You know it too that myths are generally easy to spot, due to their abnormality. Either that people create myths in order to make rumor and in the end, obviously advertising their products, or that people have a huge imagination that must be exploited, myths are here, including sex myths! Sexual myths are 99% amusing, if not totally ridiculous! Nevertheless, keep your spirits up and try to savor them.
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When it comes to gay sex, there tend to be a lot of misconceptions among the heterosexual community. How do lesbians have sex, anyway? Are all gay men promiscuous? All people, gay and straight, have standards when it comes to our sex lives; some are obvious, and some may surprise you. Let's take a peek inside the world of gay sex, and (finally) debunk some of the most common myths.
What a difference a handful of decades can make. From 'necking sessions' to 'heavy petting', even the lingo used in the 1960s to describe sex was uptight. Right around the time the country was experiencing a sexual revolution, there was still a portion of society left clutching their pearls and clinging to their old-fashioned sensibilities.
Male Myth #1: It's not sex unless you have intercourse. FALSE! Sex is more than hitting the target's bull's eye. Male Myth #2: It's not sex unless you have an orgasm. FALSE! Sex is an attitude & self image. An "I love you" qualifies as sex, as does a caring caress.) Male Myth #3: Sex is performance. You either succeed or fail. FALSE! Sex is a process, not a goal.
Once upon a time, I was a very sheltered girl. Sex was the ultimate taboo—I thought it was dangerous, dirty, and I failed to understand how anyone could derive pleasure from it. In high school, when my friends started engaging in sexy time, their less than positive reviews of their experiences didn't make sex sound any more appealing. It wasn't until I got to college, and started meeting more experienced, sex-positive, empowered ladies that I started to cultivate a more positive view of sexuality. And when I finally started having sex with an incredibly sensitive man, I confirmed that a lot of my fear of sex was based on fallacies and lies.
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A conservative group in England has sent a pamphlet to every secondary school (high school to me and you) extolling the virtues of abstinence. Premarital sex, per the group, is "ugly and destructive and will lead to misery and regret." Also, 16.5% of college students polled said they'd consider prostitution.
Below, check out this roundup of childhood sexual misconceptions, helpfully ranked on a scale of Sexual Confusion. And thank your lucky stars for public school and HBO, because if we hadn't eventually learned about sex, we'd all be pregnant, in prison, or incredibly frustrated by the search for the elusive navel G-spot.
According to SmarterSex.com, some people are also under the misconception that brushing your teeth after oral sex can prevents STD's. While we love a fresh mouth more than anyone, brushing can actually cause microscopic tears to form in your mouth, thus making bacteria transmission easier. If ever there was a reason to start flossing, this is it.
Conventional wisdom has it that the female orgasm is shadowy, elusive and "complicated," while the male orgasm in the pre-Viagra years is a simple and straightforward affair. Men, we learn, are supposed to be worried about not coming. Yet contrary to popular belief, not all men experience sexual intercourse as an exercise in controlled cork-popping.
Bedpost Myth # 4. Gentlemen should always pay for dinner. Disagree. Though it seems counter-intuitive (and somewhat hard to swallow) to the liberated 21st-century woman, a recent survey revealed that almost 50 percent of women kinda/sorta want men to pay. Bedpost Myth #14. Your lover should be your best friend. Agree. We'll see your Myth #14 and raise you a "your husband shouldn't be your best friend" claim. Psychologist and relationship expert, Esther Perel, challenges the idea of a mate fulfilling every role and claims that keeping a sense of mystery in marriage helps keep it hot.
Here's everything you ever wanted to know—but thought you were too old to ask about sex. According to Laura Berman, PhD, author of The Passion Prescription, even sexually savvy adults have questions about penis size (it might matter), sex after marriage (does it stop?), and a man's sexual prime (hint: younger is not always better).