There’s so much misinformation about male sexuality and regardless of modern advancements, we do believe many of these myths. From toxic male masculinity to beliefs that guys want it all the time, numerous inaccuracies do exist. It’s time to set the record straight and debunk some of the most common and harmful myths about male sexuality.
Men Want To Have Sex All Of The Time
This belief is completely false. It’s based on the assumption that men are robotic when it comes to their libido. Many believe that guys will never turn a sex offer down, regardless of the circumstances.
The belief is a gross exaggeration of male sexuality.
Sexual desire in both men and women has a physiological and an emotional component. We can’t just ignore male emotions and the role that they play in attraction and passion.
Even men who thoroughly enjoy sex aren’t going to be in the mood every now and then. Men could refuse sex because of stress, work issues, excessive fatigue or relationship problems. Very often, guys have other things on their mind (shocker!) and sex doesn’t rank as a top priority.
The loss of libido is actually becoming quite common among both men and women. We live in a hectic world. Young and middle aged people have tons of responsibilities. Since the focus is on these issues, the emphasis on intimacy is lost.
Guys Prefer One Night Stands Over Relationships
The myth is also quite common. So many women believe that guys are interested solely in having sex. They believe men aren’t beings in need of proximity and partnership. As a result of such beliefs, many ladies are guarded and they find it difficult to come across a significant other.
Many men do desire a long-term relationship and aren’t interested in casual sex. While casual sex does feel good, it’s often perceived as far from fulfilling.
The pursuit of a serious relationship depends on many factors. Quite often, these factors are the same for men and for women.
Most guys want to share their lives with someone special, they want to start a family and experience the security that a long-term relationship provides. Playboys do exist but they don’t represent such a large portion of the male population.
Sex That Lasts Very Long Is The Best Kind Of Sex
A stud should be capable of going at it for hours and hours. After all, long sex is the best kind of sex, right?
Quick and passionate sexual experiences are often associated with laziness or the lack of experience. Thus, there’s a negative connotation. Many men are troubled by the prospects of lasting a short time. They do everything possible to prolong intercourse and turn into those stereotypical studs.
A quick session can be very healthy and incredibly passionate. In fact, medical researchers recommend quickies every now and then. These spice up the sex life and bring back the youthful excitement in a relationship.
Men Are Not Naturally Monogamous
All guys cheat – how often have you heard that claim? It’s another myth that stems from the concept of toxic masculinity and the inability of guys to control themselves.
In contrast are usually perceived as monogamous and 100 percent committed to their relationship.
We all know that this isn’t necessarily the case.
Women are expected to restrict their sexuality, which is why many are afraid to experiment. This social upbringing is the one that prevents many ladies from being unfaithful, regardless of the fact that they’re unhappy.
Things are a bit more liberal when it comes to guys but many men in happy relationships are completely monogamous. If they don’t feel that something is missing, these men aren’t likely to go out there and look for something else.
Male Orgasm/Ejaculation Is A Must For Satisfactory Sex
While less common, this myth is a one that people firmly believe in.
Sexual pleasure in women isn’t always linked to orgasm. In men, however, ejaculation is perceived as the only natural way to climax and get pleasure.
Men don’t have to ejaculate to feel completely satisfied. In fact, some guys have mastered the art of accomplishing non-ejaculatory orgasms. Numerous personal testimonials suggest that guys who have mastered the technique aren’t willing to go back.
Even if they don’t climax, men can find sex with a partner incredibly satisfying. Remember – it’s about the intimacy and giving each other pleasure. The orgasm is simply the cherry on top of the cake.
Testosterone Makes All Men Horny and Aggressive
The primary male hormone is seen by some as a cause of aggression and a source of incessant sexual desire.
High levels of testosterone do increase the male sex drive. This is one of the most important functions of the male hormone. This, however, isn’t necessarily linked to guys chasing after women all of the time and getting in bar fights.
Having high libido and being promiscuous aren’t one and the same thing. Many men that have a high libido are in a monogamous relationship. They need just one partner, they can control the urges and simply enjoy more frequent sex with that person.
Getting An Erection And Being Aroused Is The Same Things
If a man has an erection, he obviously wants sex. The myth is a common one and on top of being wrong, it can be incredibly harmful.
Morning erections are just one example of just how misinformed the claim is. They are a simple physiological response and have nothing to do with actual desire. Morning erections are actually a wrong term. Men get several erections throughout the night, most of them not even being felt.
The myth becomes dangerous when it comes to sexual assault committed by women on men. It’s a common belief that men can’t be forced to have sex or raped because they need to have an erection.
As already mentioned, the erection is purely a physiological response. It doesn’t have to be linked to desire.
An erection can happen even when a man isn’t sexually aroused. Arousal is a complex process and the way in which our bodies respond is a very small part of it.