From the time you understood what sex was you’ve had people filling your head with outrageous stories and crazy advice. Here are a few common misconceptions about sex.
- Myth: You can’t get STDs through oral sex.
Fact: STDs aren’t just transmitted through blood; if your partner is infected with an STD you can catch it through semen and skin to skin contact. HIV, Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HPV and Herpes can all be spread through oral sex.
- Myth: A woman’s sex drive decreases after menopause.
Fact: It is true that it may take a post menopausal woman longer to become aroused and as a woman’s body ages her ability to produce natural lubrication decreases. But this doesn’t mean her DESIRE disappears. In fact, many post menopausal women find that when the possibility of pregnancy disappears their libido drastically increases. And there are plenty of products available that help overcome the lack of natural lubrication.
- Myth: You can’t get pregnant while you’re on your period.
Fact: Many, many babies have been born as a result of this sex myth. The truth is many women’s periods overlap their ovulation cycle. It’s not uncommon for a woman to ovulate during the last days of her period. And since sperm cells live for 72 hours you can get pregnant up to three days after you have sex. If you’re not ready to start a family, use a proven method of birth control and ignore old wives’ tales.