You’ve probably heard one or two sex stories that you thought were lies. Here are some that definitely aren’t true.
- Myth: You can tell the size of a man’s penis by the size of his hands or feet.
Fact: Sorry ladies, but there is no way to determine the size of a man’s penis except actually examining his penis. The size of his hands, feet or length and girth of his fingers in no way represent what he’s packing under his pants. Many small men have large penises and vice versa.
- Myth: Masturbation causes blindness.
Fact: Masturbation causes orgasms, nothing else. Pleasuring yourself won’t make you go blind, grow hair on your palms or result in mental illness. These myths were created as a scare tactic to discourage kids and adolescents from exploring their sexuality. Masturbate as much as you want!
- Myth: You can catch STDs from toilet seats.
Fact: You absolutely cannot catch STDs from toilet seats. STDs are not passed through urine, they are passed through blood, saliva and skin to skin contact. STDs are also unable to live outside the human body for any significant amount of time, especially on cold hard surfaces.
- Myth: You can’t get pregnant the first time you have sex.
Fact: It doesn’t matter if it’s the first, hundredth, or thousandth time you’ve had sex. If you’re at the right time in your ovulation cycle and you don’t use birth control, you’ll probably get pregnant.