5 Myths Men Believe About Sex

No matter how much expertise and knowledge we gain, when it comes to sex, we're always interested in hearing the next new thing. The trouble is that curiosity often leads us to learning - and subsequently sharing - misinformation.

How to separate booty fact from fiction? Start here.

Sex Myth #5: You Can Get Addicted to Porn

Well, it's actually true - but very rare. Only 1 percent of all people who look at the naughty stuff on the 'net will become addicted. Click without caution.

Sex Myth #4: You Should Abstain Before the Big Game

Sports figures often claim to hold off on, uh, off-the-field athletics to avoid ruining their performance for the big game. But Swiss researchers, who performed stress tests on people 2 and 10 hours after the subjects had sex, found that after 10 hours, the participants were "fully recovered." There was only a small dip in performance after 2 hours.

Sex Myth #3: You Peaked at 18

While it's true your supply of testosterone peaked in your late teens (and women's estrogen hits a high point in their mid to late 20s), that has little correlation to your frequency and enjoyment of sex. There are physiological changes in both sexes as we grow older, but most sexperts agree that those changes are more than made up for by our growing confidence and experience.

Sex Myth #2: You Think About Sex All the Time

It feels like we hear the line "men think about sex every 7 seconds," about, well, every 7 seconds or so. The reality is that only about 20 percent of men claim to fantasize frequently. So, don't worry if it's not taking up your every thought. You have to give some consideration to work, beer and sports, right?

Sex Myth #1: Your Size May Not Stack Up

Despite the number of spam emails telling you otherwise, you're probably just fine. According to Men's Health magazine, in a recent study 63 percent of men complained of having inferior hardware - but not one of them was smaller than normal.

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