Common Misconception about Sex

 Misconception about Sex

Introduction: There are many misconceptions, superstitions, and blind beliefs prevalent in our society about intercourse or intercourse. Many feel shy to ask important questions considering these matters to be sensitive. It can be seen that many people are making important decisions based on misconceptions about intercourse. This results in various physical, mental, and family complications.

This article discusses some common misconceptions about intercourse.

Misconceptions about pregnancy

1. To have a child you have to have intercourse every day
Many people think that if you want to have a baby, you need to have sex every day. Otherwise, the chances of having a child are greatly reduced.

What Science Says: A study found—

  • Having sex every day has the highest chance of success – 37 percent.
  • Having intercourse one day after another has a closer chance of success – 33 percent.
  • Having sex once a week drops the chance to just 15 percent.

That is, frequent intercourse increases the chances of success, and trying every day or every other day has the highest chance. And if you can find the Fertile Window or the most likely time to conceive by trying more often, even better.

But everyone can't follow such a routine and try for the baby. For many, it will not be suitable. By knowing reliable information, make the decision that is best according to the situation.

2. Having intercourse in certain positions increases the chances of conception
What are the rules of intercourse for having a baby? — A common answer to this question is the missionary position. During intercourse in this position, the male is on top and the female is on the bottom. Intercourse in this position is claimed to increase the chances of conceiving a child.

In some videos widely circulated on social media, it is claimed that the chances of having a child through intercourse in certain positions are high. In addition, there is a common belief that pregnancy will not be possible if women have intercourse while standing or sitting, or if women run around after intercourse.

What Science Says : None of these are correct. Having intercourse in a certain position or two increases the chances of conceiving — these claims are not supported by science at all.

Sperm need to reach the vagina or menstrual tract for conception. Even if the semen reaches the vagina, there is a chance of pregnancy. Therefore, intercourse in any position that results in ejaculation, unless a condom or other form of contraception is used, has a chance of conception. One position is better or more effective than the other — that's not the point.

Regardless of the position of intercourse, sperm travel from the woman's vagina to the cervix within seconds after the man ejaculates. Therefore, it is not at all scientific that there are more chances of having a child in one or two positions or without them.

3. You can't get pregnant if you ejaculate through the vagina
Many people worry that the passage of semen through the menstrual tract after ejaculation means that all the sperm have been removed and that the woman's chances of getting pregnant are reduced. There are various methods suggested on the internet to prevent this outflow or flowback, such as—

  • The woman should lie awake for half an hour
  • Keep it elevated with a pillow under the waist
  • Lie down and keep your legs elevated

Besides, many people ask, how long to lie down after intercourse. In this regard, the idea is that if you lie for a while after intercourse or put a pillow under your feet, the sperm can reach the uterus.

What Science Says: Flowback is when semen escapes through the menstrual canal. It is a completely normal phenomenon. One study found that 94 percent of this flowback occurs after intercourse. It can happen while lying in bed, while getting up for a walk, or while urinating. It is nothing to worry about.

There is no need to do any special work or lie down in a special position. Even sperm do not need to do anything special to reach the uterus. Sperm usually travel very quickly from the vagina to the uterus through the body's normal processes. So there is no evidence that any of these particular activities increase the chances of getting pregnant. But you can do it if you like it.

Overall, there is no need to worry about ejaculation. Rather, if you want to have a baby, you have to take care of whether the sperm is getting a favorable environment in the female body or not. On certain days of the month, the female body creates a very favorable environment for sperm. For details on how many days after menstruation to conceive, read the article on the right time to get pregnant . Take these special precautions during intercourse if you want to conceive.

Therefore, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends avoiding them with caution. That is, if you use spit, it is better to keep it closed. And if you have to use a lubricant, then look for the HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE-BASED writing on the packet and buy it. Using these lubricants does not increase the chances of pregnancy. Rather, they can be used if necessary.

4. No one gets pregnant the first time they have sex
A lot of people think that you have to have sex several times to get pregnant. So many people don't use any birth control when having intercourse for the first time.

What Science Says: The idea is completely wrong. With puberty, women become fertile even before the onset of the first period. There is a chance of conceiving even if you have intercourse for the first time or just once since the first ovulation.

5. There is a possibility of getting pregnant if you eat semen
What Science Says: Swallowing semen has no chance of conception. However, in this case, there is a possibility of various sexually transmitted diseases including gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia. So men should use condoms to be safe.

In the case of anal intercourse or anal sex, if the semen does not come into contact with the vagina, there is no chance of conception. But even in this case, if a partner has HIV-AIDS, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases, there is a possibility that the healthy partner will also get these diseases. Therefore, condoms should be used during unprotected sex.

6. A woman will not get pregnant if the man's genitals are removed before ejaculation
What Science Says : Sperm exiting a woman's vagina does not make it possible to have a baby—this is a complete misconception. The explanation is that some liquid juice is released from the genitals of men when they are excited (having an erection) before ejaculation, which is called Pre-ejaculatory Fluid. This juice contains thousands of sperm. By which there is a possibility of pregnancy. Therefore, protection must be used to avoid pregnancy.

7. For conception, the genitals must remain unwashed for at least 1 hour after intercourse
Many may have heard that if you want to get pregnant, women should refrain from cleaning themselves with water or soap for at least 1 hour after intercourse. Otherwise, the sperm will be destroyed, resulting in impossibility of conception.

What Science Says : This claim is also baseless. Within seconds of ejaculation, sperm are found in the cervix. So waiting for an hour is pointless. Instead, cleaning yourself after intercourse with lukewarm water reduces the amount of bacteria, which can help reduce urinary tract infections.

Above all, in the case of those who are trying to have a baby through intercourse, it is important to avoid rumors and follow some rules for the health of mother and child. An example is daily intake of folic acid , which may reduce the risk of birth defects in the brain and spine of the baby. Pre-conception preparationWatch our video for details.

8. There is no chance of pregnancy unless the penis is inserted through the vagina

What Science Says : Although the chances of conception are very low without vaginal penetration, the possibility of having a child cannot be ruled out. This may happen if—

Ejaculate too close to the vagina, meaning the semen comes into contact with the vagina
The male genitals come into contact with the female genitals when they are aroused (erection).
Semen and pre-ejaculatory fluid contain numerous spermatozoa. They cannot live long outside the body. However, if the sperm somehow enters the vagina, it is able to enter the uterus and fertilize the egg to produce a child.

Misconceptions about men's sexual health

1. Ejaculating every day reduces male fertility
A popular belief is that daily intercourse can cause a man's sperm deficiency. Many people believe that frequent ejaculation reduces male fertility. If you ejaculate after a long time, the semen seems thick, from there maybe the origin of this idea.

What the Science Says: A large study of nearly 10,000 semen samples found that daily ejaculates had a normal sperm count. In addition, frequent intercourse improves the genetic quality of semen.

2. Without intercourse, the testicles become painfully blue and may even rupture
What the science says: It's a misconception. Neither male nor female has any physical problems due to not having intercourse. There is no possibility of testicular rupture in men.

Men's bodies are always producing sperm and semen. If not ejaculated, this semen is reabsorbed in the body. Apart from coitus, ejaculation is also caused by masturbation and dreaming. So there is no need to have intercourse out of such irrational fear.

3.Can condoms be washed after one use and used again?
no This is a completely wrong and in some cases a terrible idea. Condoms should be discarded after one use, and a new condom should be used.

Condom should be changed after 30 minutes of intercourse. Friction weakens the walls of the condom, making it more likely to tear or burst.

Misconceptions about women's sexual health

1. Girls become ready for intercourse as soon as they menstruate
What Science Says : This idea is not entirely correct. The onset of menstruation means that the girl child is growing and there is a possibility of conceiving a child if intercourse occurs. It does not mean that girls in this condition are mentally and physically ready for intercourse or that they should have intercourse at this age.

2. Women do not get pregnant if they have intercourse during menstruation
This word may be very familiar to many. Many people believe that vaginal bleeding during menstruation means that the sperm will not reach the cervix, or even if it does, it will be destroyed by the blood.

What Science Says: A woman's hormones are in the exact opposite state during menstruation, which is ideal for pregnancy. But still having intercourse during menstruation can lead to pregnancy.

This is because sperm can survive in the female body for five to six days after ejaculation. So if women ovulate before the scheduled time, it is not impossible for the sperm and egg to fertilize and conceive a child.

Studies have shown that the female body can become suitable for pregnancy from the fourth day of menstruation. So a woman can conceive at any time of the menstrual cycle.

3. All women experience vaginal bleeding during their first intercourse

A widely held belief is that a woman's vaginal bleeding during intercourse for the first time is one of the main indicators of a woman's virginity. An intact hymen means that the girl is a virgin, and if the vaginal opening is large, it is believed that the girl is not a virgin.

What Science Says : That doesn't always happen. Some people experience menstrual bleeding after first intercourse, while others do not. Both are completely normal occurrences. It has nothing to do with virginity.

At the mouth of the female vagina, there is a membrane called hymen or vulva. It is a thin skin-like membrane that partially covers the mouth of the vagina. The vagina is somewhat flexible, meaning it can be slightly enlarged when stretched.

Not all women have the same hymen. In most cases the hymen partially covers the opening of the vagina from all sides. However, many people do not have this screen at all. In some cases, the hymen completely covers the vagina, which can cause problems with intercourse or tampon use. In that case the screen may be surgically removed.

Penetrating the female genitalia during the first intercourse may cause tension or tearing of the hymen. This may cause slight pain or bleeding in the vagina. Even if you never have intercourse again, there is a possibility that the hymen may be stretched or torn due to some other reasons.

A woman does not always know when the hymen is torn or stretched, as it is not always the case that there will be pain or noticeable bleeding in these cases. Common reasons women can easily tear the hymen before intercourse for the first time in life include—

  • As a result of different types of physical sports
  • When riding a horse
  • Using tampons during menstruation
  • If you masturbate
So the conventional method of determining virginity based on vaginal bleeding or hymen is wrong, unnecessary and irrelevant.

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