10 Myths about Sex and Virginity: Sex Education

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 18, 2013

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Sex is definitely one of the most thought about subject but the myths related to it make us feel bad about over selves. Here are some common myths about Sex and virginity
  • 1

    Hymen never Breaks till the First Time

    A common myth about virginity includes dependency on a girl's hymen to judge her virginity. Lack of hymen is taken as a sign of having been through the first intercourse. On the contrary, hymen can break even during normal chores or activities like engaging in sports, cycling, etc.

  • 2

    Sex Results in Fatigue

    It is popularly believed that sex takes a lot of energy and makes one tired. While the tiredness is temporary, it makes one be active and develop stamina for the long-term. Having sex once or twice a week boosts the immune system by increasing the level of immunoglobulin A in the body and strengthens the body.

  • 3

    Virginity confirms Good Character

    Hymen and virginity are so over-valued that we judge a girl based on these.  It is important to understand that a lack of hymen does not affect the girl's dedication for her partner. Similarly, the presence of hymen cannot assure commitment in a relationship.

  • 4

    Masturbation has Side-Effects

    It is one of the most common myths that we subject our minds to. That masturbation has side-effects like impotency or decrease in sperm count is baseless and that has been no study that proves this theory. Masturbation is in fact, healthy and has no ill consequences.

  • 5

    Having sex during Menstruation is Harmful

    Making love when one is menstruating is in no way a harmful experience. In fact, many studies have proved the opposite stating that love making is much more satisfying and pleasurable when a woman is on her periods and that it has its own benefits for the woman. For instance, a reduced flow of blood or a shorter period. To make out during those days depends entirely on your mutual decision.

  • 6

    I can’t get Pregnant the First Time I have Sex

    There is no scientific evidence that a girl will not get pregnant the first time she has sex. She can become pregnant anytime she is having sex i.e. irrespective of whether it is her first time. Therefore, it is important that she uses a reliable source of birth control such as a condom.

  • 7

    Condoms Reduce Pleasure

    It is sometimes wrongly believed that condoms reduce the pleasure. On the upside, condoms not only prevent the likelihood of contraction of STDs or pregnancy, they are an effective source of birth control. If you still think that you could be better off without condoms, try the ones that are made of very thin yet strong material.

  • 8

    Sex is Painful

    Sex, especially the first time, is believed to be very painful; however, if it is done right, it may not hurt at all. The natural lubricants that release during a sexual activity make it easier and painless.

  • 9

    I can’t get Pregnant if I am Menstruating

    You can get pregnant anytime i.e. even if you have sex while you are menstruating (a period in the menstrual cycle when a woman is least likely to get pregnant). Sperms have a life of one day to one week implying that a sperm could fertilise an egg when you ovulate. Even when you are menstruating, it is a must to use a condom.

  • 10

    Older People don’t have Sex

    Talking about old people getting intimate can embarrass some people, but even old people can enjoy sex. Many people think that after menopause women lose interest in sex, but this is not true. Many older people enjoy an active sex life beyond menopause.

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