Your Worst Sex Fears (According to Science)

What do men and women worry about when they have sex with a new person? A British online drug company, Superdrug, asked 1,212 males and 916 females what they feared most when “doing it” with someone for the first time.

Men’s biggest fear is that the other person has an STI, while women’s biggest fear is that the guy won’t wear a condom, and will give her an STI. (Our advice here: when a guy won’t wear one, you tell him “Put this on your wang, or we don’t bang.”)

The second fear of men was not giving an orgasm to/not satisfying the other person. This fear was followed by the dreaded fear of premature ejaculation. (Our advice here: slow down and don’t be so anxious to stick it in.)

For women, another fear is a broken condom, and a partner not taking “no” for an answer. Both men and women said they feared the other person “not finding your naked body attractive,” but women worried about it more than men did.

Fears that were lower on the list included men worrying that they can’t perform and women worrying that he will want to do something she’s not comfortable with. Our advice here: Discuss first before letting someone tie you up to the refrigerator.

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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books, The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and currently writes columns for and Los Angeles Magazine. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.


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