Sex Myths

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It doesn’t matter what position you choose to have sex in ­– there is always a risk of pregnancy (especially if you don’t use birth control).

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HPV, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and even HIV can all be spread through oral sex.

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Not only is this false, but you might end up hurting your partner in the process. Take the time to buy a condom.

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Men produce millions of sperm each day. After ejaculation, the next few thousand are ready to go almost immediately.

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False. Sperm are determined little swimmers and can survive in your body for up to six days while waiting for an egg.

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Urinating or douching after sex does NOTHING to prevent pregnancy. In fact, douching can push sperm closer to the egg, making it easier to get pregnant.

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Not at all. Using household items on your genitals will only cause pain – a LOT of pain.

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Water provides zero protection against pregnancy. And no, the chlorine in a swimming pool or the heat from a hot tub doesn’t kill sperm, either. Anytime sperm enters the vagina, you can get pregnant.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or 100th time, you can get pregnant whenever sperm enters the vagina.

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If birth control is used correctly, it works correctly. Some methods are more effective than others. Talk to your doctor about what birth control option works best for you.

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