Sex drive, otherwise known as your libido, is the instinct, desire, or energy to engage in sexual behavior. And when it comes to a person’s sex drive, there is no right or wrong frequency or amount of sex. In fact, IU sex researcher Justin Garcia says everyone has their own baseline of what a normal libido is. Furthermore, desire for sex, he says, is based on a variety of factors, including how we feel mentally and physically, the setting, the stimuli, and who we are with. But there are a number of myths surrounding the human sex drive. Garcia says it’s important to debunk these misconceptions not only to prevent people from spreading inaccurate information but to also prevent them from putting unnecessary pressure on themselves or partners. One of the biggest myths is that women have a lower sex drive than men. A 2014 study showed that sexual desire manifests similarly among men and women based on sexual arousal and motivation. Gender norms and inaccurate methods used in research influence supposed gender differences. Another myth is that all men have a high sex drive. But experts say sexual desire varies, so the basis for defining a high sex drive is subjective. It's also harmful to everyone involved to think men have a high sex drive because it puts unrealistic standards on men and harmful expectations for others. Another common myth relates to foods like oysters, chocolates, strawberries and honey which are often thought of as aphrodisiacs, which increase sexual desire when consumed. There is limited research suggesting that any specific food can increase sex drive. Garcia says many of the myths around sex drive are generalizations about a particular group of people or misinformation about the factors that affect libido. It's important to understand that the desire to engage in sexual behavior largely varies between people, so you shouldn't automatically assume that everyone has the same sex drive as you, Garcia says. Before engaging in sexual activity, Garcia suggests having an honest discussion with your partner or partners about individual desires to establish clear boundaries.