Sexuality: Myths and False Beliefs
True Known Mistakes in Sexuality
Myths of Sexuality and Orgasm
There are many myths and misinformation about sexuality and orgasm. Here are some common sexuality and orgasm myths:
"Orgasm is only experienced with vaginal intercourse."
This is a common misconception. Orgasm can be achieved with many different methods of sexual stimulation. Orgasm can also be experienced with clitoral stimulation, oral sex, masturbation or other sexual activities. Each person's sexual preferences are different, so the way they experience orgasm is also personal.
"Everyone reacts the same during orgasm."
Orgasm experience may differ from person to person. While some people remain silent, others may make sounds. In addition, physical reactions may differ from emotional reactions. Everyone's orgasm experience is unique.
"Orgasm measures sexual intercourse by success or satisfaction."
Orgasm is only one part of sexual satisfaction. Sexual intercourse is part of a wider experience that includes the connection between partners, pleasure and emotional fulfilment. Not having an orgasm should not diminish the value of the sexual experience.
"Orgasm is always easy."
Orgasm may not be an easy experience for everyone. Many factors can affect orgasm, and sexual problems, stress, relationship problems or health problems can make orgasm difficult. People who have problems with sexuality can get help from a professional.
"Men have orgasms all the time."
It is important to remember that men may also experience difficulties in experiencing orgasm. In men, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or other sexual problems can affect orgasm.
Sexuality and orgasm issues are personal and can offer different experiences for each individual. The important thing is to experience sexuality in a healthy and safe way, to communicate openly with your partner and to get to know your own body. If you are experiencing sexual problems or need more information, it is important to seek help from a sexual health professional.
Myths of Sexuality and Size
Myths about the size of the genitals are common, especially among men. Many people believe that there is a relationship between the size of their genitals and their sexual performance. However, sexual satisfaction is not only related to organ size, but also to emotional connection, communication and harmony between partners. The size of the genitals cannot be directly related to sexual satisfaction. Below we have tried to clarify some of these myths.
"Penis size is directly proportional to sexual satisfaction."
Penis size is not the only determinant of sexual satisfaction. Sexual satisfaction depends on many factors, such as emotional connection, communication, sexual skills and harmony between partners.
"Large breast or buttock sizes are more attractive."
Body shape depends on personal preferences and it is important to remember that everyone can have different tastes. Focusing on body size can undermine a person's self-esteem.
"Sexual experiences only happen with thin or muscular people."
Sexual experiences are not about body type, but about connection and communication between partners. Every body type can experience and enjoy sexual intercourse.
"Vagina size affects sexual satisfaction."
Vagina size does not determine sexual satisfaction. Sexual satisfaction is related to physical comfort, mental connection and sexual arousal.
"Masturbation negatively affects sexual intercourse."
Masturbation is part of sexual health and can provide a healthy sexual experience. There is no scientific evidence that masturbation negatively affects sexual intercourse.
"Orgasm is the final goal of sexual experience."
Orgasm is not the end goal of sexual experiences. The sexual experience is about pleasure, connection and emotional fulfilment with your partner. Orgasm may not occur, or a sexual experience without orgasm can still be fulfilling.
These myths reflect society's internalised false beliefs about sexuality. Each individual's sexual preferences and experiences are different and it is important to share a healthy, safe and consensual sexual experience. It is also important to have sex education and realistic information about sexuality.
Sexuality and Relationship Myths
There are many misconceptions about sexuality in relationships. Sexuality in relationships can vary depending on the communication and the bond between partners. A good sex life is also related to other aspects of the relationship and may therefore require constant effort.
"A good relationship never has problems."
Every relationship can face problems. A good relationship is based on the ability to solve problems through open discussion, understanding, communication and co-operation.
"Sexuality is only a right of young people."
Sexuality is a human right at any age. Older people also have important needs in terms of sexual fulfilment and health.
"A good relationship requires couples to be interdependent."
A good relationship requires independence and individual development. It is important that both partners are able to maintain their own identity and pursue personal goals.
"Women and men deal with sexuality in different ways."
Sexuality is not based on gender, but on personal preferences and needs. Each individual may have different thoughts and desires regarding sexuality.
"A good relationship should always be full of passion and romance."
Relationships can go through different phases over time. Passion and romance may diminish, but this does not mean the end of the relationship. Intimacy, trust and friendship are also important.
"A good relationship does not always require long holidays and expensive gifts."
A good relationship requires small gestures, time and attention. Holidays and gifts can be nice, but there are more fundamental factors that sustain the relationship.
"Sexuality is not just a physical act."
Sexuality is an emotional, mental and physical experience. A good sexual experience is based on emotional connection and communication between partners.
"In a good relationship there is not always fighting."
Fighting and conflict are a normal part of the relationship. The important thing is to manage and resolve these conflicts in a healthy way.
These myths reflect society's internalised false beliefs about sexuality and relationships. Every relationship and sexual experience is different and based on personal preferences and needs. Open communication, respect, understanding and mutual consent are important in relationship and sexuality issues. In addition, learning about sex education and relationship skills can also improve the health of relationships.
Misconceptions about Sexually Transmitted Diseases
"Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are only transmitted through sexual contact."
STDs can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, but they are not limited to sexual contact. Some STDs can also be transmitted through kissing, skin contact and oral sex.
"STDs only occur in promiscuous* people."
STDs can affect any person. Limiting sexual activity or having sex with only one partner can reduce the risk of STD transmission, but does not completely eliminate the risk.
"STDs always cause symptoms."
Many STDs are asymptomatic or symptoms may be very mild. Therefore, an infected person may not know they are infected.
"STDs only affect the genitals."
STDs can also infect other parts of the body. For example, herpes virus can be transmitted through the mouth and HPV can also affect the mouth, throat and anus.
"STDs are only transmitted between sexual partners."
STDs are transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, but they can also be transmitted in other ways, such as sharing personal items.
"STDs are incurable."
Many STDs are treatable. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, many STDs can be controlled or completely cured.
"STDs only affect young people."
STDs can be seen in all age groups. Young people are at risk because they have more sexual activity, but STDs can also affect other age groups.
"STDs are related to a person's sexual orientation."
STDs are not related to a person's sexual orientation. Everyone is at risk of STDs, regardless of their sexual orientation.
These misconceptions can lead to lack of knowledge and false beliefs about sexual health. Having accurate information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is critical for protecting personal health. It is also important to get information from experts and health professionals on sexual health issues.
*promiscuous: the behaviour of having sexual intercourse with a large number of partners.
False beliefs in sexuality can affect our sex life. Correct knowledge and awareness are important for healthy sexuality.