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i migliori robot du opzioni binarie Seven lies my friends told me about sex, and yours might be telling you too.

Tadalafil Oral Strips Buy 20 MG No Prescription In high school, it seemed like everyone was always talking about sex. From what hook-ups he’s had to her relationship drama, it was like the main conversation topic of my high school career. But when I got older, I realized that my friends and boyfriends were doing a lot of talking, but not necessarily a lot of listening, and as a result, a lot of the information I had was W-R-O-N-G.

binarni opce pro zacatecniky Looking back some of the things I heard were almost comical, but bad information can have real consequences, especially about something as serious as sex and your health. I narrowed it down to seven of the biggest lies my friends told me that were totally wrong.

Köpa Strattera på nätet 1. The Classic High School Myth

il miglior broker di trading binario They said everybody was doing it. But no, not everybody is having sex. While the media and people in school may make it seem like everyone is having sex, studies suggest that in reality, the real number is anywhere from 48 percent to two-thirds, which means that half to a third of high school students are NOT having sex.

auto opzione binarie recensioni The truth is that most teens who have had sex say they wish they had waited longer. The general consensus seems to be that the younger the teens are when they first have sex, the more likely they are to regret it. People lie and exaggerate and can talk a good game when it comes to sex, but in the end, it doesn’t matter who’s telling the truth or not. The only truth that matters is what’s best for you.

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I was also told that it doesn’t count if it’s oral sex or even anal sex. These seemed to have gained the designation of a “free pass,” as far as sexual relationships go, for those who want to stay “technical” virgins and have thus decided that anything that’s not intercourse isn’t sex.

Sorry but yes, it does count as sex, and yes, you can still get a sexually transmitted disease from both. There is still an exchange of fluids, meaning that diseases can enter your body. Besides that, all of the emotional implications that go along with “regular” sex generally still apply.

If you feel you’re ready for this step in your relationship, by all means go for it. Just know what you’re getting yourself into.

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3. The Pregnancy Myth

One thing I heard time and time again was the various and inventive ways that a girl won’t get pregnant. To name a few, she won’t get pregnant if you have sex standing up; if the girl is on top; if you have sex in a hot tub or swimming pool; if she jumps up and down immediately after sex; if the girl douches, takes a bath or urinates immediately after sex; if he pulls out; if it’s your first time or if you’re both virgins.

The truth is you can get pregnant any time you have sex (unless, of course, you’re already pregnant, which means you’ve got other things to worry about). The “pull-out” method is potentially the worst possible form of birth control. Men do not always know when ejaculatory fluid begins to seep out—and even ahead of a perceptible orgasm, pre-ejaculate (which includes sperm) is released and is enough to get a woman pregnant.

Even if you use a condom or another form of birth control, you still have the potential to get pregnant. The only 100 percent certified way to prevent pregnancy is by not having sex.

So if you choose to have sex, regardless of when, where or how, know what you might be getting yourself into. Birth control, when used properly, is generally very effective (depending on the type), but know the risks you are getting into when becoming sexually active. Condoms are one of the only forms of birth control that can prevent the spread of STDs, so be safe and consider getting you and your partner tested before sex.

We’ve included a chart on birth control to help you see the effectiveness of each type of birth control (click for higher res):

Birth Control

4. The Toilet STD Myth

One of the scariest lies to believe is that you can get an STD from a toilet, FALSE. Sexually transmitted diseases or infections can’t live outside the body for a long period of time—especially not on a cold, hard surface like a toilet seat. Plus, STDs aren’t present in urine, so the chances of you catching one from whoever used the bathroom before you are slim to none.

What you do need to worry about, however, is what may seem like harmless skin-to-skin or mouth-to-mouth contact. Kissing, for example, can spread herpes (and deeper kissing can even spread oral gonorrhea and chlamydia), while skin rubbing together can pass infections such as genital warts, herpes, scabies and pubic lice.

5. The Plan B Myth

You shouldn’t believe any fool who says that “Plan B” can cause an abortion. A rumor at one point went around my school that a guy who suspected his girlfriend was pregnant, planned to crush a Plan B pill into her food to terminate her pregnancy. Aside from the highly disturbing implications of poisoning someone’s lunch, in previous research, more than 30 percent of sexually active adolescents said that they believed emergency contraceptives induce abortion. Let’s explore what Plan B really is:

Plan B, also known as the “morning after” pill, is not the same as RU-486, a pill that causes abortion. In fact, if you take Plan B while you’re already pregnant, that is, if a fertilized egg has already attached to the wall of your uterus, it won’t impact the pregnancy whatsoever.

6. The STD Myth

One lie that seems to be a commonly held belief is that you have to sleep with a bunch of people to get an STD. In reality, all it takes is one time, with one person. With some STDs, you don’t even have to have intercourse to be exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Obviously, the more partners you have, the bigger chance you have of getting an STD, but in the end (just like getting pregnant), the magic number can be one.

If your partner has a lot of partners, you are exposed to more and more people. Here is a chart to show your exposure rate (and why getting tested is so important):

Sex Exposure Chart

7. The Undervaluing Myth

Probably the biggest stigma attached to sex is that it’s no big deal. Sex is absolutely a big deal. Sex can feel fantastic, but it can also feel horrible. An important thing to remember is that it isn’t the only thing in the world, or even the most important part of a relationship. You don’t have to have sex; it doesn’t automatically make you more mature.

You can still have a good relationship without having sex. Sex isn’t just a physical act; it involves emotions. It’s also risky. Sex involves physical risks like getting pregnant or getting a sexually transmitted disease. Sex also has emotional risks like getting hurt or betraying beliefs about the relationship.

Sex will, without fail, change your relationship, and not always for the better. It can also change how you feel about yourself. So yes, no matter what your friends or the media say, sex is a big deal.

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