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People share the most absurd things they believed about periods and sex thanks to poor sex-ed

People share the most absurd things they believed about periods and sex thanks to poor sex-ed

With sex education still taking a backseat in schools, kids rely on their peers, social media, and sexually explicit content on the internet for information on STDs, pregnancies, and the workings of the human body.

It constantly baffles me that even in this day and age, many school districts across the United States leave much to be desired when it comes to sex ed. Conservative states still pass off ineffective, prehistoric, unethical "abstinence-only" programs as all the sex education kids need, and very few support a comprehensive sex-ed curriculum. And let's not even get into the need for consent education as by the looks of it, it's going to take another decade or two before that becomes a reality. Ultimately, kids end up relying on their peers, social media, and sexually explicit content on the internet for information on STDs, pregnancies, and the workings of the human body.

Safe to say, this isn't exactly the most effective means of learning a subject as complex as this. The result? People end up believing some of the most absurd and ridiculous things about human anatomy for the longest time until the truth finally liberates them. Professor Julie Mannell, for one, can vouch for this fact. She took to Twitter to share a rather hilarious story about how she was convinced she was pregnant with a half-human half-canine baby when her first period ended. I thought women had their periods forever. When my first period stopped I assumed the neighbors' dog impregnated me when I pet him. For a month I believed myself to be carrying a half-human half-dog baby. This story is brought to you by Ontario Catholic School Sex Ed in the 90s, Mannell tweeted.



 

Mannell's tweet quickly went viral with several men and women sharing their own share of absurd things they believed about the human body. Here are some of our favorite ones:

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