Myths have been with us from the beginning of time. Myths are the creation of man’s own mind. When things evolved certain stories got associated with them. The stories could be mere non-sense jokes or lies which people told each other. However, on a larger scale, they got more attention and credit which was due for them. It is ironic how the thoughts created by us are the reason for our misguidance.
What are Myths?
To put it in simpler terms a myth is a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales of origin myths. The main characters in myths are usually non-humans, such as gods, demigods, and other supernatural figures.
Crackdown of myths
It’s the 21st century, the era of scientific wonders. Technology and information have eloped every aspect of life. Everything works on the principles of logic and rationalism. However, there are people who are still in the possession of myths and superstitions. These are numerous myths related to almost every aspect of our daily life.
The primary goal of education and wisdom is leaving the notions of misconceptions. That is, identifying and dispelling the numerous myths that are borne out of the folk wisdom and words of mouth. We’ve all been caught into, at one time or some other, by a contemporary myth. We’re here to assist you with our new series that debunks the most popular myths of our time. The following list aims to clear the air of some common misconceptions within the realm of science, and logic.
Let’s start with a very important topic the Covid-19 Vaccination. The world is literally diving into two groups the people who are opposing the vaccination and the people who are up for it. We live in an advanced world where information is readily available. But it does not mean its availability ensures its validity. Here are some of the myths and facts concerning Covid vaccinations:
Myths about Covid-Vaccination
- The vaccination will give you the virus.
- If you got the virus, you do not need the vaccine.
- Covid-19 Vaccine contains microchips to track you.
- The vaccine is produced in a hurry, without a proper research. That’s why it’s not safe
- I am healthy and have good immune system, that’s why I don’t need the vaccine.
Facts about Covid-Vaccination
- The covid vaccine will not give you the virus. It works just like any other vaccination.
- If you got the virus it does not mean that you do not need to get vaccinated now. The vaccination is mandatory for everyone. Complete your quarantine period, and ask your doctor about any medical queries.
- There is no logical explanation for this bogus statement. No one can inject a micro or even nanochip into you through the syringe. Although we have been through a lot of action and drama, It’s not an action movie.
- The Vaccination is safe and tested via proper procedures.
- Even though you feel you are healthy and you have a good immune system you need to get vaccinated.
All the above-mentioned myths are wrong to their core. There is no possible science-backed explanation for these statements. Therefore, they are just misconceptions created by some people who did not gather their facts right. We all must leave the misconceptions relating to the vaccination. Because the war against this deadly virus can only be won if we fight as one.
HIV & Aids
HIV and Aids are here for about three decades now. The treatment of these sexually transmitted discusses is more advanced and effective now. But the bigger struggle relating to HIV and Aids is the ignorance that goes along with it. People have created so many myths and misconceptions about these diseases and are stuck on them. Here is the list of these misconceptions and the real facts behind them.
Myths about HIV & Aids
- You can get HIV by being around with a patient; meaning breathing the same air, touching the HIV-Positive person and sharing utensils.
- It’s a Homosexual disease; meaning you cannot get it with heterosexual sex.
- Mosquitos can spread HIV and Aids.
- HIV is not curable.
- When you start the treatment, you cannot spread the virus.
Facts about HIV & Aids
- HIV and Aids are not airborne or food-borne diseases. This means that you cannot get HIV or Aids by sharing the same room or a meal with the patient.
- At the beginning of the widespread of these diseases, it was most common among homosexual people. Because the number of homosexuals was smaller than the heterosexuals. The circulation of the virus was more rapid and limited to homosexuals. But it does not mean that heterosexuals cannot get HIV or Aids.
- No HIV & Aids cannot be transmitted through mosquitoes. It may sound possible in theory, as other viruses can travel along with mosquitoes but in reality, it is not a possibility.
- HIV & Aids were considered non-curable for a long period. But now medical science has found effective treatments for these diseases.
- If you are not completely proven negative for the virus. You are a host of the virus and can transmit HIV & Aids.
Hitting puberty is a strange and complex experience for new adults. One should have enough knowledge about what they are going through from a proper channel. Otherwise, there are many myths and misconceptions related to male and female puberty that prevail in society. Which can have a very wrong impact on young minds. Some of these misconceptions and facts are as below.
Myths about Puberty
- Period Blood is filthy, so is the girl on who is on her period.
- It is not normal for boys to ejaculate semen while sleeping.
- Using a tampon can cause you lose your virginity.
- The penis has a bone.
- Small penis is not normal
- Eating junk food can cause acne.
Facts about Puberty
- It is wrong on so many levels to consider a girl or a women on her period filthy or dirty. These are the myths of ancient t
- It is wrong on so many levels to consider a girl or a woman on her period filthy. These are the myths of ancient times.
- It is completely normal for guys to ejaculate while sleeping. This phenomenon is commonly called “Wet Dreams”. Wet dreams can be a healthy and normal part of sleep. Aside from the need to clean up clothing or bedding, there’s no particular problem.
- First of all “Virginity” is a social construct. There is no such thing as virginity and using a tampon could not compensate for the sexual act.
- The human penis does not have a bone.
- Penises are as unique as people, and they’re all good. More than good! There is no such thing as a bad shape or size for a penis.
- Acne is a skin problem that can be caused by many factors. According to many studies, acne is the top reason for depression in teenagers. Dealing with acne can be excruciating. There are many myths about myths people casually pass along home remedies to cure acne. Trying such things can be very dangerous. You should only listen to your dermatologist about your acne problems.
Can you think of a life without pets? Pets bring us lots of joy and happiness. It wouldn’t be identical without them. While pets are often adored family members they’re not human and they don’t always behave or react in the similar way that human family members behave. Understanding these pet myths can help you know your furry companions.
Myths about Pets
- Pets only need to be taken to the vet when they are sick.
- You don’t have to brush their teeth.
- Dogs are colorblind.
- You cannot share diseases from your pets.
- Pets are bad for your kids.
Facts about Pets
- Pets require scheduled appointments to get proper examinations.
- Brushing your pet’s teeth is very important. Not brushing their teeth can cause gum and digestive problems.
- Dogs are not colorblind in the sense that they see more than just black, white, and gray. However, the color range they perceive is limited compared to the spectrum we see.
- You can get certain diseases from your pets that’s why their vaccination is very important for them and as well as the owners.
- If pets are vaccinated and properly cleaned they are not harmful to your kids.
If we are talking about myths about puberty it is compulsory to discuss the myths and misconceptions relating to sex. Sex is an overrated concept. Everyone builds very high expectations about sex. It is very important for everyone to understand this act on realistic terms, in order to enjoy it completely.
There are many myths relating to sex some of these myths and the facts behind them are listed as follows.
Myths about Sex
- Masturbation is bad for your health.
- Men doesn’t have to worry about contraceptives, its woman’s headache.
- Real sex should be like porn.
- Sex for the first time is magical.
- You can tell if someone has Sexually transmitted disease by looking.
Facts about Sex
- Masturbation is not bad for your health. Instead, it is healthy both mentally and physically. And it’s the safest sex you can have. There’s no risk of getting pregnant or getting a STD. When you have an orgasm, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that block pain and make you feel good.
- Men should be a supportive and equal participants when it comes to contraception. There are many debates on these topics. To sum it up women should not have to be carrying the burden of contraception alone. A couple should talk about this and opt for what is best for both.
- Porn is real, not even the tiniest bit of it. Watching porn can increase the expectations of sex. Moreover, it could alter the whole image of real sex for someone who indulges in watching too much of it. Which results in not enjoying the real sex.
- First-time sex is not something phenomenal. Sex gets better with more practice so, don’t root for a magical ride for your first time.
- There is no way someone can tell a person has STD by just looking at their genitals.
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