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    19 Just Plain Wrong Things People Believed About Sex Because Of Porn

    "Water is NOT a good lubricant."

    This week, redditor u/algerbanane posed an intriguing inquiry: "What false idea did porn give you about sex?" Well, people were quick to respond with all kinds of things they had to unlearn about ~*doin' it*~.

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    So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the most common falsities shared:

    1. "How much stamina people have (or I'm just really out of shape)."

    u/Dahns

    2. "That most people are naturally good at sex, and that we are both going to enjoy it and cum together at the same time."

    u/angrycheeseburger69

    3. "That during sex, arousal always stays consistent or gets stronger. I wasn't expecting the occasional, 'I'm not feeling it anymore' type of situation in real life."

    u/iReallyLikeToast

    Two people looking lovingly at each other in bed
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    4. "How long a man can go without finishing, but now I'm glad most men really don't go that long — things dry up and start to chafe after a while!"

    u/cameoloveus

    5. "Something I had to unlearn was that when she says, 'I'm going to cum,' that doesn't mean jackhammer into her like a goddamn freight train."

    u/ImANuckleChut

    6. "That every woman can't ride you like a rodeo bull. That gets tiring."

    u/Low-Communication-18

    A person straddling their partner in bed
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    7. "Porn made me believe that my penis needed to be much bigger...nobody has given a shit about my penis size."

    u/octoprickle

    8. "So I have a funny one: When I was young, I found my brothers stash of hardcore magazines. They were basically stills from porn videos in comic book form, and they always ended with the guy(s) jerking on the women. The problem was these were STILLS. So I thought, in order to cum, a guy just had to squeeze tight and pull once. I thought I was broken because I couldn’t do that."

    u/ButterPuppets

    9. "That shower sex is amazing and easy. Water is NOT a good lubricant, standing sex is NOT easy, and adding in a slippery tub/floor to that mess...you find yourself just focused on staying on your feet."

    u/i_fuckin_luv_it_mate

    A closeup of the feet of two people taking a shower together
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    10. "My boyfriend was surprised that I didn’t sound like the women in pornos. Like, am I supposed to sound like a seagull from Finding Nemo the entire time? I don’t know if you guys actually find that attractive, but it’s kind of obnoxious to me."

    u/Caprisvsk36

    11. "That people have sex every single day."

    u/Happytobutwont

    12. "That sex is always a primal, serious thing and you go to pound town and completely lose all sense of anything else. Some of the best sex I've ever had has been filled with farts, breaks, laughter, and the occasional random thought like, 'Shit, it's raining. Did I roll my windows up?!'"

    u/NobleOxide98

    Two people making out
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    13. "Porn made me believe that random hookups are fucking awesome, and they are...until they’re not. Basically, I learned that sex is actually more fun and exciting when there’s a deeper connection with someone."

    u/NobleOxide98

    14. "That, with anal sex, it's just going to slide right in and that poop doesn't exist. It won't and it does. Douching is your friend."

    u/jigglyjosh92

    15. "I thought it was the norm to do a bunch of positions in one session."

    u/TheDarkKnight1035

    16. "That I had to be hairless and rail thin with flawless makeup and hair for a man to think I’m a knockout in bed. I started to realize a few years ago that if everyone's into it, it doesn't matter what you look like."

    u/Independent-Agent-82

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    17. "That blowjobs were strictly a dominance thing for the man to use the woman. It’s taken me a long time to get over that idea. Now I see it as a way to give pleasure to the one who I love, rather than a way for a man to have control and power over me."

    u/AstroZambie6

    18. "That women should cum from penetrative sex alone with no clit stimulation at all. I thought something was wrong with my body when after 10 minutes, whoever I was with would finish and I wasn’t even close. Turns out (spoilers): Porn stars are actors."

    u/madd-eggs

    19. And finally: "As a plumber, I thought there'd be a lot more sexy lonely moms around. Turns out I don't even do house calls."

    u/pineappledaddy

    Well, you've read theirs, but now it's your turn! What's a false idea porn gave you about sex? Share yours in the comments below!

    Note: Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.