Dating all the way back to when you first heard about S-E-X, you were likely bombarded with myths about it, from how to do it to how much to do it and whether or or shoe size means anything. Luckily, we’re here to sort the fact from fiction. Here are some pervasive myths you should ignore.
Men Want It More
Ha! Every single person is different when it comes to sex drive and desire — and those needs can change by the minute, for men and women.
Good Sex Should Be Effortless
No, it shouldn’t be an Olympic feat, but when you have sex with someone you care about, it can only make things better if you make an effort to pay attention to his wants and do the things you both like.
Everyone Else Goes at It Longer Than You Do
Studies show that intercourse typically lasts between three and 13 minutes.
Men Don’t Need Foreplay
He might be excited to see you, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to instantly be, ahem, ready to go. Men like a little kiss on the neck and caressing, too!
It Goes Downhill After Marriage
Experts say married couples actually have more sex than single folks. And because of heightened comfort level and the need to keep it fresh, it’s more varied (read: kinkier), too.
Shoe Size Matters
Research shows that there is no correlation between a dude’s shoe size and the length of his member. But a 2011 study did find that men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are more likely to have longer than average penises.
You Can’t Get Pregnant in Water
Yeah, nope. You can definitely conceive if you have sex in water.
Woman Don’t Like Porn
We think you already know this isn’t true! Nearly one-third of women report that they have watched porn, and they respond to it just as readily as men.
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