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When I was a a preteen I thought you could get pregnant if someone other than your family touched you intimately.
Realized the truth in 9th grade
When I was a little kid, I used to believe babies were made by God up in heaven, then once the baby had been matched with the perfect family, a ray of sunshine would put the baby in the mother's tummy. I used to believe this because my mom told me that this was how I was made.
I used to think you got pregnant of you even came CLOSE to a guy.
Women became pregnant from eating pimento olives.
I used to believe that babies were made when the bride and groom kissed at the wedding
I used to think the "merital act" was a complex ritual that couples in lab coats did to get babies. I wasn't entirely off, since my idea of it was based on textbooks, and a Catholic documentary about embryonic stem cells.
Growing up with religious parents, I got a bit confused about conception. I'd been told that God makes babies, but I'd also been told that parent made them (and that the mother would get pregnant). I had a pretty active imagination and with logic, I reasoned that when a couple decide they want a kid, an angel would fly down and take them up to heaven, where they would meet with God and design a baby. I pictured them going over designs and make blueprints. Afterwards, I believed the angel would take them back to Earth, and God would create the baby from the blueprints and then the baby would appear in the mother's stomach.
Sounds really lame now, but I was truly convinced and it makes me laugh when I remember it now.
I used to think that your body would automatically get pregnant once you got married. I didn't know what sex was...My friend told me tho and I was totally disgusted.
I used to think that women got pregnant because God directly put a baby in them, and that an unplanned pregnancy meant that God made you pregnant but forgot to tell you about it beforehand.
I believed that you made a baby by kissing and holding hands in bed ...... That quickly got corrected in sex ed
I believed that you could get pregnant by drinking someone's wee. This was because I read a book in which they said something about a boy giving the girl a drink, which tasted wonderful, and then a few paragraphs later she was pregnant. So naturally I assumed it was the drink. I was 9 at the time and my friend quickly cleared that up.
I thought that babies were made when adults hugged and kissed in bed. I got that from watching "Marley and Me"...
When I was very young (back in the Late Stone Age) I thoght that women got pregmamt by kissing. Well, TV was a lot less realistic then, and that was the only intimate contact I'd ever seen.
I used to believe moms got pregnant via aliens, or angels in UFOs (I also used to have a theory that angels were aliens and Heaven was a planet.) and at night they'd abduct moms and God put the baby's souls into their tummies. I was a weird kid.
I used to believe that you got pregnant simply by praying for a baby. I used to cry because I thought I would get pregnant even if I didn't want to.
I used to believe that people got pregnant from kissing. The TV shows I watched would always pan away once the characters started kissing and I guess I always assumed that that was because the scene was over.
When I was 5 or 6 years old, I believed all babies were conceived via immaculate conception. It worked like this: a married couple had to say their vows and then pray real hard that God would bless them with a baby.
I told my mom I wanted another baby sister, so she and dad should pray every day for one. She said no. I decided maybe I could have the baby if God blessed me, so I prayed fervently for a week t. I didn't work.
When I was about three, I was convinced that men gave birth to boys and women gave birth to girls. My mom explained the sex and reproduction thing over and over, but it just didn't click. Then the woman across the street gave birth to a boy, and I was just baffled. (It still didn't quite click yet.)
At a young age my parents taught me that women got pregnant when the father's sperm combined with the mothers egg. The part about how the sperm actually got to the egg remained unexplained, however. So for a long time I thought sperm traveled through the air, essentially like pollen. So you had kids after you got married because living in the same house together increased the chances that the sperm would find its way to your wife. I thought unplanned/out of wedlock pregnancies happened when the sperm accidently happened to land on the wrong woman.
When I was younger (about 4-5 years old) I used to believe that men could get pregnant too, because I saw fat men in the streets, so once I asked to a man when was his due date?