Quite possibly one of the scariest things ever is that one out of five guys thinks he can’t get a woman pregnant if they have sex standing up. That means that a whopping 20% of men who sleep with women are completely misinformed about how baby-making works. Yikes.
Unfortunately, misinformation about sex (and safer sex) abounds, and too many people enter adulthood without the knowledge necessary to make sure the sex they’re having is safe, consensual, and pleasurable. And that’s something we should all care about.
So, since there are a million sex and birth control myths out there, and we want you to have all the facts straight, here are seven of them, debunked just for you.
Paige Whipple works for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy.