People love to talk and gossip about sex, and while there's not necessarily anything wrong with that, it's important that you know how to discern fact from fiction. Here are three common sex myths that you may want to be aware of.
Myth #3: Men think about sex every seven seconds
Some people would have you believe that the average man can't go more than ten seconds without thinking about sex, but let's be realistic here. If guys spent all day dreaming about intimate liaisons, how would they ever get any work done?!
If men thought about sex every seven seconds, that would add up to more than 500 sexual thoughts an hour! Research conducted though Ohio State University in 2012 has actually estimated that men think about sex a mere 19 times a day, compared to women, who think about sex ten times a day.
Myth #2: Size matters…
A common misconception, particularly amongst men, is that penis size is the only thing that matters when it comes to having a good time under the covers. But did you know that very few women are capable of achieving orgasm through vaginal intercourse?
According to a 2007 study conducted by Drs Kevan Wylie and Ian Eardley, 85 per cent of women report being satisfied with the size of their partner's penis, so stop stressing out guys - proper foreplay is far more important than length or girth.
Myth #1: Condoms are 100 per cent effective
While using protection is certainly an incredibly important part of preventing unwanted pregnancies, it's a mistake to think that condoms are always 100 per cent effective - in fact, condoms have a ten to 15 per cent typical-use failure rate.
Luckily, you can slash this failure rate significantly by ensuring that you and you are partner are using condoms safely every time. This means checking the expiration date, storing condoms properly (not in a wallet!) and always watching for signs of breakage.