If you want to get informed about safe sex, the best way to do it is to ask doctors. However, many people get their information from the Internet, where there are many misconceptions about intercourse. We have prepared a list of the most common ones.
Sexual health is something you have to be informed about in the 21st century, but be careful which sources you use. Today there are so many misconceptions about sexual diseases you might not recognize the truth from the lies. So read our list and get your facts straight.
First time is a free ride
Many young people think that you can’t get pregnant the first time you do it. It’s no wonder there are so many teen moms out there. To be clear, you can get pregnant anytime you have vaginal sex. It is that simple.
You can’t get pregnant during the period
Also, not true. Like we said, you can get pregnant every time you have sex. Some women use their period as a birth control method. To be honest this kind of pregnancy happens rarely, but it happens. Sperm can survive in your reproductive organs for six days.
Sex in the water as a birth control method
Do you know how many babies have been conceived in hot tubs or swimming pools? You can be surrounded by water all you want, but during the sex sperm are still getting in the vagina. There is one more myth regarding sex and swimming pools. Let’s be clear, you can’t get pregnant if you swim in a pool in which a guy has ejaculated.
Wash it out
Some girls squirt soda, vinegar or anything else up their vagina after sex to wash the sperm out. This can only give you an infection, and you still could be pregnant.
Birth control doesn’t really work
They do, if you use them correctly. No birth control is 100 percent effective, but many of them work in more than 99 percent of the cases. Make sure you use your protection as prescribed, or else pills won’t work and condoms can break. Using extra lubricant with a condom helps keep it from breaking.
Oral is STD free
No. When you practice oral sex you can get HPV, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B. Use condom when practicing oral sex, that’s what flavored condoms are meant for. If you are a guy and you want to make your girl happy, use cut-open condoms or plastic wrap.
STD’s can’t be cured
Not only people who are prone to sexual promiscuity get STD’s. It is a perfectly common thing, so don’t think it is the end of the world. A lot of STDs can be cured with simple medications. You’ll be good as new in a week. Other kinds like STDs that are caused by viruses like HIV, HPV, herpes, and hepatitis can’t be cured, but a person who has them can live a long and healthy life.