That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • If I Had an STD, I Would Know
  • Pulling Out Works
  • You Can Catch an STD From a Toilet Seat
  • Men Cannot Contract HIV From Women
  • Lube Is Only for Anal Sex
  • Douching Is Good For You
  • My Girl Is on the Pill, We’re Good
  • All STDs are Curable
  • Don’t Believe the Hype!
  • Only Promiscuous People Get STDs
  • You Can’t Get Pregnant on Your First Time

You Can Catch an STD From a Toilet Seat

STDs don’t live outside the body long enough for them to be “picked” up by someone else on a surface, especially one that is cold. Yet, you can pass STDs like herpes and genital warts from skin-to-skin contact. 

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