The first myth to debunk is that sex is always beautiful and clean.

WRONG! It's messy and there is more clean-up involved than a soap spill at Target.

There are a lot of components to sex.

You can get injured. You can, I can't tell you how many people I know who have dislocated a hip, a knee or a shoulder.

And all before hitting their 40s!

There is no one perfect way. Not everybody is meant to be the energizer bunny. And sometimes, it's ok of you'd rather just read or sleep.


Redditor ThePerksOfBeingAlive wanted to discuss the carnal pleasures of life and all of it's nonsense, they asked:

"What are some myths about sex that just annoy you?"

Stop watching movies or porn as 'how-to' guides for sex. And throw away those trashy romance novels.

All Night No

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"That going ‘all night long’ is a requirement to being good in bed. I got work tomorrow baby." ~ americanbj27

You will Live

"If you have sex you will get chlamydia and die." ~ not-your-supervisor

"And the biggest thing that most people don't realize is that chlamydia isn't even a big deal. You can have an active infection for years without knowing. It may affect your fertility and sometimes may cause painful intercourse, but for most people it's completely asymptomatic."

"Treating it is as simple as a short antibiotics course. The stigma is far worse than the disease, which is why it will never be eliminated. People are too scared to tell their partners when/if they test positive. Edit: like really, it's one of the, if not the easiest, STD to cure. Often all you need is a single dose antibiotic. One pill. One time. That's it." ~ Choice_Importance_21


"When you finish early she'll be annoyed."

"You can't be a pornstar all the time. Sometimes you finish early, sometimes you won't finish at all, sometimes you have trouble getting an erection and sometimes you'll have sex with her for an hour. It's normal." ~ ProfilerXx

For the very...

"That you can't get pregnant when it's your first time. I heard that one a lot." ~ CptZack01

"You can get high your first time but that doesn't necessarily mean you will. I know from personal experience. I also didn't get buzzed the first time I drank but that probably had more to do with the fact I had like half a beer before I couldn't stand the taste any more." ~ EvilSporkOfDeath

Paper or Rock?

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"That the most common position in lesbian sex is scissoring. Like i can’t even get into that position without pulling a muscle." ~ Toilet-Sock

Sleep. And survival. What is with death defying sex acts? Why is everyone so extra?

Losing Senses

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"Masturbation leads to blindness." ~ M-Badry24

"A father told his son 'quit masturbating or you’ll go blind!' The son says 'dad I’m over here.'" ~ robles103

The Routine...

"In the movies, it looks like women have sex and just roll over and go to sleep. I’m sorry but if you don’t pee or clean afterwards, you’re going to get a UTI." ~ kcelaynes

"over for you"

"That erectile dysfunction only happens to old/broken men and that when it happens it's 'over for you.' It's more common than most people think and in today's stressful times can happen to anybody. The manhood ending myth of it usually makes the issue worse than it originally is." ~ Zaihron

"Yeah my husband has had this issue since way before we met. He has a big workplace stress issue and it's difficult for him to shut his anxiety off. For the first few years I thought it was my fault. But it has improved a lot in the past few years. But at the time the feeling of inadequacy on his part made the issue way worse." ~ Thatdeathlessdeath

Sizing up...

"Having a large penis makes you good at sex. I especially hate that one." ~ Zeniyah

"Those are the people that think size is everything, and it's just dumb. No point in having something big if you don't know how to use it." ~ Its_Hiro-

"Its not the weapon, it's how you use it." -Sun Tzu... Maybe." ~ D4KU004

Bad Method

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"That the pull out method is 100% reliable." ~ TheLiteraryBookworm

"100% sure someone reading this IS a pull out baby." ~ srgbski

Sex is fun. Enjoy it. But stop obsessing and don't believe everything you see in porn.

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