That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • Only Promiscuous People Get STDs
  • You Can’t Get Pregnant on Your First Time
  • 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!

If I Had an STD, I Would Know

I know that we’ve all seen the “cauliflower” slides in sex ed class, but in reality many people, especially men, are asymptomatic. This means that whatever STD they have, it shows no symptoms. The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested. 

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