True or False: You can't catch an STD if you have sex in water.
Although bathtub sex scenes are common in pornography and even mainstream movies, in reality, sex and water aren't the best combination. And when it comes to STDs, this one's flat-out false. Not only does water wash away the body’s natural fluids, it also weakens your skin. So, having sex in water actually increases your chances of catching an STD. That's because having sex in water can tear your unmentionables, making it easier for bacteria and STDs to enter your body. Wearing a condom helps, but not much because chlorine or heat can weaken the rubber, making it more likely to break. The best way to avoid such a scenario is to stick to land-based sexual activity - and save the underwater stuff for safer foreplay.
True or False: You can determine the size of a man's penis by looking at his fingers.
Men with big feet tend to have big … shoes. Really. There has been no evidence linking a man’s penis size to his foot size. However, there is a way to tell whether a fully-clothed man is packing a zucchini or a baby carrot. All you have to do is to look at his index and ring fingers. Are they about the same length? If so, you might have a Ron Jeremy in your hands!
Researchers at Gachon University Gil Hospital in South Korea found that the lower a man’s index-to-ring-finger ratio, the longer his penis is likely to be. The 2011 study, which was published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, suggests that the correlation between the index-to-ring-finger ratio and penis size may be a result of prenatal testosterone. More testosterone during fetal development has been shown to create a lower index-to-ring-finger ratio … and perhaps a bigger baby maker.
True or False: Sex can cure headaches.
Forget aspirin. Find a sexual partner! Yes, this old wives tale is true. Sex can cure headaches, and there are several studies to prove it. In 1988, a neurology professor named James Couch discovered that 61 percent of women who tried sex with a migraine got some relief. He also found that sex could stop a migraine altogether. In a more detailed study conducted by South Illinois School of Medicine, 31 percent of the migraine sufferers reported relief after an orgasm while 15 percent more said their headaches were completely gone.
But there's a catch: In order for sex to actually cure your headache, you need to have an orgasm. So next time your partner says, "Not now; I’ve got a headache," consider it your personal mission to help them find relief.
The topic of sex is stuffed with myths and misconceptions. The more you know about your body and how it works, the more you'll be able to use it to your advantage. So next time you hear something about sex, ask yourself whether it's fact or fiction. Better yet, ask us!