True or False?

Below are some common questions we get as well as some myths we have heard… test your own knowledge on these concepts! The answers are provided below.

True or False?

  1. Using douches and scented products inside my vagina is completely safe and healthy.
  2. Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can lead to infertility (not being able to have children).
  3. It’s not possible to get pregnant before your first period.
  4. Peeing after sex reduces the chance of getting an STI or a urinary tract/bladder infection.
  5. You can’t pee if you have a tampon in.
  6. It is unhealthy to bathe or swim while on my period.
  7. If a boy or girl gets an STI, their partner will definitely be able to tell.
  8. If a girl is on birth control pills, she doesn’t have to keep using condoms during sex.
  9. A girl can get pregnant even if her partner does not ejaculate or “come” inside her.
  10. If someone gets an STI once, they can not get it again.
  11. It’s impossible to get pregnant if I have sex in water (pool, hot tub).
  12. Shaving keeps my vagina clean.

Answers:

  1. Using douches and scented products inside my vagina is completely safe and healthy. – False
  2. Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can lead to infertility (not being able to have children). – True
  3. It’s not possible to get pregnant before your first period. – False. You can get pregnant before your first period since ovulation occurs before menstruation.
  4. Peeing after sex reduces the chance of getting an STI or a urinary tract/bladder infection. – False
  5. You can’t pee if you have a tampon in. – False
  6. It is unhealthy to bathe or swim while on my period. – False
  7. If a boy or girl gets an STI, their partner will definitely be able to tell. – False.
  8. If a girl is on birth control pills, she doesn’t have to keep using condoms during sex. – False
  9. A girl can get pregnant even if her partner does not ejaculate or “come” inside her. – True
  10. If someone gets an STI once, they can not get it again. – False
  11. It’s impossible to get pregnant if I have sex in water (pool, hot tub). – False
  12. Shaving keeps my vagina clean. – False