Debunking 6 Myths About Sex — For a Happier, Safer Time
It is quite strange that human communities quite universally push a sense of guilt and taboo over topics of human pleasure. It could be this sense of taboo that leaves the arena ripe for a lot of myths and misconceptions.
The situation becomes especially problematic when people carry these misconceptions well into adulthood. The misinformation can cause people to worry about needless things or take the wrong move at crucial moments. So, here we are debunking 6 myths about sex — for a happier, safer time for you.
You Can’t Get Pregnant On Your Period
While the chances of conceiving are low when you’re on your period, they definitely can get pregnant during this time. Every woman has a different rhythm when it comes to ovulation. On top of that, sperm can actually survive inside the cervix for up to 7 days.
The Pull-Out Method Is Foolproof
Yeah, sorry to burst your bubble — the pull-out method is NOT foolproof. Men can release small amounts of precum or pre-ejaculate during the act of sex. This pre-ejaculate contains a small amount of sperm, carrying with it the chances of pregnancy as well.
The Average Duration Of Sex Is 30 Minutes
The fact of the matter is that the length of intercourse depends upon the couple and on the situation. But, people seem to have the preconception that they have to last hours in order to prove themselves.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as surveys have discovered that the ideally desired duration of sex falls between 7 and 13 minutes.
An Untorn Hymen Is Indication Of Virginity
This unfortunate myth has been a plague among conservative societies where women’s virginity is given undue importance. These communities often use the untorn hymen as a sign of ‘intact’ virginity.
The truth is that not all women bleed during their first vaginal intercourse. For some women, the hymen can even tear during physically strenuous activities.
Masturbation Is Injurious To Health
There are a lot of myths about the adverse effects of masturbation — that it can make you go blind, cause erectile dysfunction, and more. But research has given a variety of benefits to masturbation, which include relaxation and a boost in endorphins,
One study even concluded that masturbating 21 times a month reduces the risk of prostate cancer by up to 20%. For women, masturbation can be an important tool to discovering their orgasm.
You Can Get An STI From Toilet Seats
By its very definition, sexually transmitted diseases are something you can contract through direct sexual contact or exchange of bodily fluids. While some STIs like herpes can be transmitted through touch, this does not include toilet seats in any way.
So, here are some of the common sex myths debunked for your edification. Did you find any major revelations in this article? Do let us know in the comments, and follow us on Facebook for more such content.