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when OB Tampons first came out and they advertised that there was no aplicator i was so confused because for some reason i thought the aplicator was the string. so i asked my mom how they were supposed to get the tampon out after they put it in.
When I was little I would go through my mother's purse and find tampons. I always thought they were some sort of candy, and I would get mad when she wouldn't share any with me! (x_x)!!
I used to believe that when you had your period you would bleed out of a hole in your skin, kind of at the bottom of your tummy. I thought when it happened to me i would just use a band-aid to stop the bleeding. my friend told me it happened in year 4 so I dreaded year 4 for many years. I also thought it only ever happened once. (if only it were true.) I soon figured out it happened every month but still thought it was a one day event so when I got my period for the first time that night I didn't use a pad because I thought it was all over. I had a rude awakening.
I didnt start my period until i was almost fifteen... around the age of 13 or so I heard a story about twin girls who after never getting their period found out they had been born boys but things didnt develop right. I lived the next two years in terror that I would never get my period and end up having to be a guy for the rest of my life....
I used to think that pads were adult diapers in case you had to go to the washroom during long meetings at work. The commercials always showed business women.
I saw blood on a mattress once and asked if someone had been killed while sleeping on it. Later I learned about menstruation.
I used to beleive that if you wore a pad, you would automatically get your period, because on the box it said" pulls fluids away quickly" I remember putting one on and then feeling something leaking out of me.... turns out i had just peed my pad.
My Guy Friend Used To Think That When Youu Had A Period You Un-Plugged Youur Vagina And Blood Would Come Out. He Thot the Tampons Were The Plug.
One Day I Was In Town and Said I Need To go Home Cuz I Had My Period. He Then Said i Was Dirty And Shouldnt Be Un-Plugging In The Middle Of The Town. He Was So Embarassed When I told Him. Please Note He Was !5
I used to believe that the wrapper things you peel off sanitary napkins (you know, to reveal the sticky part) were called appetites, and they were important because they told you how much you ate. Once, me and my sister found some "appetites" of our own. But I ended up losing mine, and that made me cry for a long time. I explained to my parents that I was crying because "I lost my appetite!"
I was confused about the term "plastic applicator" for tampons. I thought it might be like a plastic butter knife that could be used to spread something onto your underwear.
when i was 8 i was talking to a friend about periods and he said he asked his mom and she said "that's girl stuff" so i thought that a period was when girls do "girl stuff" like play with dolls and talk on the phone for a long time. one day my friend (different one) told me to call him after school and i said "i cant, my mom's probably on her period"
I used to think that my aunt's pads were actually special tissues in packages. I would take them out of her bag and beg her to tell me what they actually were, and she never would... I'd end up running of crying because she was 'mean'. Mind you I was 3. :)
I used to believe Tampons were the shape of a arrow! My older sister told me, horrified one day, that instead of those pads mum uses, our aunt used tampons! After asking, with wide eyes, what they were, she described them as arrows you had to put in yourself!
For a good few years I couldn't figure out why my aunt would do that!
When I was 11, I went to the bathroom, looked at my panties which I didn't do much and saw some brownish stuff. I didn't think it was my period cuz it was brown, so I thought, I pooped myself! But wait, it wasn't by my butt, more where my vagina was so I thought, OH NO! I've got an infection! Now I've got to stick that pill up my ass! (THOSE THINGS YOU USE WHEN YOU HAVE A YEAST INFECTION) so I called my friend, she pretended not to know but I knew she had her period but she didn't tell me so I had to tell her mom cuz mine was at work and when I find out its not poop or an infection I'm like, this is brown. I got an ugly period!
I thought maxi pads were for in case you had to pee your pants...kind of like a diaper.
I used to believe that tampons were diapers for girls because they can't control when they pee...
when I was 13 one of my guy friends asked if it hurts to take off your pad..meaning sanitary pad. I wondered why on earth he thought it would hurt and he explained that it must hurt to tear the sticky side off your crotch. we had a good laugh and had to explain to our buddy that we don't stick it to our own skin but it actually sticks to the underwear. it was an enlightening moment for him that day. lol.
My mom has a heavy period and doesn't wear tampons because it would still leak to her pants.
Anyway, one day my day asked me, why doesn't she just very tampons? Wouldn't they just plug it up?
Yes. He thought that tampons actually plug up your vagina and stop any blood getting out. He was stumped when I asked him how he thought all the blood went away.
when i was little,like 8, i thought that a womans period was a subject in school.
You know before you actually get periods you have that white stuff... I thought that was my period... I was scared to tell my mom so I took her tampon and tried to use it... later she told me it "wasnt my time"