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Don't Put That in There!

And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked

St. Martin's Griffin

People have more access to medical information than ever before with an abundance of printed and online resources, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and sexuality that are just plain wrong. Don’t Put That in There! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies, such as:


•The average penis size is seven inches
•Squeezing breasts is all fun and games
•You shouldn’t have sex before the big game
•Anal sex will give you cancer
•Two condoms are better protection than one
•Pubic hair doesn’t turn gray
•Sex can give you a heart attack
•Only men have wet dreams
•You can’t break your penis
•You can run out of sperm


With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, Don’t Put That in There! is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about sex and sexuality.

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Penis Size Matters

 

One of our friends debunks the myth this way: “It’s not the size of the wave, but the motion of the ocean.” There are a lot of different ways to phrase this, but it comes down to one important question: Does it matter how big the guy’s penis is? We will start by looking at whether penis size matters to men who have sex with women, then whether it matters to the women themselves, and then whether it matters to men who have sex with men.

If you ask your friends, you might hear all kinds of answers to this question. Some claim


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"The authors’ research is thorough and impartial and helpfully presented with a healthy dose of humor."—Publishers Weekly
 
"Almost as fun as reading Don't Put That In There! And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked is catching the glances of your fellow commuters as you devour it on the El."—Chicago Tribune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is professor of pediatrics at Indiana University’s School of Medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy & Professionalism Research and the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research.

    Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman is an associate professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and codirector of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) in Kenya.
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And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked

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