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When I was a little boy, I found my mother's tampons and asked what they were for. She wouldn't tell me, so I decided to try and figure it out by myself.

I noticed that they had a nice convenient loop of string on one end. Perfect for hanging them on doorknobs, so I figured that was what the string was for. I figured that since they hung on doorknobs that the tampons themselves must be fire protectors, so that if the house caught fire, the tampon would prevent the fire from entering that room. My mom got mad and kept removing them from the doorknobs, but still wouldn't tell me what they were for.

Joe Martinez
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When my mom was a child, she thought that while girls had periods, boys had hemorrhoids!

Anon
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i had a friend that had two older borthers. his older brothers had him convinced that he would get his period when he reached puberty. and when he was in middle school he got hit in the kidney while playing football and because of it he peed blood for a day or so, and he announced to everyone that he had finally gotten his period

Anon
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I had a friend that thought that you peed and bled out of the smae hole so she took her tampon out every time she went pee until my other fried told her the truth.lol

Anon
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my friend was at my sleepover and 1 time she had to go to the bathroom, the next thing we knew she was screaming soooo loud that that a few neighbours came over! she was screaming !!!!!!! I'M DYING!!!!! we all rushed over to her and relised that she was just having her period! she then had to go home to be explained what a period is!

a still laughing friend!!!
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I used to think that when you got your period blue liquid would come out because in the commericial 'absorbancy tests' they'd pour blue liquid on the pads

Anon
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I used to believe that maxi-pads were some kind of birth control. I remember pretending to understand when my female cousin told me that my grandma didn't need maxi-pads. I figured it was because she lived alone.

jimmy cawky
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In the 5th grade when we all watched the film about our periods, I decided that it was all too gross and I wasn't going to do it....so much for mind over matter

Ruby
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I was at public restroom I saw the 25 cent machine on the wall that was labeled "FEMININE NAPKINS" and "TAMPONS" I have no idea what they were, so I brought both of them to find out what they really were. I thought the pad was a very thick paper napkin shaped like a peanut was used to wipe off dirty hands after eating just like other paper napkins. I thought tampon was sort of weird thick Pixy Stix candy named Tampax cuz it makes sense... Pixy Stix almost rhymes with Tampax and both of them were a stick.

What's worse... I saved this unopened tampon in my jacket until I was hungry at the store. I opened and tried to eat it but I found out it's a weird cotton stucked in a cardboard toilet roll. My mom grabbed it and threw in garbage quickly and doesnt say anything!! Years later I realized what they were!!!

A Kid Who Almost Ate a Tampon
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When I was in 5th grade they school deicided they would teach us about what a period was. They only invited the girls which I thought was kind of odd but paid no attention to it. We watched a movie about it explaining that a period is when you bleed once a month and that you get it around your early teens. I don't know why, but I thought boys got it as well and when I came home that day I told my brother the information I had found out and told him soon he would bleed once a month. He was only 9 and when I told him this he screamed and ran to my mom. After that she explained only girls got periods and that was the end of that..

Michelle
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When I was little I thought tampons were just rolled up pads and you would use it by taking it out of the applicator and unroll it. It wasn't until I watched a video in 5th grade explaining about periods and pads and tampons that I understood what it was.

annonymous
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When my boyfriend was little, he used to believe that tampons were created for women to aim their pee when they stood up and went to the bathroom.

My cousins also believed that maxi pads were shoe inserts and used to shoot my tampons like rockets across my bedroom.

*~Katie
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My niece always looked at me for advice. She was getting of age and we talked about menstrual stage. When her period finally started, she was at school and she called me to see what she should do. In that I couldn't break away from work, I simply told her to "put paper down there." She called me back several hours later and said that the paper was hurting her. I don't know if I asked her why or what, but her response was that the notebook paper was hurting her! I guess when I told her to put paper down there i was assuming she knew I meant toilet paper and not knowing at such a young age of 9 yrs old, she put notebook paper instead of toilet paper!

Angie R. T.
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All during elementary school, I was something of a problem child and ended up in the principal's office at least twice a week. Naturally, every time that happened I would get bored and look around for something interesting to read. One time, I found a flyer aimed at the 6th grade girls about getting your period. I read it front to back and was horrified. I thought it was talking about some fatal disease that all girls get when they grew up. It gave me horrible nightmares about growing up and susequently bleeding to death.

Anon
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When I was little, about 7, I was rooting through my mom's purse while we were driving someplace, and I pulled out a tampon. Of course being 7 I didn't use them yet, or even know about them so I asked what they were and she told me that it was a bandaid... so the next week, my friend came over to my house and we were playing and we got cut, cause kids play rough, so we went up to my mom's room and grabbed 2 tampons and started trying to use them as bandaids, till my mom found us, and after she died laughing she drove my friend home and explained it all to me.

Emma
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When I was younger I had a friend (Amy) who found some of her mom's pads. She asked Brenda (her mom) what they were and her mom told her they were pads. Well, one day Amy wanted to go rollerblade and her mom told her she needed to wear her pads. So Amy came out with sanitary napkins on her knees and elbows. LOL

The smart friend
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One night I was talking to my boyfriend on the phone and we somehow got on the subject of periods. He then asked me where to put a tampon. I thought he was being sarcastic so I asked him "where do you think they go?" He then said "Well, do they just lay there?" I had to be the first one to explain to him that no, they don't just lay there and also that you take Midol like a tylenol--he thought you just put it up there

Sex-ed teacher aka girlfriend
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the spring before i got my period my class at school had been given the whole "birds and bees" discussion. well, they nice lady that talked to all us girls had explained that when we would get our first period we would see a "tiny red spot" in out panties. i believed her. that summer i was at camp and one day i found all this brown stuff in my panties...i thought that i had some horrible disease. i didn't tell a soul out of fear they'd send me away. turns out that "brown stuff" was my period. my mom explained that often a girl's first period would come out as brown and not red, and unless i had just barely started (like only a few minutes had passed) the "spot" wouldn't be small. to this day i feel that woman that talked to my class is a horrible liar.

thought i knew it all
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When I was around 4 or 5 I had a babysitter after preschool. Well one day, I went into her bathroom and found some tampons ( this was when they were in cardboard still). At first I started thinking that it was a prize and she had hidden them around the house. So, I went and looked in the cupboard beneath the sink, and there were so many. I toke them out to her and said ' I found them all! But, you might want to think about changing the cotton candy flavor inside. I think it went bad." I had eaten the cotton in the tampon and thought it was cotton candy. Now when I look back, I am so embrassed, and I still see her sometimes too!

omg why did i have to be a dumb kid ].[
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when I was younger, I thought that the Q-tips and cotton balls that my mom would use were for use during her periods, because sometimes they had red and brown stuff left over on them. Finally, after actually seeing my mom use them to put on makeup, I realized that they were actually for putting makeup on.

Crane
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