Believe it or not; there are as many myths surrounding oral sex as there are about actual sex! People just don't talk about it as often, which is a shame because you need to know what is fact and what is fiction... So read on to find out!
1. MYTH: Oral Sex Is Safe Sex
Remember STIs can be contracted through oral sex as well.
2. MYTH: You Can Get Pregnant
You can't get pregnant from giving or receiving oral sex. The sperm has to come into contact with the egg for this to happen. And even if swallowed; the sperm goes into the digestive track in your stomach - no where near the ovaries!
3. MYTH: Swallowing Sperm Is Bad For You
There is no evidence or studies that support this claim. There are no toxins or poisons present in sperm.
4. MYTH: Oral Sex Means No Orgasm
Receiving oral sex can in fact aid your chances of orgasm! Many women claim they are able to reach the Big-O with oral sex alone!
5. MYTH: You Have To Be Able To Fit It In Your Mouth!
In fact, when it comes to the most sensitive spots of the penis, the head of the penis actually comes first as it has the most nerve endings.
6. MYTH: It's Always a Safer To Spit
Whilst it seems like the "safer" option, the acid in your stomach actually destroys all sperm upon contact. If you do spit - use mouthwash to clean your mouth. Try not to brush your teeth straight away as this could cause light bleeding; increasing the chances of STDs.
7. MYTH: It's The Obvious Alternative To Sex; When You're On Your Period
You don't have to ever do anything you don't want to do or aren't comfortable doing, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Plus, many women have vaginal sex on their period, claiming it is more enjoyable and sensitive at the time!
8. MYTH: It Means You Have Lost Your Virginity...
In order for one to lose their "virginity" actual penetration has to be involved. Oral sex does not count as penetration, since the genitals never actually touch.
9. MYTH: People Don't Use Condoms For Blowjobs
It is always better to practice safe sex, even oral sex! Plus, why do you think flavoured condoms exist?!
10. MYTH: It Is Wrong And Always Unhygienic
It is up to you and your partner to make sure that you are clean down there. As long as this is the case, then there is no health risk associated with oral sex.
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Published on Jun 10, 2016