1. Women also ejaculate during sexual intercourse.
2. Simultaneous orgasms are a must for sexual satisfaction.
3. Only men have wet dreams.
4. Wet dreams are sexual disorders.
5. Venereal disease is cured if the man has sex with a virgin.
6. Frequent masturbation makes the penis shrink.
7. Special food and exercise will make the penis grow big.
8. Masturbation leads to nervous breakdown.
9. Vasectomy makes a man impotent.
10. Men have stronger sexual urges than women.
11. Anal sex is only practised by homosexuals.
12. A normal man should be able to get an erection whenever he wants it.
13. A man is not a male if he cannot get a penile erection.
14. Menopause puts an end to a women’s sex life.
15. Imparting sex education to youngsters will lead them to promiscuity.
16. A woman should orgasm with intercourse alone.
17. A woman must bleed when she has sex for the first time.
18. Sex during menstruation is unhygienic and unsafe.
19. A girl cannot get pregnant the first time she has sexual intercourse.
20. A female cannot get pregnant while she is breastfeeding.
21. There is an absolutely “safe” period for sexual intercourse during which intercourse cannot cause pregnancy.
22. Having a male withdraw his penis from a female’s vagina before he ejaculates or “comes” (coition) is a good way to prevent pregnancy.
23. You’re a homosexual if you’ve had sex with, or even had a “sexy” dream about, someone of the same sex.
24. Having an orgasm while asleep, a “nocturnal” orgasm, is a sign of sexual problems.
25. Feeling that the female partner will be more aroused and satisfied with a larger penis.
1. Women do not ejaculate during sexual intercourse. Probably, the lubrication that accompanies the excitement stage is mistaken for discharge.
2. Simultaneous orgasms are not a compulsion.
3. Women also experience nocturnal orgasms.
4. Nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) are not a sign of sexual disorder. They are part of normal sexual process.
5. Not true. On the contrary the venereal disease sufferer will transmit the disease.
6. Even when a person indulges in masturbation frequently, the penis never shrinks and becomes small. Once any part or organ of the human body has attained its maximum size, it will never become small unless it is partially or fully cut off surgically or accidentally.
7. Not true. Whatever nutrition is good for other body parts is also good for sex organs.
8. Not true. Masturbation is a normal physiological activity.
9. Sterilisation (vasectomy in males and tubectomy in females) does not reduce the desire and performance. In fact, by removing the fear of pregnancy, sex can be more relished.
10. Not true. Sexual urge is equal in both the sexes.
11. Anal sex may be practiced by heterosexuals also.
12. A man has an erection of the penis just by desiring it. The entire physiological sexual response should be gone through before an erection occurs.
13. The masculinity of a person is not judged by the ability to get an erection. There are other criteria.
14. Menopause is not the end of a woman’s sexual life. It is just the end of her reproduction only.
15. Talking to youngsters on sex or imparting sex education will not lead to promiscuity. Even without sex education, people indulge in promiscuity. In fact, more married people have promiscuous relations than young ones. Educating the young on sex and sexual behaviour helps them to develop a healthy and positive attitude towards sexuality. More importantly, better interpersonal relationship will help lead a more harmonious marital and family life.
16. The majority of women can’t orgasm without intercourse alone, regardless of how big or large the penis is, because it does not provide sufficient stimulation to the clitoris. Many couples struggle needlessly, believing that one of them is doing something wrong if they are not able to achieve this. Using positions that stimulate the clitoris during intercourse may work for some. You can also stimulate the clitoris with a finger or a vibrator during intercourse or give your woman her satisfaction by pleasuring her orally or manually.
17. The hymen is not a test of virginity. Bleeding usually occurs due to rupture of the hymen in a virgin. However, the hymen may be absent congenitally or may be ruptured during sporting activities, vigorous exercises or with the use of tampons. So, a virgin may not necessarily bleed during her first sexual intercourse.
18. Menstrual material is sterile and sex during menstruation is absolutely safe, if both partners so desire. In fact, many couples find sex more enjoyable during this time as there is no fear of a possible pregnancy and enhanced pleasurable sensations promoted by moist vagina.
19. Girls can and often become pregnant the first time they have intercourse.
20. Although a woman may not menstruate when breast feeding, she can still become pregnant.
21. While a female is less likely to get pregnant during certain periods of her menstrual cycle, there is no “absolutely” safe period. There is always a chance she will get pregnant.
22. Withdrawal is not effective way to prevent pregnancy. Even before ejaculation as the penis leaks semen, that contains thousands of sperms.
23. Sex play and sexual dreams with friends of either gender is common during preadolescence and early adolescent years. Such experiences should not be interpreted as proof of any long term, adult sexual orientation.
24. Having nocturnal orgasms is normal, healthy, natural and nothing to worry about.
25. Most penises when erect are of more or less the same size. A large penis is not necessarily essential to sexually satisfy the female partner. Only, outer 2 inches of vagina is sensitive to touch, and so a penis of even this length is enough for stimulation of the female partner. Penis need not to be absolutely straight when erect.
Some Common Misconceptions about Sex
- The penis can become erect at very early stage, especially in a young man. This does not mean that he is necessarily ready the for intercourse and he may start too soon - before his partner feels ready. She may become anxious as she feels she is keeping him waiting.
- Vaginal lubrication may remain hidden especially in lying down positions. Both partners may assume she is not responding, when in fact she is. Penis gives a more obvious signal which the vagina may not.
- Arousal comes in waves in both the man and the woman. This is normal. The decline doesn't mean that something is wrong.
- Premature ejaculation (coming too soon, before the partner is ready) is normal in young men, particularly when very much aroused. Control comes with learning and practice.
- Many women may not have orgasm but are fully responsive. This doesn’t mean that they are frigid.
- Early sexual relationships may not have orgasms in women. Partners need not worry. Anxiety further inhibits it.
- The husband snoring one minute after ejaculating can produce resentment if the wife is still feeling the need for intimacy. The men have their refractory period (time during which sexual arousal is difficult) very fast. Woman need not feel upset (as if being used as a sleeping pill) - you can wake up your husband sometimes and let him know.