Misconceptions and truths about underage sex
Sex is an inexhaustible topic about which much is known, but despite this, common misconceptions and myths about sex are still common, especially among adolescents:
- You cannot get pregnant if you practice pull-out method
Before ejaculation, the pre-ejaculate is secreted – a fluid that contains sperm and can make you pregnant.
That is why the pull-out method (coitus interruptus) is not really a method of protection against pregnancy, because in that way you can get pregnant, no matter how long (short) the intercourse lasted, especially during fertile days. The pre-ejaculate is a white fluid, which is secreted by the penis when a man is aroused. This occurs before orgasm and ejaculation. The amount of pre-ejaculate is different and the amount itself does not have too much of an effect. The pre-ejaculate performs its function even if it is only a few drops. The chance of pregnancy from pre-ejaculate is higher during fertile days and less during infertile days. If you wish to avoid pregnancy, do not use the pull-out method.
- If I use some form of contraception, pregnancy can never happen
Be sure to keep in mind that no method of contraception is 100 percent safe. Used properly, the percentage of condom safety is 97%, pills 99%, with only condoms providing protection against sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, half of the cycle (usually the 14th day of the cycle) is one of the most fertile days, and then you should definitely use protection.
- She cannot get pregnant if intercourse is practiced during menstruation
The possibility of pregnancy is lower then, but it still exists. Furthermore, the female body is more susceptible to infections during menstruation so one should be careful and it is good to use protection.
- A condom will help you have sex longer
Incorrect. A condom will not help you last longer in sex. It depends more on experience and age. One extensive study found that men between the ages of 18 and 30 need an average of six and a half minutes to experience an orgasm, while men over the age of 50 need four and a half minutes. Wearing condoms did not affect their performance.
- If you take a shower and urinate after sex, you will not get pregnant
This is a common misconception among adolescents, but there is not much logic if we recall what we learned in biology classes because the urinary and vaginal openings have completely different functions. If the pre-ejaculate or ejaculate has reached the vagina, all subsequent actions will not reduce the chance of a possible pregnancy. However, it is otherwise good to take a shower between two sexual intercourses, as it reduces the chance of sperm remaining on the body of a boy or a girl.
- You cannot get pregnant during the first sexual intercourse
The fact is that the chance of pregnancy exists if you have had your first period and if you and your boyfriend do not use protection. So, it does not matter if it is your first or hundredth sexual intercourse, you need to be careful and always use protection if you wish to avoid pregnancy. Better safe than sorry.
- A girl must bleed during her first sexual intercourse
It is common for most girls to experience minor bleeding and pain during the first time (i.e. defloration), but this, on the other hand, does not have to happen at all. This does not happen only because in some cases the hymen has ‘torn’ previously, but because it is sometimes so elastic that it does not ‘tear’ or ‘tears’ only partially. This can happen when the first sexual intercourse takes place gradually, for example, when the boy uses his fingers first and only later switches to the ‘real intercourse’.