24 Ridiculous Things People Have Actually Believed About Periods

“My older sister thought you put a tampon between your labia like a hotdog in a bun.”

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“One time a boyfriend asked me to 'turn it off'. I was confused, so I asked him to go further and he explained that he thought women were able to turn it off 'like a tap'. I would have been more angry if he hadn't actually been so shocked when I explained to him that is not the case.”

Submitted by Erin Marie O'Connor, Facebook

“A girl I knew in college thought that your period stopped when you took a shower, so you didn't have to worry about drips on the loooong walk from your room down the hallway to the communal bathroom. She learned quickly.”

Submitted by Kate Welch, Facebook

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