We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community "What's Something Ridiculous You Believed To Be True About Sex When You Were Younger?" and, WHEW BUDDY, they did not disappoint. Here are some of the ~most misinformed~ responses:
1."I thought ALL sex was illegal. I remember thinking, 'Why anybody would ever have a baby? That's evidence they committed a crime!'"
5."When I was about nine years old, I believed that you could get pregnant if you ate or drank from the same thing as a stranger. We had some men redoing our pool deck and one of them kept a water bottle in our fridge. I didn’t know it wasn't ours, so I drank it and, once I found out, I was CONVINCED I was pregnant."
8."I remember being told that, in order for a child to be conceived, it involved sperm from a man and an egg from a woman, but I couldn’t figure out how they came together. I was convinced that people used some sort of tube that suctioned itself to the woman’s vagina."
14."I didn’t know the vagina had a hole that led to the cervix and womb. Frankly, I didn’t even know where pee came out on women. So I thought the penis literally just slid in and out of the labia like a credit card."
17."I thought 'fertility pills' were what GOT you pregnant. In second grade, my friend’s mom got pregnant and she said something like, “Ew, that means my parents had sex!” And I confidently assured her that no, her mom just took a fertility pill."
19."My mother told me where babies came from when I was like in second grade, but she did it so clinically, focusing on the medical part, that I DEADASS thought for years you had to go to the doctor's office to have sex."