That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • 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
  • Pulling Out Works

Lube Is Only for Anal Sex

Yes, the anus is a much tighter orifice and may need some “extra help” for penetration, but lube is also really good for vaginal sex, too. Water-based lubes can help keep your condom from breaking, which is crucial in protecting you from contracting HIV, other STDs and pregnancy. Do not use an oil-based lubricant (like petroleum jelly, hand lotion or cooking oil) because they can damage condoms, AIDS.Gov warns.

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