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Sex Answers


A great web sites that gives answers to hundreds of sex questions is maintained the by Columbia University Health Services Department. Typical questions include:



  • Any advice before I put “the rubber to the road”?

  • Why does it take millions of sperm to fertilize an egg?

  • Could my birth control pills cause a low sex drive?

  • Is it possible to “break” your penis?

  • What about safer sex between women?

10 Pregnancy Myths

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All of the “myths” below are not true. But that doesn’t stop people from repeating them or from trying to make other people believe they are true. Make sure you know what’s true and what’s not when it comes to sex.

If a guy doesn’t cum or ejaculate during sexual intercourse, a girl can’t get pregnant.

Intercourse

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People have sexual intercourse because they enjoy the sexual stimulation and the physical and emotional feelings that come from contact between the penis and the vagina or anus.

Masturbation

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For most guys and girls, their first pleasurable sexual experiences involve masturbation. Surveys report that by age 18 almost 100% of guys and over 50% of girls have tried masturbating. Many young people discover masturbation all on their own, while others learn about it by talking to friends. Not everyone is okay with masturbation and it is still considered “dirty” by some religions and by some parents. But the choice is yours.

Be Safe

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Safer sex starts with thinking about sex risks and then making safer sex decisions. This includes decisions about:

  • what you will and won’t do
  • decisions about the amount of risk you’re willing to take when it comes to STIs or pregnancy.
No Risk Choices
  • Flirting
  • Holding hands
  • Hugging
  • Physical contact with your clothes on

Consent

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Sexual consent means agreeing that you agree to a specific sexual activity. So getting or giving consent is an ongoing process. Always remember:

  • No means No
  • Silence means No
  • Drunk means No
  • Stoned means No
  • “Not now” means No
  • Only “Yes” means Yes

What is sex anyway?

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Well, it depends! Most of time we’re talking about something you do – not just whether you’re a girl or a guy. Sex can include many things you can do – either by yourself or with other people. Sexual feelings are exciting and, because they are, it is easy to get carried away.

Talking Sex

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There are so many things to write about when you talk about sex. So we have created several pages of information this section. We have also listed other web sites that have good information. Hopefully this will answer most questions. However, if you still have questions you can use the “Ask Us” feature on the front page of this web site to send us a question and get a confidential answer. We hope this helps.

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