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Sex myths that adults still believe in

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Sex myths that adults still believe in

MYTH: Men want more sex than women.

TRUTH: This stereotype may be harming sex lives around the world. Men tend to underestimate how often their girlfriends or women want sex. The brain is a more powerful sex organ than genitalia because that is where sexual desire comes from. It may seem that men have greater sexual desire just because men tend to think about sex more often … But there is no exact number for the will so it is an assumption.

"Men are more sexually driven than women, in fact, it happens because they are educated that way," recalls Vânia Beliz, a clinical psychologist and sexologist, explaining that with boys they are constantly falsifying themselves about sex more than girls. .

MYTH: Women do not get pregnant during their menstrual period.

TRUTH: It's rare, but it happens.

MYTH: Masturbating when in a serious relationship is a bad sign.

TRUTH: If you catch your partner masturbating in the bath it does not mean that he or she is dissatisfied with the couple's sex life. Therefore, it is not to be misled. "Masturbation can also improve male performance, as men can learn to take longer and train ejaculation time. Masturbation should not be viewed as an enemy," says Vânia and adds: "But it is normal after masturbation. cease the will. "

MYTH: Masturbation makes orgasm difficult.

TRUTH: Masturbation improves orgasm, not worse, because it is a way of bringing each person closer to their body and teaching them what turns them on. If you don't know what makes you orgasm, how can you expect your partner to find out?

MYTH: Vagina and vulva are the same thing.

TRUTH: Many people still colloquially use the term "vagina" to talk about the entire female genital area, but that's not accurate. There is the vaginal canal (known as the vagina) and the vulva, which is the external genitalia.

MYTH: You cannot get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) if you use a condom.

TRUTH: We have always heard that condom use is essential to protecting against sexually transmitted infections – and yes, that is true. But still be careful: while condoms are highly effective at preventing STIs transmitted by body fluids such as gonorrhea or HIV, condoms are less effective at preventing skin-to-skin infections such as HPV or herpes.

Condoms offer some protection against skin contact conditions and should be used to prevent a variety of illnesses as well as unwanted pregnancy. Talk to your partner about condom use – or test before sex if it makes you feel comfortable and safer.

MYTH: STIs are not contracted by oral sex.

TRUTH: STIs can also be transmitted during oral sex. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, HPV, herpes, syphilis, and HIV can all be transmitted during oral contact. To avoid infection, use a condom or dental dam (latex barrier method) and regularly test for STIs.

MYTH: Sex is not good when using a condom.

TRUTH: Many people do their best not to use condoms during sex, which puts everyone's health at risk. If you want to have sex without a condom, it is essential that you screen for STIs and use other forms of hormonal birth control or not, such as birth control pills, patches or implants.

"The condom can also help with some sexual difficulties, because it slows down orgasm, there is the textured that can offer more pleasure or those with flavors that can reduce discomfort of aromas and even those that warm to help arousal", exemplifies Beliz.

MYTH: Men are always ready.

TRUTH: Just as women have times when they are more or less willing, tired or have a headache, so can men. Unavailability of partner may mean nothing. "We have to take this weight off men, who even have to resort to products to match their partners' expectations. They are not sex machines," says the clinical psychologist and sexologist.

MYTH: Women don't care as much as men about orgasm during sex.

TRUTH: The orgasmic disparity between men and women (especially heterosexual women) is real. But that is not because women do not want to have orgasms.

MYTH: Sex is only "good" if it ends with an orgasm.

TRUTH: Yes, orgasm can be wonderful, but it's far from the only pleasurable aspect of a sexual encounter.

MYTH: It's okay to fake an orgasm.

TRUTH: It's never a good idea, even if you're trying to gently preserve someone's ego.

MYTH: Too much sex will change your vagina.

TRUTH: The vaginal canal is a highly elastic muscle and will not stretch too much. This myth only serves to embarrass women for being sexually active. Although some women report changes in sensitivity, even postnatal vaginas largely return to their original form within weeks of delivery.

MYTH: Men who have fantasies about anal sex must be gay.

TRUTH: People of any sexual orientation can enjoy the sensations of anal sex – or any other sexual act – without forcing them to rethink their sexual orientation. Sexual behavior does not define our sexual orientation.

MYTH: If you like unusual fantasies or sexual practices, it is abnormal or sexually perverted.

TRUTH: Spanking, role-playing, and bondage are common types of sexual activity or desire that runs away from conventional tastes. And they are increasingly mainstream.

MYTH: Size is everything.

TRUTH: What is perfect for one person may be too big or too small for another. In addition, there are so many enhancement techniques, positions and products available today that size is not the only factor relevant to sexual satisfaction.

MYTH: Sex affects athletic performance.

TRUTH: For years, many athletes have been prohibited from engaging in sex before major sporting moments. But having sex the day before a sports competition does not affect physical performance. And depending on individual psychological resilience, sex can even change an athlete's mood for the better before a competition.

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