Is your partner always looking for reasons not to wear a condom? Are you someone who is always hooked to internet searches about what you are doing wrong in your sex life? Is your mind cluttered with questions about sex myths that you find puzzling? Then you’ve reached the right place. Here are a few top myths about ‘safe’ sex that we’ve carefully selected and busted for your reading pleasure…
Myth #1: I am safe from any kind of sexually transmitted disease because I have slept only with virgins throughout my life.
Fact: You can’t be 100% sure when somebody claims to be a virgin, let alone be sure if they’re simply referring to vaginal intercourse with the V word. You should understand that be it oral or anal sex, sexually transmitted diseases can still pass from one to another.
Myth #2: I am clean because my medical reports say so.
Fact– There are many sexually transmitted diseases for which there is no commercial test available. It is only for specific diseases that you might have been tested, and not for everything. So somebody who claims to have been tested for everything is certainly fooling himself or herself.
Myth #3: I can have unprotected sex if I’ve got my periods.
Fact– Yes it is unlikely for you get pregnant if you have intercourse while menstruating, but it is not impossible. If your menstruation cycle period merges with the onset of the ovulation phase, then you can be fertile. Be careful if you are having sex right at the end of your period as the sperm count is known to live in the reproductive tract for 72 hours.
Myth #4: I am unable to use a condom because of …
Fact– Whatever might be the reason, no excuse is good enough for unprotected intercourse. Whether it’s your religion, an allergy, or a matter of foolish choice, no reason is sound enough for unsafe sex, unless of course you’re trying to conceive with your partner and have completed all necessary tests.
Myth #5: I would be aware of the fact if someone I am sleeping with had a sexually transmitted disease.
Fact– It is not possible everytime. This is because many people who have STDs are asymptomatic i.e. there are no visible symptoms of it. The only solution, if you harbour doubts, is to get tested, else there is no sure shot way to detect STD.