That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • Don’t Believe the Hype!
  • 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

Only Promiscuous People Get STDs

Anyone, regardless of having one or numerous sexual partners, is at risk for contracting an STD. Actually, past studies have shown that people in monogamous relationships may be more at risk for HIV and STDs because they are more willing to forgo using condoms. 

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