When was the last time you had a meaningful conversation about sex and its misconceptions?

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in the field of sex and intercourse, extra knowledge can never do any harm. Many of us have always had numerous questions regarding se in our mind, which we either overlook or feel embarrassed to ask our close ones about. While there are many things about sex we can learn through experience and/or through external materials, there are certain things that can only be unraveled after the deed is done and the ugly consequences are left for us to bear.

There are lots of common misconceptions about sex that people probably believe and keep passing on for years and years.

That being said, here are 10 common misconceptions or myths that people know wrong about sex.


Sex burns calories but it’s not exercise

One of the common misconceptions about sex is that you can lose weight making love. Of course, a sexual intercourse does burn up to 85 to 150 calories, but it’s not the same as you exercise. If you rely only on having sex with your husband to lose weight or get in shape, then you’re definitely wrong.

I can’t get pregnant if I have sex on my period

It is possible to get pregnant while on your period. You are most likely to become pregnant during ovulation, which generally occurs 14 days after the start of your last period — but this time is variable. Sperm can live in a woman’s body for five days; if it is still present during ovulation, you can get pregnant.

Penis size matters

Studies have shown that lots of men can be conscious about their private parts. The truth is, women don’t really care about penis sizes at all.

Foreplay is only in the bedroom

One of the common misconceptions about sex is that foreplay should just start in the bedroom. You can always spice things up with your husband right before you enter the bedroom. A kiss here and there or even a naughty look can always do the trick.

Men and women come at the same time

Both men and women are truly different and their sexual excitement may differ. Nearly all men can orgasm and climax very easily, unlike women who really need a little bit more time and effort than men to reach orgasm.

Penis size has nothing to do with shoe size and hands

We don’t quite know who spread the rumor that the shoe size and hands of the man has anything to do with the size of their man parts. The truth is, there’s nothing really definitive about it at all. This is one of the biggest misconceptions everyone just believes.

You can get pregnant by having oral sex

How can that even be possible? A woman can only become pregnant if and when a man ejaculates into a female reproductive system. While the mouth isn’t any form of a reproductive organ and therefore, getting pregnant is not possible through oral sex.

Women want multiple orgasms

A lot of women just want one orgasm. Multiple orgasms don’t usually occur in the 20-24 age group. This is one of the common misconceptions about sex, but the truth is that it takes time to understand a woman’s body and what it wants on both partners’ account.

The tighter the condom, the better

When it comes to condoms, knowledge and skill are more important than anything else. You should always properly put on a condom and take precautions to hold onto it while pulling it out. Females, you should learn how to put it on him in a way that excites him — he won’t be able to say no.

The Morning After Pill is the only contraceptive I need

Emergency contraceptives are not nearly as good as using birth control all the time. That being said, it is a good thing to have in your medicine chest — it takes anxiety, stress and fear out of your mind.

Dirty talk during sex is a must

Unlike movies and various sex scenes, dirty talk and naughty words aren’t extremely necessary during having sex. This point might disappoint a lot of people, but unfortunately it’s true. Some people don’t even like to talk dirty while having sex.

Gay guys only have anal sex

Actually, the most common type of sex homosexual males have is oral. But as for anal sex, they are considerably more cautious about the dangers of the behavior than heterosexuals: They are more likely to use condoms for STD protection, whereas heterosexuals generally only think of condoms as birth control for penile-vaginal sex.

I can learn everything about sex from porn

One of the common misconceptions about sex is that some guys think they don’t need to know anything other than what they’ve seen in porn. However, it offers an unrealistic presentation of sex. Girls can actually tell when a guy has only learned from porn … and it’s usually not a good thing. There is actually a large repertoire of skills men can acquire that would significantly increase sexual pleasure.