Top 10 Myths About Sex

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There is a lot of sex talk out there, but there are just as many fallacies finding their way between the sheets as there are truths. Now we all know that the size of a man’s appendage versus his outer extremities (hand, head, foot) has no proven correlation, and nor does the act of self-gratification stand to make one go blind. There are however several myths that have not been publicly chastised for their ridiculous nature, and often are still believed to be truth rather than fiction. Let’s look at these top ten myths about sex.

10. A Cold Shower Dashes the Libido

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A cold shower has been said to curb peak sexual appetite, simply by reducing the amount of testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women. There is simply no proven basis for this belief, and in fact, an English study for Thrombosis has shown that a cold shower actually stimulates libido by increasing hormone levels. The end result is even more sexual excitement than was first started with. Take heart all ye anxious ladies and gentlemen, as I hear a ball peen hammer and wooden plank still does wonders for destroying ones sexual appetite!

9. The Power of a Lover’s Stare

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The power of a lover’s stare has been written in romance novels ever since an ink pen was first laid to a piece of parchment. True lovers have been said to have the ability to stare into each others eyes for hours on end, falling in love again and again, without ever growing tired. However, what has actually been found in studies, is that staring at your lover has about a 50/50 chance of promoting feelings of love and passion. The other fifty percent of the time it promotes aggression and annoyance, which has been documented in couple studies as fighting and arguing. I guess it is true… all’s fair in love and war!

8. Sex During the Final Stages of Pregnancy

A lot of expecting couples express fear of hurting their baby during intercourse. Especially during the final trimester. However, most research today not only shows that intercourse is completely safe for the child, it actually can promote a healthier, speedier labor and delivery. It is an old wives tale that sex is bad for the fetus once it is past a certain stage of growth. Many doctors say that you should be able to have a healthy sexual relationship with your partner right up until the day of delivery. Chalk much of this myth up to man’s over-exaggeration of his unit!

7. Thinking of Someone Else During Sex is a Bad Sign for a Relationship

Did you know that upwards of 90% of all sexually active folk in the world think about someone else during sex with their partner. It is actually a completely natural part of a healthy sexual relationship. The majority of folks think about friends, neighbors, or co-workers, while a slightly smaller percentage (25% of Canadian men) prefer fantasizing about imaginary characters. Everything from Betty Boop to the Lone Ranger has run through the minds of countless lovers over the decades, and should not be considered an indicator that a relationship is heading for the rocks.

6. Women and Fast Cars (Modern Myth)

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If you were to ask a woman today if she was turned-on by the growl of a big engine, she would probably scoff at the thought. In fact, in light of the popular green movement, it is now popular for women to prefer men who drive environmentally-friendly vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius. However, a recent study says differently… a lot differently. It turns out, women show substantial increases in sexual arousal (measured by testosterone in saliva) while listening to the sound of a high performance Maserati, as compared to a low performance Volkswagen (VW) Polo. In fact, the VW actually decreased the arousal of women below that of the baseline of watching the nerdy scientists test their equipment before the study began. Talk about an anti-aphrodisiac!

5. Inbreeding Produces Babies with Three Heads

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While considered a bit of a joke, inbreeding has been said to cause everything from a baby with three heads to mutant X-Men. In truth, while inbreeding should not necessarily be considered a good thing, it is not nearly as bad as some people think. A 30-year Western Australian study, looked at cultures who regularly practice first cousin marriages and found no abnormalities in their offspring beyond that of what would be expected from any other traditional, unrelated couple. The same myth also applies to inbreed animals, who are not always the weaker of the species.

4. Race is a Good Indicator of a Man’s Sexual Endowment

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While some races have enjoyed basking in the limelight of these rumors, there is actually no scientific basis of this myth. While your cousin’s friend, who knew a girl, who dated several professional basketball players claims this myth maybe true, a study from the Porterback Clinic, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and St. James’ Hospital, says differently. The study found that a man’s physical endowment had absolutely nothing to do with his race, creed, or color. It’s has much more to do with that haphazard toss of the genetic die that came soon after that glimmer from our parents eye.

3. Plentiful Sex and the Swinging Single

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While it is common belief that once you get married, sex gets thrown out the window, most research suggests that married couples actually have more sex than the swinging single. This is mostly because couples living together are presented with more opportunities to have sex. Anywhere from 25 to 300 percent more opportunity for sex, on average. However, over the course of marriage, sex dwindles, leaving the frequency of sex comparable to that of a lifetime of living single. One way to improve your odds of having more sex, is to marry multiple times. However, the stress of all those marriages/divorces just might toss you right into an early grave, leaving you with even less sex!

2. Sex Every Seven Seconds

The common belief by many women, is that men think about sex at least once every seven seconds. Truth is, men today are actually too weighed down with thoughts of success and finances to devote that kind of brain power to the subject. In fact, only half of men (54 percent) think about sex once per day according to the Kinsey Institute, while the other 43 percent designate just a few fantasies spread out over the course of a week. An abysmal 4 percent think about just once over the course of an entire month. Talk about a grossly over-inflated female-chauvinistic rumor.

1. Premature Ejaculation (PE) is an Abnormality

No man has ever been proud to be deemed a “premature ejaculator” by his lover, but in truth it is more of a hardwired system for survival, than an abnormality. The average male can last 5.4 minutes before lift-off, which was biologically pertinent to the population of the planet back in the early days. When faced with man-eating chickens, men had to get the job done quick. There was no time for flowers, song, and love poems. The threat of a Tyrannosaurus charging while in the throes of passion, was enough to make him even quicker, which is why anxiety is still one of the leading causes of PE.

By Eric J. Leech


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        • Well, there were NO dinosaurs alive even in the earliest moments of Homo sp evolution, but there were many threats, often from the Cave Man who's woman you were (evolutionarily speaking) hoping to impregnate… or just enjoy. Let's hope she enjoyed it too. Sex should be for fun, and procreation should be a decision.l

        • well you should go back to school buddy. both of you should. because we did live with dinosaurs in early stages of the homosapien. and we still do today. ie. crocodiles and alligator to name the obvious. you both just assume living with dinosaurs means we have a t-rex or some other **** you saw in a movie. there are waaaay more out there.
          go to school, get your facts straight.

        • @Joe; were you home schooled? Did Mommy teach you those “facts”. But I digress.
          There is no fossil record of any dinosaurs past the end of the Cretaceous Period, roughly 65 million years ago. Current accepted theory is that the oldest known fossil identified as a bird is still the dinosaur-like Archaeopteryx, from the Upper Jurassic, so birds are descendants of dinosaurs, not dinosaurs. Crocodiles and alligators are CLASS REPTILIA, (reptiles) ORDER CROCODYLIA, NOT dinosaurs. The earliest Homo Sapiens of record are roughly 500,000 years ago (can you do that math? Its BIG numbers), with the first human ancestor’s fossil record at 2.5 million years ago.

          Perhaps you are the one who should consider revisiting school.

          Interesting debate for a HUMOR article.

        • Joe,

          Dinosaurs, alligators and crocodiles are Reptiles, but alligators and crocodiles are not dinosaurs.
          “Dinosaurs” refers to the members of the extinct Orders Saurischia and Ornithischia (mainly of the Mesozoic Era). Crocodiles and alligators belong to the Order Crocodilia.

          The scientific naming system works from broadest group to narrowest. Kingdom, Phylum,Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. All three of the above are Phylum Chordata (back-boned animals) and Class Reptilia (cold blooded, 3 chambered heart), but then belong to very different *Orders*.

          So, arguing that Crocodiles are Dinosaurs is like saying of Mammals (a Class) that whales, dolphins and porpoises (Order Cetacea ) are the same as pigs, hippopotamus, camels, giraffe, deer, antelope, cattle, sheep, goats (Order Artiodactyla: even-toed ungulates).

          All you had to do was check Wikipedia – it is a pretty safe source on things like this.

        • oh for crying out loud, there’s a guy in this post who seriously thinks that crocodiles are dinosaurs, do you even have to ask?

        • Earl; you seem sad too, and a little defensive. Studies show that home schooled kids run the range of very good (devoted, disciplined parents), medium to higher income affected the outcome up, to people who were totally ignorant. I was thinking Joe may be towards the latter, but he is trying. The religious fundamentalists tended to test the lowest in the sciences.

          P.S. Good for your son.

        • hey you guys……we are talking about sex here not dinosours or reptil
          hahahaha……..
          you all are too serious !

        • 'Propagating these myths'? Surely there'd have to be even a shred of believability about it for it to count?!

        • ** This is in Reply to Moose***
          Moose you commented that Joe was homeschooled and hinted that because of that, he might not have been as bright or smart as you or the “regular” people….
          Guess what “moose”…my 21 year old son was “homeschooled”….he went in the US Army , and he is now a computer programmer….what have YOU done with your education?….do not criticize something you know nothing about.
          homeschoolers are some of the most educated and brightest students in the world!

  1. It is no myth that inbreeding causes a much higher risk in the developing of genetic abnormalities. Basic freshman genetics shows how the combination of similar genetics produces offspring that will have a terrible immune systems and a higher change of genetic disease.

    • it only increases the chances of genetic diseases and deformities provided that these traits run in the family line. What you’ll find is that Caucasians and generally people from predominantly Caucasian countries generally have a higher risk because of the sheer number of bad genes in the family line. This is because of the rich marrying diseased or deformed people off to other families to make business agreements between families many many years ago.

      In places like South America, Africa and across Asia you’ll find that there are very few family lines with genetic diseases and they are perfectly fine to inbreed.

      • Why are children from Pakistani parents (over 70% are 1st cousin marriages) overrepresented in special needs schools in the UK then? Especially the “rat-faced” children.

        • Ever heard of arranged marriages? Hundreds of years of arranged marriages and a segregated population will lead to a diminishing pool as well.

          Put it this way, the US State of Illinois only permits first cousin marriages if both parties are past child bearing age. This means much more for the woman of course, but the point is made first cousins should be having kids.

        • Excuse me, should not be having kids.

          The author of this post really needs to check his facts and not rely on one poor scientific study because they have to hots for a first cousin.

      • Seriously, 30 years is only one generation. Hardly any time to study the affect of inbreeding. You can study thousands of children of the first generation and see nothing simply because they are carriers of a recessive mutation.

        Now look over a significant time period, say of a few hundred years of that of the Hapsburg Empire. This the time when nobility was traded off and cycled around for political gain. What you see are increased rates of familial hemophilia and dwarfism. This was caused by a ever-shrinking genetic pool. Inbreeding causes the genetic pool to shrink even faster.

        So yes this common is exceptionally dangerous and ill-informed. But then what do you expect from a computer nerd who ignored basic biology?

        Have fun sexing your first cousin while I’ve successfully spread my white seed into the one the most genetic diverse genetic pools on the planet – the Koreans. Just think of how many times that peninsula was invaded. Of course there is no such thing as “Korean’ any longer, just don’t tell them that.

        • No more than most other countries in history, and especially not as much and England.

          So English people don`t exist either?

  2. haha, "The threat of a Tyrannosaurus charging while in the throes of passion"

    men and dinosaurs never coexisted.

    nice top ten list 🙂

    • I think the Author and the REST of us know that!…I don't know about you BUT I "Sensed" a hint of Humour in it…

    • At least the comments aren't about sex with dinosaurs. That would be a whole new level of bestiality, wouldn't it? Love this list and all of the others.

  3. I really do hope that the writer was only being humorous when he suggested that the reason that guys only last 5.4 mins is because they couldn't be caught out if a Tyrannosaurus attacked. There are far too many creationist cretins that do indeed seem to have deluded themselves that dinosaurs and Humans did co-exist. Lol

  4. "The threat of a Tyrannosaurus charging while in the throes of passion, was enough to make him even quicker, which is why anxiety is still one of the leading causes of PE."

    The fact that you even threw this line in as a joke casts a huge shadow of doubt over the validity of all claims made in this article.

  5. kesroesweyth on

    54% + 43% + 4%… equals.. um. Not 100.

    I realize these numbers are rounded, but did no one thing to post more specific numbers for the sake of basic addition?

  6. TopTenz Master wrote: ” One way to improve your odds of having more sex, is to marry multiple times. However, the stress of all those marriages/divorces just might toss you right into an early grave, leaving you with even less sex! ”

    At last, an explanation for what happened to Little Joe! We miss you, oh! serial matrimonialist.

    • when i saw that i could not stop laughing! made it better that her hair was out of the way so that the “lucky” guy she was pleasuring could read her name. haha

  7. thelamest(dot)com on

    there’s been some seriously braintarded people who’ve commented above me.

    PS: T-Rex wasn’t around when man was but unicorns were

    • No doubt, obviously these men were lying to make themselves look good! Maybe not every seconds, but at least once a day every man has a sexual thought

    • Erh.. The hormonal urge makes you have sex, which stimulates you and feels good..

      what do you call pleasurable? I for one enjoy sex. You should read point one again and try to enjoy it more.

  8. I think you might have your historical data a bit confused on that last one. Humans may have had some time to fight Saber-Toothed Tigers, but it’s highly unlikely that we ever fought dinosaurs. . . . The ancestors of ours that did are very far from being considered human in any way.

  9. That one about premature ejaculation is BS! Just BS! Oh, Oh, OOOOOH ….wait…. too late, maybe it IS correct….

    /Slept with a Tyrannosaurus once in Reno.

  10. I read the list and laughed. And by the time I got to the end of comments, I was shaking my head at how dumb some people sound. Seems like every other one was saying, “Uh, DUH, dinosaurs didn’t exist with people.”
    OBVIOUSLY you haven’t seen Ice Age. I mean, the baby in the first movie and the T-Rex in the last one? It was a true story from the past! You know all movies are true.

  11. The number of times men think about sex thing seems way off the mark. Age plays a big part in it. I am 24, and probably have some sort of sexual thought dozens to even hundreds of times in a day. I know I’m not alone either. Some days can be more than others, depending highly on environment, but it doesn’t take much for sex to cross the mind. A pretty woman walking by, or a billboard. How can these numbers be accurate when advertising plays on sex all the time, as a means to successfully sell a product. Means sex is around us constantly, and thus we are thinking about it all the time.

    • Mack, double your age and, if you are healthy, you will still be thinking about sex every day. That said, some men your age think about it far less. Variation is the name of the game… averages do not mean much…. but be sure you marry a woman who likes sex as much as you. That means 5 and 25 years after you commit.

    • See how Puritanical ‘Victorian’ that is – women are pure ethereal creatures who never think of s*x even when they’re using their latest vibrators, while men just can’t keep their dirty thoughts out of the farmyard for a few seconds.
      I reckon both sexes feel about the same ‘would love to be all over each other’ but women feel embarrassed about the physical and emphasize the romantic cuddle and men (especially young men) feel embarrassed to admit they really enjoy more than wam-bam-that’s-it-ma’am. Ask a few teenage girls about sex and they’ll probably give the same answer as boys “because they’re tough and independent and no pushover just like boys innit?”

      And about ‘five minutes’ – Imperial Chinese reckoned 3 hours was pretty pathetic, but he shouldn’t be in her until she’s orgasmic anyway, so he’s working up to it from the moment she starts her orgasm and for her it’s internal explosion all the five minutes he’s getting there for his pretty pathetic few seconds of – that’s stuffed it fo rthe next hour or two.

      • @sensualist – exactly. There are women who DO understand, and are happy to advise and contribute. One was my first lasting girlfriend, who puts the lie to most of the above post. I thought others were like her sexually, and left her in hope of other things in a relationship. I could do everything subsequent women loved, and had never before experienced, but they could not reciprocate without feeling ‘dirty’.

        The things I did not like about that first woman, in hindsight, were entirely forgivable and manageable. Damn.

        How anyone views and behaves in sex depends on what ideas they believe â??implicitly or explicitlyâ?? about Men, Women, Sex, Morals and even the Universe (is it a mystical place with a Sky Daddy who dictates morals and watches everything you do? â??that would scare me quick).

        In the increasingly famous and successful Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, the two primary characters, Dagny and Hank, finally get together and make love. Rand, in her characteristic genius, has the character of Hank be the one who is appalled at the ‘depravity’ of their sexual behavior. He starts ranting about it, insulting Dagny in the process. Seeing through his ideas on that subject, she eventually laughs. Her reply? “I am more of an animal than you think”.

        Human beings ARE animals, physically, but our conceptual nature sets us as apart from animals as mobile animals differ from immobile plants. Sex with a truly valuable partner *uses* our animal constitution to enjoy the physical elements of life, WITH our own spiritual view. ***Spiritual, only in the sense of how we view our life (as named above), not in any religious or heavenly sense.***

        Sex should be indulged in and experimented with. Many things porn stars do, are not depraved.

        • Don’t refer to porn stars please, because there is nothing that feminists despise worse than women without a care if they get paid to wet themselves or masturbate with a machine on camera and maybe get an extra thrill from the thought of all the men (and a few women) enjoying it, that men would find no problem with, mostly enjoy.

          Try to get get a feminist to admit that women can enjoy sex just as much as men and traditionally has far more freedom to do so and you walk back 100 years. Women may be ‘equal’ and ‘suppressed’ by ‘patriarchy’ denying their sexual expression like men (strange that, when men have always accepted being subject to laws and conventions over not treating women too overtly sexually that women have never faced with men), but those are the first women to denounce all others as at best cretinous ‘objects’ of male exploitation and at worst something akin to African slave traders when they admit to enjoying sex as equals with men without any sense of inferiority, and to making a fast buck of it where men can’t.

          Some women say that they are such sexless ethereal moral superiors to ‘animal men’ that they do not want equal pornography. If that’s their case and men are so much more sensual, then they no more have the right to impose their views on men than men do on them. My experience of women I’ve actually known instead of the loonies infesting the Internet, is that they are equals, just as ready to enjoy sex and porn as men – but in a much better position to do so without condemnation – except from sour-puss ‘feminists’ who’ve always been there telling girls they should be ashamed of themselves for ‘giving it away’ to boys and they’ll be sorry when they grow up.

          The ones I knew have grown up and it is only the ‘feminists’ who are sorry to relate to men as sexual equals, trying to make their daughters and granddaughters even sorrier for ot being the ‘inferiors’ that ‘feminists’ command them to be.

          The website isn’t really ‘mine’ but I kind of inheritted it and am trying to keep it alive as a kind of ‘Left Opposition’ to conservative subversions of liberal values like Communism and Feminism.

        • Richard Bramwell on

          I think Sensualist knows I was not advocating the *mental* issues of porn stars, and not even all of the activities they engage in, many of which are degrading & disgusting. Rather than detailing every possible sexual activity, I used the term was a convenient short cut. Maybe I should have said “Every woman should be an angel, but a slut in the bedroom” . . . but that is ridiculous. A slut is not a slut because of the actions she performs in the bedroom: she is a slut because she cares not who or what she has sex with.

          The “porn star” vs the “perfectly chaste” (asexual) woman are ridiculous false alternatives, that taint every discussion of sex, and prevent progress among those who don’t understand why they are false.. Unfortunately, they are the dominant view with respect to sex: -the mindless bimbo/slut who loves sex vs the honest sincere girl who doesn’t. Or, the even more extreme, angry ‘butch’ feminist who refuses to maintain a healthy and well groomed appearance in rejection of the evils of masculinity. It’s ridiculous, and men make much the same mistake.

          The rarity is the truly honest intelligent person who loves sex and indulges in it in as many interesting/imaginative and fun ways as possible. It is no sin to practice various acts to improve on them (like most things we have to learn) until they and their partner have developed a wonderful sexual playbook.

          “Porn stars”, whether one likes it or not, are a part of the spectrum I am pointing out. Rather than detailing possible sexual activity, the term, as I mentioned, was a convenient short cut.

          Not “mentioning” porn stars will not make them go away, and is a deliberate evasion of the aforementioned spectrum. It is typical of how the “Left” evades ideas they do not want to address properly: ignore them. [The Right likes to wallow in harsh reality, and then beg God to save them, so they are no better.) Yet, both sides, disingenuously, say they want to “have a conversation” to make the world a better place. Well, you cannot have a *useful* conversation if the stumbling blocks are not resolved.

  12. I am 24, and probably have some sort of sexual thought dozens to even hundreds of times in a day. I know Iâ??m not alone either. Some days can be more than others, depending highly on environment, but it doesnâ??t take much for sex to cross the mind. A pretty woman walking by, or a billboard. How can these numbers be accurate when advertising plays on sex all the time, as a means to successfully sell a product. Means sex is around us constantly

  13. For # one, answer me this. If men only last about 5 minutes during sex because fear of an animal “attack” then how come human females have some of the LONGEST labor/birth times compared to other mammals1?

    • MasterChief SSN701 on

      That can’t be completely true about pain since there are so many people who love pain with sex. Some don’t like it without pain. I can imagine that cold will shock your nervous system and possibly “distract” your libido; however, people can become accustomed to a lot if they do it enough. Where’s the actual scientific method applied here?

  14. certainly was a funny article but not exactly science cause surely any of us who have done some major dating internationally, we know every race is not endowed equally but surely there are all sorts of fits or not to fits for them to experiment and find their nitch that fits just right

  15. what i love in this top10 is not about the article but
    i loved to see the people are argueing seriously for nothing.
    haha…..
    so funny !

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