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When I was about 5 years old I was on the school bus with one of my best guy friends. He asked me if we could live together when we were grown-ups. I told him no because my cousins had recently moved in with men and gotten pregnant and I didnt want to.

That night I asked my mom if there was anything I could do to not get pregnant and she told me (red faced) that if you didnt want a baby you didnt have one. I was amazed at this "mind over matter" power all our bodied had and my mom didn't give me any more advice on contraception for quite a while!

Anon
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I used to believe that, for a woman to get pregnant, she and the impregnating man had to go into the bathroom, she'd get a laser-shooting object, and shoot it at his scrotum. The scrotum would open up, a testicle would fall out onto the ground, she'd pick up the testicle, and swallow it whole, and it'd grow into a baby in her stomach. As a boy, that notion scared the hell out of me.

Josh
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I used to think that to get pregnant, the guy just had to stick his penis in, and -bam- that was that.

Anon
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I used to think a woman got pregnant after a man put his penis between a woman's breasts.

Josh
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I have three younger sisters, so by the time I was six, I knew that babies came from my mom's belly. What I didn't know was how they got there. Of course, I asked my trusty old dad. He told me that the doctor calls women and then they're pregnant. For a long time after, I was very afraid that the doctor would call me!

ocean
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Well this is quite embarrassing but right up to the age of 16 i thought twins were concieved by having sexual intercourse again when ur already pregnant

naive
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Once when I was 12 years old, I had pains in my lower stomach for about a week, and was convinced for some odd reason that I was pregnant. I wondered how it had happened, seeing as how I'd never had sex. I even started refering to the pain as 'my baby'. I even went to the extreme of looking online to find out the symptons of pregnancy.

It turns out the pain was just from doing sit-ups in gym class. Luckily I never told my parents I thought I was pregnant.

Amanda
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When two people slept together the sperm crawled across the sheets from the man to the woman like a line of marching ants.

Anon
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Until I was about 11, I thought that you'd get pregnant every time you had sex, + so people would only do it 2 or 3 times in their lives, when they really wanted a child.
Then one night my Mother let me stay up late to watch a film, + there was a sex scene in it. I couldn't understand why anyone would just jump into doing a thing like that without even discussing whether they wanted a baby.

Nin
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As a child, and I don't know where this came from, I believed that a man and woman had to have sex for 9 hours in order to make a baby, and a woman wasn't really pregnant unless she had the telltale belly.

MarathonRun
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As a child, I believed that you get pregnant by chance. Just like you get a pimple, you get pregnant. So I used to ask my Mom why she doesn't get pregnant.

Stupid
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when i was thirteen( and still am) i believed that when u put ur head on the microwave when it was on that u couldnt have a baby when u were older.

Anon
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When my sister was little she thought that when girls were born, they were born with a tiny, tiny baby all ready inside their stomachs ands as you grow, the baby grows until one day it ets to big to stay inside.

Imagine my mothers suprise when my 4 year-old sister told her she had a " tiny person growing in her tummy".

Rae
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I at one time believed that I was impregnated by the Lord. No lie, I seriously thought I was the new Mary. How utterly ridiculous. That's what happens to mis-informed, sheltered, late-blooming girls who were never told that periods aren't always regular and on time.

Not Jesus II's Mamma
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When I was little, thanks to a children's book illustration, I thought that if a male and a female sat too close to each other, they would eventually have a baby. That was my explanation for how people unintentionally had children. This scared me, and I would not sit too close to a boy until I found out the truth.

I realized that this belief was not true when me and my older sister were watching the Lion King. At one point, when Nala and Simba were standing close to each other, I said to my sister, "Uh oh! They better not stand too close!" My sister asked me why, and I said, "Because they might accidentally have a baby, that's why!" My sister explained that that was not how someone had a baby.

I didn't find out how someone could have a baby until I was much older.

Sparky the Other Reindeer
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I took "when a man and a woman love each other very much..." too literally -- because that was all I got to hear! I thought that simply by being married (and, therefore, in love), one was risking getting pregnant at any time, regardless of any actual interaction with the couple. It all just happened by chance.

VZG
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I was in Catholic school fourth grade in 1963, and most kids didn't know much about sex then. The nuns told us that you can not have a baby unless you were married. I asked my mom why that was, and she replied "That's the way God wants it!" So for some time, I believed that a person had to be married in order to get pregnant, even though I wasn't quite sure how babies were made.

Goldie
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i used to believe that to make babies, a daddy had to press the mummys belly button i, and say a magic word, that only grown ups knew when they loved each other!

noah
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I used to beleive all babys were in the sky, and when a man and woman had sex, a baby would fall into the womans belly.

Anon
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I used to believe baby are born in an accident that their parents dont' even know when they will get pregnant. I thought people who have lots of children have had lots of accidents.

Anon
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