Having sex and getting pregnant are two topics surrounded by loads of myths that are often presented as facts. Whether it’s lying on your back with your legs in the air after intercourse to help aid fertilisation or peeing before and after sex to avoid infections, we often change our behaviours based on rumours and folklores. But how many of these tales are actually true? Well, Healthista recently debunked seven common sex myths to set us straight:
- Having sex increases your chance of a heart attack – FALSE.
- You can’t get pregnant on your period – FALSE.
- People with bad backs should not have strenuous sex – FALSE.
- Peeing before sex will help to prevent infection (UTI and STI) – FALSE.
- Having sex (and orgasming) can help to induce labour – FALSE.
- Sex can relieve headaches – TRUE.
- Lying with your feet in the air after sex will increase your chances of falling pregnant – FALSE.
Anyone else’s mind BLOWN? A headache is usually an excuse to not have sex and I had no idea you could get pregnant on your period! I guess it just goes to show you shouldn’t believe everything you hear – especially when it comes to sex!
Are you shocked by any of these sex myths?