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    One Man Believes Women With Large Boobs Scientifically Can't Be Smart And 49 Other Jaw-dropping Misconceptions Men Actually Believe About Women

    For once and for all, women CANNOT control their periods.

    It definitely isn't always easy for women, especially when dealing with ignorant opinions and misconceptions from men.

    Well, we recently shared a Reddit thread from u/CataleyaJackson where they asked women to share the funniest misconceptions men have about being a woman, and wow, there were a lot. There were so many that we decided to share even more wild things that men actually believe today.

    A woman on "Married At First Sight" rolling her eyes

    So, here are just 50 of the most mind-boggling misconceptions men truly believe about women:

    Some submissions were also from this past BuzzFeed post, this Reddit thread, and this Reddit thread

    1. "A man, who was probably in his 40s, told me that it was scientifically impossible for a woman with large breasts to have any real intelligence. He said that our brains received less blood and hormones because they stayed in our boobs."

    2. "When cuddling, by having their knee shoved against your clothed vagina, you will surely have an orgasm. This was told to me as he kept pushing it uncomfortably on my vagina."

    3. "Men believing that all women can have multiple orgasms, can always orgasm just from penetration, squirting is common, and if you can't do any of these, then you're doing it wrong."

    Monica from "Friends" saying "No"

    4. "A grown-ass man told me that a period is actually an accumulation of all the 'dirty things' that accumulate monthly in a woman's body. And that men are clean, so they don't have periods."

    5. "I had a boyfriend who noticed my arm hair and was all confused because he thought that women didn't naturally have arm hair. When I told him we did, he tried to argue with me."

    Monse from "On My Block" looking annoyed

    6. "A guy I used to date thought I couldn't get pregnant because I identify as agender, and he thought that meant my ovaries went into some sort of hibernation."

    7. "My male friends told me that I don't necessarily know what blood looks like. And that when period blood gets soaked up by a pad or tampon, it's no longer visible and loses the blood color."

    Nicki Minaj looking concerned

    8. "Years ago, when I was in high school, I had a classmate start telling me that his back hurt from being awake so long. I offered him an extra strength Midol because I had it, and it works pretty well for general pain relief. He refused it on account that he didn't want to have a period."

    9. "My 32-year-old boyfriend was confused that I felt totally fine one day of my period, and then very sick on the next day."

    Olivia Rodrigo shrugging her shoulders

    10. "They believe that the harder you pound, the better the sex. That is not true!"

    11. "My school and a local all-boys boarding school shared a few events throughout the year. Even in 2010 and despite the internet, their sex education was practically zero. The most memorable is the one from a 17-year-old boy who tried to educate my 13-year-old classmates on pregnancy and birth. According to him, a pregnant woman's stomach serves as a uterus/womb. Ergo, a baby survives in a mass of food and drinks for nine months."

    12. "I once argued with a guy who kept saying that women aren't into porn for the porn part, but for the story, and we aren't turned on by sex or naked bodies at all."

    13. "A friend's boyfriend thought that it was biologically impossible for lesbians to get pregnant. Like, once they realize they're gay, their ovaries just shrivel up and quit, so they can never have kids."

    Marina Thompson from "Bridgerton" looking shocked

    14. "Men seem to think that the orgasm is the be-all-end-all. It's not easy for me personally, with partners, or by myself, but I still enjoy the feelings of intimacy/foreplay/etc. even if I don't 'go all the way.'"

    Zendaya looking annoyed

    15. "That women can produce breast milk on demand, even if they've never been pregnant. If that were true, it would be very inconvenient, to say the least."

    16. "That an intact hymen means you're a virgin and a torn/broken one means you're not."

    Kris Jenner looking slightly shocked

    17. "My male friend argued with me, a 35-year-old woman, about tampon sizes. He tried to tell me that tampon sizes had to do with vagina size, and I had to explain that bigger sized tampons are for heavier period flow, and smaller sizes are for lighter flow. He didn't believe me."

    18. "A guy I went on a date with mansplained and told me that I shouldn't complain about my period and be grateful because it symbolizes life. I was like, 'OK...but you don't have a vagina, and periods hurt.'"

    A woman saying "be quiet"

    19. "I met a guy on Tinder that didn't think we could have sex because I was taller than him. Like he physically thought it wouldn't work/fit together or something."

    20. "My brother once asked me if it was OK for his girlfriend to be drinking alcohol at my birthday party because she was on her period at the time. His concern was cute; the lack of period knowledge was painful."

    21. "My roommate dated a guy who swore that the only thing women need to have an orgasm was good eye contact. This guy was in his 40s."

    a cop on "law and order" saying "none of this makes sense to me"

    22. "I dated this guy who complained I used too much toilet paper. He didn't know that women wiped every time they peed."

    Megan Thee Stallion looking shocked

    23. "My ex legitimately thought I could control the sex of the baby via a certain sexual position during conception or by eating certain foods."

    Oprah looking shocked

    24. "A 'friend' told me that women could control their periods. Mind you, he is not a doctor or even studying medicine. I told him that's not how it works; all periods are different, but we can't control it. He refused to listen to me and said he was right because he read it on Twitter."

    25. "A male co-worker asked me if I've ever had a prostate exam. He was a senior in college at the time."

    Kourtney Kardashian looking shocked

    26. "The vast majority of men have hangups about how women need to be filled with massive penises and that when we are with an average (or below-average) size, we are just wishing it was bigger."

    27. "When I was 17, I needed to ask my dad for money to buy period products. He just said, 'You needed money, for this reason, the previous month; it's not like you have your period every month.'"

    28. "I had a partner get very upset and swear he's made every woman he's been with cum during penetrative sex. We've had sex, and he thought pulling his dick out by dragging it sideways across the vaginal walls made girls go crazy."

    Lady Gaga covering her mouth and laughing at the Golden Globe Awards

    29. "Not a woman, but after my wife gave birth to my oldest, my younger brother asked her which of her breasts had full-fat milk. He thought one of the breasts had full-fat and the other had skimmed milk. He was 29 and had a university degree."

    Petra from "Jane the Virgin" looking super confused

    30. "When my sister had her baby, they had collected the placenta in a container beside the hospital bed. Her boyfriend confidently said that it was her uterus. He believed that when women gave birth, they push out their entire uterus and just grow a new one."

    Cardi B looking confused

    31. "I went on a date with a guy while on my period. We ended up kissing on the date, and he asked if we could do the deed. I told him that I was on my period and didn't really feel up to it. He rolled his eyes and said, 'Can't you just hold it in? I promise it's worth it!"

    32. "My ex was thoroughly convinced that women have more ribs than men."

    Eleanor and Fabiola from "Never Have I Ever" looking shocked

    33. "My friend who was pregnant told me her husband told her they couldn't have sex while she was pregnant because there wouldn't be enough room for the second baby if they got pregnant again before she gave birth."

    Kim Kardashian covering her mouth in shock

    34. "A male classmate who sat behind me kept whispering my name, so I turned around and asked him what he needed. He said he had a really important question but didn't want to seem stupid. At this point, I was still under the impression he was talking about something regarding the class. He proceeds to ask, 'A girl's vagina is just like an inverted dick, right?'"

    Carrie Bradshaw looking confused

    35. "That women don't enjoy sex. It's something we give out as a reward to men for doing things for us. It's astounding how many men still believe this."

    Doja Cat looking shocked

    36. "One of my guy friends thought that your period worked the same way as taking a piss. That you go to the bathroom, shove a tampon in for a minute, and then pull it out, and you're done until the next time you had to go to the bathroom."

    Blanche from "Golden Girls" looking confused

    37. "When I was a teen, I knew a guy who legitimately thought that girls' breast size had to do with how many blowjobs they've given. I laughed, and he did not. When I asked him where the hell he got that idiotic idea, he got angry and left."

    38. "I met one who thinks some women are just soiling themselves on purpose because they're 'too good to hold it' like 'the rest of us.'"

    Lizzo on stage at Global Citizen

    39. "I used to work with a guy who thought his wife's, and I quote, 'pussy juice' sped up healing. He was an auto mechanic, so his hands always had cuts or scrapes. If he cut his finger, he would talk about finger-blasting his wife so the cut would heal faster."

    Khloe Kardashian looking shocked

    40. "One of my professors told us many things that were wrong, but the one that made me shocked the most was that he believed that women currently on their period shouldn't drink ice water because it will chill the blood and make it chunky."

    Geny from "On My Block" looking concerned

    41. "Once, I had an ER doctor that seemed to forget that periods existed. Then he seemed slightly annoyed that I couldn't provide a blood-free urine sample at that time because I couldn't just 'hold in' the blood."

    Jasmine from "On My Block" raising her eyebrow and looking unamused

    42. "I've heard multiple men make the argument that feminine hygiene products should be a luxury tax if we insist on being too lazy to go to the bathroom when we need to bleed."

    43. "My ex asked me, 'Does it hurt when you take the pad off?' I said no, and asked why he thought it would hurt. Apparently, he thought we stuck the pads to our vaginas, like a big bandage."

    Mindy Kaling on "The Mindy Project" talking on the phone and looking confused

    44. "I swallowed, and the dude went wide-eyed with shock. I was feeling pretty proud of myself until he said, 'Why would you do that?? What if you get pregnant?'"

    45. "My ex-boyfriend saw a TikTok that jokingly said that us women have blue piss WHEN we're really mad, and he asked me if he could see it. I obviously said no and told him that it wasn't true, but he seemed not to believe me. So, now I stay up till 3 a.m. every night thinking about it."

    46. "A guy I used to work with grounded his 13-year-old daughter for months for having a UTI because he thought the only way she could get one was by having sex."

    Sofia Vergara holding her temple looking annoyed

    47. "My dad, after 26 years of marriage to my mom, still thinks women get turned on by a man who takes charge and orders for them at restaurants. Drinks and everything."

    48. "That getting a UTI meant that I was cheating on him. What??"

    Paige from "Charmed" looking shocked

    49. "A guy I dated said women who couldn't come from vaginal sex are infertile."

    Katy Perry looking confused

    50. And finally, "I had a guy one time tell me he wasn't sure how having sex with me would work because he's never had sex with a bigger girl, and he wasn't sure if he was big enough to reach past my thighs."

    Do you know of any wild/slightly hilarious misconceptions men have had about women? Feel free to drop them in the comments below!