That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • 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
  • If I Had an STD, I Would Know

Men Cannot Contract HIV From Women

Yes, it’s much more likely for women to contract HIV from heterosexual vaginal sex with men, but there is still a risk that men can contract HIV from women. Studies have also shown that uncircumcised men are more at risk for contracting HIV from women compared to circumcised men. 

(Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

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