There is a lot of information available to us these days, and not all of them are necessarily accurate, especially when it comes to our sexual health. From the conversations you have with your friend, things you read on a dodgy website, the office gossips, up to the giggling in biology class, your knowledge about sex might be foggy and jumbled. And unfortunately, the less you know about sex, the more likely it is to go wrong when you do it. So, before you go out there and get all sexy with someone, have a go at this quiz to see if you've got the facts in your corner!
True or False:
Part 1: I won't get pregnant if…
Statement #1: "… I do xyz position during sex"
Statement #2: "… I am on the pill and use a condom"
Statement #3: "… my partner withdrew his penis before the big party (ejaculates)"
Statement #4: "… have sex on a period"
Part 2: Are these statements just a myth or what…
Statement #5: The pill protects you against some STIs
Statement #6: Only gay men can contract HIV
Statement #7: You can catch STI from oral sex
Statement #8: Pineapple juice makes semen taste better
Statement #9: "I only have one sex partner; I don't need sexual health check"
Statement #10: "I'm a straight cis-man that only sleep with women: I don't need lube"
Done keeping a mental note of your answers? Scroll down to find out how much do you really know about sex!
Statement #1: FALSE
Whatever position you try with your partner during sex, even when you're jumping up and down, as long as the penis ejaculates inside the vagina, you could still get pregnant. Even when you stand up and pee after the session. You. Could. Still. Get. Pregnant. Sis.
Statement #2: TRUE
The pill has 95% efficacy against pregnancy while condoms are at a whopping 98%. Using them both is a very effective way to prevent unintended pregnancies. Another plus is that condoms can even protect you from getting STIs.
Statement #3: FALSE
An aroused penis leaks thousands of sperm before ejaculation and it only takes one to get you pregnant.
Statement #4: FALSE
Although not as common, unprotected sex on a period can still lead to pregnancy since sperm can survive in the female reproductive system for up to 5 days. So if you have sex on the last day of your period and ovulate in the next few days, it is possible to get pregnant from the surviving sperm.
Statement #5: FALSE
While the birth control pill is a very effective way to prevent pregnancy, it does not protect against STIs/STDs.
Statement #6: FALSE
Anyone can get HIV no matter their gender and sexuality. If you're having sex without a condom and not taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and your sexual partner has HIV, there's a chance you could acquire HIV too.
Statement #7: TRUE
STIs spread not only through penetrative sex. It can be passed on through many types of sexual contact - from anal sex, oral sex, intimate skin-to-skin contact and even sharing toys.
Statement #8: Well… TRUE
Technically, drinking pineapple juice days before having sex may add a little sweetness to your semen and reduce bitterness just by a tiny bit. Unfortunately, no amount of pineapple juice could alter the taste of semen and turn it into a piña colada.
Statement #9: FALSE
Even if you are in a monogamous relationship, it is still important to have a regular sexual health check. This is because some STIs don't show any symptoms so it wouldn't be possible for you or your partner to know if either of you had an STI unless you both have been tested.
Statement #10: FALSE
Anyone can benefit from using lube. It can reduce friction in the orifice and enhance pleasure. It allows you to explore non-naturally lubricating body parts such as the anus. There's a whole lot of reasons to use lube but all in all, it makes sex less uncomfortable and more pleasurable for both of you. So, lube up and enjoy the ride!
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