Taboos about sex, desire, and female orgasms have been prevalent since times immemorial, but thankfully, there's been a shift in the way people view these subjects now. The wave of normalisation is slowly, and steadily, washing over the inhibitions pertaining to sex. We’ve listed down a few of the myths that you need to debunk right away.
Myth #1: Masturbation is harmful
It's been a common misunderstanding among several people that masturbation is harmful for health. Some beliefs that masturbating frequently causes acne, hairy palms, while some bizarre orthodox ideas endorse that self-pleasuring is a steppingstone to homosexuality. Truth be told, there is nothing wrong in masturbating regardless of the gender.
Myth #2: Period sex won’t get you pregnant
Some women tend to believe that having sex during or right after your period ends is the safest time as you will not get pregnant which is fairly a subjective idea to dodge. It is unlikely, but you can still get pregnant depending on your menstrual cycle and ovulation period. Sperm can sometimes survive in the body for up to seven days after you have sex and there are chances of getting pregnant if you ovulate early. However, if you don’t plan on getting pregnant it is always advisable to use a condom. Better safe than sorry!
Myth #3: Using a condom isn’t pleasurable
A condom’s sole purpose is for you to be able to enjoy sex without having to worry about unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Some may feel it takes away from the pleasure unprotected sex provides; however, abstaining from using condoms because it doesn’t pleasure you enough would put you at a higher risk of contracting STDs or STIs which you may want to steer clear of. Be prepared and protected, always!
Myth #4: Vaginal intercourse is the only way to orgasm
Many people believe that vaginal intercourse is the only way to hit the big O! Sex is not just about intercourse, it’s about the whole ‘course’. It is a whole package that starts from kissing and ends with you, and your partner raving about the amazing orgasm you’ve just had. However, if you think just vaginal intercourse is the way to orgasm then you might be in for a surprise.
Foreplay, as is always the case, is one of the major factors in helping one peak. Some may achieve orgasm with oral sex, some orgasm with a nice finger play, and some derive pleasure in seeing their partner climax. Clitoral stimulation for every female is different and how one achieves to stimulate that matters in making a woman orgasm!