Think you know a thing or two about sex? You may be right, but you may also be wrong..The French invented French kissing… You can tell if someone is homosexual by their hands… From misguided myths to half truths, sex has them all. Here are 10 massively popular ones that you need to stop believing.
Myth #1: Men think about sex every seven seconds.
Fortunately for everyone, this one’s very false. If men thought about sex every seven seconds, that would mean about 8,000 times per day. In reality, according to The Kinsey Institute, 54 per cent of men said they think about sex several times per day and 43 per cent said it was a few times per week.
Myth #2: The French Invented French Kissing
Not according to the French. Although the name took off in the 1920s when everything French was considered ‘ooh-la-la’, the use of tongue during kissing has global appeal.
Myth #3: You can tell a lot about a guy by his shoe size.
Sorry ladies, studies have shown that there’s no correlation between penis size and shoe size. Same goes for ear size and hand size and pretty much every other part of his body.
Myth #4: Men are the only fantasists
According to research, 80 per cent of women had sexual fantasies about people who weren’t their partner, compared with 98 per cent of men.
Myth #5: Women are naturally less interested in sex.
Though women might actively think about sex less often than do men (the above Kinsey study found that 19 per cent of women think about sex multiple times a day and 63 per cent think about it a few times per week), that doesn’t mean women want sex any less. According to a survey, around 53 per cent of women don’t have as much sex as they’d like to.
Myth #6: Eating oysters will get you in the mood.
Did you know that there’s really no truth behind the aphrodisiac powers of food? Oysters are made up of elements (water, protein, carbohydrates, fat, etc.) that have no power to chemically stimulate sex drive. The placebo effect could be aided by the sexual nature of eating, but the food itself doesn’t get you going.
Myth #7: Sex burns more calories than running
According to researchers from the University of Quebec in Canada, the following number of calories are burned per minute
9.2 Man on treadmill
4.2 Man having sex
7.2 Woman on treadmill
3.1 Woman having sex
Myth #8: Men are more promiscuous.
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction says 54 per cent of men think about sex daily compared to only 19 per cent of women. And men aged 30 to 44 claim to have had six to eight partners in their lives compared to four among most women.
Myth #9: Two condoms offer better protection
Some countries it is common practice to use two condoms to avoid sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancies. Most health authorities do not agree with this as according to them, this increases the risk of condoms breaking due to friction.
Myth #10: Women do not ejaculate.
Some scientists had the opportunity to collect expelled liquid and confirm that it is not urine, although they are unable to determine its composition.