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A sexologist dispelled 7 major myths about safe sex

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Myths about safe sex

Sexologist Tetiana Slavina told 7 popular myths about safe sex. According to her, a million people in the world are infected with sexually transmitted infections every day.

She published the post on her personal Instagram page. "Safe sex is the main condition for having sex in life, but there are many myths here," wrote Tatiana Slavina (to see the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).

  • Myth #1: "Sex with a virgin is safe"

The expert assures that the presence of a hymen or the belief that a "girl is the first" does not mean that this is true, or that there was no oral or anal sex before. It is also a myth that the hymen can be restored in 15 minutes on a gynecological chair.

Myth #1: ''Sex with a virgin is safe''
  • Myth #2: "Oral sex is safe from STIs" (sexually transmitted infections)

The "bouquet" of infections transmitted through anal sex is so impressive that it can discourage the practice of such caresses.

Myth #2: ''Oral sex is safe from STIs''.
  • Myth #3: "Chlorhexidine douching eliminates STI infection"

The sexologist insists that this is not true, and chlorhexidine can only "burn" the microflora, which can even accelerate the infection with STDs.

Myth #3: ''Washing with chlorhexidine eliminates STI infection''.
  • Myth #4: "I feel fine after unprotected intercourse, so I'm not infected"

Many diseases have a latent period of course, after which the diagnosis will "make itself felt".

Myth #4: ''I feel good after unprotected intercourse, so I'm not infected''
  • Myth #5: "Sex during menstruation makes pregnancy impossible"
Myth #5: ''Sex during menstruation excludes pregnancy''
  • Myth #6: "Interrupted sexual intercourse protects against unwanted pregnancy"

The expert notes that it's not about the partner's poor reaction, but about the pre-ejaculate, in which sperm are "frequent guests."

Myth #6: ''Interrupted sexual intercourse protects against unwanted pregnancy''
  • Myth #7: "Peeing after sex protects you from STIs"

Bacteria and viruses penetrate the body quickly enough through microcracks in the mucous membranes and skin that they cannot be washed away with urine or water.

Myth #7: ''Peeing after sex protects you from STIs''

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that a sexologist told why you want to cry after sex. According to her, there are several explanations for such a reaction: it can be both physiological features and unjustified expectations from sexual intercourse.

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