Sexperts Slay 10 Totally Ridiculous Sex Myths That You Were Too Afraid To Ask
We spoke with some sexperts about the sex myths most people are too embazzed to ask
Ever heard any of these before?
It's impossible to get pregnant the first time you have sex. Sperm is really good for girls skin. You can't catch STIs from shower sex.
Yeah? Well watch out because here comes a truth bomb - THEY AIN'T TRUE! They're all massive myths just like mums and dads don't "do it" anymore (yeah they do #YOLO) or “doing it” standing up stops babies (it doesn’t FYI). Bonking basically has more myths than an ancient Greece history book.
Thankfully Channel 5 has a brand new show to teach us what’s fact and fiction when it errrrr, cums to questions of a sexual nature. Sex Pod lets sexually curious peeps pose their intimate concerns to a supportive team of sexperts. Expect to be taught a few lessons as sex education GETS REAL!
But there are some sex questions we need answers to RIGHT NOW! We asked Sex Pod sexperts, Dr Lauren Bull, a sexual health specialist and Vena Ramphal, a celebrity relationship expert, to tell us the truth about 10 of the most common sex myths making a mockery of us all.
Myth #1 - You can tell the size of a man's penis by his shoe size
“No you can’t!” Relationships guru, Vena kicks this myth to the curb saying there’s absolutely no relationship between the size of a man’s penis and his feet.
HOWEVER... Dr. Bull did inform us penises, toes, fingers and the clitoris all develop from the same gene...
So maybe the penis and your foot are the same thing. I mean socks do kind of look like big, comfortable, cotton condoms.
Myth #2 - Little penises make less sperm
Whoever made up this myth never paid attention in biology as both sexperts point out the penis doesn’t produce sperm, the testicles do.
Though according to Vena the volume of sperm can be affected by LOADS of things like stress and tiredness. But listen up boys, Dr. Bull has something important to tell you:
“Your balls will not explode if you do not ejaculate.” PHEW!
Myth #3 - Condoms make sex rubbish
Both Dr. Bull and Vena put this myth to bed quicker than a married couple on their honeymoon. Though Vena admits condoms can change the sensation during sexy time.
But this could be a good thing, Dr. Bull added. Especially if the man struggles with the VERY common and VERY annoying problem of premature ejaculation! And both sexperts told us condoms are mega important in stopping the spread of STIs.
So there is NO excuse not rubbering up, espesh as you can get condoms FOR FREE from any sexual health clinic.
Myth #4 - If a guy pulls out before he spunks the girl definitely won't get pregnant
Here’s a spunk stat from Dr. Bull: “There is more sperm in the first spurt of ejaculate.”
Therefore that first spurt CAN MAKE A BABY. And Dr. Bull was very clear in telling us that withdrawing before spurting provides ZERO protection against nasty STIs. So you could get a baby and an itch. So don't even think about "pulling" this trick next time you're getting it on.
Myth #5 - If the girl goes on top she won't get pregnant
They maybe tiny, but sperm are super strong swimmers. Their willingness to wiggle their way to the egg no matter what was confirmed by Dr. Bull who told us sperm take the same route regardless of the sexual move you’re throwing down.
So on top, missionary or swinging from the chandeliers; you can still have a baby. And if you’re not rubbered up, you could have all kinds of not so sexy STIs.
Myth #6 - You only get STIs if you don't wash your bits properly
Your genitals are not hands, Vena points out. Good all round cleanliness is important but this won’t prevent catching a STI like Chlamydia which deffo can’t be washed away with soap.
Be careful! Dr. Bull also warned us that washing down below too much can actually cause damage. So no douching or splashing bleach on your bits.
Myth #7 - A man's g-spot is up his bum
Really? Well did you know the male “G-Spot” is an actual thing called the prostate gland which actually is up a man’s bum.
“The prostrate gland is situated at the base of the bladder just in front of the rectum and thus can be accessed through the anal canal.”
So maybe this isn’t a myth after all. Especially as Dr. Bull added that some men really enjoy this. (“Butt” some men definitely do not!)
Myth #8 - Not all women have a clitoris
WRONG. The clitoris is not some mythical beast; every woman has one!
It's just that not all women’s vaginas look the same and if anyone knows, Dr. Bull does. She informs us that the clitoris comes in many different sizes. Some are easy to find and some are shy.
Why not take Vena’s advice and “Get to know your own!” But if you’re worried about your bits, don’t stress! There are loads of healthcare providers out there whose job is to help you.
Myth #9 - If men dunk they don't spunk
Yes testicles like being cool, but dunking them in hot water will not stop a baby being made.
All this myth is going to do, Dr. Bull sympathetically told us, is burn your balls. And you definitely don’t want that!
Myth #10 - If you're having your period you can't have sex
Basically it’s your vagina and you can do whatever you want with it – as long as you’re safe. In fact, relationship mentor Vena told us many people actually enjoy period sex because their bodies are WAY MORE sensitive and tingly.
Just make sure you don’t ignore Dr. Bull’s sensible suggestion: “Unless you know exactly when you’re ovulating you cannot rule out the risk of pregnancy when having sex on your period and the appropriate precautions should be taken.”
Or if you have any other questions about sex, health or ANYTHING you can get loads of answers from the great guys at The Mix.