7 Women Share the Sex Myths They've Busted IRL

Back in the day, we used to believe some pretty wacky sex myths. Like, um, "double-bagging." Though we're definitely wiser in the sack thanks to our dear friend, Google, experience has proven to be even more effective for myth-busting those weird sex fables.

These seven lady-trailblazers share the sex myths they have personally busted over the years.

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1/7 Alyssa Zolna

"If my S.O. and I didn't plan nooky nights, we'd never get any. We're both super busy, which is what attracted us to each other in the first place. And when you've been together for as long as we have, the thought of randomly ripping each other's clothes off just isn't practical. What is practical is blocking time out on our (shared) calendar, Google-ing new sex moves during lunch, and getting down to business when the clock strikes horny." —Tricia S.

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2/7 Alyssa Zolna

"My BF and I enjoy a pretty steamy sex life—but I only orgasm a fraction of the time. I used to feel bad about it and wonder if my body is defective. However, it's actually become a blessing in disguise. It's helped me to appreciate sex as an entire package, instead of only rating the experience based on whether or not I make it to the finish line." —Tara F.

Women share the sex myths they busted
3/7 Alyssa Zolna

"In high school, I started having these vivid sex dreams where I almost always woke up having an orgasm. As I got older, and banked more sexual experience, the dreams became hotter and the orgasms stronger than any IRL. In fact, I've dropped masturbating from my repertoire entirely. Don't need it." —Tasha K.

Women share the sex myths they busted
4/7 Alyssa Zolna

"This stupid-ass sex myth basically ruined dating for me. I'd hook up with a guy, but only on the condition that we'd keep things casual (I'm a full-blown commitment-phobe). We'd have a great night and then he'd ghost me, for fear that I'd go all female and fall in love with him. After bumping into one of my disappearing acts at Starbucks, I called him out on the bullsh*t double-standard. He agreed. We hooked up the following weekend—and I ghosted him. I wouldn't want him to start having feelings for me or anything." —Maddy T.

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5/7 Alyssa Zolna

"I've always been plush down below, but after years of listening to my friends discuss their waxing rituals over drinks, I decided to take the plunge and get a Brazilian. When I showed my now-ex my newly minted vagina, the lack of bush frightened him. He said it made him feel like 'a pedo.' By the time the bush was back, we'd broken up. Womp, womp." —Jenni W.

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Women share the sex myths they busted
6/7 Alyssa Zolna

"The general consensus is that once you're married, your sex life will suddenly turn to crap. So many people made jokes about marriage being this black hole of doom during our engagement, and it really freaked me out. But my now-husband reminded me that we call our own shots. If we don't want our sex life to be a marriage-related casualty, then it won't be. Since his pep talk, our sex life has never been better." —Melanie J. (Check out these sexy toys from the Women's Health Boutique that will keep your life between the sheets hot as hell.)

Women share the sex myths they busted
7/7 Alyssa Zolna

"A lot of women get upset when their guy masturbates to porn, but I'm actually relieved that my S.O. does. We have completely mismatched sex drives, so he has to get his rocks off somehow. I'd rather he borrow my moisturizer and enjoy a few porn vids than worry if he's going to cheat on me—especially since I'll never be that person who has sex out of obligation." —Shawna R.

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