Six most common sex myths busted
According to experts, despite creating a lot of awareness people are still sexually misinformed.entertainment Updated: Jan 17, 2009 13:06 IST
Despite creating a lot of awareness people are still sexually misinformed, and now a sex educator and relationship expert has debunked some of the myths surrounding the clandestine aspect of an individual's life.
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright, the founder of Sexuality Source Inc, has shed light on six common sex myths, reports Fox News
First on his list was the myth that Viagra is 100 per cent effective, regarding which Fulbright wrote that men bearing this notion needed to think again because a desire component is needed for males to become sexually aroused and attain erection.
The second myth debunked in the report was that the presence of a hymen is an indicator that a female is a virgin, and it is broken she has intercourse.
The expert said that this might not happen with every girl, and since girls are born with hymens of various sizes and openings, some might appear to have no hymen at all.
Fulbright also said that some girls might have their hymen stretched from activities like bicycling or horseback riding.
The next myth to have been debunked was the notion that withdrawal is the best method of birth control, regarding which Fulbright said that pregnancy could occur any time unprotected sex was had, whether or not a male had climaxed.
Thus, according to the expert, withdrawal is not recommended as a form of birth control, especially for males who are sexually inexperienced.
Another misconception on the list was that oral sex does not put people at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.
As regards thoughts that women can't get pregnant if you aren't ovulating, the expert said that it was not true.
Lastly, Fulbright debunked the myth that contraceptive pills protects against STDs. The expert said that such pills provide protection only from pregnancy, adding that it''s the condom that can protect against STDs when sexually active.
Six common sex myths are:
1. Myth: Viagra is 100 Percent Effective
2. Myth: A Virgin''s Hymen Always Breaks
3. Myth: Withdrawal = Good Birth Control
4. Myth: Oral Sex is Safe Sex
5. Myth: You Can''t Get Pregnant if You Aren''t Ovulating
6. Myth: The Pill Protects Against STDs