What with the internet, all the stuff your mates are telling you and half-remembered nuggets of information from sex-ed classes, it’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to bedroom myths. Luckily, FHM and Dr Christian Jessen are here to sort fact from fiction...

THE MYTH

"Having sex before a football match will ruin your performance"

Dr Christian: 

“Absolutely no scientific basis for this whatsoever. There’s no evidence that testosterone levels are lowered and aggression is therefore affected. None at all. Which is good news for sportsmen everywhere. Being more relaxed probably helps, in fact.”
 

THE MYTH

"The ladies have the G-spot, guys have the P-spot"

Dr Christian:

 “Absolutely true. The prostate is connected directly to the base of the penis and is already very much involved in sex. For men who find it hard to orgasm, stimulation of the perineum – the bit between your balls and your bumhole – with a finger really helps, and that’s stimulating the prostate. And it gives a longer, more intense orgasm. The myth is that anal sex is for gay men. The reality is that a lot of straight men have anal sex but don’t admit it.”

THE MYTH

"Women have seven erogenous zones"

Dr Christian:

“I’m pretty sure this came from Friends, where Monica is giving Chandler sex advice. Obviously not true. Don’t go learning ‘the seven’, because you won’t get anywhere that way. It’s totally subjective. There are some areas thought to be more sexual, and they’re all connected in the brain. Whether you can make a girl orgasm using just one... I’m not sure any man is that good.”
 

THE MYTH

"Women prefer a fat penis"

Dr Christian:

“There was a study done with young women that took out love and physical attraction, looking at just physical mechanics, and the vast majority said that width is more important. Longer penises tend to be painful, because they bang against the cervix. The vagina is not that long; it’s the stretching that gives women greater pleasure.”
 

THE MYTH

"Sex is better in the morning – but men last longer at night"

Dr Christian:

 “Men usually wake up with erections because testosterone peaks during the night, so they want to have sex. However, as you often need to pee in the morning, and having sex with a full bladder can make it more difficult to orgasm, you should really last longer in the morning than at night.”
 

THE MYTH

"Women don’t reach their sexual peak until 30"

Dr Christian:

 “Psychological studies have shown women are more adventurous the older they get. This may come with experience and confidence. But it depends on how you define sexual peak. Fertility decreases by about 5% a year after the age of 30. So why women become more sexually active is a question of psychology rather than biology.”

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