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Hanne
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Interestingly, there have been documented reports in the medical literature of people (mostly women) who had involuntary orgasms when they sneezed, and also some who had involuntary orgasms when they yawned. Pretty fascinating, but no one is sure why this happened to those people.

Me, I just keep sneezing and yawning... and nothing else ever happens!

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This is stupid but I just thought I'd share it. When I was a kid (like 5-7) I used to think that cats and dogs had sex with each other (the cat being the female and the dog being the male) and gave birth to kittens and puppies in one litter. Don't know where it came from, but I just thought that was the way it went.
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I was told that a guy can always tell if a girl is a virgin, because it hurts guys to have sex with virgins because they are so tight. And I was also told that losing your virginity makes you walk funny for three days after. This stuff isnt true, right?

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Dingdingdingding! You're absolutely right, Amber. None of that stuff is true. For more on virginity, try our Sex Basics section -- just go to www.scarleteen.com/pink and click on Sex Basics.

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Nurseman
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The book "Everything you ever wanted to know about sex*" (*but were afraid to ask) is FULL of sexual myths. (Including the one about using coke as a contraceptive)

My favorite myth: You can't get pregnant if you do it in the water. (lake, ocean, ect.)

By the way: Hi everybody, its nice to be here.

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Well I just thought that this sneezign thing having soe conection to orgasms was pretty far fetched. Maybe it just makes you have some sort of contraction dowon there and feels like an orgasm, who know??
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One that I heard in junior high was "Non-virgins have crooked spines"
I'm also surprised noone mentioned anything about going blind...

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I've seen some people I would usually consider very smart say that it's impossible to have an STD if you're a virgin, and that you can't catch HIV if you give oral sex to someone who has the virus.

Gah...


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Oh, so glad this topic is back because another myth popped into my head last night.

Fat women will "crush" or somehow suffocate their partners.

I've heard this one, although never from any of my sex partners (well, if someone ever said that to me, they certainly wouldn't get a chance to find out). Last night I was hanging out with a friend (who I am also sexually involved with, and maybe that added to the fear), and there was nowhere to sit but his lap. He's smaller than me, and I had this really intense fear that I would somehow hurt him, even with my weight distributed evenly. I ended up sitting in his lap, and kept asking for reassurance that he was okay, and eventually he just said, "Darling, it actually feels really HOT to have you sitting on my lap." That shut me up quite effectively. Yay for busting myths.

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Hey Nurseman, I just found the sequal to that book ('Any Woman Can*!'), and it's just as bad. If there's an asterisk after the title of a sex book, don't believe it. I just remember that 'Everything . . .' had whole chapters on how homosexual men like to stick random stuff up their butts (lightbulbs?!), and lesbians are just sick freaks who don't get sex, and are likely to be prostitutes. Scary.

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Hey PoetGirlie,

The lovely and wonderful Hanne has a whole section devoted to crushing/smothering and the like in her Big Big Love book -- so, if you wanna check it out, she does some serious myth-busting there.

Erin, who interned on that book and learned a lot


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first of all i would like to share my myth. That fellatio can cause the growth of a foetus in the throat. GIVE ME A BREAK! thats so far fetched, and of course if you're practicing safe sex then there should be no sperm in the throat anyway........tut tut.

Also i would like to point out that silly 'rule' that guys are studs if they sleep around and that its ok for us and girls are sluts and are outcasts if they do.
I have never engaged in sexual encounters unless with a girlfriend. I have NEVER cheated, although many boys think this is acceptable too? it appear that feminism may have gone to the other extreme. I have been cheated on by my last two girlfriends and my last girlfriend did this FIVE times...... just a warning to EVERYONE.... male or female, cheating is wrong. and just cause some guys do it, doesnt mean we all do.

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I know, I know. I have it, I read it. Since I don't actually weigh all that much, and wasn't very sexually active at the time I last read it, it didn't really occur to me to pay attention to that section. Ironically, I feel more nervous about crushing men than women, and more sitting on someone's lap than lying on top of them. I guess that part makes sense, because there's less area for the weight to be distributed over. I know it's irrational, but it's still been there for a long time, and having this super-supportive guy who thinks I'm really hot is way helpful of course

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TaureanRomancer
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also guys, RE the sneeze to orgasm connection? It is said that 10 sneezes contains the equivalent amount of endorphins released during orgasm. THIS, however, doesnt mean sneezing ten times will cause you to have muscular spasm and/or ejaculate.
just FYI.

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And then there's of course the extensive Urban Legends list devoted to sex... Most of them unharmful, and hilariously funny.
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Re: the sneeze/orgasm thing - I think I may actually know how this myth originated.

At least one sex educator has used sneezing as a metaphor for how orgasms work - you get a particular kind of stimulation, the tension builds and builds and builds and then your body takes over and you get this involuntary reflex of release.

What this doesn't mean, of course, is that sneezes and orgasms are in any way connected, or that an orgasm feels like a sneeze, or that sneezes make you orgasm, or whatever other myths it's been garbled into .


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heh. amazing how uneducated some teens are. ehe. well the myth i hate is, "big hands, big feet, large..." and "if u have sex in the water u won't get pregnant cuz the water rinses the semen out" OY VEY! now that isn't true at all.

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quote:
Originally posted by SirenRose:
heh. amazing how uneducated some teens are. ehe.

as a teen,
I would just like to say that it's not just teens that are uneducated about sex, some adults can be just as clueless as teens.

It's not all that fair to make a generalization that teens know nothing about sex, and older people know all.



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RE the sneeze/orgasm thing: interestingly, I remember commenting to my partner after experiencing my first orgasm that it kinda felt like a really intense sneeze. (like, "aah, aaah, aaah, choo!!") I was always under the impression that everyone experiences an orgasm in their own unique way, so perhaps a sneeze being 1/4th of an orgasm isn't entirely wrong...who knows? Is there even a way to find out?

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You're gonna laugh at these!!
These are a few I heard at school - some 15 year olds really believe these will work!

"Putting elastic bands/sellotape round your penis during sex will stop the girl getting pregnant"
"Apple juice/cherryade/ribena kills sperm"
"If a girl goes for a pee after sex she won't get pregnant"

No wonder Britain has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Europe!


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quote:
Originally posted by TaureanRomancer:
That fellatio can cause the growth of a foetus in the throat. GIVE ME A BREAK!

I'd have to say that's about the strangest myth I've ever heard! Some of the things people come up with..


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quote:
Originally posted by celery:
as a teen,
I would just like to say that it's not just teens that are uneducated about sex, some adults can be just as clueless as teens.

It's not all that fair to make a generalization that teens know nothing about sex, and older people know all.



i was just saying that "some" teens are uneducated...i didn't generalize the entire teenage community. i only said some, and in no way..was i insulting you, or any teen on scarleteen...just that they are uneducated teens out there. i understand that there are even adults out there who uneducated. and i apologize for making it seem like i was insluting you..or me..since i am a teen, myself

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The sneezing issue is quite interesting. Personally, I've heard that tickling that sensitive spot on the sides of your leg near your knee is the equivalency of 1/10 of an orgasm. I mean duh, tickling 10 times won't make you have an orgasm, but it is certainly interesting and a conversation starter!
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"you cant gte pregnaunt if.." myths

It's your first time;
If you're both virgins;
When the girl is having her period;
If the guy pulls out before he ejaculates or if he doesn't go all the way in;
If you have sex in a pool or hot tub;
If the girl douches with coca-cola after sex;
If the girl douches with vinegar after sex;
If both partners don't orgasm at the same time;
If the girl jumps up and down after sex (to get all the sperm out);
If the girl pushes really hard on her belly button after sex;
If the girl takes a shower or bath right away;
If the girl is on top during sex;
If the girl takes aspirin and drinks a coke after sex; or
If the girl makes herself sneeze for fifteen minutes after sex
If a guy drinks 3 moutain dews a day he will have killed his sperm count for that day, thus can not get a girlie preggo
If a guy smokes a lot of majurania he is less likey to get you pregnant because pot weakens sperm. I think whoever thought that one up had to be super high! It seems as if those who smoke a lot of majurania are the most fertile people in the world.

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quote:
If a guy smokes a lot of majurania he is less likey to get you pregnant because pot weakens sperm. I think whoever thought that one up had to be super high! It seems as if those who smoke a lot of majurania are the most fertile people in the world.

Actually, there is some scientific evidence that long-term marijuana smoking (like cigarette smoking) can reduce fertility.

Needless to say, this doesn't mean that it's a good idea to use this as a contraceptive method!

(Not to mention the fact that a) it's illegal; and b) mixing drugs - or alcohol - and sex is generally a bad, bad idea).

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i just copied it from an old board that no one even uses anymore. i was kinda iffy about posting that one.

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This isn't exactly SEX related but it is a sexually related topic but when I was young, and my friends and I were just starting to hear about sex and all those giggly little terms we went through like so many different meanings for the term "horny".
First we thought it meant gay, but rumours twisted it some more and eventually it meant you had had sex before, like a non-virgin. So you'd hear kids going, "My mom's horny!" Because they believed it meant that she'd had sex before and of coruse we knew you had to have sex to have children (although we weren't exactly sure how sex worked, we just knew that you were naked while doing it... )
That's my little addition, kind of humourous really.

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Hmmm. A really common one is that sex is always great. ALWAYS. Which is crazy.
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And today's myth is that you can tell by looking if someone has an STI (sort of like Hanne said earlier). If having an STI meant that the carrier had virulent green genitals or something equally obvious chances are they'd be much, much less common. Also . . ..

Body hair is gross, especially pubic hair.
Ha, not true at all. Having hair is no more disgusting than having elbows, and every bit as natural. Different people like different things, but there's nothing disgusting about the bodies we live in.

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"You can only get TSS if you put your tampon in the wrong way."

I just about choked when my friend told me that. Where do people come up with or hear these things, and why are they so gullable to believe it?


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My friends said you can tell if a girl has had intercourse by having her put your legs together and if they aren't perfectly together then she has. Which is totally untrue!

And that a girl gets loose after intercourse a few times.

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The one misconception about sex I hate the most is when parents freak out about schools giving out condoms. Just because I have a brand new condom doesn't mean I want to go try it out. It's not a hairbrush for goodness sake! Then they are surprised when statistics show more kids aren't sexually active. Duh.

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One myth I have heard is that drinking Mountain Dew kills sperm/lowers sperm count... I laughed, teehee!
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Some people assume that if you get any girl drunk enough they'll become lesbian.
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