The 12 Worst Things About Sex

Reddit is just a bottomless well of crowd-sourced information about love and life, isn’t it? Via AskReddit, we’ve covered everything from dating deal breakers to what not to do if you don’t want your your flight attendant to hate you — and now, we’re taking a look at the worst things about having sex.

Don’t get me wrong; sex is awesome. But Reddit is right in that as awesome as it is, there are an awful lot of things about it that can suck. From mood killers to the things no one ever tells you about until it’s too late, here’s what the Internet considers the worst of the worst:

1. Cleanup

Ah, yes — the part of sex Hollywood almost never addresses. Is it bad that one of the things that struck me as most interesting in House of Cards when I first started watching was when they actually showed Peter and Christina cleaning up? And speaking of…

2. The Wet Spot

The wet spot is the worst.

3. UTIs

Another thing pretty movie sex usually fails to address. Ladies: GO PEE WHEN YOU FINISH. Even if you don’t think you have to. Seriously. Just do it.

4. The Limitations of the Human Body

Nothing kills the mood like a giant charley horse.

5. This:

No matter how annoying you or your partner think condoms are, babies are way, way worse...though one Redditor seems to have come up with a solution.

6. The “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” Conundrum

Darlin’ you’ve got to let me know.

7. Nosy Neighbors


8. Socks

I would argue the answer is “Whenever you damn well feel like it,” but I feel you, 4gent. Socks are awkward.

9. The Underwear Scavenger Hunt

The amount of time I usually spend looking for wherever my underthings went afterwards is more embarrassing than anything else remotely related to sex. Or maybe that's just me. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

10. Becoming a Literal Hunka Hunka Burning Love

Another solution: Keep a cold water bottle in the fridge. Grab it as soon as you’re done and alternate between drinking from it and holding it against the back of your neck.

11. Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans become the worst invention ever once sexytimes get involved.

12. Unwanted Marathons

Sometimes, it just wasn’t meant to be.

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