Top 5 Popular Myths About Sex Debunked

Top 5 popular myths about sex debunked

There’s no denying that sex is one of those topics that will always entice the general interest. However, it doesn’t hurt to mention that talking about sex was considered a taboo in many countries and cultures only several decades ago.

Consequently, it gave birth to various misconceptions that are still alive and kicking.

Surprisingly enough, not only are these myths common for virgins and inexperienced individuals, but also for full-blown adults and older single people who’ve decided to give senior dating another chance.

In that name, we’ve decided to list the top 5 most common myths about sex and debunk them, so we suggest you keep reading if you want to find out more.

1. The size and shape are crucial factors

This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most common misconception about sex and, ironically, men are the ones who are keeping it alive.

Most guys think that bigger or longer is always better, but it’s not. First, a long penis is not something a woman necessarily wants to see. Second, experienced ladies and women who know a thing or two about sexual pleasure are more into shorter and thicker penises.

Long and thin is simply not something that can fulfil (pun intended) their needs.  

Also, a huge penis can cause a lot of pain and most women don’t enjoy being intimate with a man who has a big phallus. So, whether you’re a man with an average sized penis or a woman who dates a guy with an average package, you should consider yourself lucky.

2. You don’t have to waste money on condoms, just pull it out on time

Don't waste money on condoms, just pull it out on time

Thanks to the laziness of careless people, the oldest contraceptive method or the pull-out are still very much alive.

Namely, most guys believe that they don’t have to wear a condom if they manage to pull out their penis before they ejaculate.

Now, besides the other obvious dangers, like various STDs for example, this particular method is not that efficient because of the thing called pre-ejaculate fluid. Repeat after us – women can get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid!

This is why the pull-out system doesn’t work, but unfortunately, a lot of guys these days convince their partners otherwise.

3. There’s no chance a woman can get pregnant while on her period

False! Even though some people, especially guys, consider period sex to be rather unappealing, there are also couples who enjoy intercourse even if a woman is on her period.

One of the main reasons for this is a man’s belief that his girlfriend or wife can’t get pregnant while she’s on her period.

However, this is not always the case. Yes, women are more likely to get pregnant during their ovulation, which occurs 14 days after the start of their last period, but given that every woman is different and sperm can live inside a woman’s body for 5 days after the intercourse, there’s always a chance a woman can get pregnant after an unprotected sex during her period.

4. Casual sex is always better than marriage sex

Casual sex is always better than marriage sex

Casual or no-strings-attached type of sex is practically a trend nowadays.

People don’t want to get emotionally invested and are looking for a good time without any kind of responsibility.

However, the question has to be asked – are these booty calls really better than a marriage sex? Hardly.

You see, to have a good, passionate, and satisfying sexual experience, you need to have a special bond with your partner. In most casual relationships, people are simply not that close, which often makes sex rather impersonal.

In long-term relationships and marriages, on the other hand, the two lovers are bonded, which makes their sex life intimate and passionate. Therefore, if you’re looking for an exciting sexual experience, you might want to consider entering a romantic relationship

5. Your sexual experience should look like those in porn movies

This is also one of the most popular myths, especially among the members of younger generations. No wonder about it because pornography plays an important role in their lives, which means that most of them are trying to imitate the moves, scenarios, and language from those pornographic movies.

To be quite honest, you can learn some cool moves from these films, but a real-life sexual experience often doesn’t look anything like a porn movie and that’s perfectly fine.

Remember, you’re not actors, so it’s normal to be clumsy, especially if you’re having sex with someone for the first time. Some people try to hide their insecurities by imitating porn stars and that’s usually awkward for the other person. That’s why you should always act natural.

Stefan works as a Content Outreach Manager for First Beat Media.  In his own free time, he likes toying with music production and exploring new technology. He also enjoys the part he plays in remote working culture, along with a good listen to The Rolling Stones.

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