Busting Sex Myths That Plague Our Minds
Published on Sep 01, 2022
By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In-House Doctor
BAMS | 30+ Years of Experience
We may be in the 21st century but sex is a topic that's still considered a taboo in our society and is rarely discussed in the open. This is why there are so many sex myths out there that plague our minds.
But, people need to realize that sex is just a natural part of human life. The lack of conversation around sex often leads to confusion and ignorance about a healthy sexual life, and we are left with a ton of sex myths!
Ayurved understands sex to be an important part of life and encourages open discussion. Hence, we are here busting some absurd myths around sex that still plague our minds:
1. Period Sex Myths
Contrary to the popular notion that having sex during periods is harmful to women and could lead to infections and infertility, menstrual blood is sterile during the first few days and does not harm your body. One of the worst period sex myths that really disrupts a healthy female sexual life.
2. First-Time Sex Causes Pregnancy
Do you really think that first-time sex cause pregnancy or a baby will be conceived? Of course not! What matters is the overall risk of getting pregnant, which involves other factors. Use protection and educate yourself about your menstrual cycle and, if you have sex, understand when to have sex and how to protect yourself against pregnancy.
3. Oral Sex is Harmful for Health
It's false! Not at all. Oral sex can be fun and very fulfilling for both partners. ‘Oral sex is harmful to health’ this notion is 100% a sex myth! You need to always use protection irrespective of which way you are having sex. Oral sex is no different! Use a condom and keep the genital area clean to prevent infection. Always disclose your testing status to your partner, and you are good to go. Many couples enjoy oral sex for heightened pleasure and orgasms.
4. The Hymen is Equal to Virginity
The hymen is a small flap of skin that covers the vaginal opening and can be stretched or torn during first-time intercourse. But, the hymen can rupture during non-coital activities such as sports and horseback riding, or if a girl is born with an opening in her hymen, masturbation, and much more. Many girls even suffer from imperforate hymen that doesn't allow menstrual blood to flow out of the body. This also does not let the hymen break and causes a lot of complications.
5. Pull Out Fast to Prevent Pregnancy
"Pull out fast" is the term commonly used to refer to a man who withdraws his penis from the vagina right before ejaculation. One of the reasons that most young couples avoid using condoms is that the boy might feel confident to pull out fast enough before the ejaculation and end up giving their partner an unwanted pregnancy. The pull-out method is not 100% safe from pregnancy and the transfer of sexual diseases. Plus, precum can also cause pregnancy. Trust in condoms and other preventive measures only!
6. Premature Ejaculation Does Not Cause Erection Problems
That is not true. The truth is that erection problems can be caused by long-term premature ejaculation. In fact, most men who have premature ejaculation also suffer from erection problems such as erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. Fortunately, there are ayurvedic medicines that help boost testosterone and support sexual health & performance using natural herbs.
All these sex myths prevent men and women from discovering the truth about their sexual health. Only with the truth, can we make any real progress. It is essential to bust the myths to understand the potential of a healthy reproductive system!
Dr. Surya Bhagwati
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery)
Dr. Surya Bhagwati is an established, well-known Ayurvedic expert with over 30 years of experience in treating and consulting in the field of Ayurveda. She is known for the timely, efficient, and patient-centred delivery of quality health care. The patients under her care receive a unique holistic treatment comprising not only medicinal treatment but also spiritual empowerment.