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Cracking the myths about sex
by Chew Wan Ying

Here are some jaw-dropping statistics on women’s knowledge about sex and their bodies.

A majority - 82%, to be precise - of women do not know how many openings a woman has down there.

Nearly half (45%) believe that their breasts will grow bigger by touching and that urine and menses flow through the same opening.

More than half fail to tell the exact position of their hymen, while some have the idea that only men have hymens, which is why they are named such.

On top of that, there are girls who believe that drinking pineapple juice or jumping up and down after having sex will help prevent unwanted pregnancy.

And believe it or not, some women think that the way to tell whether a woman is a virgin is by looking at the size of her vagina.

Before you scoff at such ignorance, these are the shocking discoveries derived from a survey conducted on 1,800 teenage girls and women in six countries around the region.

The Kotex BodyLife IQ Study, commissioned by sanitary brand Kotex, consists of focus groups and an online survey carried out in Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Malaysia.

The respondents were aged between 16 and 24.

Only 3% of the Malaysian respondents know the right answers to the questions posed, which covered subjects like female reproductive organs, pregnancy and virginity.

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readers' comments
lets do a survey just for Singapore women and also for men
or release the results for these only
Hopefully the sample size is large enough and representative enough
Posted by tanjungkatong on Sun, 28 Feb 2010 at 08:09 AM

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