That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • 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
  • You Can Catch an STD From a Toilet Seat

Douching Is Good For You

Your vagina naturally cleanses itself and douching can do more harm than good, says the The National Women's Health Information Center. Douching can mess up the natural bacteria that live in your vagina and actually help spread vaginal infections throughout your vagina to other parts such as your ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. All you need is a mild soap down there. And stay away from sprays and scented liners/pads, too.

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