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I had my first sex talk when I was twelve. Prior to that, I thought that sharing a bathroom with somebody was enough to get one pregnant.
This led to a very embarrassing incident (I was around ten), when I broke down and started crying whilst telling my dad I was pregnant 'because we only have one bathroom, so we used the same bathroom!'

Anon
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I used to believe that pregnancy happened when a man somehow made his penis about 3 feet long and inserted it down a woman's throat into her uterus and ejaculated. Guess I had the idea of where the uterus is just not how to get to it.

Anon
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I heard a news story about women and jogging and it mentioned that women who jog had healthy pregnancies and totally misunderstood it.
Some time later my mom and her friend were talking about babies and my mom commented that I didn't know where they came from and I piped in that I did - jogging.

Anon
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when i was little i use to think women got pregnant if they took baths to long....dont know why but i was a weird kid

Anon
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When I was young every pregnant woman I knew was on WIC and therefore continually drinking apple juice. My conclusion? If you drink large amounts of apple juice an apple seed will fall in your tummy and grow a baby. Yep I told my pregnant aunt I knew where babies came from. She froze I warned her about the apple juice she laughed and agreed with me. I believed this for years. This ended up being my sex ed talk. Guess how I learned the truth.....

Nikki
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Like other kids, I thought a baby came from a stork. But I thought after you bought a baby at a store, it would grow for 8 or so months and the stork would deliver it. I thought that my mother's stomach stored food for the baby when it came. I remember being 4 and seeing what I thought was a stork on my neighbor's roof, and screaming to my very pregnant mom at the time that our neighbor was trying to steal the new baby.

AwesumMen
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I believed that you made a baby by kissing and holding hands in bed ...... That quickly got corrected in sex ed

Gianluca
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My mum explained to me that a man must give a woman his seed (it means semen in my language) when they want a baby. And I imagined it looks like that fluffy dandelion seed which woman needs to swallow.

Anouchka
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When I was in the fourth grade my cousin told me how you get pregnant: You have to have sex for a solid hour or more. She said if you stop before an hour you wouldn't get pregnant. I told her i would never go over an hour because I didn't want kids. I thought it was a valuble peice of information and told my friends. They also believed me. I didn't know about birth control.

ann
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i was about 8 or 9 and a male cousin(im female) told me that women got pregnant because when they have sex the skin rubbed off the guys penis and that made u pregnant!

jude
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When my parents first told me about the birds and the bees they used veyr scientific language. So they said, "The man plants the seed within the woman." I thought the seed was just any old seed so one day when I found a cotton seed I handed it to my dad and asked him to put it into my mom's bellybutton so that I could have a sibling. It took me a couple of years to find out the "real story" and it wasn't as pretty.

M.
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I used to believe the doctor got to decide if the baby was a boy or a girl. I once ask my mom if i could be a girl. She said no cuz God made me a boy.

zzz man
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My eight-year-old son and six-year-old daughter think that a woman gets pregnant by eating a very, very tiny baby. It then grows in her stomach.

They don't seem bothered by this thought! I'm not going to correct them, until they ask!

Kara
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When I was in about 4th grade in catholic school they finally gave us a sex-ed class. Much of what the teacher told us I already knew... but then they began to discuss how in some cases they need take the egg out of the woman and fertilize it in a dish and put it back in the woman. Knowing that masturbation is looked down upon by the church, I remember asking how they got the sperm out of the man, but I don't remember getting any answer..... I went on to believe there must be some sort of surgery involved.

Kath
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I always thought that you get babies from adding water to baby powder...

baby powder
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The term "slept together" is often referred to sex in order to soften it up a bit. Because of this, i used to believe that women got pregnant if they shared a bed with a man. I never slept with my parents.

Monica
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I used to think that when you kissed at a wedding, you would get pregnant and that you would never know how many children you would get, they would just start coming.

Nate
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When my sister and I (were 9 and 10) were younger, our older sister(who was 13 at the time) told us that she was pregnant because she took some pills and me and my sister believed her and did whatever she wanted us to do.....that lasted a day but I believed that you could get pregnant from pills until I was 13

MisleadChild
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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.

Anon
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There was this girl who thought her mum became pregnant by drinking water and that we shouldn't drink any ourselves.
(she was only 5 then!! bless her!)

Sweet-Totoro
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