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Yes Please! 6 Sex Myths That Need To Go Away

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Question: Why do so many people find sex such a hard topic to talk about? Imagine if more people were open to discussing sex, or at the very least, we had better Sex-ed programs in schools; there wouldn’t be a lingering uncomfortableness surrounding the topic. More in-depth sexual discussions would solve a lot of problems, such as sex myths.

Sex is a natural and integral part of human life, yet numerous myths and misconceptions surround it. These myths can create confusion, foster unhealthy attitudes, and even harm relationships. And let’s be honest, in today’s information age, believing in sex myths is like using a flip phone in 2024—outdated and impractical. 

It’s time to debunk these outdated beliefs and replace them with accurate information.

Myth #1: Men Always Want Sex More Than Women

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For whatever reason, there’s a myth that believes men crave sex more than women. Reality check: sexual desire varies significantly among individuals, regardless of gender. Many women have strong sexual appetites, and some men may have lower libidos. This stereotype pressures men constantly to initiate sex and makes women feel abnormal if they have a high intimacy drive. Let’s relax with this myth, please, and thank you. 

Myth #2: Asexual People Just Haven’t Met the Right Person

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Asexuality is often dismissed with the assumption that asexual individuals just haven’t found the right partner yet. However, asexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by a lack of sexual attraction to others. It is not a temporary state or a condition to be “cured.” Asexual people can form deep, loving relationships without sexual attraction. Understanding and accepting asexuality is crucial for supporting the diverse spectrum of human sexuality.

Myth #3: You Can’t Get Pregnant During Your Period

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If you had a trifling sexual education course in middle school, then you probably believed the next myth. Many believe that having sex during menstruation is a free pass to avoid pregnancy. Think again! While it’s less likely, it’s not impossible. According to the Mayo Clinic, sperm can live inside the female body for up to five days. If you have a shorter menstrual cycle, you could ovulate soon after your period ends, thus making pregnancy possible. So, if you’re not planning on starting your parenthood journey, proceed with caution.

Myth #4: The Pull-Out Method Is Effective

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The pull-out method is NOT 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, it is far from foolproof. Pre-ejaculation can contain sperm and lead to pregnancy. Planned Parenthood explains that one in four women can still get pregnant despite their partner pulling out. Additionally, the timing of withdrawal is critical and often unreliable, especially during moments of intense pleasure. Relying on this method alone increases the risk of unintended pregnancy. For better protection, consider using condoms or other reliable contraceptive methods.

Myth #5: Size Matters 

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This next one is going to ruffle feathers. Size does not matter. Can we stop with this myth already? The idea that size is the ultimate factor in sexual satisfaction is an outdated myth. Most women value these aspects more than size. Plus, focusing on size can cause unnecessary anxiety and self-esteem issues. Listen, if your partner is getting the job done, that’s all that matters. 

Myth #6: Bisexual People Are Just Confused

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Bisexuality is often misunderstood and dismissed as a phase or confusion. This myth invalidates the experiences of bisexual individuals and can lead to biphobia. Bisexuality is a legitimate sexual orientation where individuals are attracted to more than one gender. Recognizing and respecting this identity is essential for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Bisexuality isn’t confusion—it’s clarity in attraction.

Getting accurate sex information empowers people to make more informed decisions, communicate better with their partners, and enjoy a more satisfying sex life. We can create a more open and understanding society by challenging these outdated beliefs. Let’s say goodbye to these myths and hello to a world where sexual knowledge reigns supreme!

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