Sex related talk: 5 myths you should not buy

  • 1. Popping the cherry
  • Myth: This is the age-old belief that a woman's hymen is a good place to look to if you desire to know whether she's still a virgin — or, at least, if she has engaged in vaginal intercourse.
  • Fact : While vaginal intercourse or some more strenuous physical activities could cause minor hymen tearing, many women do not experience any tearing or bleeding during sex, as the hymen can stretch when penis penetrates
  • In fact, some of us are even born without a hymen.
  • 2. Menstruation as ultimate baby barrier
  • Another favorite piece of sex lore is that women can't get pregnant if they have sex while on their period. It's true that this scenario is highly unlikely, but even so, possibility of pregnancy isn't fully eliminated.
  • Fact : Women are most fertile during the ovulation stage of their menstrual cycles, when fresh eggs are produced. Ovulation usually takes place about 12 to 16 days before the start of the next period.
  • Some women, however, have shorter cycles, which means that their ovulation stage also happens earlier.
  • That, coupled with the fact that sperm can live inside up to 5 days, so if the timing is right, sperm could hang out inside the female body for just long enough to survive the period and penetrate a fresh egg.
  • 3. It's not an orgasm if it's not vaginal
  • Myth:many people are stuck for a long time with the idea that a woman's orgasm is purely a vaginal experience, achieved through repeated penetration.
  • Fact : there is no "one-size-fits-all" recipe for achieving orgasm, and very often, women will require clitoral stimulation, instead of just vaginal penetration, to reach that sweet spot.
  • 4. Masturbation is bad
  • Myth:it can make a man go blind; that it can lead to erectile dysfunction; and that it can cause sexual dysfunction in women.
  • Fact: it actually brings a plethora of health benefits, including released tension, eased menstrual cramps,
  • 5. Sex affects athletic performance
  • Myth: engaging in exercise that might be somewhat demanding, such as sex, will decrease your stamina, so you probably shouldn't play at this game right before running an important marathon.
  • Fact: there is no evidence that a little consensual sex "match" is anything but good for you — just learn what works for your body.

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