8 things you get WRONG about sex!
India does not lack the going around of shady pieces of sex advice, coming from equally shady sex gurus. Sex hurts. The bigger, the better. STIs only happen to polyamorous people. We bet you have heard all three. Do you also believe them to be true? If so, it is time to unlearn and relearn. Following is a list of eight such things about sex you got totally wrong.
Myth: The bigger, the better
MYTH: THE BIGGER, THE BETTER: Often, men want their penises to be as long as possible. It would mean more fun right? No, actually. Forget porn, please because bigger and thicker penises only mean more pain. A Kenyan study showed that the longer the male partner’s penis, the more likely his partner is to cheat on him. Often, longer penis means pain and less enjoyment. So, calm it down boys.
Myth: Period sex means no need for contraception
MYTH: PERIOD SEX MEANS NO NEED FOR CONTRACEPTION: You may love period sex because a) women are usually more horny during periods and b) no contraception needed. However, the second clause is not true. One thing you may be overlooking is the fact that period sex also means a higher risk of infection. The risk of pregnancy also exists, even if very low. Especially if you are having unprotected sex around the end of your period, the chances of getting pregnant increase because your next ovulation is round the corner.
Myth: Pulling out is absolutely fine
MYTH: NOT ORGASMING IS OKAY: Or for that matter, even faking it. Girls, why do you have sex if you don’t orgasm? Sure, copulation but why otherwise? If you find it hard to get there, indulge in some self-exploration sessions and your life will change for the better. Sex for pleasure is a must and it even bonds the two of you together. So, know how to get your highs or you are missing out on something major. Never tell your partner you had it just to pet his ego because that’s more likely to be counted as a sin, nothing else.
Myth: Men are always ready for sex
MYTH: MEN ARE ALWAYS READY FOR SEX: It is common for people to think that men are always willing to have sex and they want more sex than their female counterparts. However, that is not true. A series of studies conducted in 2016 revealed that 71 per cent of women respondents wanted more sex than they were getting! Men often underestimate the sex drives of women. Ladies, it’s time you tell them how you actually feel.
Myth: Women orgasm just through penetration.
MYTH: WOMEN ORGASM JUST THROUGH PENETRATION: No underestimating the penetration part of intercourse but women actually may enjoy clitoral stimulation more than penetration. In fact, only 18 per cent of women orgasm through penetration alone, reported a study in Journal of Sex. So, get creative guys.
Myth: Sex is only about orgasm
MYTH: SEX IS ONLY ABOUT ORGASM: A lot of couples can stress too much on orgasm, so much that they may just kill the enjoyment that they should derive out of their foreplay and intimacy. In fact, many-a-times, either of the partner may not orgasm due to reasons like alcohol or even stress. So, just relish the journey and intimacy rather than looking at it as an act to achieve something.
Myth: You should not masturbate if you have a sex life
MYTH: YOU SHOULD NOT MASTURBATE IF YOU HAVE A SEX LIFE: Masturbation and having sex are two completely different things. Sure, the aim of both is sexual fun but just because you have a partner to provide that to you does not mean you should stop your self-love sessions. Masturbating is important to understand yourself better.