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I used to believe that you could choose the sex of your child because of what a classmate told me in the fifth grade.
I thought that if you wanted a boy, a man inserted his penis in a woman's vagina. If you wanted a girl, a man would insert his penis in a woman's anus. And that if a man urinated into a woman's vagina this would create conjoined twins.
I was a gullible 11-year old
My mother was pregnant when I was 7 and I asked where babies come from. The only part I remember is "daddy plants a seed" so I thought babies were planted outside the hospital windows in flower pots.
I used to think I could get pregnant by using my dad's bath towel. Terrifying.
I used to believe that twins were created by having sex really fast, two times in a row. I believed that until the age of about 27....I'm Catholic...go figure!
I used to believe that drinking milk got you pregnant. I wanted a little sister, so I gave my mom a glass of milk with pink food dye ever 10 minutes.
That you got had a baby by kissing.
I believed that it was physically impossible for women to get pregnant unless they were married-- like a special pregnancy hormone was released after marriage. I wasn't too sure of the means, but I knew I wouldn't have to worry about it until I was happily wed!
After finding my dad's stash of pornographic pictures I thought I learned about the birds and the bees: Pregnancy is initiated by putting a penis into a woman's mouth.
Very strange year of my life.
When I was a child, my parents did a thorough job of explaining how babies were made. I knew women had vaginas, men had penises, women had eggs, men had sperm, and babies were made when the sperm and egg got together. However, I didn't realize that the penis had to be inside the vagina for this to happen. When I got a new, male teacher in 2nd grade, I was petrified that his sperm would get my eggs pregnant. I could picture the sperm wiggling across the floor, crawling up my legs, and getting into my vagina, so I would sit with my legs crossed so tightly together my legs would fall asleep. After a few weeks of this, I asked my mom for a little more clarification, and I could tell she felt really guilty!
Women were impregnated by eating a lot of cheese
Up until I was 9, I thought that you could get pregnant from kissing.
I used to believe that if a girl swam in a public pool that a boy had peed in she would become pregnant
My parents had the sex talk with me relatively young, but apparently they didnt go into enough detail. I thought you could get pregnant just by touching a penis to the outer vaginal area. So when I was around 3 me and my neighbor were playing "Ill show you mine if you show me yours" and we touched our areas thinking it was sex.
I also wasnt aware that the human gestational period is a mere 9 months so for at least two years after this incident I had an immense fear that I was pregnant and would punch my stomach to "kill the baby".
I used to think that how babies were made was that when people got married, some magical force knew that they then wanted a baby and gave them one.
i used to think that:
1. women became pregnant if they loved their husband enough
2. babies developed in the stomach
3. babies came out the pee hole
I used to believe that one needed to marry to produce babbies
I use to believe that to get pregnant you simply had to rub your nether regions against ANY male regardless of species. Well, I use to have this big stuffed beagle and one night I fell asleep with it propped between my legs. When I woke up and realized what I had done I was so terrified I honestly thought I was going to have dog babies.
When I was little, for a long time I thought that when two people got married, the woman would become pregnant simply by magic. I also thought that that people gave birth through something like a C section, and that somehow the amount of times someone magically becomes pregnant depends on race. Not quite sure how I came to that conclusion...
When I was 6, I believed that birth control pills were eggs, and women would take them when they wanted to get pregnant. My grandparents were catholic and had 13 children. I asked my mom why grandma took so many "birth" pills. She was so confused.
I used to think that, when a female ovulated, if the egg stuck to the inside of the uterus, she got pregnant, and if it didn't, she had a period. Obviously, they missed a key point when they taught us about women's bodies in school!