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Top 7 Myths About Sex & the Penis that Many Still Believe

3 minutes to read

06/18/2019

Myths about sex, sexuality, and sex organs abound. Getting the wrong information can throw a wrench into your sex life and wreck your confidence in and out of the bedroom. You should always feel your absolute best, so here are seven of the most common penis and sex myths circulating today, along with the truth.

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1. You can’t break your penis

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Okay, so maybe your penis can't exactly break, but you can definitely fracture your member when it's erect. Although a fractured penis is rare, the most common positions that lead to it are "doggy style" and sex with the woman on top.

A fractured penis is extremely painful, and it's typically accompanied by a loud popping or cracking sound. Swelling and bruising often occur. If the blood vessels tear or the urethra is severed, surgery may be needed to repair your penis.


2. Your penis should be straight

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There is no "normal" shape or size for a penis, and indeed, many a penis are curved, no big deal. However, a severe curvature could be an indication of Peyronie's disease, which is caused by scar tissue called plaque that forms inside the penis.

Most men with Peyronie's disease can still have sex, but for some, sex may be painful, and the disease may cause erectile dysfunction. Medication and surgery can correct the problem if it interferes with your sex life.


3. Your shoe size correlates to the size of your penis

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One of the most popular penis myths is that your penis size correlates to your shoe size. The longer your feet, so the story goes, the longer your johnson. So common is this myth that a group of researchers set out to prove it one way or the other.

As it turns out, there is no statistically significant relationship between the size of your penis and your shoe size, according to the study, which was published in the British Journal of Urology.


4. Porn causes erectile dysfunction

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Despite the anti-porn hysteria that's prevalent in modern American culture, there are no legitimate studies finding that watching pornography somehow causes erectile dysfunction.

However, ED can be psychological, and it isn't unusual for men with ED to wonder if their problem has to do with watching too much porn. This can cause fear, guilt, and shame, which further interferes with the ability to develop an erection.


5. Masturbating while you're in a relationship means you're not satisfied by your partner

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Masturbation is a healthy part of being human. We're sexual beings, and masturbating is completely normal for both men and women, whether they're in a relationship or not.

Masturbating has nothing to do with how sexually attractive you find your partner (or vice versa) or how satisfied you are in the sack. As a matter of fact, masturbation can enhance your sex life by keeping you in tune with your own body and what turns you on.

However, if you masturbate compulsively or in place of having sex with your partner, a conversation with a mental health professional who specializes in sexuality can help you address it. Otherwise, don't be worried if you (or your partner) enjoy rubbing one out when the mood strikes.


6. If you like or think about anal arousal, you must be gay

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Your sexual behaviors--the things you enjoy in bed--don't inform how you identify sexually, and vice-versa. Enjoying anal play doesn't make you any more gay than vaginal penetration makes a lesbian any less gay.

Whatever feels good to your body is fair play in bed. Many straight men enjoy anal stimulation, thanks to the prostate, which has been dubbed the "male G-spot." The prostate has almost as many nerve endings as the clitoris, and many men can enjoy a powerful prostate orgasm without any penile stimulation at all.


7. Male enhancement pills and potions are pure quackery

Not so fast. While there certainly are many pills that have been shown to be ineffective, there are proven supplements you can take to improve your sexual function and performance.

Predoxen is a daily supplement that contains research-based ingredients, such as tongkat ali, Peruvian maca, and L-Arginine, that have been clinically proven to improve blood flow to the penis, combat low testosterone, and increase your stamina in and out of the sack.


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Don't let sex and penis myths interfere with your confidence or how you express your sexuality. Look for science-based answers to your questions about sex and sex organs, so you can enjoy a healthy sex life for the long-haul.


Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12230622

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC50395...

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-who-...

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