Sex Education and Related Topics - 5 Myths and Misconceptions

Sex Education and Related Topics – 5 Myths and Misconceptions

 With the large amount of information available at your fingertips, research often is as easy as typing out a phrase or two on a search engine and waiting for the results to come back. However, just as the Internet makes information retrieval easy, so does fabrication. Sometimes, figuring out what’s true and what isn’t can become quite a task.

Sex EducationVarious topics have their share of misconceptions, and sex education is one of them. Different cultures have different approaches to introducing pre-adolescents to this and related topics. Some truths get twisted or lost along the way as a result. There are several myths and half-truths that are more common than others, though. Here are a few of them.

1. Homosexual fantasies mean you’re gay or bisexual. Despite society becoming more open about homosexuality for both men and women, it’s still a largely homophobic world. So it can be confusing for someone when they fantasise about the same sex. This is true if they view themselves as heterosexual.

Being curious about people of the same sex and being in bed with them is actually normal, and doesn’t dictate your sexuality.

2. Penis size matters. Maybe porn is at least partly to blame for this, along with how everyone seems to go on about how a big penis is a big deal and sign of manliness. The truth is – a big boner is more likely to hurt the woman during intercourse; not to mention some females don’t reach climax just from penetrative action.

There are other acceptable methods of making love with a woman and bringing her to sexual release. The same goes for using different positions other than the standard missionary. The bottom line: when it comes to penises, bigger doesn’t mean better.

3. Contraception through withdrawal works. It may sound reasonable to believe that, if the guy doesn’t release inside the girl, no sperm gets inside her vagina. Therefore, she won’t get pregnant. In reality, all men have something called pre-ejaculate, a fluid that actually contains live sperm.

Whether in pre-cum or in semen, sperm will still swim or wiggle up a woman’s vaginal canal, and if a viable egg is present, fertilisation is possible. Plus, this happens whether or not the guy pulls out.

4. Multiple orgasms are a must. For some reason, many people believe that women want – and demand – that their guy makes them come more than once any time they have sex. Women certainly are capable of having more than one orgasm, but it doesn’t mean they want to, all the time.

Depending on their mood, one or two is fine, and anything more toes the line between awesome and boring.

5. It’s safe to have sex during her period. When a girl menstruates, it usually means the body is shedding the ‘old’ egg, right? Actually, sperm can survive in the vagina for up to 7 days, while an egg does so for up to 3.

This is something sex education can sometimes miss or fail to emphasis, along with the possibility of her ovulating close to when she actually sheds. In both cases, pregnancy is still possible. All told, a condom is the best option, whether you do it on her period or not.

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