Most of us have learned all sorts of things about sex – from talking to friends, sex education at school, the TV or the internet. Some things you might even have figured out from experience.
But while you may have plenty of information, some of it is plain wrong. In fact, people believe all kinds of things about sex that are simply not true.
As paediatricians, part of our job is to teach adolescents about sex. As researchers, our job is to help figure out the science about what works, and what doesn’t, to keep people healthy.
To shine some light on the most popular and prevalent sex myths, we’ve scoured the world’s medical literature, looking for scientific studies to prove whether common thinking is true or false.
You’d be amazed at how often real research has been done on these topics!
And, more often than not, there is good scientific evidence to tell us clearly whether a theory is actually true.
Here, we debunk some long-held beliefs about sex…
source: daily mail