Myths about sex: all what was ashamed to ask. Everyone knows that the best guide in matters of sexual health – your doctor. But we find dozens of reasons to seek answers elsewhere – Internet: it is more convenient, faster and do not have to blush, intimate setting, but very important questions.
Great, if you discover new knowledge about your bodie andз how to make the right decisions when it comes to sex. But the “collective mind” has generated a lot of myths on the subject, in which continue to believe not only teenagers, but also some adults. Final dotts in it puts Dr. Sophia Yen – a main specialist at the Children’s Hospital Lucile Packard in Palo Alto,
Myth 1: Diseases, sexually transmitted infections, you can “pick up” on the toilet seat.
Such a kind of diseases and infections can not exist outside the body long time – especially on the cold surface of the toilet seat. In addition, they are not contained in the urine, so you should not dont have any chances come in contact with it . Worry about other things: contact with the touching and kissing. Kissing can be transmitted herpes (deep kiss dangerous infection of the oral gonorrhea and chlamydia – Dr. Yen warns). Touching the skin can cause infection of infections such as genital papilloma, herpes, scabies, and pubic lice transfer.
Myth 2: You can not get pregnant during the first sex
It seems that this cant be possible, but you should not relax: get pregnant during the first sexual experiеnce is possible with the same probability, as during any other. “In fact, some statistics say that 20% of girls become pregnant in the first month since the beginning of sexual activity”, – says Dr. Yen.
Myth 3: You can not get pregnant during menstruation
This is unlikely, but not impossible, if you do not use a condom or birth control pills. In some women, menstruation is delayed and “superimposed” on the ovulation period, which means that they may be able to conceive even in this period. Suppose that you have a short cycle (eg, 21 days), and menstruation was last week. If you have sexual intercourse close to the end of menstruation, you may become pregnant because the sperm can live in a woman’s body for up to 72 hours. We also know a large number of cases of late pregnancy during premenopause, when menstruation becomes irregular. Experts do not recommend the use of contraceptives to stop until menstrual period will not be absent minimum a year.
Myth 4: In age og 18 all women have to do pap smears.
In 2003, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists XXX changes recommendation regarding the Pap test for early detection of cancer. Before this test is recommended for women under 18 years of age or the case of first intercourse – whichever comes first. Now, however, this test is recommended to defer up to 21 years or 3 years since the beginning of sexual activity. By itself, this test is harmless, but many women prefer to avoid it, because it is considered unpleasant. This kept them from visiting a gynecologist, and at the same time deprived prescription for contraceptives. Now young women should not be afraid of their visits to the gynecologist because of unnecessary and unpleasant test, says Dr. Yen. In addition, the test is able to detect only the dangerous development of the human papilloma virus, which is that, in any case, it takes time.
Myth 5: The tablet “the next day” provokes an abortion.
“Plan B” or pill “next day” – is not an abortifacient, such as mifepristone. If the fertilized egg has attached itself to the uterine wall – pill “plan B” will be useless. In an early study reported that 30% of sexually active teens believed that emergency contraception provokes an abortion, even in a very short period. By the way, contrary to popular belief, such funds are sold to teenagers on demand without a prescription.
Myth 6: Birth control pills goes to a weight gain.
Although study after study does not reveal the relationship between oral kotratseptivs and weight gain, this belief is firmly lodged in the minds of women of all ages. Dr. Ian shares his experience: “I’ve heard from several patients that they are concerned about the impact of these drugs on the figure. Shurly no one wants plump. Therefore, I advise to prevent an desi porn pregnancy rather than to follow the myths, not confirmed by science. ”
Myth 7: IUD is unsafe for teenagers IUDs – a small object that is inserted through the cervix and the uterus is fixed in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy for up to 12 years. This method eliminates the need for a long time to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Outdated information stated that such devices may increase the risk of pelvic infection in women under 18 years of age. However, in 2007 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has announced that it is an effective means of safely, both for adults and for teenagers.
Myth 8: Сleaning useful to health of vagina.
The vagina has a self-cleaning all the time, but cleaning the can, on the contrary, can be harmful to health, according to the National Center for Women’s Health. The natural bacteria that inhabit the vagina, helping to maintain their health and cleanliness. Cleaning the same breaks that balance and can bring an infection in the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries. In addition, this method does not protect from diseases, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. On the contrary, it may contribute to it, “pushing” up sperm to the uterus. Normal wash with warm water and mild soap and unflavored, will help to keep the vulva clean. Try to avoid scented tampons, pads, powders and sprays, as they increase the risk of vaginal infections.