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17 horrible sex myths!

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So I was reading cosmopolitan magazine online in bed this morning (my not so guilty guilty pleasure) and stumbled across an article called "17 horrible sex myths no woman should ascribe to".


While they are all great and struck a cord with me, number 10 particularly stood out.


10. "STDS make you dirty. Can we stop saying that if you don't have an std you're 'clean'? Having an STD doesn't make you dirty; it just means you have to be more upfront with your partners and more fastidious with condoms."


While it was just one bullet point on the check list, it made my day to see a magazine popular specifically for sex/women's issues amongst such a wide range of women acknowledge that stds (especially herpes/hpv because they aren't curable) aren't a deal breaker and you can (should/will!) have a normal sex life. I'm used to seeing magazines/the media skirt around issues like herpes when they're not busy cracking a joke so it made my day to see an article state the simple truth about stds. It would be nice to see a whole article about stds (hsv and hpv specifically because of the stigma) to help debunk societies myths surrounding the viruses, but this seems like a step in the right direction.


Here's the link if anyone wants to give it a look. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a29910/horrible-sex-myths-that-make-women-feel-bad/


Have an awesome day :)

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