Tis the spooky season!
This month, we are revealing sex facts that might scare you a little. Don’t worry, you’re safe with us 😉
Food Does Not Go There
Let’s leave the food on our plates, not in ourselves. A cucumber should not be used as a sex toy – neither should carrots, beer bottles, or any other item that is not manufactured as a sex toy. You might be surprised by the amount of emergency room visits that are caused by objects stuck in areas you don’t want them to be. Check out this study if you have the guts to learn more.
Sex toys are unregulated – SCARY!
While lubricants are highly regulated by the FDA, sex toys remain untouched by mandatory regulations! With a lack of oversight to ensure safety and quality standards, this can be a scary thought for something that goes in your most intimate areas. Be cautious when buying sex toys – verify the safety of the materials used and the source that you are buying from. Even if they may go where the sun doesn’t shine, they should still be safe to do so!
EngErotics provides intimacy devices that are made from quality materials that are non-toxic and safe to use.
Check out our list of professionally engineered sex toys that are made for healthy and safe sexual adventures (with or without a partner!)
1 in 6 people have never had an orgasm.
If that doesn’t shock you, I don’t know what will.
If this sounds like you, you are not alone. You are not broken.
Release the pressure of forcing an orgasm and focus on the pleasure. The goal is not to orgasm; the goal is to enjoy yourself. Go set some mood lighting, play the songs that make you feel the sexiest, and have FUN.
80 percent of people will experience chronic painful sex
Intercourse should never hurt (unless you want it to). If you do experience painful sex, stop immediately and reassess; nobody should experience painful sex when they are seeking pleasure. Don’t lose hope and accept that this is how sex is for you. Sex can be uncomfortable if both partners aren’t fully turned on or if not enough lubrication is used; sex shouldn’t be painful for either partner. If you experience chronic painful sex, talk to your doctor about possible causes and treatments.
You can break your penis!
While the penis doesn’t have any bones (despite the phrase ‘boner’), it can become broken from vigorous masturbation or sex practices. The Reverse Cowgirl position has been found to be the most risky position as it increases the chances of a penile fracture. Other ways that one could potentially fracture a penis is thrusting too hard and keeping the penis inside their partner while attempting to switch positions (do not recommend).
If you are sexually active, you are at risk of getting an STI (sexually transmitted infection). Not to be confused by the outdated term STD (sexually transmitted disease), as medically speaking, these are infections and not diseases. The CDC has reported that chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most prevalent STI’s. 
The most common symptom of an STI is no symptom at all. This is why it is so important for all people who are sexually active to regularly get STI tested. This means, you can’t tell if someone has a STI just by looking at their genitalia. The only way you would know is to GET TESTED.
Please note: a basic STI urine test (for example, to diagnose chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis) can only be accurate after 2 weeks from last sexual encounter. An HIV test is most accurate after 6 months of last sexual encounter. Getting tested sooner can result in a false negative test.
…from unplanned pregnancy
The pullout method really doesn’t work. Also known as the “withdrawal” method, choosing this as your form of birth control can be anxiety-inducing and incredibly risky. It only takes one sperm to become pregnant, with each ejaculation having about 300 million sperm. Even penis pre-cum risks containing sperm, especially if ejaculation recently occurred. Imagine how much that risk increases each time you have unprotected sex.
Check out bedsider.org for birth control methods, effectiveness, and resources.
Condoms are one of the most effective ways to prevent STI’s and pregnancy.
Did you know there are 12 steps for putting on a condom? Check out our previous Blog Post on How to Put on a Condom Correctly – I guarantee you didn’t know all 12 steps!
Are you spooked yet?
What spooked you out the most?
Let us know in the comments!