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This one isn't me, it's my brother.

He's 9, and becoming curious about "the birds and the bees"...:ahem: so he asked my mom, who said "jesus puts the baby in the mommy's tummy"

So then my brother watched a documentary on tv about zebra's, and a male died. then the female zebra had a baby. so my bro linked the two things together.

later, he was talking to our aunt on the phone, telling her about the show he had watched. he said "the daddy zebra died, then jesus put a baby in the mommy zebra's belly!!"

needless to say, my aunt asked my mom about it later.

AUDREY
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When my little sister was born, i was 4. And i was still tryin to figure out where babies came from. Since my parents wouldnt tell me, i figured that the mommy ate so many strange foods that it somehow blended and became a baby. So i decided to tell my little baby sister that she was made of doughnuts.

Anon
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My friends and I used to believe that a girl could get pregnant by hugging a boy while they were lying in bed...ha ha...I think this was because one of my older cousins told us that the song "2 Become 1" by the Spice Girls was a "baby making song"...and we didn't know that they were talking about sex in the song...we just thought that they were talking about when two people hug each other really tight or something b/c there's a lot of hugging in the music video...lol

Anon
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I knew it had to be something pretty disgusting to get a baby. I thought the way to get pregnant was the woman and man had to take off their clothes, get into the same bed and cover themselves up with a blanket. They went to sleep and in the morning, the woman was pregnant. To me, that was gross enough.

When my mom told me the actual way a woman got pregnant, I was so horrified at the perverseness of the idea that I cut her off mid-explanation, saying, "Okay, okay!!" and ran away.

I have two kids now, by the way.

Jessie
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For some reason i have this picture in my mind that Cinderella couldn't have babies the "normal way" ( i was about nine at this time) i thought that they had to lie down next to eachother and put tubes in their mouths and they'd breath and Cinderella would get pregnant

klare bear
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this might be a common belief, i dont know. But when i was little i was very innocent, and i believed that to have children, all you had to do was become married. then, you would share a bed and if you wanted to, the woman would magically become pregnant. i dont know. its weird.

bananaslisas
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As a child I believed that you got pregnant by sitting on the same toliet seat as a man did. That's why my sister and I could never go into our parent's bathroom. One time my mother let me and I was sure that I was pregnant the next day when I had a stomach ache.

Anon
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When I was younger I thought you had to have an orgasm to get pregnant, like a man. So, needless to say, I tried for so long to make myself have one, (So I knew that I was fertile). When my doc told me I was wrong, I was so embarassed....but VERY relieved.

Ashley
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when i was about 10 i thought you could get pregnant from fingering yourself. because everytime i did my stomach felt funny.

dreamgrl4201
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When I was little my friend and I were playing barbies and she had one of them have a baby, but she wasn't married. Since, being young I thought you HAD to be married to have a kid. I was confused and asked my mom if you had to and she said no. So i formed this strange belief that you can adopt a baby in your stomach.

Anon
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i used to think that babies just appear in my mommy's stomach for no reason, but when i got to school i learned the disgusting truth

Anon
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when i was younger i asked my older sister where babies came from and she told me the man had to give the women a special seed. So i thought you could buy "baby seeds" (that the man would hand to the women and she would eat it) in a garden centre next to the plant seeds! Untill I was about 7 i always used to look for them when we went shopping!

Tianna-Faye
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I use to believe that the man peed in the woman to get her pregnant. Didn't know about sperm until sex ed.

das
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Up until i was about 9 i thought that you could give birth to a baby by yourself, without the help of a man, but maybe a man would help speed up the pregnancy or make the baby healthier.I think i made that mistake because i didn't understand how single mothers came about. So whenever I saw a single mother with a child i imagined her as being a bit irresponsible and silly for not getting a man to help her make the the baby first.

Harmony
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i used to believe that when a woman wanted a baby, she'd pray, and God would give her one. So when i asked my mom "can a woman who isn't married have a baby?" and she said yes, i assumed that there was no man involved. So as a little kid, watching the news, there was a big controversy *this was like 1991 btw* over two women wanting to have a baby. it was a long time before i figured out why it was anyone else's business, because if all you had to do was pray, then no one could stop you...

Donielle.
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My sister told me this-I BELIEVED HER, haha.

A man would stick his "Finger" into a womans "Hairy Armpit". Then, fish would swim out of his finger, and meet up with the chicken eggs in her armpit. They would migrate down to her SPLEEN and grow into a baby. Then, the woman would poop it out.

What really mystified me was that, well, I never found any fish on my finger!!!!!

This happened when I was 6. At 11, I was watching a sex ed video, and asked the teacher what kind of fish were in your finger. IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE CLASS. Every 11 year old boy in the school heard me.

Embarrased sister hater
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I used to think that the "testies" were little balls and he penis was a sack that held the balls. When two people wanted to have a kid, a man would get his sack (Which was in a drawer, hidden where no one could find it) (Yes, I looked for it) and give one ball to the woman. She would insert it into her ear (How did it fit?) and then, a year later, A BABY!!!!

Sadly Misinformed
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I used to think that the way mommies got pregnant was if they ate a lot.

anonymous
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I knew that you have to have sex to make babies, and I had a vague idea of the job profile of prostitution. But I had no clue there was something like birth control. So I imagined all prositutes where pregnant all the time and had lots of children!

Stefan Petzuch
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I found out about the mechanics of sex but at first I didn't know that it involved pleasure, so I thought when you wanted to have a baby you just put the penis in the vagina and stuff (I didn't know about semen) just automatically came out and the couple would just hope they got pregnant!

Faye
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