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i used to believe when i was little that the tampon dispensers in the bathrooms were mint/gum dispensers.. i was always mad that my mom wouldn't buy me a roll of mints!

lil girl
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I believed that when girls got older they no longer had the time to go to the bathroom (I'm sure an assumption based on the tampon commercials with ladies proclaiming a need to accomodate their busy lifestyles). Tampons and pads were the evolution of the diapers.

Anon
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i used to belive that my mum was secret cigar smoker (she keept the cigars in the tiolet) it was when i hit puberty that i relaised what the "cigars" really were!

alex
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One year my mom's friend underwent a hysterectomy (sp?). As a joke, she sent all her now unnecessary pads and tampons to my mom as a Christmas gift. I had no idea what they were at that point and thought they were candy. I begged my mom for "just one, PLEASE!" She explained they were for "Special Occassions" only.

ilikecows13
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on my first period ithought i just got a cut so i put a bandage on then later my sister explained it to me because there was blood all over her bed

nonny
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When I was 7, I thought maxis were used for any type of bleeding. We lived on the east coast, so when Hurricane Hugo came around I made "Emergency Hurricane Kits" for myself and my two younger cousins. The next time they came over, I proudly presented them with their kits in front of my entire family. Everyone thought it was really cute and sweet, and oohed and ahhed over the mini flashlights and children's Tylenol I'd put into the kits... Until the boys pulled out the 5 maxis I'd stuck in each.

Girls Are Always Prepared For An Emergency
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I used to believe that tampons were noise makers that would make a loud sound if you pulled the strings... That is until I tried it in secret and nothing happened......

Anon
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I used to believe that menstruating meant you were diseased, so when my mom got her period I thought she had a rare disease. :D

Anon
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The first time I used a tampon my mother sent me in to the bathroom to try it out. I was so scared I couldnt believe THAT THING could fit in me. When I came out I asked my mom why it hurt to sit down. I thought the applicator was supposed to stay in too! No wonder it hurt. We still giggle about it to this day!

L B
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When i was younger- thanks to the tampax and tampon commercials on the media, being television, i was always under the impression that women discharged a blue liquid during their periods.

Ajax
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This the kind of story I could always visualize Joan Rivers telling but this really happened to me.

My mother had never explained anything about sex to me and when I was twelve years old I had to go into the hospital to have my tonsils removed. While under anesthetic my period started and when I came to, I was a bloodly mess.
I thought that either the doctor didn't know where my tonsils were located - or
obviously, I didn't.

To this day I still have more than the usual, terrible fear of surgery.

Jeanie
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When I was younger I used to pray God to make me have nosebleeds instead of periods...Can you believe that I would rather bleed where everyone could see me vs having periods...That would have been awful

Lily
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I did not start wearing tampons until I started having sex because I was under the impression that the tampon would take my virginity

lily
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I used to believe that when you had your period, you just stopped peeing, because your thingy would be busy bleeding, and it couldn't produce blood and pee at the same time, right? Then I figured out that there are TWO HOLES down there.....and I was one of the *smarter* kids when I was younger, lol.

Anonymous
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This happened about the time I was first starting to use the toilet on my own.

My mom would take me to the bathroom, and sometimes I would notice that she would put these weird things in her underwear. I thought that it was there so that she could pee without having to go to the bathroom. I wanted to do the same thing, so when she wasn't looking, I used to wad up some toilet paper and put it in my underwear too.

When I was eleven and got my first period, it all made sense...

Funky Cold Candita
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i thought tampons were candles

oops
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When I was young, I thought that the amount of blood that came out during your period was the size of a period at the end of a sentence and thats why it was called that. Unfortunately, I didnt find out the truth until I started my own period. Actually at first I thought I was dying and after I calmed down it came to me what was going on.

bloody mess
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When my mom told me about periods when I was 10, I thought you peed out blood once and then you were done. I kept checking for blood every time I peed!I was fraid it might hurt.

Cathy Pee.
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When I was younger, I thought couples had to have sex every day, once a day. However, I couldn't for the life of me figure out what to do when the girl is on her period...

anonymous
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I knew about periods, since alot of girls I knew had one, and my mom had explained that I would start bleeding & etc. But when I first got my period, I started (sorry for being sorta disqusting) "Browning", and at first I just let it go. Then, about a day or two later, it was starting to get alot worse & I litterally thought I was pooing from the front! I was sure that I was seriously dieing, & was crying & saying things like "I can't believe this is happening to me, now I'm going to die, it's not fair!" until my mom smiled & explained that sometimes you "Brown" before you get your period because of the build-up. I feel so stupid now XD

Melissa
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