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15 Most Common Sex Myths Busted!

There are an awful lot of things we like to tell ourselves when it comes to sex...

Whether we want to make it seem like our partner has something wrong with them, that we have something wrong with ourselves, or that we simply just know it all, we somehow, over the course of time, have come up with some ridiculous myths that need to be stopped immediately.

Before somebody gets hurt!

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    Men are not naturally monogamous, but women are.

    Reality: "Women are heavily socialized to restrict their sexual attraction to one guy at a time, but women's biology and personality are both well-suited to multiple partners—more so than men's," says relationship coach Deboarah Anapol, Ph.D.

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    A man must have an erection to enjoy sexual play.

    Reality: Foreplay does not require an erection, and the process of arousing the woman and turning her on can be very pleasurable in itself, if the mind is not preoccupied with performance demands, says Anapol. "Most women like foreplay even without intercourse," she says. "In fact, some women prefer foreplay to intercourse and generally enjoy it more when it's not experienced as a strategy to get somewhere else as quickly as possible."

  3. 3

    "If he pulls out, I won't get pregnant."

    Reality: Withdrawal-or pulling out-is NOT an effective means of preventing pregnancy. Based on typical use - that is, the experience of most who use it - withdrawal is significantly less effective at preventing pregnancy as compared to other methods, such as condoms, the Pill or shot.

  4. 4

    The bigger, the better.

    Source: Reality: The size of your penis isn't as big of an issue as you might think. "Compatibility of size is the real barometer," Anapol says. "A big penis and a small vagina are not a happy combination. Further, knowing how to use the penis skilfully is more important than size."

    Reality: The size of your penis isn't as big of an issue as you might think. "Compatibility of size is the real barometer," Anapol says. "A big penis and a small vagina are not a happy combination. Further, knowing how to use the penis skillfully is more important than size."

  5. 5

    Eating pineapple makes semen taste better.

    Reality: While research shows that the sodium content of does vary among males, suggesting that some taste better than others, Urologists generally say that men cannot modify the taste of their semen.

  6. 6

    Men think about sex every six seconds.

    Reality: Men today are actually too weighed down with thoughts of success and finances to devote that kind of brain power to the subject. In fact, only half of men (54 percent) think about sex once per day according to the Kinsey Institute, while the other 43 percent designate just a few fantasies spread out over the course of a week. An abysmal 4 percent think about just once over the course of an entire month.

  7. 7

    Premature Ejaculation is an abnormality.

    Reality: In truth, it is more of a hardwired system for survival, than an abnormality. The average male can last 5.4 minutes before lift-off, which was biologically pertinent to the population of the planet back in the early days. When faced with man-eating chickens and like, dinosaurs, men had to get the job done quickly. There was no time for flowers, songs, and sweet poems. The threat of a Tyrannosaurus charging while in the throes of passion, was enough to make him even quicker, which is why anxiety is still one of the leading causes of PE.

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    Race is a Good Indicator of a Man's Sexual Endowment

    Reality: While some races have enjoyed basking in the limelight of these rumors, there is actually no scientific basis of this myth. While your cousin's friend who knew a girl who dated several professional basketball players claims this myth maybe true, a study from the Porterback Clinic, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and St. James' Hospital, says differently. The study found that a man's physical endowment had absolutely nothing to do with his race, creed, or color. It's has much more to do with that haphazard toss of the genetics that came soon after that glimmer from our parents eye.

  9. 9

    A Cold Shower Dashes the Libido

    Reality: A cold shower has been said to curb peak sexual appetite, simply by reducing the amount of testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women. There is simply no proven basis for this belief, and in fact, an English study for Thrombosis has shown that a cold shower actually stimulates libido by increasing hormone levels. The end result is even more sexual excitement than was first started with. Take heart all ye anxious ladies and gentlemen, as I hear a ball peen hammer and wooden plank still does wonders for destroying ones sexual appetite!

  10. 10

    You can't get pregnant during your period.

    Reality: It's not super common, but it's possible to get pregnant from sex you had during your period. This is because sperm can hang out in your reproductive organs for SIX whole days, waiting for one of your eggs to come out. Sneaky bastards.

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    Douching after sex prevents pregnancy.

    Reality: Squirting water, soda, vinegar or anything else up your vagina after sex won't prevent pregnancy ... but it could give you an infection. The only thing that will prevent pregnancy is using birth control every time you have vaginal sex.

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    You can catch an STD from a toilet seat.

    Reality: Sexually transmitted diseases or infections can't live outside the body for a long period of time—especially not on a cold, hard surface like a toilet seat. Plus, they aren't present in urine, anyway (it's usually sterile), so the chances of you catching one from whoever used the bathroom before you are slim to none.

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    You can't get pregnant the first time you have sex.

    Reality: It may seem like the odds are in your favor, but there's no reason to risk it: You are just as likely to get pregnant the first time you have sex as any other. In fact, some statistics say that 20% of people get pregnant within a month of starting sex.

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    Women need a Pap smear when they turn 18

    Reality: In 2003, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists changed its recommendation for Pap tests, also known as Pap smears; previously, the test was recommended immediately after a woman first has sexual intercourse or at age 18, whichever came first.Now, Pap tests aren't recommended until women have been sexually active for about three years, or until they turn 21.

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    The "morning after" pill causes an abortion.

    Reality: Plan B, also known as the "morning after" pill, is not the same as RU-486, a pill that causes an abortion. In fact, if you take Plan B when you're already pregnant—that is, if a fertilized egg has attached to the wall of your uterus—it won't make a bit of difference.In previous research, more than 30% of sexually active adolescents said that they believed emergency contraceptives induce abortion.

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