33 People Share Common (But Wildly Untrue) Sex Myths That Are Still, For Some Reason, Believed
"That women who have lots of sex get 'loose.'"
Note: This post contains mentions of rape.
While most people will learn about sex at some point in their lives, its pretty common to receive biased, confusing, or even completely incorrect information on the matter, whether it's because of the sex education system, one's family dynamics, the media, or by someone who was simply misinformed.
Unfortunately, these falsehoods are often considered as "facts," which, if not corrected, can cause harm or confusion in the long run.
3. "That sex is purely physical. Mind sex and mental sex is a thing. One person's imagination is an underrated tool, and possessing a dense lexicon and toying with it artistically unlocks a whole new domain of pleasure. Don’t get me wrong, physical touch is indeed a great virtue of sexual relations, but it’s so much more than that. And as far as I can tell, penis size only matters to men and sexually inexperienced women. I’m an average guy on a wheelchair, yet I’ve never had any issue in satisfying partners, simply because it is a matter of just communicating properly and exploration."
5. "That having sex once a month is bad. My wife and I are tired after work and we get horny at weird times. When the stars align (usually once a month) we have fantastic mind-blowing sex. We joke that we should do it more often, but never do. That's fine with us. The session is enough to last the month. If we're lucky, it happens three times a month."
7. "That after a man cums in you, you can just get up out of bed and go about your day. No. Cum leaks out everywhere. If you don’t want it all over your bed and sheets, you have to immediately grab a towel or washcloth as soon as he pulls out to stop it from getting everywhere!! Then you have to squeeze the rest of it out because if you don’t, it squelches out into your underwear/clothes to surprise you later."
"So many movies and books where there is absolutely no condom mentioned just ignore this very messy, awkward part."
9. "That erectile dysfunction only happens to old, broken men and that when it happens, it's 'over for you.' It's more common than most people think and in today's stressful times, it can happen to anybody. The manhood-ending myth of it usually makes the issue worse than it originally is."
14. "For people who are interested in or enjoy anal: 'It’s going to hurt regardless, that’s part of the fun.' Yeah, that’s bullshit. First, you need to be using the thickest lube you can find, ideally water-based. Vaseline, soap, spit, etc, is not going to cut it, no matter what porn/idiots say. Second, make sure that you are applying a generous amount to whatever is going up there. Third, if it hurts, STOP immediately as this can lead to tearing or other issues that could require medical attention."
"In short, it shouldn’t hurt. Ever. I should have clarified: silicone-based lube is perfectly fine, it’s just very messy and difficult to clean up. At the end of the day, however, it’s up to you and your partner(s) to determine what’s best!
Also, I’ve included a link explaining why anal sex should never be painful."