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Sex During Pregnancy: Should You?!

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Scared Of Sex While Pregnant

When it comes to sex, there's no instruction manual. What? There is?!!

We'll be right back…

OK, back! Anyway, all over the world, women are finding their sex lives being unnecessarily ruined- by pregnancy!

A lot of this is due to fears of both expectant mothers AND their partners. But are these fears founded? Here's what you should know about some common worries of sex during pregnancy:

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More Myths Of Fitness That We Should All Ignore

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There seems to be a never-ending supply of fitness myths floating around.

In a continued effort to stop the steady flow of misinformed advice being passed from gym buddy to gym buddy, we've found MORE myths for our readers to avoid.

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Dr. Oz Explains: Dieting Myths!

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It's time we know the facts from the fiction, so we can make the right dieting choices!

That's why we're so proud (and lucky) to have Dr. Oz as a contributor here at FitPerez.com!

Here in this new exclusive video, Dr. Oz lays out a bunch of myths and facts for our readers!

Take a look, and learn some things about dieting!

If U have any more questions for Dr. Oz about diets OR anything else, feel free to email them to Questions@FitPerez.com!!

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Five "Bully" Dog Myths Debunked

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When people think about pit bulls and similar breeds, they often associate unprovoked attacks and supernatural strength with these kind, gentle dogs.

So Animal Planet has gathered information and debunked five majorly untrue myths about bully breeds.

Myth #1: "Bully breeds are naturally aggressive and mean."

Truth: The American Humane Association did tests and concluded that many dog breeds were far more aggressive and mean, including beagles and collies.

Myth #2: "Bully breeds attack more humans than any other dog."

Truth: 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. each year, but the more common breeds of dog in the attacks are actually german shepherds and chow chows.

Myth #3: Bully breeds are prone to locking their jaws, and have a stronger bite than any other dog.

Truth: Bully breeds have no different jaws than any other breed of dog or the ability to "lock" their jaw.

In fact, german shepherds and rottweilers have a stronger bite than pit bulls.

Myth #4: "Bully breed brains grow continuously, causing them to go crazy."

Truth: This myth was originally pinned to dobermans and eventually made its way to the bully breeds.

None of it is true, all dogs' brains grow and stop at about the same rate.

Myth #5: "Bully breeds are not safe to adopt or rescue because of unknown genetic history."

Truth: A dog's recent history and current temperament (easily attainable from any shelter worker) are more relevant than a detailed genetic history.

So when it comes to adoption, bully breeds are actually the most in need of loving homes because of the unfair stigmas surrounding their breed.

Go save a bully dog!

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Busting Fitness Myths

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True or false? Are crunches the MOST EFFECTIVE exercise to get six-pack abs?

False! Diet and cardiovascular exercises are more important because you need to burn the layer of fat over your tummy to even see those bad boys first!

That is just one myth the lovely Jennifer Cohen, author of No Gym Required, busted on NBC's Today Show last Friday.

Check out the video above to see what other fitness myths are TRUE or FALSE! Some of the answers may surprise you and more importantly, help you achieve your fitness goals!

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MTV’s Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths

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WRONG!!

MTV’s new show, Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths, is all about busting common myths about sex.

It features a slew of celebs, including Ludacris, Vinny Guadagnino, Kelly Rowland, Teen Moms’ Maci, Amber, Catelynn, and Farrah and more!

Educational and sexy. We love it!

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8 Sex Myths Debunked

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8 Sex Myths Debunked

Sex is confusing.

There’s no getting around that, but there are a few things (eight, specifically) that you can know for sure. Here are eight common sex myths debunked by Women's Health:

Men Reach Their Sexual Peak at 18, and Women Reach Theirs at 28

No, your sex lives aren't doomed to be perpetually out of sync. Men's testosterone levels peak around 18, but hormones are only one small factor in male sexual performance, says Marc Goldstein, M.D., a professor of reproductive medicine and urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. And women have no set peak. If you and your partner need to sync up your libidos, agree to take turns initiating sex every few days. "Sex at least once a week is like vitamins for a relationship," says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D., founder of GoodInBed.com. And the more you do it, even if you're not in the mood at first, the more you'll want to.

He's Intimidated by Your Vibrator

Wrong! In fact, your guy might be secretly hoping you'll bust out a new "toyfriend" during your next romp. According to a recent Indiana University study, 41 percent of women have used a battery-powered buddy with their partner. And it goes beyond him watching you go wild: "Many men find vibration pleasurable on their penis and other body parts," says Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., a research scientist at Indiana University and author of Because It Feels Good. If he's game, vary the vibration speed and intensity to find something that revs up both of you.

The G-Spot Doesn't Really Exist

Earlier this year, a French study found physical evidence of this elusive erogenous zone: Women who were able to achieve vaginal orgasm had thicker-than-average tissues between the vagina and the urethra. Whether this area is a magic orgasm-inducing button for you depends on your sensitivity, says Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., coauthor of The Orgasm Answer Guide. "Lie on your back and have your partner (or yourself) use one or two fingers to stimulate the upper front wall of your vagina with a 'come here' motion," she says. Hit the right spot and within 10 seconds you'll know it. During vaginal intercourse, try rear entry or woman on top—both put his penis in a position to hit the jackpot.

Men Can't Have Multiple Orgasms

The idea that guys get only one shot (so to speak) at orgasm comes from mistaking ejaculation for climax, says Kerner. While your guy does have physical limitations on how quickly he can produce and release sperm, he can still experience repeated peaks of arousal while doing the deed. The trick is to bring him this close to climaxing and then ease off so that he feels the toe-curling contractions of orgasm without ejaculating. "Ask him to tell you when he's about to go over the edge, then gently squeeze the head of his penis to pull him back," says Kerner. "Focus on kissing or stroking another part of his body for 30 seconds—long enough for him to cool down a bit, but not long enough for him to lose his erection—then start up again." Repeat until he begs for mercy.

Size Matters

A bigger penis doesn't necessarily make sex more mind blowing. For one, it won't help a guy reach your (very real— see myth No. 3) G-spot, and it could actually be painful if his penis hits your cervix during sex. If his length is lacking, stick to positions that keep you close together (such as missionary), have him use a grinding rather than thrusting movement, and wrap your legs around him for extra clitoral stimulation. Got a bigger boy? Woman-on-top positions (like reverse cowgirl) let you control the depth of his stroke.

You Can't Get an STD if You're in Water

You're actually more likely to catch an STD from an infected partner when you're not dry-docked. Water washes away the body's natural lubricant, creating more friction, which increases the risk of tears in the vagina, where bacteria and viruses can enter. Condoms help, but they are easily weakened by heat, chlorine, and oil-based substances in the water (like bubble bath or sunscreen). "If you're determined to have an underwater orgasm, stick to good old-fashioned manual stimulation," says medical sociologist Adina Nack, Ph.D., author of Damaged Goods, a book about women living with STDs. And use a silicone-based lubricant, which will last longer.

It's Impossible to Get Pregnant When You Have Your Period

"You can get pregnant at any stage of your menstrual cycle—even on the day you expect your period to start," says Sherman Silber, M.D., director of the Infertility Center in St. Louis. Sperm can live inside the body for up to a week, so if you have sex during your period and then ovulate shortly after, his little swimmers could still be hanging around, ready to make sexy time with an egg when it arrives.

Watching Porn is a Guy Thing

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that looking at erotic images caused a rapid increase in women's electrical brainwave activity that was just as strong as in men's. "Women can use porn to find out what they like and are comfortable with in the bedroom," explains Lou Paget, a certified sex educator. Watch it solo to help yourself get into the mood, or invite your guy to watch your fave film together as foreplay.

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