mike at a party but it turns out the father is actually Tyrone’s cousin who she slept with a week later. Mystery solved!
9. Men like casual sex and women like “committed sex” Wrong! Just like not every man is looking for a relationship, same goes for women. Sometimes we just want to get laid. Simple as that.
10. Men and women reach their “sexual peak” at different ages. Wrong! Although Hollywood would say otherwise – what with the predominant depiction of horny 20-something frat boys and frisky “cougars” – this just isn’t true. Everyone’s “sexual peak” is different and usually depends more on experience & your state of mind than calendar age.
11. You can’t get pregnant the first time you have sex. Wrong! You’re just as likely to get pregnant the first time you have sex unprotected, as any other time. In fact, statistics show that 20% of people will get pregnant within the first month of starting to have unprotected sex. The lesson here: even virgins need to “wrap it up.”
12. You can catch an STD from a toilet seat. Wrong! Sexually transmitted diseases or infections can’t live outside of the body for very long – especially on a cold, hard surface like a toilet seat. Besides, STDs aren’t present in urine (which is usually sterile) Your chances of catching an STD from a toilet seat are slim to none.
13. You can’t catch an STD from kissing. Wrong! You can actually catch and spread STDs through kissing and other skin to skin contact. Kissing can spread herpes and deeper kissing can even spread oral gonorrhea and chlamydia. Meanwhile, skin rubbing together can pass infections such as genital warts, herpes, scabies, and pubic lice.
14. Having sex in a hot tub prevents pregnancy: Wrong! In fact, according to movies, during Spring Break hot tub sex actually seems to encourage pregnancy. Seriously though, you can still get pregnant in water so this one is definitely wrong.
15. Masturbation causes blindness: Wrong! Ok, we’re really hoping that not many people believe this one – however, it still seems to pop up every now and then. If this myth was true, we imagine that most of the world would be blind.