As humans, we are innately social and sexual beings. However, even though sexuality plays a significant role in our lives – by allowing procreation, bonding and the experience of pleasure – sex and sexual issues are rarely discussed; they are kept taboo in therapy, and especially in social relationships.
Some of us might have received a thorough sexual education during our upbringing or in school, but most of us have limited knowledge and might not remember much from sex ed. class in junior high. Honestly, what else do you remember from health class besides where babies come from? The reality is that a lot of information that circulates in our world is not always accurate, and it might actually perpetuate sexual dysfunctions that go unaddressed.
So here are a few facts that hopefully will clarify some fictions that you’ve heard, and help you have a healthier sex life by being more comfortable talking about sex: