Many young people who engage in sex have certain perceptions about it based on experience or speculations.
This article will clear up some myths about sex you probably thought were true.
1. STI’s CAN be transmitted through oral sex
Sexually transmitted infections can be passed not just through penile-vaginal intercourse, but by oral sex or anal sex due to the exchanging of bodily fluids.
Certain STIs, such as genital warts and herpes may be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact with infected genitals.
2. Women can get pregnant the first time they have sex
A woman can get pregnant any time she has unprotected sex with a male, whether it’s the first time or not.
Once ovulation occurs, pregnancy can happen, even in young girls who have not yet gotten their periods.
The belief that women cannot get pregnant on their first encounter is false.
3. Penis size does not matter
A lot of women want men with bigger penis sizes because of an assumption that such men can “perform better.”
However, research has shown that the size of a penis has no effect on sexual performance.
While many men also wish they were larger, the size of a man’s penis does not affect the amount of pleasure he feels.
And it has minimal effect on the amount of pleasure for his partner.
A man with an erect penis size between 5.1 and 5.5 inches is perfectly normal.
4. Sex should NOT be painful
Research by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has shown that nearly 75% of women experience pain during intercourse at some point.
This should however not be the case. Causes of pain during intercourse include vaginal infections, endometriosis, low sexual desire, or insufficient lubrication due to lack of arousal.
Talk to your doctor if you experience pain during intercourse.
5. Men are NOT always ready to have sex
There’s a very common misconception that men are always ready to have sex and can never deny sex.
This is however completely false. Men are also humans who could be going through something at some point in time.
Even men who like to have sex frequently can have times they just don’t feel like engaging in sexual activity.
Men must also learn to say no when they are not in the mood.
6. Pornography is NOT an accurate portrayal of sex
Watching pornography is a choice. However, one should know that porn is not what real sex looks or feels like.
Pornography is a business and the goal is to make money. Anything represented in it is purely fictional.
7. Most women reach an orgasm only through oral sex
According to research, only about 18% of women reach orgasm without direct clitoral stimulation.
Seven out of ten women have also never experienced an orgasm.
Most women require oral stimulation of their vagina in order to reach an orgasm.
Men should therefore take note and help women to achieve their orgasm.
8. Foreplay is a must
Foreplaying is an act that precedes the act of sex itself. It helps to trigger the psychological and physical responses in your partner.
It is important to have foreplay to make your partner ready to have sex.