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It's not dirty... is it?

Sex Myths

Not everything you hear about sex is true. These are the top 3 myths we’ve heard!

Myth 1: Genitals are the dirtiest part of the body
Genitals are not dirty. They are just like any other part of the body. And just like the rest of your body, make sure you keep them clean. You also need to check them regularly for any changes. Some changes mean you need to go to the clinic. These include irregular bumps or lumps, itches, discharges, cuts or rashes. Go to a clinic sooner rather than later!

Myth 2: Masturbation is bad for you
Masturbation is a totally personal choice. But know that it can’t harm you if you choose to do it. Things like impotence, blindness, or becoming mad are no way linked to masturbation. Neither is any other sexual performance worry.

Myth 3: I can't get pregnant the first time I have sex
A young woman can possibly become pregnant any time and every time she is has sex. It doesn’t matter if it's the first time or the seventh time. Plus, many young women are most fertile in their teenage years. This means it can be even more likely that they will fall pregnant. So it’s very important to use contraception ( and STI protection) each and every time you have sex.

There are many rumours about sex. Don’t believe everything your friends tell you. Rather chat to a trusted adult or nurse to find out the facts. Check out Tune Me for more articles on sex and relationships.


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