What’s Your Healthy Sex IQ?

Could you use a refresher when it comes to your Sex Ed. knowledge? Look no further—this safe sex quiz has you covered.

Q1: Order the following birth control methods from most to least effective:
The Pill
Fertility-Awareness Methods

Q2: True or False: A vasectomy is effective right away.

Q3: When did America start producing the condom?
A. 1800
B. 1840
C. 1900

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Q1 Answer: From most to least effective form of birth control: IUD, the Pill, withdrawal, fertility-awareness methods. Did you get it right? To see how other forms of birth control compare, check out this chart.

Q2 Answer: False—a vasectomy is not effective right away, since sperm remains beyond the blocked tubes. Use another form of birth control for 3 months after the procedure.

Q3 Answer: B, America started producing the condom in 1840—but it’s believed that a form of the condom was used by the Egyptians as far back as 1,000 B.C.

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Q4: True or False: Half of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.

Q5: What was the most popular form of birth control in the 1920′s?
A. Condoms
B. The withdrawal method
C. Rhythm-based methods

Q6: True or False: The morning-after pill is the same thing as an abortion pill.

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Q4 Answer: True, about half of all Americans will get an STI or STD in their lifetimes. Want to know if you should get tested? Find out.

Q5 Answer: B, the withdrawal method was the most popular form of birth control in the 1920′s, with condoms in a close second place.

Q6 Answer: False. The morning-after pill (also known as Plan B) prevents a pregnancy when used up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but won’t affect an existing pregnancy. The abortion pill (RU486) terminates an existing pregnancy in women up to 7 weeks pregnant.

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Q7: True or False: Sex can cure your headache.

Q8: How many calories can you burn during half an hour of sex?

A. 50

B. 85

C. 125

Q9: True or False: Sex can prevent the winter sniffles.

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Q7 Answer: True, sex has been proven to cure headaches—theories as to why range from the release of endorphins to the stimulation of nerve endings that alleviate pain.

Q8 Answer: B, 30 minutes of sex can burn 85 calories. Add that up over 42 sessions, and you can lose a pound. Yes, tonight, dear!

Q9 Answer: True, sex can prevent colds—studies have shown that having sex once or twice a week is linked to higher levels of an antibody that protects you from colds and other infections.

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Dawn D.
Dawn D.3 years ago

i did really well on this test. & the morning after pill IS an abortion pill- they just don't want you to think of it that way

Angela N.
Angela N.3 years ago

thanks :)

Stephanie S.

fascinating stuff!

Linda Clarkson Pressman

fun thanks

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence3 years ago

Well.. I flunked .. ha:)

G C.3 years ago


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Michelle Brown3 years ago

Good to know sex cures headaches! No more excuses! LOL

Heather A.
Heather A.3 years ago

Thanks for the refresher! I was actually wondering that about FAM and withdrawal.

Naomi A.
Naomi A.3 years ago


Andrea A.
Andrea A.3 years ago