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7 Sex Myths: Avoid Getting Into Trouble

Sex has always been a complex issue, but the advent of the digital age has made it more complicated than ever before. One of the reasons for this is the amount of misinformation that is shared on social media and across the Internet.

couple discovering the sex myths
It's always a good idea to be in possession of the facts!

Whether you have a NSA partner or a long-term partner, it's important to know that facts.

Sex is too important an issue to get things wrong because of bad information. Sex myths have the potential to cause you serious problems, both in terms of your relationships and your health.

If you're scouring adult dating sites for tips on sex, you should take everything you read with a pinch of salt, otherwise it could get you in trouble.

PRO TIP: CLEAR FACTS!– While it's always a good idea to be in possession of the facts, there are certain sex myths out there that could cause you some serious problems. As long as you know what they are, you can take steps to avoid them.

1. The Withdrawal Method Works

If you're looking for a reliable form of contraception, pulling out just before climax certainly isn't one of them. The so-called withdrawal or rhythm method is, quite frankly, a crap shoot.

If you're a guy, you have an idea of when you're about to reach orgasm. However, this doesn't coincide with ejaculation. Indeed, you can ejaculate several seconds before climax — or several seconds after.

And this method only reduces the chance of conception; it does nothing to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Stay safe, and use a condom if it’s a one night stand.

If you’re involved in a longer-term arrangement, other methods of contraception such as the pill should be discussed. Just remember, however, that a condom is the only way to substantially reduce the spread of STDs.

2. Condoms Live Forever

Most guys have had an old condom tucked away in their wallet for months at some stage of their lives. In many ways, this is a right of passage — it demonstrates just how hard it can be for young men to find casual sex.

There's no shame in this, but it's important to ditch the sheathes that have exceeded their use by data.

gorgeous lady not wanting to use an old condom
Condoms degrade over time, so WATCH OUT!

Yes, that's right — condoms have a use by date. Contrary to popular belief, condoms degrade over time. The rubber gradually breaks down, and the spermicide contained inside gradually becomes less effective.

This combination of degrading rubber and spermicide is a recipe for an unexpected baby. And more importantly, older condoms are more prone to splits and tears, and that poses a risk of infection.

Treat your condoms like you do a pack of cooked meat in your fridge — check the use by date before tucking into your treat.

3. Sex Marathons Are Common

Make no mistake: men are like muskets — they’re designed to fire only once. At least that’s the case for most men. In fact, most women aren’t built for repeated sex during a single session either.

The act of love-making exerts an enormous amount of energy. Once the deed is done, firing the tanks up for a repeat performance can be almost impossible for some people.

When someone boasts about their sexual performance, and tells you that they can 'go all night' take what they say with a huge pinch of salt.

The very few people that can enjoy marathon eight-hour sessions usually like to leave it as a surprise. If someone is bragging about their sexual longevity, it’s probably an act to cover up the truth.

4. Erectile Dysfunction is a Lifelong Affliction

In the majority of cases, impotence or erectile dysfunction is a side-effect of another condition. For example, being seriously overweight, overly stressed or depressed can cause erectile dysfunction and a loss of libido.

Rather than waste time treating the symptom, it’s usually best to address the underlying cause.

Yes, you can take Viagra to help you maintain an erection, but this universally available drug has a serious limitation. You have to be sexually aroused for Viagra to work. If you're simply not into your partner, no amount of medication will help.

Treat your underlying health issues, and the chances are your erectile dysfunction will pass.

RELATED: How to Cure Masturbation Death Grip Syndrome?

5. Oysters Are an Aphrodisiac

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Enjoy the oyster's placebo effect!

Oysters are often associated with getting people in the mood for sex — albeit in the movies. But before you go splashing out on these rather expensive shell-based treats, know that there is absolutely no scientific evidence that oysters are an aphrodisiac.

However, the perception is out there, and this means that they can have a placebo effect. If giving your partners oysters gets the flames of passion going, there’s absolutely no harm in doing so.

6. Women Don’t Get Horny Like Men

A lot of people believe that, in general, women don't get as horny as men. There’s a belief that women don't enjoy sex as much, and aren’t as sexually adventurous as their male counterparts. Of course, this is complete nonsense.

Women may be more guarded with their sexuality than men, but they’re just as insatiable in the bedroom when the time comes.

PRO TIP: OPEN MIND!– Go into new relationships with an open mind. Everyone has their own sexual proclivities and stamina, so get to know the person before you make any judgments.

7. Semen is Low in Carbohydrates

There’s a school of thought — albeit tongue in cheek — that semen is low in carbs, and perfect for a low-carb diet. Unfortunately for all you dieters out there, this simply isn't the case. In fact, the exact opposite is true.

Semen is mainly comprised of enzymes and fruit sugars (glucose). However, you’ll be glad to know that semen IS low in fat.

There is a huge amount of misinformation around sex out there.

Know the facts, and your sexual relationships should become better overnight.

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