Sex Myths Busted!

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A vibrant sex life is important for penis health; frequent use helps keep erections strong as men age. But common misconceptions and unrealistic expectations associated with sex can leave men (along with their female partners) feeling anxious, confused and inadequate. Nothing puts a damper on the mood like mental and emotional stress. Men can, therefore, promote sexual well-being and the health of their relationships by getting the facts straight on common sex myths.

The only thing worse for a man’s sex life than unrealistic expectations and anxiety is, perhaps, a poor penis care regimen. Men with dry, cracked penile skin have a legitimate concern, since skin abrasions make men more susceptible to a variety of infections and odors that no partner would want to be close to. Men whose sensitive skin needs a bit of extra help can seek assistance from a sexologist in extreme cases. A cream with Shea butter and vitamin E will smooth the skin out; also look for vitamin A on the ingredient list, which helps the body fight off bacteria that can cause both infections and odors.

Myths around penis size and health is mostly circulated by small time sex pills manufacturers. However, the need for penis health maintenance using all natural vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids is no rumor. In fact, it is an important part of a man’s daily grooming process. Simply apply mustard oil daily after a shower and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more responsive penis.

Below, are some sex myths as discussed.

Sex Myths Debunked

Big penis wins!

1. Women like bigger penises. While a 2013 study by the Australian National University suggested that women preferred slightly larger-than-average flaccid members, several nuances of the study should be taken into account. First, women were turned off by significantly larger-than-average rods; second, their size preference tended to correspond with the man’s overall height – most women only preferred larger members on taller men, indicating that proportion more than length was valuable to them aesthetically. It should also be noted that flaccid penis length is not a good indicator of the size of the member when erect. Some women may prefer the look of a longer flaccid penis, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they want larger-than-normal erect members inside them. Average erection length ranges from 5.5 to 6.3 inches; most men are within or very close to this range, and those who fall below it can still provide plenty of pleasure.

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Men are sex maniacs

2. Most men have had dozens of sexual partners. Men in this culture are encouraged to treat sexual activity as a sign of masculinity, and this often leads to comparing oneself with other men in terms of partner count. For one, it’s likely that most men haven’t had anywhere close to dozens of partners. A 2005 study of men ages 30-44 yielded an average of 6-8 partners. Secondly, sex isn’t a sign of masculinity; it’s an experience between two (and sometimes more) human beings. Comparisons result from a societal pressure that makes sex into a competition and a source of stress rather than the enjoyable, intimate experience it can be. As with most things, quality beats quantity here.

Anal trends

3. Everyone’s having anal. No, they’re not. According to research from 2005, less than half of respondents (40% of men and 35% of women) report having heterosexual anal intercourse. It’s not something everyone wants, and it shouldn’t be expected.

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Long sex hour rules

4. Men should last at least an hour. This is perhaps one of the most over-stated sex myths out there, and it leads to both men and women expecting constant marathon sessions that aren’t very realistic. Most men cum after three to seven minutes of continual thrusting. Granted, sex can be extended by techniques such as pausing, switching positions, changing to oral for a while – but the idea that a man should be able to pump continuously for an hour (or even half an hour, let alone 15 minutes) is a misconception that can leave men feeling self-conscious.

Vaginal orgasm is must

5. A man should be able to make a woman orgasm vaginally. Some men may put pressure on themselves to bring their female partners to orgasm with their penises alone, but this isn’t likely to happen for most women. In her book, The Case of the Female Orgasm, Elizabeth Lloyd analyzed 33 studies and concluded that about 25% of women achieve orgasm through vaginal sex. This percentage has no correlation with the man’s penis size, the duration of the activity or the woman’s feelings toward her partner. That is to say, a man is not inadequate if his partner doesn’t reach climax by the sheer power of his penis. Clitoral stimulation is required by most women. If a man wants to get his partner there, then, some extra hand and mouth play is his best bet. He can also massage her clit with his penis if he (and, of course, she) really wants the member involved.

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Two condoms protect more!

6. Two condoms are better than one, Hopefully, most sexually active adults are aware that this is completely, 100% false. Using two condoms does nothing but increase the risk for tearing, slipping, and ripping, all of which up the chances of an unwanted pregnancy or transmission of a sexual infection. For the record, the no double condom rule holds true for any combination of condoms: two male condoms, a male and a female condom, or two female condoms are all no-no’s. So use only one condom at a time – sometimes, less really is more.

Menstruation pregnancy

7. It’s impossible to get pregnant during a woman’s period. Wrong! There is absolutely, positively no single time of the month that is 100% foolproof in terms of not getting pregnant. There are times when a resulting pregnancy is statistically much, much lower, and obviously times when it is much greater, but there is no such thing as a pregnancy-free zone. This is because a female’s cycle can be unpredictable. Even the most scheduled woman may occasionally have a short cycle or unexpectedly ovulate twice in one cycle. Plus, hearty sperm can survive inside the woman for up to a week after ejaculation, so sex on a “safer” day of the month may actually end up being the perfect time for conception if those little guys hang around waiting for the egg to be released. Bottom line, if pregnancy doesn’t fit into the plan, contraception had better be part of the plan.

Sex boosters

8. Oysters boost sexual desire. There are lots of foods rumored to be aphrodisiacs, especially oysters, dark chocolate, avocados and red wine. Sadly, however, there is no scientific evidence that shows that eating those foods magically gets a couple aroused. However, if the act of feeding each other chocolate or oysters feels sexy to the couple, they may get a charge out of it. But most likely, it is the romantic environment that has been set, more than the food itself, that is causing the boost in desire.

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Sex enhancers

9. Alcohol makes sex better. No; in fact, the opposite is usually true. While a small glass of wine may reduce inhibitions and, again, may make a couple feel sexy, alcohol itself is a sexual-functioning killer. Too much booze with dinner, and nobody is going to be getting any that night. Alcohol is more likely to cause the individuals to fall asleep than sleep together. What’s worse, alcohol has been proven to increase risky sexual behavior, meaning that a person may be more likely to sleep with someone he or she wouldn’t have if sober. There are many, many people harboring regrets for acts done while drinking, and people in general are less likely to use proper protection. So stick to a single drink if sex is on the agenda.

G-spot

10. There is no G Spot. Thankfully, for women, this is a rumor gone wrong – possibly made up by men who have been unsuccessful at finding it! The fact of the matter is, a small bundle of nerves located on the front wall of the vagina does exist, and when properly stimulated, it can make her see fireworks. So men should make it a point to find it – even if it does take a little exploration to pinpoint.

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