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10 myths about sex that are absolutely not true

So much debunking, so little time.

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YOU AT THE back, stop sniggering – there are some sex myths about to be blown wide open:

1. There is no correlation between shoe size and penis size

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And you can add in hands, ears and everything else that people say matches up downstairs. It doesn’t, at all.

Science has proven it’s not true, so lads can now publicly shop for shoes and feel no shame.

2. Men do not think about sex every seven seconds

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The myth that men think about sex every seven seconds has been around for ages – but nobody knows where it came from. It would mean that the average lad would think about sex about 8228 times a day.

A study by Ohio State University in 2011 showed that the actual number of times men thought about sex was just 19 times a day – and that women averaged out at 10.

3. Women do not take longer than men to become sexually aroused

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A cutting edge thermal imaging study by McGill University in Canada from 2006 showed that women and men take the same amount of time on average to get in the mood:

we see that there is no difference in the amount of time it takes healthy young men and women to reach peak arousal

Mind=blown.

4. Wearing a condom doesn’t make the sex last longer

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An international study from 2005 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information in the US showed that the reason some men last longer than others is down to age.

Between the ages of 18 and 30, the average guy lasts 6.5 minutes, dropping to 4.3 minutes by the time he reaches 51 and over. Condom use did not impact on how long he could go for.

They even used a stopwatch to measure all the cases. Science will go to all sorts of lengths for accuracy.

5. There are no sexual positions proven to improve chances of pregnancy

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Everything you have heard about which position will help you get pregnant or how certain positions can determine sex are completely unproven. There has been no scientific research on which position is better, so take all such advice with a pinch of salt.

6. Sex is not a great workout

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Yeah, sure, it might be if you were doing it for a few hours straight – but those averages above don’t lie. 6.5 minutes of sex will burn off just over 30 calories.

There are some extra burns in there for kissing and general tomfoolery, but the calorie burn will be the most disappointing part of the whole experience.

7. Tantric sex doesn’t give an orgasm that lasts for hours

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Thanks, Sting.

The myth out there is that tantric sex can get you to orgasm for hours. While the art of Trantra can bring you to a state of mental and physical pleasure for some time, it’s more a meditative state than an actual never-ending mythical orgasm.

8. The withdrawal method will not prevent pregnancy

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No, no, no, no, no, no.

Please, no. Planned Parenthood has an alarming enough stat on the ‘pull out method’:

Of every 100 women whose partners use withdrawal, 27 will become pregnant each year if they don’t always do it correctly.

Even if they always do it correctly, the number is still four pregnancies out of 100.

9. Even if he doesn’t ejaculate at all, you can still get pregnant

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Yep.

It only takes one sperm to get pregnant, and the delightfully-named pre-ejaculatory fluid takes care of that without even having to orgasm.

10. Younger people are not having more sex than ever

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33,000 people have been studied in the US and it has found that the younger generation (born after 1980) actually have had less sexual partners on average than their predecessors.

People born between 1950 and 1960 had an average of 11 sexual partners, people born between in the 1940′s or 1970′s averaged in at 10 sexual partners. Millenials are averaging 8 sexual partners for their adult life.

So now.

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