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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.

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    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.

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    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."

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    "All I could do was ask if he had large balls because he was a fucking idiot! Of course, he didn’t understand the joke."

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    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."

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    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."

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    "When I had just started dating my current boyfriend, he once mentioned that he would love to make me squirt, which visibly annoyed me. He was like, 'But isn't it the ultimate state of pleasure for a girl?' He thought it was some kind of next-level orgasm."

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    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."

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    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."

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    "He didn’t believe it, even though he could see mine right the fuck there. So I was like, go look at your mother’s arms. He decided he believed me after that."

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    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."

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    "Little to say, I didn't let his dick anywhere near me."

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    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."

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    "Therefore, pads are always white and dry."

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    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."

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    "He would not be convinced that Midol didn't cause periods."

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    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."

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    "I guess he thought we consistently feel the same way throughout, or that it always gradually gets better. He didn’t realize our period pain/sickness can be totally random."

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

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    "The best thing you can do is feel the rhythm of her. See where she is and then match it. Sometimes slow feels good; sometimes fast feels good. Just be in tune and go with the vibe."

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    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."

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    "The woman has to eat thrice the amount she usually eats. That's why all pregnant women are so fat. The baby is born through the placenta, a special tunnel from the colon to the vagina. After the baby's birth, the doctor reaches in and pulls out the special tunnel/placenta from the colon so that the woman won't shit through her vagina."

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    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."

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    "He definitely thinks that to this day because my argument that 'I'm a woman and skip any story part in porn' was met with 'Just because you're a woman, it doesn't mean you know what women like.'"

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    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."

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    "His reasoning was that he’d never met a lesbian couple with children (this was a one-horse town with like 2,000 residents; he’d never met a lesbian couple, period)."

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    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.'"

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    "Convincing guys of this has been an uphill battle. If I'm honest, they think I'm lying to spare their feelings, and (worse) they'll think they need to try harder. I'm not a super-sexual person anyway, so when I say, 'No, that's fine — you don't need to do anymore,' they get even more sullen."

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    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."

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

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    "You can have sex, and your hymen remains unbroken, and you can tear your hymen running, jumping, doing splits, stretching, etc."

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    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."

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    "He then took out his phone and googled it to try and prove me wrong. Ultimate mansplaining."

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    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.'"

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    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."

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    "Needless to say, I never talked to him again. Also, the first thing he said when I walked up to meet him in person was, 'Holy shit, you’re a giant! Why didn’t you tell me??' It was a pretty awkward date."

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    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."

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    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."

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

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    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."

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    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."

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    "I never spoke to him again."

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

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    "The shade of red his face turned when he realized his mistake. Poor Steve." 

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    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."

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    "This is so far from accurate, it's ridiculous."

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    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.'"

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    "I just stood there in shock and borrowed some money from a friend until my mom got back the next week. It's not like he and my mom had been married for almost 20 years, and the fact that he was 56 LOL."

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    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."

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    "Yeah, I couldn't help chuckling. He got upset because I chuckled as he was mid-brag."


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    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."

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    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."

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    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!"

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    "I didn't have any words, just left."

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

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    "You know. Because apparently, Adam gave his rib to make Eve. Even after I went through med school and showed him countless images to the contrary."

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    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."

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    "Yup, he actually said that."

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    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?'"

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    "I was so caught off guard by the question that I never actually answered."

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    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."

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    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."

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    "Also, when I was in high school, my best friend’s boyfriend thought that when women went through menopause, it meant that their vaginas were sealed shut forever. I blame our high school, honestly. These seem like basic things a guy should learn."

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    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."

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    "I never did find out where in the world he got that idea or how he thought that worked. I certainly did not think he was serious either at first."

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    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.'"

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    "Like we're petulant toddlers just perioding our pants on purpose so that we can tantrum and demand tax-free sanitary products."

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    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."

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    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."

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    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."

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    "That man damn near medicated me for a non-existent kidney infection while ignoring my actual problem."

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    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."

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    "They thought that we could just start and stop the flow of blood when we want." —cuteyjaime0

    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."

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    "I had to explain to a grown man that pads stick to underwear. He agreed that made more sense, and we laughed about it."

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    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?'"

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    "Our Catholic school didn’t have a sex-ed program. I hate to say that wasn’t the first time a guy said that to me."

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    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."

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    "Mark, if you’re reading this, I’m so sorry that you’re stupid enough to believe something off TikTok."

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    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."

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    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."

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    "It was basically 80% of my birds and bees talk." 

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

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

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    "Also, he thought that I was unable to feel anything 'down there' when I was on my period."

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    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."

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    "It took me by surprise, and I just asked him if he thought I couldn’t spread my legs and if he thought bigger girls just couldn’t have sex unless the dude were a certain length. I honestly don’t know what his thinking was."

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