6 myths about safe sex

In the modern world, especially among young people, you can hear a lot of myths about sex, especially about safe sex. Such rumors arise from people who do not have the full information and spread false facts, which, in some cases, can pose a serious danger to human health. Unfortunately, the word of mouth method works effectively, which is why many myths have become widespread in society. So, in order not to mislead young people, especially those who are just starting to have a sex life, it is necessary to dispel 6 myths about safe sex. 

Myth # 1: You won’t get pregnant if you have unprotected sex during your period.

Many girls and women believe that it is impossible to get pregnant during menstruation, since the very presence of menstruation means that there is no pregnancy and the body gets rid of the outdated egg. This is partially true – if a woman’s cycle is regular and ovulation can be easily predicted, then a woman cannot become pregnant during this period. However, there is one fact that refutes the safety of sex during the menstrual cycle: if sperm gets into a woman’s vagina, it can remain there for up to 7 days, while the sperm will be quite capable of fertilization. Moreover, if a woman has some irregularities in the cycle, and ovulation occurs in the first days of menstruation, then most likely the egg cell will meet with the sperm. Therefore, it is not recommended to check the reliability of such sex on yourself.

Myth number 2: you can not get pregnant with interrupted intercourse

Many people, especially men, believe that if, before the start of ejaculation, he managed to remove his penis from the vagina, and the sperm did not get inside, then pregnancy will not occur. However, this is just a myth. During an erection, a man secretes a pre-ejaculant, which contains a small amount of sperm that can fertilize an egg. The man won’t even notice. At what point did he release a pre-ejaculant, but pregnancy can still occur.

Myth # 3: Using a condom guarantees safe sex.

This statement is true only if the couple skillfully uses a high-quality condom, which remained intact after the perfect intercourse – in this case, the statement justifies itself. But nevertheless, the very use of a condom does not guarantee safe sex, due to the fact that embarrassment happens very often: condoms break, slip off – sometimes due to poor quality, incorrect size, exceeded duration of use or as a result of improper use. In this case, pregnancy or infection with a sexually transmitted disease may occur if the partner is sick.

Myth # 4: Oral sex is safe.

Of course, pregnancy during oral sex will not occur, but the likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases for both partners is no less than during ordinary unprotected intercourse.

Myth number 5: people with sexually transmitted diseases can be easily recognized by their external signs.

It is not known where this myth came from, but it is the stupidest statement of all. Of course, some diseases at an advanced stage can cover the skin of a person with a rash, ulcers, redness, but this is not always the case. Many sexually transmitted diseases do not manifest themselves with any external signs, and at first a person may not even know himself that he has any diseases.

Myth number 6: sexually transmitted diseases can be infected through the toilet lid if used with a sick person

Sexually transmitted disease viruses are not very stable in the external environment, so they will not take root under the cold rim of the toilet bowl. Also, they are not found in human urine. Of course, if a sick person left a few drops of discharge from the genitals on the rim of the toilet bowl, and a healthy person followed him and these discharge hit his genitals – in this case, infection is possible, but these are extremely rare, perhaps even isolated cases. To do this, you can keep germicidal wipes with you and wipe the lid before sitting on it.

You also need to remember that with a deep French kiss, you can become infected with the herpes virus, oral gonorrhea and chlamydia. But with skin-to-skin contact, diseases such as genital warts, herpes and scabies are transmitted . 

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