Entries in Mythbusters: Sexual & Reproductive Health (4)


Sex Myths Busted


Sex myths: surprising findings. Photo: Jessica Hromas

It's true that in the complicated and convoluted world of sex, myths will always abound. But a slew of research has disproved some beliefs, mostly based on long-held, gender-based stereotypes. It seems, contrary to what pop psychology books and magazine covers would have you believe, women are not from Venus, nor are men from Mars. Herein we dispel these and other commonly held sex myths.

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Not tonight, darling: why men say "no" to sex


Contrary to the stereotype, it's increasingly likely to be men who are giving women the cold shoulder in bed, say the experts. By Rebecca Frank.

It can feel like the ultimate rejection — the thinking goes that a man always wants sex, so he must have stopped finding you attractive, right? Wrong, on both counts. A reduced sex drive is a common side effect of our modern lifestyle and a growing problem among men, says sexologist Dr Gabrielle Morrissey. "Many men are working longer hours, experiencing more stress and drinking more alcohol, all of which can have a direct effect on libido. "The brain is the biggest sexual organ, as much for men as it is for women," adds Morrissey.

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No-strings casual sex has ties that bind

Women are as likely as men to enjoy casual sexual arrangements, but for different reasons, Deakin University researchers say.

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Women as keen as men to have group sex

AUSTRALIAN women are as keen as men to take part in consensual group sex, and they initiate it almost as often. These are the key findings of a survey conducted among members of the nation's second biggest online dating site. Almost 40 per cent of respondents report an equal gender split in the group encounter, while a further 30 per cent report a majority of men taking part and 30 per cent a majority of women. Almost as many women as men instigate the idea of group sex - 46 per cent compared with 54 per cent, according to the sizeable survey, which drew 8763 responses from among its 1.5 million member listings.