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I didn't really know how babies came to be; I did think kissing, hugging, hand holding, and making goofy eyes at one another had something to do with it. I thought that the state of marriage automatically meant a women would "get with child". It wasn't until 7th grade during a special presentation about human reproduction (for which mom had to give permission) that it all came together. The explanation of the sperm and egg fertilization made sense when a cartoon depiction (no details, side view of a male body) of a man who began to get an erection! I still didn't understand why blood would go to the penis or how. I was so grossed out at the thought of my mom and dad engaging in such an act. I vowed not to let that happen to me. I was very naive and sappy about love. Needless to say, I out grew those childish feelings and ideas.

wyzewoman
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one time i told my little cousin " she has a baby in her belly" he said " why did she eat him"

me
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when i was little i thought i was downloaded off the computer

me
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I used to beleive that babies could be only be born if the parents were married.

Kelly
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I used to believe that my grandpa was pregnant... he was all muscle everywhere else except for his very round belly. When I couldn't take the weight anymore, I had to ask him why his water hadn't broken yet... I had to explain to him why I thought this, too. He laughed and said that boys stayed pregnant longer than girls.. it wasn't until I was 8 or 9 that I finally found out that it was a beer belly..

I still remember checking him every day... *sigh*

Marcii07
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Up until I was about eight, I thought sex was only done to make babies; I had no idea that it was pleasurable or that people did it for fun. I knew all about how the actual act of reproduction worked (with the exception of penises having to become erect first), but not why people would do it except perhaps out of boredom or a sense of duty.

Anon
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When I asked where babies come from, my mother explained that chemicals are exchanged from the man, into the woman, who then grows the baby in her womb. (My mom was pretty honest) I filled in the blanks though, the only real interaction I could think of to exchange chemicals was making out.

I used to believe that men had something in the back of their mouths, that would shoot out into the woman's mouth (ala Alien), and drop the chemicals down the throat into the woman's womb.

Ges
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I used to beleive that parents go to a special market to purchase a baby for themselves becasue they are bored, so they want to enjoy with kids to have something new.

Syed Arbab Ahmed, khi., Pakistan
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From a young age I had a book called "How Babies Are Made". Of course, I never bothered to read it. Thanks to one illustration, I spent a long time thinking that a women gets pregnant when she and a man lay in bed and face each other.

Anon
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When I was younger I believed that the number of hours you slept naked with someone determined how many kids you had. I was always scared I would fall asleep and become pregnant with like 5 kids!

Anon
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I never had to ask where babies came from- I had it all figured out. Because they were different than fingers, it had something to do with your thumbs. Married people held hands- end of story. Then the mommy's tummy was like Jiffy Pop popcorn. Her belly button opened up and the baby came out. The baby was connected to the mommy by it's belly button. Then the mommy's belly button went back down. I was nine when I learned the truth and told my 11 year old friend she had been lied to.

Summer Field
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When a woman got pregnant, I knew about sperm and the egg joining but I wasn't sure how it got in the mom's tummy. So I just assume it just "magically" passed through her skin or something. I knew the mom and dad were naked in the bed or wherever but that's where my knowledge of it stopped. I know all things are possible with God but I guess some things are done the "old-fashioned way".

Tori-Anne
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I used to believe, back in elementary school, that in order for a guy to get a girl pregnant, he had to PEE in her!!! I apparently wasn't paying attention in sex-ed...

Odie
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top belief!

Once when I was little, I heard someone referring to "Cabbage Patch Babies" (as in the toy doll). I took this to mean that babies came from cabbages. You went and got one from the grocery store and took it home. When you had waited long enough, the cabbage would grow into a baby.

Imagine my horror when I walked into the kitchen one day and found my mother cutting up a cabbage to make cole slaw!
I started screaming that she was "killing the baby". It took her like an hour to calm me down so she could figure out why I was so upset!

Daughter of a Cabbage Killer
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I use to believe that storks brought babies;and wondered why they didn't have a section for stork parking at the hospitals in our city.

Charles E. Beavers
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Until my mom was in high school, she didn't know that babies were made by having sex. She knew that people had sex and people had babies, but didn't know one led to the other. She contributes this to having gone to a Catholic school through 8th grade, and she said the only video she saw about it in school was a boy and girl kissing on a date, and then the girl in the doctor's office after having thrown up in the toilet.

Kat
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In my defense, the sex ed at my middle school was awful. The "nurse" said that once a girl started getting her period, she could get pregnant from coming into "close contact" with a boy. She didn't explain to us 5th graders just how close that contact had to be. For the longest time I wouldn't hang out with any of my guy friends because I thought they'd get me pregnant if I sat too close to them!

Anon
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When I was a child my grandma got cancer in her breast, so she was supposed to go to a hospital spacialized in ginecology. My mother and I were at the hospital and I asked my mother exactly where was my grandma and she said she was in ginecology. I must have had 5 years old, so the word sounded totally strange, so I asked my mother what was that and she said - It's the place where mummies have babies- so, I understood my grannie was going to have a baby!!!

Ximena
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I asked my parents when I was a little lass "How do babies get here?"
And my mom told me that when a mommy and a daddy get along together they "get" a baby.

A few years ago I reminded my mom of what she told me.
She laughed and said " Well, getting along helps doesn't it?"

D
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When we were ten, my class learned about sex (just the basic stuff like eggs and sperm, nothing that would traumatise us too much at that point).
Anyway it that class had a best guy friend who acted real girly and hung out with us girls more than he hung out with guys.
In my class was also this kid who assumed that if a boy wasn't manly and was too girly, he had eggs instead of sperm.
So, yeah, one day, he told my best friend that he had sperm instead of eggs, in front of the whole class, teacher included.

Anon
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