Category: Weird Articles
Published on Monday, 04 November 2013 00:00
Sex has all along been a very hush hush topic especially in Singapore where we still retain conservative Asian values. The average Singaporean naturally would develop some preconceived notions about the topic of sex and it is time we bust some famous sexy myths.
Myth 1: Size Matters
So the long standing debate about whether penis size determines a woman's pleasure is the most talked about issue in sex. The average penis length when erect is 13 centimeters. Many men are very self-conscious of their penis size and some might resort to penis-enlargement procedures whether through a pump or pills to enlarge their manhood so that they can please their women. In actual fact, women are not all that concerned about the size of their partner's piece but if you really want to know their preference, 21 percent of the women surveyed said that length is important while 32 percent said that girth is predominant, only 1 percent of the women consider overall size to be “very important”, the rest of the 47 percent surveyed indicated no particular preference.
Myth 2: Masturbation Ends When Relationship Starts
This myth probably came about with the idea that if someone is in a relationship, he/she will get some and will not have to masturbate anymore. This is false. 85 percent of men in a steady relationship surveyed stated that they still masturbate, and 45 percent of women do as well. Also, there is a misconception that men masturbate more frequently at younger ages, and women masturbate more often after they reach their 30s. Masturbation is considered as a natural behavior and has no age boundaries.
Myth 3: Homosexuality Is A Mental Condition
3 to 7 percent of the world's population are homosexual, and many people still think of homosexuality as a pathological condition. Homosexuality stopped being characterized as a psychological disorder since 1974. Get with the times and throw the idea of homosexuality being a disorder out of the window.
Myth 4: Picking A Partner Is Based On Sexual Performance
Au contraire, we actually choose a partner based on how they could carry on our genes to the future generation. Basically, we are thinking about the children. A series of studies conducted in 37 countries around the world showed that women choose their men who can secure conditions for raising children like financial prospects, creativity, and ambition while men choose their women with physical aspects that symbolize fertility like youth.
Myth 5: Men Are Always Ready For Sex
Well this myth does not need much explaining to be declared busted. Men are after all, living beings, not sex-driven robots, they do not always feel like having sex 24 hours a day. In fact, men who believe that they must always be ready for sex, present erectile issues more often than those who do not share that belief.
Myth 6: Sexing For At Least 30 Minutes
Pop culture has given us the impression that people typically engage in sexual acts for a duration of 30 minutes or more, under that and you will be labeled a loser. 6 to 8 minutes is actually the usual time from the moment of penetration to ejaculation, 3 minutes or less will be for men with erectile issues, and 1.8 minutes is the average time in men with premature ejaculation. So forget about 30 minutes, sexual contact usually lasts 6 to 8 minutes.
Myth 7: Daily Sex For Couples
Most couples have sex 1 to 2 times a week and not every day. 45 percent does the nasty a few times a month, 34 percent 2 to 3 times a week, 13 percent a few times a year, 7 percent 4 or more times a week, with 1 percent not getting any for an entire year.
Myth 8: Men Must Always Bring Women To Orgasm
Because men think that it is only right and a gentlemanly thing to do. However, 85 percent women who report difficulties in reaching orgasm state that they are sexually satisfied nonetheless. So don't fret boys, it is not necessary for sexual contact to lead to an orgasm, a woman's most pleasant sexual experiences are related to feeling a connection with someone, and are not entirely caused by orgasm.
Myth 9: A Baby Benefits A Couple's Sexual Life
The myth that giving birth to a child will foster better sexual relations between a couple is absolutely false. 1 in 2 couples surveyed stated that 8 months after the birth of a child, the quality of their relationship was AVERAGE or BAD. The percentage that characterized the quality of their relationship as AVERAGE or BAD increased from 1 percent before childbirth to 20 percent after childbirth. Skip forward to 4 years after childbirth, and... sexual desire and sexual satisfaction for couples is just as low as that recorded 8 months after childbirth. It is of utmost importance for couples to dedicate time for just the both of them away from their children to protect their personal relationship.
Myth 10: Watching Porn Leads To The Demise Of A Relationship
Or so they claim. A study carried out indicated 8,376 people agreed to the usage of pornographic material to have POSITIVE EFFECTS on a couple's relationship, increasing the frequency and quality of sex, as well as the intimacy between couples. Another study done showed that 76.8 percent of men and 31.6 percent of women in a relationship watch pornographic material individuallly, but almost half of the men and women stated to watch porn sometimes with their partner.
Myth 11: No Sex After 60
People normally assume that after 60, a person's libido decreases to the point of non-existence and couples don't engage in sex anymore. Well although sexual activity is reduced with increasing age, sexual satisfaction still remains high with 60 percent men and 64 percent women aged 60 to 80 declaring to be satisfied with their sexual function. There is absolutely no age limit for enjoying sex, and you can enjoy sex while graying together with your partner.
Myth 12: Sexual Problems Are A Men's Thing
Wrong again. 40 to 50 percent of women and 20 to 30 percent of men face at least one intense sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems occur in both genders whether by organic causes or psychogenic causes.