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28 Wild Misconceptions Men Have About Women And IDK If I Should Be More Amused Or Concerned

Honestly, I blame the education system.

I'm sure all of us who identify as women have heard a man share an utterly wild misconception about being a woman.

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Well, when Reddit user u/CataleyaJackson asked, "Women of Reddit, what's the funniest misconception a man had about women that he probably still believes to this day?" the commentators, sadly, had tons to say.

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So, here are just 28 of the most mind-boggling misconceptions men truly believe about women:

1. "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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2. "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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3. "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."

u/Nice_Plant4367

4. "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 losses the blood color."

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"Therefore, pads are always white and dry."

u/sweetpotatonerd

5. "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."

u/TheLittleCas

6. "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."

u/TheOtherZebra

7. "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."

u/nicococat

8. "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."

u/rabbitwarriorreturns

9. "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.'"

u/Saberleaf

10. "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."

u/throwRA2748596

11. "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 2000 residents, he’d never met a lesbian couple, period)."

u/ArcadiaPlanitia

12. "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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13. "My ex-boyfriend saw a TikTok that jokingly said that us women have blue piss WHEN were 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."

u/Im_Prolly_Depressed

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

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15. "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."

u/TicklesPickles

16. "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."

u/greenyoshi89

17. "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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18. "When I was a teen, I knew a guy who legitimately thought that girls' breast size had to do with how many blow jobs 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."

u/GoldDustWitchQueen

19. "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." 

u/yokoshika

20. "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."

u/18justme

21. "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."


u/ShePilotsGundams

22. "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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23. "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

24. "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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25. "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." 

u/Ramen_Beef_Baby

26. "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."

u/DepressedEspresso

27. "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."

u/Tofer02

28. And finally, "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
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"Yup, he actually said that."

u/idiopathictendencies

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

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