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3 Sex Myths: Debunked

Myth by definition is a false belief or idea. They hold there weight because of the very thin line of truth behind them. When it comes to sex there are numerous false ideas floating around. I am going to debunk 3 of the top myths I’ve personally heard over the years.

This was a popular one. I can see how people would think this is valid. If you are having trouble conceiving there are certain positions for better success. Being on top would not be the likely choice. However, regardless of what position you are in when the sperm enters your vagina you can become pregnant. Sperm swims. It can also live inside your body for up to five days.

This myth I feel got started to slut shame. The vaginal muscle tissue is very elastic and no penis will ever make it “loose”. If the vagina became “loose” then every female that has given birth would be “loose”. That is not the case. The muscles will bounce back.

“Unless you are engaging in practices that are out of the ordinary, I would say absolutely not.” says Alyssa Dweck, MD, ob-gyn in Westchester, New York and co-author of The Complete A to Z for Your V. “The vagina is an incredibly forgiving area, very rich in nerves and blood supply . . . so traditional penile-vaginal intercourse isn’t going to cause any permanent stretching, although things stretch at the time of course,” Dr. Dweck tells Health.

-From Health.com

Anytime bodily fluids are exchanged there is a chance of spreading germs. This includes STI’s. Unless you create a barrier like a condom or dental dam you are at risk for infection. If you are sexually active it is best to get tested regularly.

STDs can be spread to a sex partner even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.  If you are infected with an STD, you might not know it because many STDs may have no symptoms.

-From cdc.gov
Dental Dams are similar to condoms. They are thin 6 inch squares made from latex or nitrile .