For one reason or another, humans are very shy when it comes to talking about sex. Coyness about this issue means that even the most intelligent of people can become msinformed about sex through hearsay, folklore, misleading media images, or – let’s not lie – pornography. No doubt, that plays a big role in the huge amount of misconceptions many of us hold about it.
People aren't generally shy talking about sex, but people are often ignorant as to how to talk about sex. Sexting, cyber-sex, phone-sex, ooooo-ing and ahhhh-ing isn't going to get anyone anywhere when it comes down to a mutually satisfying sex life. Whether with casual partners or not casual.
If you're in America, there is a definitely difference in how people see communicating about sex than in less socially puritanical.
One interesting item I noticed "Herpes actually comes in eight forms. But you’re probably most concerned with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the two forms that manifest in cold sores and genital herpes, respectively (although HSV-1 can also cause genital herpes sometimes)." hit home. My 2nd partner got mad at me and said I gave her herpes. Seemed strange in that I had no signs of it myself. She then went to the doctor for an exam and he explained how it works. Seems like the stress of having a new, close friend triggered her own herpes to become active.
When my sons were in primary school, I had to drag them kicking and screaming to the bath/shower. In their teens I'd be banging at the door over the water wastage of half hour showers. "I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING IN THERE!!! FFS......WILL YOU GET A GIRLFRIEND!" Having no dad, I was extremely candid and gave them tips. They still laugh and say I have no boundaries.
Incidently re article What was the point of the study of flacid penises? Husb was a grower and he'd go from nothing to eye-watering. Oh and i agree it's not about shoe size ladies.........It is about how close the ring finger reaches up to the middle finger. Check it out boys and tell me if I'm wrong. However something can be aesthetically pleasing but less than fulfilling. Wonder how many men have fallen for a big set of tits who has no imagination in bed.
I don't really think people are shy about talking about sex. Rather some are choosy about when they talk about it.
I honestly thought circumcised males had less sensitivity as I had read about such complaints and heard from at least one guy who complained about it, though I have no idea how he could know, since his circumcision was done at an age prior to sexual experience.
Sex?!? What's THAT?
I do find it sad that an article like this needs to be written, although the herpes thing was a bit eye-opening.
I haven't dated in a very long time, so getting me to open up might be a challenge.
Interpret that as you will.
/ According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 (67 percent) have HSV-1 infection globally and an estimated 417 million people aged 15-49 (11 percent) worldwide have HSV-2 infection. In the vast majority of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections, people are unaware they are even infected and show no signs. /