Don't Put That in There! (Paperback)

And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked

By Carroll, Dr. Aaron E., MD, MS, Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman, MD

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250042262, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

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Description

People have more access to medical information than ever before with an abundance of printed and online resources, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and sexuality that are just plain wrong. Don't Put That in There! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies, such as:

•The average penis size is seven inches
•Squeezing breasts is all fun and games
•You shouldn't have sex before the big game
•Anal sex will give you cancer
•Two condoms are better protection than one
•Pubic hair doesn't turn gray
•Sex can give you a heart attack
•Only men have wet dreams
•You can't break your penis
•You can run out of sperm

With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, Don't Put That in There! is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about sex and sexuality.



About the Author

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, is an associate professor of Pediatrics in the Children's Health Services Research Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. Dr. Carroll's current research interest include the use of information technology in pediatric health care, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy and professionalism. Aaron Carroll and Rachel Vreeman's research has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Newsweek, and many other national publications. They have appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, and ABC News NOW.

Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in Children’s Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH). Together with Dr. Aaron Carroll, their research has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Newsweek, and many other national publications. They have appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, and ABC News NOW. They are the author of Myths About Sex and Pregnancy, Don't Swallow Your Gum, and Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!.


Praise For Don't Put That in There!: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked

“The authors' research is thorough and impartial and helpfully presented with a healthy dose of humor.” —Publishers Weekly

“Almost as fun as reading Don't Put That In There! And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked is catching the glances of your fellow commuters as you devour it on the El.” —Chicago Tribune