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Sexy Time: 5 Sex Facts That Will Scare the Ish Out of You

justwearit.gifTwo days ago, I went to my university’s health center. Now, usually I completely disregard any information I get at the health center on the grounds of either A) I have heard that every year since I first took sex ed in 7th grade, or B) Those ‘doctors’ are full of ish.

But this time, by the luck of the draw, I happened to get a check-up from someone that (gasp!) actually knew what they were talking about. I’m not saying you should listen to this doctor (nurse practitioner, if you want to get technical) instead of your own, but these are a few little known facts I picked up that I thought I would share.

Beware, as these tidbits may scare you away from sex for life (or at least for the night).

1. In order for your birth control to be 99.7% effective, you must take it every day within 30 minutes of the same time.
Apparently, the hormones that make you temporarily infertile only work for 24 straight hours. According to Susan (the nurse practitioner), you should be okay if you miss the time by 1 to 2 hours. If you miss more than that, however, you should use condoms for at least a week.

2. If you don’t take birth control at the same time every day, the effectiveness can be as low as 92%.
For all of you that have taken statistics, that means you have an 8% chance of getting preggers. Let me say that clearer: the chance of you having a small person come out of you in 9 months is 26 times higher if you don’t take your b.c. regularly. Noooo, thank you. (For more important facts about your pill, click here.)

3. Some STDs, especially HIV, have an incubation period of up to 6 months.
That means that even if you are negative for the disease today, you won’t be in the clear until you have another negative test 6 months from now. And that only applies if you haven’t engaged in any high-risk sexual activity. In short, make him wrap it up.

4. You can get HIV easier from oral-anal contact aka “rimming” (the grossest sex slang ever) than from any other form of oral sex.
This one was in a Safe Sex pamphlet that Susan so generously gave me. Not that I’m recommending that everybody run and try this one out, but just use that fact to put things into perspective. Or as a very handy excuse to say no if/when your partner ever puts in such a request.

5. Alcohol and drugs can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to infection.
Yes kids, that includes STDs and other icky things. I can also testify that being drunk makes having sex, especially enjoyable sex, just that much more difficult to maneuver. What’s more, according to my lovely pamphlet, alcohol and drugs can also impair your judgment and make you do things you may regret in the morning. Who knew?

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    1. Kari says:

      Hi, The first point is acutally not true, it depends on what birth control you take. The "mini pill" who has less hormones in them you have to take at the same time. But the normal pill will work as long as you take it the same day. :)

      1. Alex says:

        it depends on the person. each person has their own hormone levels, but your body does go through cycles. its safest to take it at the same time so you know your cycle is constant, even if it doesn't HAVE to be done. you could still avoid pregnancy because the pill works in multiple ways to prevent baby-making, but when it comes to things like this, why risk it?

      2. Rob says:

        depends on the depends. each diaper has their own protective seal, but your body does go through cycles. its safest to wear it at the same time so you know your cycle is constant, even if it doesn't HAVE to be done. you could still avoid accidents because the depends works in multiple ways to prevent shitting yourself, but when it comes to things like this, why risk it?

    2. Truthspeaker says:

      Also, what is MOST important is to KNOW THAT CONDOMS are NOT 100% safe. You can still contract many STDs WITH condom use. Just take the time and go get checked BEFORE having sex. You can still get HPV, Herpes, Syphilis when you use a condom because these can be present in the skin that is NOT covered by the condom. This information should be FIRST. A condom does not protect you from everything and there is NO such thing as SAFE sex. Dispel this lie.

      Sales of condoms have gone up and guess what? So have STD/STI infections…

      1. Eli says:

        I agree, but i just cant resist….
        And i found out that during sex you can burn a lot of calories http://healthybeauty2.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-ma

      2. Joy says:

        Ok…then I want to know how the hell I got a bacterial STD the moment I had casual sex without a condom? I mean, I had never had an STD until that moment, where the partner I had didn't wear a condom ('cause the guy took it off and entered me without it). Of course, I charged him with sexual assault 'cause I didn't consent to have sex without protection. Thank God it was only a bacterial STD that got cured in about a week (I also got tested for all the other STDs; turned out negative for everything else). In other words, I wouldn't had that STD if it wasn't because the guy took the condom without my consent.

    3. Naz says:

      Thank you for the article, I love it. I agree that we must be informed and smart about sex. Casual sex is dangerous and what we we do with committed mates should not be the same as what we may do with others but condoms can actually be the source or branching out into other problems. There are several carcinogenic substances that are used in the making of condoms as well as the lubrication of such.
      So now we are telling girls that its ok to have sex like men, just use a condom, but they pay for it in latter years by increased risks of cancer/complications in the reproductive area.
      Knowledge is power and we must indulge in that power. Thank you for the information.

      1. Michelle says:

        wtf what do you mean by telling girls its ok to have sex like men, men and women have sex differently? and of course we tell em to use a condom what if you don't want to date but you wanna get laid? Is it ok for men to enjoy sex w no strings attached but not for women?
        I think your trippin

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    5. big al says:

      such a big toe instead of a penis

    6. JamesR says:

      Your father must be so proud of you.

    7. Brobible reader says:

      The fuck is up with Naz? Slaying sloots is the only reason we have advanced technology. A bunch of bros were all like imma get some poon tonight so they came up with the wheel and lax pinnies to make that shit easy. Casual sex is the only kind of sex.

      1. Brobible is a moron says:

        You are an idiot. Bar none. I. D. I. O. T.

    8. Morgan says:

      Might I also state that ou can get stds even if your are still wearing underwear, because SURPRISE moisture seeps through underwear and boxers carrying diseases. Sperm can't pass through the underwear but the seminal fluid can which is what carries all the diseases,

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