It’s our 100th episode! We’re answering rapid-fire questions on everything from jealousy, uneven breasts, and birth control to penis flavours, positions and sex toys. Tune in and keep the questions coming.
Sex Questions Answered: Rapid Fire Round
It’s our 100th episode! Yay us!
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And speaking of questions, we’re going to be answering 100 sex and relationship questions to celebrate our 100th episode. We’ve been collecting so many questions from you and we want to answer as many as possible so we’ll be doing a rapid fire round today and I’ll do my best to answer as many as possible. We’ll probably have to continue in next week’s episode.
Some of these questions come from teens and some come from grandparents, so it’s quite a wide range. Brandon: are you ready?
1. Can pre cum get you pregnant?
Yes – it can. If there is sperm present in the urethral tract, pre-cum can carry this sperm into the vagina and it can eventually meet with an egg.
2. Does the birth control pill make you gain weight?
People report that it does, but research from 44 studies suggests that it’s temporary — perhaps a side effect of fluid retention. But ultimately, you know your body so if hormonal birth control is affecting your energy, sleep, mood, these factors affect your weight. You also have non-hormonal options like the copper IUD, condoms for the penis, internal condoms that can be worn inside the vagina.
3. If your vagina is only 6 inches (in depth?) how can a 7″ or 8″ penis fit inside?
The average vagina is not that long in an unaroused state. It’s shorter than 4 inches on average. First, the entire penis cannot possibly slide inside and secondly, we believe that the cervix tents as you become aroused, muscle relax and the fornices also provide a little extra space to accommodate the object or penis of your choosing. The average penis length is far below 7 or 8 inches.
4. Should I still use a condom if I’m on the pill and we’ve been together for 2+ years?
Whether or not you use condoms isn’t a matter of how long you’ve been together. It’s a matter of health practices like testing, lifestyle factors (like do you take your pill reliably and do you need a backup method?) and risk factors (e.g. are you monogamous?). It’s a personal choice, but if you don’t use condoms, remember that the pill provides zero protection to reduce STI transmission.
5. Why is one breast bigger than the other?
The body isn’t symmetrical. Just like your feet are slightly different sizes and your eyebrows will never be twins – only sisters – one breast is usually bigger than the other and that’s cool. No one is going to notice but you and even if they do, they’re not going to care. If you do notice any changes in size or shape, let your healthcare practitioner know so they can decide if any tests are necessary.
6. How do I deal with a jealous child? He’s 12 years old.
Remind them that it’s normal to feel jealous and the jealousy sometimes isn’t rational.
Focus on governing behaviour — not the feeling itself. It’s okay to feel this way, but you don’t want to be mean to your brother. Tell a story about a time you were jealous and how you responded to normalize the feeling; if you regret your response, admit it and suggest how you might respond today. Drop the comparisons and generally focus on your child’s strengths to build up their self-esteem.
7. Does being on the birth control pill for a long time prevent you from having kids/getting pregnant?
The pill is a reversible form of birth control which means that you can get pregnant when you st…