Sex experts get their fair share of embarrassing questions. Here are 5 of the most common.
While sex has become a more openly discussed topic, your level of comfort with the topic depends on audience and personality. For some, it’s very easy to be honest about sex but for others it’s just the opposite. The majority of us fall in the middle of this spectrum; we’re aware of sex and talk about it with the right crowd, but some questions make us blush.
We scoured the web and compiled a list of the most common and embarrassing questions people have about their sex lives. Masturbation and vibrators abound. Check out 5 of our favorites:
Can a penis really be broken?
Broken penises make great fodder for tv shows and sex columns. While the penis is not a bone it can be injured and, yes, fractured. “It is possible to fracture a penis due to trauma during particularly vigorous sex or masturbation,” ob-gyn Alyssa Dweck told Women’s Health. “The erect penis is engorged with blood. Forceful bending of the erect penis during aggressive sexual play, can lead to this serious injury.” Let’s move on, please.
What to do when a condom gets lost in a vagina?
Condoms lost inside vaginas are very common and stressful. Still, as most sex experts will tell you, avoid panicking. There’s not much you can do except fish the condom out and make sure it’s intact, that way there are no pieces left inside of you. Says Dweck, “Even if you think there is no spillage of contents, if you are not using another form of contraception such as the pill or IUD, I recommend emergency contraception ASAP if you don’t desire pregnancy.” Also, if you don’t know whether your partner has an STD, get tested at your earliest convenience.
Can you pee during sex?
It’s common to feel like you want to pee during sex, but, according to experts, it’s very unlikely. “While it is possible to leak urine during sex, especially if the bladder is really full, I suspect this is actually not urine at all but rather female ejaculation which can occur during orgasm,” says Dweck.
Can you masturbate too much?
According to sex educator Francisco Ramirez, it’s okay and normal to masturbate, no matter how many times you do it. “Unfortunately, long-standing shame around masturbation has led many of us to be somewhat skeptical, or uncomfortable, about masturbation, especially frequent masturbation or instances where solo sex is more common than partnered sex,” he told The Huffington Post.
If your masturbation habits interfere with your daily life and relationships then a break is worth considering.
Do vibrators desensitize vaginas?
Nope. According to sex educator Eva Bloom, while it’s common for people to develop patterns when masturbating, making it more difficult to orgasm when trying new activities, as long as you switch up your technique you should be fine.