Slide 1Some common myths include: A female can avoid falling pregnant after sexual intercourse when:
- the male and female are both virgins
- the girl is having her period
- they guy pulls out before he ejaculates or if he doesn't go all the way in
- they have sex in a pool or a hot tub
- the girl douches with coca cola after sex
- the girl douches with vinegar after sex
- both partners don't orgasm at the same time
- the girl jumps up and down after sex (to get all the sperm out)
- the girl pushes really hard on her belly button after sex
- the girl takes a shower after sex
- the girl is on top during sex
- the girl takes aspirin and drinks a coke after sex; or
- the girl makes herself sneeze for fifteen minutes after sex
- having contraception readily available makes you a slut (girls) or makes it look like you are expecting sex (guys).
Slide 3Some common myths include:
- sex equals love and commitment
- people cannot get sexually transmitted diseases from having oral sex
- if you use a tampon (before you have had sex), you are not a virgin any more
- a guy/girl will know if you are a virgin; or
- if you stop having sex with a guy once he's aroused, he will be in serious pain.
- Many sexually active young people use contraception inconsistently or not at all.
- Decisions about contraception happen with relationships.
- Teaching young people about contraception does not encourage them to have sex.
- Access to contraception is necessary but not sufficient.
- Young people are much more likely to have unplanned and unprotected sex when they are intoxicated after using alcohol or drugs.
- The younger the person, the less likely he or she will be to use contraception or to use it effectively.