Nov 6, 2012

Sex FAQs: Fact or fiction?


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We might shy away from talking about it in public, but let's face it we're all keen to explore new ways to fire up our sex life every now and then. 

While sex and the desire for it plays such an important part in our lives, we all want to have a better grasp on it. But truth be told, many of us still search for the right kind of information in order to practice exciting, yet safe, sex. Here are the top sex queries that you must know about! 

Fiction: Erectile dysfunction is not treatable. 
Fact: This is the biggest myth of all. ED is indeed treatable. Infact, here are a few lifestyle tips you should keep in mind: Check your alcohol intake, stop smoking, follow a healthy exercise and dietary regimen and keep your diabetes under watch. 

Fiction: It is impossible for a woman to get pregnant, if at all a man pulls out. 
Fact: The rhythm method, also known as the pull out method is the worst case scenario for birth control. Men are not always aware of when exactly the fluid is about to seep out. It is said that one in every 5 couples, who follow this method as the only form of birth control, get pregnant. Watch your chances! 

Fiction: A night-long sexual performance comes naturally. 
Fact: Unfortunately, this isn't true for all of us. As with everything else in life, sexual aptitude and sexual appetite differ from person to person. Further, if you want to be an ace in bed, you will need to be in good shape to be able to support that kind of physical exertion! 

Fiction: I'll come in contact with STDs only when I am regular with sex, else I am safe. 
Fact: It is not necessary to have sex in order to come in contact with STDs. Even skin-to-skin contact is enough for the spread of HPV virus, which in some cases can cause genital warts. 

Fiction: Once I come in contact with HIV, I am surely going to get AIDS. 
Fact: This is simply not true. Even though there is no sure shot cure for HIV, there are many medications and dietary rules available by which you can suppress the virus. Talk to your doctor in detail about it and be proactive about strengthening your immune system. 

Fiction: Condoms do not have expiry dates. I can use one anytime, anywhere. 
Fact: Condoms, like any other grocery product, comes with an expiry date. You can use one for three to five year. Best is to check for its printed expiry date before use. 

Fiction: I don't know how good latex condoms are. Are they good for prevention of STDs and pregnancies? 
Fact: Latex condoms are good for prevention of STDs and pregnancies. However, if one is allergic to latex condoms you should talk in detail with your doctor and ask him to recommend you polyurethane condoms instead. 

Fiction: Erectile dysfunction is linked to heart disease. 
Fact: Yes, in some cases it has been linked to heart disease. In fact, erectile dysfunction can be linked to cardiovascular diseases in whole. Studies have time and again shown that all men who suffer from ED should get checked for heart diseases.

By Mansi Kohli

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