Dont Put That in There

Don’t Put That in There! And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked.

The ultimate myth-busting series continues – focused on sex!

A follow-up to previous hits DON’T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! and DON’T CROSS YOUR EYES!, featured in the New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Dr. Oz, and more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dont Put That in There

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 our perennial misconceptions about sex and sexuality.

 

 

 

 

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Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, is a Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Dean for Research Mentoring, and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has earned a BA in Chemistry from Amherst College, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a Masters degree in Health Services from the University of Washington. He loves to read, ski, watch TV, collect comic books, play video games, write, talk on the radio, eat good food, drink good alcohol, and play with his kids. He blogs regularly at The Incidental Economist and is a regular contributor to the New York Times on health and health policy. He also has a YouTube show called Healthcare Triage. He lives with his wife and three children in Carmel, Indiana.

Rachel C. Vreeman, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Co-Director of Pediatric Research for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) in Kenya. She has earned a BA in English from Cornell University, an MD from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and a Masters degree in Clinical Research from Indiana University. Rachel lives out of a suitcase on two continents and blogs about her global health work and travels at Doctor V Goes Over the Sea. She will eat anything (except potatoes) and go anywhere. Rachel loves new adventures, devouring books, taking photographs, her puppies, a glass of wine, and—most of all—laughing with the people she loves.

 
 
 

Media coverage and reviews of the book!

 

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People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe “facts” about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON’T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and more:

– You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day
– Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
– You can catch poison ivy from someone who has it
– If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, it’s safe to eat
– Strangers have poisoned kids’ Halloween candy

With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, DON’T SWALLOW YOUR GUM is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about our health and well-being.

 

 

 

 

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Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman explored a wide range of myths and misconceptions about our bodies and health in the media sensation, Don’t Swallow Your Gum! Now, they’re delving into a whole new collection of myths based on the latest scientific research, including:

  • Eggs give you high cholesterol.
  • You should stretch before you exercise.
  • Kids in day care catch more colds.
  • Sit-ups or crunches will flatten your stomach.
  • A glass of warm milk will put you to sleep.

With a perfect balance of authoritative research and breezy humor, Don’t Cross Your Eyes . . . They’ll Get Stuck That Way! exposes the truth behind all of the things you thought you knew about your health, your well-being, and how the body works.

 

 

 

 

 

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