Picture it… you’re having a wonderful conversation with a friend. They mention something to you that they had heard and your first reaction is thinking to yourself, “Wait a minute… that’s not right. Or is it? Maybe I’m wrong on that…” It’s frustrating suddenly not trusting yourself, isn’t it? But why does this happen? Someone’s obviously being tripped up by a misconception!
What is a Misconception, you ask? A misconception is a word that means a mistaken thought, idea, or notion. Simply stated; a misunderstanding. It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about, there’s bound to be at least one misconception that pops into the conversation – and sex and sexuality topics seem to have more than their fair share of them.
If you’ve been tricked by these misunderstandings often parading around as the truth, don’t feel bad. Everyone will at some point, and even an expert on something will inevitably have to overcome some misconception that tricked them into calling it truth.
Misconceptions are in information everywhere you look, so it can be difficult looking for the truth. But you can relax, we’ve put together some of the most common misconceptions about sex and sexuality for you! Why not take the time and test yourself … read the stated MYTH and before you read the FACT see if you can come up with it yourself. How many can you answer correctly?
Stamping Out the Misconceptions
Not sure about bisexuality or homosexuality? Have questions about if spending time with a person that is gay can “turn you gay”? Spend a little time reading up on the facts in Misconception Mayhem: Separating Bisexuality and Homosexuality Myths from Facts.
Is it possible for a woman to be too tight for intercourse? Think you can tell by looking at a man’s feet or hands how large his penis is? Misconception Mayhem: Separating Body Myths from Facts is a perfect article for you.
Ever heard that condoms ruin sex because they take away all feeling for men? Think that men should always be able to get an erection when aroused, and if they can’t there’s something wrong with them? We’ve got the answers aboutMisconception Mayhem: Separating Men’s Sex 411 and Sexual Health Myths from Facts for you.
Believe that it’s impossible for a woman to become pregnant if she’s not had her first period (menses) yet? Ever worried something you noticed the day after sex was a symptom of pregnancy? Check out these and more in Misconception Mayhem: Separating Pregnancy and Pregnancy Risk Myths from Facts.
Have you had a partner say if you love them that you’ll want to have sex with them? Think that how you dress should always be to impress your partner? Find some truths to those myths in ourMisconception Mayhem: Separating Relationship Myths from Facts.
Is it your belief or understanding that men are the only people that ejaculate? Have you ever left sex during which you or a partner didn’t orgasm thinking that you’re some type of a failure for it? It’s about time to lay those thoughts aside, becauseMisconception Mayhem: Separating Sexual Myths from Facts holds the truths on these and more.
Still thinking that when someone has an STI the symptoms are always obvious and they know they need to get treatment? How about that it’s impossible to have more than one STI at any given time? Let’s examine the truths about STIs in Misconception Mayhem: Separating STI Myths from Facts.
Have you been told that ovulation can be predicted accurately by counting 14 days from your last period? Are you douching or using feminine sprays because it’ll make the vagina fresher? Sounds like it’s time for a refresher course inMisconception Mayhem: Separating Women’s Sex 411 and Sexual Health Myths from Facts.