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13 Sex myths debunked

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That's not true!

You say you've heard it all when it comes to the topic of sex? We bet even the biggest sexpert has been fooled by these 13 myths.

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That's not true!

You say you've heard it all when it comes to the topic of sex? We bet even the biggest sexpert has been fooled by these 13 myths.

1

Age is just a number

Think that women tend to reach their sexual peak at a certain age and much later than men reach theirs? Wrong! There is no set age when a woman reaches her sexual peak.

2

Bigger is better

Size, whether bigger or smaller, is not the only determining factor of great sex.

3

Multiple Os are just for women

Men can have more than one orgasm, too. Just because they ejaculate doesn't mean the fun is over. A man can have peaks of arousal during sex before he ejaculates.

4

No toys allowed

If you assume he doesn't want you to use your vibrator during sex, you might be wrong! According to a recent Indiana University study, 41 percent of women have used a battery-powered sex toy during sexual activity with their partner.

National Masturbation Month: The history of the vibrator >>

5

Women don't want it

It's just a myth that women don’t want sex as much as men. There is no proof of that.

6

Sex gets old

Just because people age doesn't mean sex has to go out the window! As long as there are no health factors to derail them, men and women can still engage in sex as they get older.

7

Men have stronger and more sexual urges than women

Not true. Men experience phases of strong and weak sexual desire much as women do. Factors like diet, sleep, health, stress and self-confidence impact a man's desire for sex just as much as they do a woman's.

8

Certain foods can put you in the mood

Despite the fact that oysters, dark chocolate and strawberries are considered to be aphrodisiacs, there is no scientific evidence that these foods really put you in the mood. Some foods can trigger erotic memories, however.

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9

Imagine that

Think fantasizing about another person while in bed with your partner is bad? There is actually nothing wrong with living out that fantasy about Channing Tatum during a sack session with your man. Just keep it to yourself.

10

Semen is low-carb

It is actually composed mostly of fructose and enzymes.

11

The long and short of it

Think a man's erect penis is 8 inches long? In reality, the average length of a man's erect penis is between 5 and 7 inches.

New study reveals the most common penis size >>

12

The pill is the most common form of birth control

You have tons of options when it comes to contraceptives. Plan B, which you can now get over the counter, can be effective up to five days after having sex.

13

Food doesn't affect the taste or smell of semen

It turns out that while semen is naturally bitter, foods likes broccoli and beverages like coffee make it even worse. Eww.

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