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Sexual Myths And Misconceptions!

Dr. Ashwini Vivek (Gandhi) 93% (1313 ratings)
Diploma In Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune  •  29 years experience
Sexual Myths And Misconceptions!

Myth 1: Men crave for sex many times more than the women do.

Women don't crave sex as much as men do.

More often than not men are assumed to have higher libidos than women. But Apr 21, 2017 - 'Men think, while women desire.' Gone are the days when 'demanding sex' was considered exclusively a man's forte. Today women demand sex greater than men. And they have no qualms about getting vocal about it.. TOI.

Typically younger women are less expressive about their need for sex, as they might be naive and inexperienced. But the female libido increases and women become more expressive and vocal about their cravings as they age after they are done bearing and rearing children and the children are grown up.  

Myth 2: Men are stimulated sexually by images and visual imagery.

Women aren't as "visually" stimulated as men.

Women do not always talk about their visual imagery. Women actually might be more turned on by visual stimuli than men, they're just less likely to talk about it. Meredith Chivers, a researcher and professor at Queen's University, researched men and women's responses sexual films, and concluded

Sexual activity was a stronger determinant of women’s sexual response than was the gender of the actor(s) in the sexual films, whereas for men, actor gender was a stronger determinant of their sexual responses.

Myth 3: Men can be aroused and ready in seconds. Women take much longer to become sexually aroused.

Men typically get aroused in a few minutes of foreplay, or even by sex talk when they are intimate with the partner.  Women would typically get aroused by mere anticipation of being intimate with a potential mate and a right foreplay. In a committed relationship like a long-term marriage, the partners are hard-wired for each other, the moment there is a well-sought opportunity the partners are ready.

Myth 4: Women's libidos and sexual enjoyment decrease with age. Men can remain potent and fertile well into their old age.

 All the afflictions of old age, such as stress and other physical ailments like obesity, addictions, hypertension and diabetes affect sexual performance badly/ Researchers have found that women in their 30s and 40s actually have higher sex drives than teenage girls and women in their 20's. What's more, women in their 40s also experience more powerful orgasms and are more likely to be multi-orgasmic.

Myth 5: Orgasms make women fall in love; it's hormonal; while men are totally capable of having multiple casual sex encounters without being emotionally involved.

They call it the “love-hormone”  Oxytocin, which is associated with orgasms both in men and women.  It is also called the ‘cuddling hormone ‘ and is said to be responsible for bonding between the romantic partners. It is also secreted in women during child birth and ag ain is thought to be responsible for the bondage between the mother and the child.

So the fact is, oxytocin is secreed in both the sexes and that orgasming has a similar affect on both; men and women.

Myth 6: Men are meant to have multiple sex partners. Women are best suited to sexual monogamy.

Studies have shown though that Long-term relationship is associated with decreasing sexual desire, frequency and satisfaction in both men and women

Women bear and rear children, they tend to remain committed to their child as well as to the father of the child.

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