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Top 10 Myths About Sex

10. A Cold Shower Dashes the Libido

A cold shower has been said to curb peak sexual appetite, simply by reducing the amount of

testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women. There is simply no proven basis

for this belief, and in fact, an English study for Thrombosis has shown that a cold shower

actually stimulates libido by increasing hormone levels. The end result is even more sexual

excitement than was first started with. Take heart all ye anxious ladies and gentlemen,

as I hear a ball peen hammer and wooden plank still does wonders for destroying ones sexual


9. The Power of a Lovers Stare

The power of a lovers stare has been written in romance novels ever since an ink pen was

first laid to a piece of parchment. True lovers have been said to have the ability to stare

into each others eyes for hours on end, falling in love again and again, without ever growing

tired. However, what has actually been found in studies, is that staring at your lover

has about a 50/50 chance of promoting feelings of love and passion. The other fifty percent

of the time it promotes aggression and annoyance, which has been documented in couple studies

as fighting and arguing. I guess it is truealls fair in love and war!

8. Sex During the Final Stages of Pregnancy

A lot of expecting couples express fear of hurting their baby during intercourse. Especially

during the final trimester. However, most research today not only shows that intercourse

is completely safe for the child, it actually can promote a healthier, speedier labor and

delivery. It is an old wives tale that sex is bad for the fetus once it is past a certain

stage of growth. Many doctors say that you should be able to have a healthy sexual relationship

with your partner right up until the day of delivery. Chalk much of this myth up to mans

over-exaggeration of his unit!

7. Thinking of Someone Else During Sex is a Bad Sign for a Relationship

Did you know that upwards of 90% of all sexually active folk in the world think about someone

else during sex with their partner. It is actually a completely natural part of a healthy

sexual relationship. The majority of folks think about friends, neighbors, or co-workers,

while a slightly smaller percentage (25% of Canadian men) prefer fantasizing about imaginary

characters. Everything from Betty Boop to the Lone Ranger has run through the minds

of countless lovers over the decades, and should not be considered an indicator that

a relationship is heading for the rocks.

6. Women and Fast Cars (Modern Myth)

If you were to ask a woman today if she was turned-on by the growl of a big engine, she

would probably scoff at the thought. In fact, in light of the popular green movement, it

is now popular for women to prefer men who drive environmentally-friendly vehicles, such

as the Toyota Prius. However, a recent study says differentlya lot differently. It

turns out, women show substantial increases in sexual arousal (measured by testosterone

in saliva) while listening to the sound of a high performance Maserati, as compared to

a low performance Volkswagen (VW) Polo. In fact, the VW actually decreased the arousal

of women below that of the baseline of watching the nerdy scientists test their equipment

before the study began. Talk about an anti-aphrodisiac!

5. Inbreeding Produces Babies with Three Heads

While considered a bit of a joke, inbreeding has been said to cause everything from a baby

with three heads to mutant X-Men. In truth, while inbreeding should not necessarily be

considered a good thing, it is not nearly as bad as some people think. A 30-year Western

Australian study, looked at cultures who regularly practice first cousin marriages and found

no abnormalities in their offspring beyond that of what would be expected from any other

traditional, unrelated couple. The same myth also applies to inbreed animals, who are not

always the weaker of the species.

4. Race is a Good Indicator of a Mans Sexual Endowment

While some races have enjoyed basking in the limelight of these rumors, there is actually

no scientific basis of this myth. While your cousins friend, who knew a girl, who dated

several professional basketball players claims this myth maybe true, a study from the Porterback

Clinic, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and St. JamesHospital, says differently. The study

found that a mans physical endowment had absolutely nothing to do with his race, creed,

or color. Its has much more to do with that haphazard toss of the genetic die that

came soon after that glimmer from our parents eye.

3. Plentiful Sex and the Swinging Single

While it is common belief that once you get married, sex gets thrown out the window, most

research suggests that married couples actually have more sex than the swinging single. This

is mostly because couples living together are presented with more opportunities to have

sex. Anywhere from 25 to 300 percent more opportunity for sex, on average. However,

over the course of marriage, sex dwindles, leaving the frequency of sex comparable to

that of a lifetime of living single. One way to improve your odds of having more sex, is

to marry multiple times. However, the stress of all those marriages/divorces just might

toss you right into an early grave, leaving you with even less sex!

2. Sex Every Seven Seconds

The common belief by many women, is that men think about sex at least once every seven

seconds. Truth is, men today are actually too weighed down with thoughts of success

and finances to devote that kind of brain power to the subject. In fact, only half of

men (54 percent) think about sex once per day according to the Kinsey Institute, while

the other 43 percent designate just a few fantasies spread out over the course of a

week. An abysmal 4 percent think about just once over the course of an entire month. Talk

about a grossly over-inflated female-chauvinistic rumor.

1. Premature Ejaculation (PE) is an Abnormality

No man has ever been proud to be deemed apremature ejaculatorby his lover, but

in truth it is more of a hardwired system for survival, than an abnormality. The average

male can last 5.4 minutes before lift-off, which was biologically pertinent to the population

of the planet back in the early days. When faced with man-eating chickens, men had to

get the job done quick. There was no time for flowers, song, and love poems. The threat

of a Tyrannosaurus charging while in the throes of passion, was enough to make him even quicker,

which is why anxiety is still one

of the leading causes of PE.

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