7 Dangerous Sex Myths You’ve Heard, But Need to Stop Believing

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No matter how many times you’ve done it, you’re not a total expert on the art of sexuality. There are a few things about bedroom activity that you might have been misled about, so it’s time to set the record straight. Knowing the wrong information can be dangerous, and no one wants to end up with an STD, due to ignorance. Make sure that you’re in the loop and realize that the following sex myths are just not true:

  1. It Should Hurt the First Time

If your hymen doesn’t break before you lose your virginity, there will be blood. However, it might have torn in the past, so if you’re in pain the first time, it could be because you’re not properly lubricated. Your partner has the responsibility of getting you turned on enough for play time, and moving slowly and gently. If he’s rough, it means more pain for you.


  1. Men Think about Sex Every 7 Seconds

Yes, sex is something that men think about quite often. However, it would be impossible for them to think of sex every seven seconds and still lead productive lives. They have to concentrate on other things every once in a while. Your male doctor is not going to be fantasizing about going down on you while he’s performing heart surgery. His mind will be focused or he’ll be fired.


  1. You Can’t Get STDs from Oral Sex

STDs are pesky things. While you can’t get pregnant from anal or oral sex, you can still catch a disease. The risk if lower than if you were having vaginal sex, but landing an STD is still a possibility. That’s why you should be safe, and have your partners tested.


  1. You Can do it in Water

It’s possible to have sex in water, but it’s not the best idea. If you’re in an ocean or lake, there’s bacteria that could be pushed into your body. If you’re in a pool, there are chemicals that could irritate you. Plus, the water will wash away your natural wetness, causing discomfort. It’s best to stick to land.


  1. Pulling Out Prevents Pregnancy

Most of the time, a man will forget to pull out or won’t be able to stop himself in time. Even if he does, the pre-cum on his body can be enough to get you pregnant. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true.


  1. Penetration Causes Orgasms

Believe it or not, most women aren’t able to orgasm through penetration alone. They need some sort of stimulation on their clitoris, or there will be no sparks flying. So if you’re a lady who prefers oral to intercourse, don’t fret. There are plenty of people out there with the same preference.


  1. Can’t Get Pregnant on Period

It’s highly unlikely that this will happen, but you could be one in a million. Depending on the length of your cycle, you may be able to get pregnant while on your period. Sperm are able to live for a few days, so you never know when one will sneak into your eggs.


Knowledge is power, so the next time your gal pals bring up sex, enlighten them with your newfound information. Spread the word–not STDs.


Holly Riordan | News Cult