Urban Myths and Other Unsubstantiated Claims

B8trDude B8trDude
Are you aware of any urban myths or other unsubstantiated related to sex topics? If so, list them here.

For starters, here are two:

Green M and M's make you horny.

Avocados are great aphrodisiacs.
01/09/2011
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Darling Jen Darling Jen
Masturbation will cause...
-Acne
-Blindness
-Hairy palms
-STDs
-Sterility


Wow, masturbation sounds like an awful drug with some horrible side effects. It could be on one of those commercials for calling a lawyer to get some settlement from a pharmaceutical company.
01/09/2011
Alicia Alicia
- Girls don't masturbate

- It always hurts the first time

- After pregnancy women are loose


Those are really all I can think of. Man, mine aren't so fun lol
01/09/2011
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by B8trDude
Are you aware of any urban myths or other unsubstantiated related to sex topics? If so, list them here.

For starters, here are two:

Green M and M's make you horny.

Avocados are great aphrodisiacs.
Hahah I remember the Green M&Ms one! The boys at school used to always save theirs and give them to the girls. A lot of the girls would always refuse to eat them, I'd be like hell yea free chocolate!
01/09/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Alicia
Hahah I remember the Green M&Ms one! The boys at school used to always save theirs and give them to the girls. A lot of the girls would always refuse to eat them, I'd be like hell yea free chocolate!
That's hilarious! I would have eaten them anyway too! "Oh yum, chocolate! *munch munch* Hm, they're good but you're still ugly. *walks off*"
01/09/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Alicia
- Girls don't masturbate

- It always hurts the first time

- After pregnancy women are loose


Those are really all I can think of. Man, mine aren't so fun lol
I thought they were too, I always imagined a huge vagina after having a baby.. lol
01/09/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
That's hilarious! I would have eaten them anyway too! "Oh yum, chocolate! *munch munch* Hm, they're good but you're still ugly. *walks off*"
LOL, I never knew why guys did that but I wasn't offered many, but I agree "Hell yes, free chocolate. " lol
01/09/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Illusional
I thought they were too, I always imagined a huge vagina after having a baby.. lol
Well, for the first few days following a vaginal birth, the vagina definitely isn't what it was beforehand. It'll be a little "loose" for those days. But after healing months later, most return to what they were before pregnancy roughly. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule when there's lots of vaginal tearing during labor.
01/09/2011
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Illusional
I thought they were too, I always imagined a huge vagina after having a baby.. lol
I actually was pregnant before I met my husband and we were friends during the pregnancy but started dating shortly after she was born. I was soooo scared the first time we had sex because I imagined I was going to be so loose and that he was going to feel nothing. I remember him telling me that it actually hurt HIM a little because I was tight! It's funny that 9.5 years later I can still remember him telling me that because it made me so relieved I cried haha
01/09/2011
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
Well, for the first few days following a vaginal birth, the vagina definitely isn't what it was beforehand. It'll be a little "loose" for those days. But after healing months later, most return to what they were before pregnancy ... More
Yea, right after is understandable. Mine always seemed to go back to normal within a month after having a baby..we kind of sucked at the whole "waiting 6 weeks" thing.
01/09/2011
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
Well, for the first few days following a vaginal birth, the vagina definitely isn't what it was beforehand. It'll be a little "loose" for those days. But after healing months later, most return to what they were before pregnancy ... More
I'm not sure there are that many women who are up to sex a day or two after giving birth. Then again, I've been wrong before! My only experience involved a lot of stitches and a massive fear of even looking at it.

The first time we tried to have sex with a month and a half or so after my son was born. He was rather large and it did not work. At all. I was practically in tears.
Another month and a small vibe and it finally worked but it still hurt quite a bit.
01/09/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Kim!
I'm not sure there are that many women who are up to sex a day or two after giving birth. Then again, I've been wrong before! My only experience involved a lot of stitches and a massive fear of even looking at it.

The first time we ... More
Aw I'm sorry to hear that! Good thing for toys to help you out though.

And doctors generally recommend women abstain from sex completely for the first 6 weeks after giving birth. So really whether or not they're loose for a few days shouldn't matter.
01/09/2011
ToyGeek ToyGeek
-- you'll only have cramps with your period if you masturbate (a particularly evil one for dual-purpose shaming)
01/09/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
-- you'll only have cramps with your period if you masturbate (a particularly evil one for dual-purpose shaming)
Oh my god! That's horrendous! Wow, that makes me sad.
01/09/2011
deletedacct deletedacct
Does anyone remember the line from the comedy flick "knocked up"~ "sex on top won't get your pregnant because of gravity." Urban myths show just how uneducated society is when it comes to sexual health.
01/09/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Or the coca-cola douche won't get you pregnant. You laugh when you hear it but the upsetting thing is that someone somewhere probably believes it.
01/09/2011
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I heard about a teacher recommending hot tub sex as birth control. I'm not sure whether the urban myth is putting the words in the mouth of the teacher, or the actual belief in hot tub sex as birth control, but it's disturbing either way.
01/09/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
You're completely right. That's so sad and rather disturbing about rumors and society. People believe what they want to believe. And they'd really like things to be that easy (or shaming, like Lucidity said).

Myth 1: It's impossible to get pregnant on your period.

Fact: Though the probability is a lot smaller, it's not impossible. In fact someone women are more fertile around their periods.

Myth 2: Men have to have regular sex to be healthy and that's why they cheat when their partner doesn't 'put out' regularly.

Fact: Though it's suggested that they "clear their system" and ejaculate every now and then, men are a lot tougher than that and this was created just to defend those cheaters out there. Masturbation is always an option.

Myth 3: Butter makes a great lubricant.

Fact: Uh, everyone at EF pretty much knows this one. Butter is a food item and not a natural lubricant. It will change the pH balance of your vagina and increase your risk (if not guarantee) an infection. Not to mention that as a dairy product, it can spoil and go bad pretty quick and why would you want that down there?
01/09/2011
liilii080 liilii080
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
You're completely right. That's so sad and rather disturbing about rumors and society. People believe what they want to believe. And they'd really like things to be that easy (or shaming, like Lucidity said).

Myth 1: It's ... More
Ugh. Butter? You learn something new everyday!
01/09/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by liilii080
Ugh. Butter? You learn something new everyday!
Oh yeah. You don't know how many people I've had to advice NOT to use it.
01/09/2011
B8trDude B8trDude
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Originally posted by Alicia
Hahah I remember the Green M&Ms one! The boys at school used to always save theirs and give them to the girls. A lot of the girls would always refuse to eat them, I'd be like hell yea free chocolate!
I still save the green M & Ms for last - just in case
01/10/2011
Kim! Kim!
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
Aw I'm sorry to hear that! Good thing for toys to help you out though.

And doctors generally recommend women abstain from sex completely for the first 6 weeks after giving birth. So really whether or not they're loose for a few days ... More
Thanks! I was definitely happy to have something!

I know but I've heard stories of women having sex considerably earlier than 6 weeks. I don't think they're the ones getting stitches though! I'm not sure if the cervix still being that open makes it the wisest choice but I'm not sure how long it takes it to fully close back up.
01/10/2011
Gallowraven Gallowraven
I was told...

being sexually active makes your cramps worse.

using a vibe, no matter how small will make you loose.
01/16/2011
Mistress M. Mistress M.
Wow. There are some pretty ridiculous sexual myths out there.
02/05/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
How about the classics
'Using sex toys will make her not want a man again/ not need sex anymore.'

'If the vag isn't wet then she's not turned on.'

and my all time favorite:

'It's their responsibility to make me cum, not mine.'
02/06/2011
Alyxx Alyxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
You're completely right. That's so sad and rather disturbing about rumors and society. People believe what they want to believe. And they'd really like things to be that easy (or shaming, like Lucidity said).

Myth 1: It's ... More
*hangs head in shame* I once stumbled upon a Harry Potter slash fanfiction involving the use of butter... That's all I can think of any time I hear butter mentioned as a lubricant.
06/30/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
The ones about getting cramps more often if you masturbate crack me up. I've found that I have considerably fewer cramps if I masturbate during my period.

I think one of my favorite myths is that you won't get pregnant if you have sex underwater. Then of course there's the more widely-known myth that you can't get pregnant the first time you have sex.
07/02/2011
CherryDyke CherryDyke
haha, this is a great thread. Thanks for the laughs guys!
09/06/2011
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