There are many shortcomings in the education system; and sex education is one of the worst. Some schools preach an "abstinence only" approach, whereas others give a small summary of some of the key details. So, when a Twitter user asked people to share the stupidest things that have been said to them regarding their bodies; we can only laugh, and educate them.
It is important to note, of course, that certain genitalia are not exclusive to particular sexes. For example; not all women have vaginas and it is wrong to assume so. A lot of the language we use surrounding reproductive systems is cis-centric and doesn't account for trans, non-binary or intersex people. This is another area where education is lacking. For now, though, have a scroll through some of the dumbest things people have said about other bodies.
Women, what is the dumbest thing a man ever said to you about sex, reproductive health, menstruation, etc? Reply with a comment below, no quote RTs.— Bey Phi Bey, Philly Chapter President. (@brownandbella) May 16, 2019
Let's laugh at these dummies together!
My ex told me, a women’s health nurse, that the reason my periods were so long and painful was because I don’t drink enough water.— Auntie Lexx (@lexxlugga_) May 16, 2019
I told my ex that I needed a tampon, and he asked me if I could just hold it till I got home.— oddly sexy, BSW (@lupespace) May 16, 2019
He thought girls just peed out their periods.
he was a med student— Joyslin (@JoyslinC) May 17, 2019
I’ve found a comment last week on reddit where they justified that saying that it’s like a memory foam mattress: a lot of different people ruin it, but the same person every time molds it to it’s shape, so doesn’t get loose 👌🏻🙄— chloe (@HeyMissChloe) May 17, 2019
“Wipe it down” with soapy water? What is it, a countertop?— DianaJZ (@djzins) May 16, 2019
A coworker genuinely thought women did all of our business, including birth, out of 1 hole. He was in his late 20s— Varah T (@VarahTs) May 16, 2019
I went on lunch
In sophomore year health class, after the teacher reads aloud the sidebar on ovulation:— Genève (@bergerbell) May 16, 2019
Him: “I don’t get it. How could she not know?”
Her: “Know what? Exactly when ovulation occurs?”
Him: “Yeah. Won’t she feel a draft?”
Him: “You know, when the egg falls out?”
This is honestly horrific though, that poor child
A man I know was convinced his daughter was having sex because her breasts and hips grew over the summer. Threatened to take her phone, lock her in the house etc. She was just a 13 year old going through puberty. He thought sex made her body develop. 🤦🏾♀️— Sansa Hive Member (@My_Beloved_One) May 16, 2019
I dated a 21 year old who did not realize that menstruation involved bleeding. He asked me how girls know when their period ends, and when I said "the bleeding stops." He screamed "YOU BLEED???" and recoiled in horror.— Victoria Marini (@LitAgentMarini) May 16, 2019
My husband thought they disconnected the umbilical cord from the baby and put it back inside. Like the hose you use to inflate tires.— Joan Carol (@psychomama) May 16, 2019
When I was 11 and he was 14, my brother asked me if periods happen on the weekends, too. When I said yes, he just shook his head and said "I'm sorry"— 🌼 Sabrina Granger 🌼 (@Sabrina45X) May 16, 2019
Dated this guy who called it a "click" at first I thought I heard him wrong and then I corrected him and he was like no that's not what it's called. I said then what's a clitoris and he told it was something different. I told him if he didn't know what it was he couldn't touch it— SalteeCaramel (@Slick_Fox) May 16, 2019
But seriously; I would like some very much @science do ya thing!
I was talking about how sometimes when you laugh or sneeze huge blobs shoot out of you, he looked disgusted and asked "can't you take some sort of medicine for that?" Like I wish I could— Steven Quartz Universe 🌸 (@Nana_Scorpio_) May 16, 2019
When I was in labor with our 1st child, I wanted to get an epidural for the god awful pain and my husband said he didn't want his baby drugged up and can I just take an ibuprofen 😑— Elle Jay (@mslaceyj) May 16, 2019
Tbf, a lot of people think this but the fact that a) he’s a doctor and b) he was second guessing my actual gynecologist (“is she sure about that?”) is wild. When I told my gyno what he said, she laughed for a good 5 1/2 minutes.— Tracie Hunte (@TracieHunte) May 16, 2019
Heard one last weekend! He thought women literally expelled a small egg - roughly the size of a Cadbury’s Mini Egg - during every period.— RM Hannigan (@RHanniganWrites) May 18, 2019
My ex was in a mood, at one point lashing out that he'd PULLED HIS SHOULDER and it HURT and I WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND.— Rachel Perrone (@RachelPerrone) May 16, 2019
I'd given birth ~5 days earlier. I still had stitches. I just blinked. "I... might have some idea."
He asked me why we don’t just “push it all out at once” instead of “waiting for it fall out” over 7 days.— Allyson M. Holley🌹🎙 (@allysonholley) May 16, 2019
When I was about 15 a boy told me when women orgasm their vaginas shut tight for up to an hour afterwards during which time the penis couldn’t be freed. And this was why it was safer for women not to orgasm.— Petra Boynton (@DrPetra) May 16, 2019
Someone I was dating asked me if I could reschedule my period so it didn't coincide with his birthday.— #YouKnowMe (@Jillhopkins) May 16, 2019
We did not make it to his birthday.
*Him,* pic.twitter.com/1sxYC9hjNG— Mike Wyant Jr. (@mikewyantjr) May 21, 2019
"Yeah like the fact that you're terrible at sex and it is making me sad."
I told a guy it’s good manners to ask if the woman came. He said, “Did you?” I told him I hadn’t.— Megan Sass (@Megan_Sass) May 17, 2019
His response? “I know some women can’t the first time for emotional reasons.”
i had a man tell me periods aren't natural and it's cause i eat meat.— Skinleesi | Sallie Mae of Skin Care (@CruzanChoklate) May 16, 2019
But seriously, NASA?
Famous story from astronaut Sally Ride, NASA dudes had no clue how many feminine hygiene products she might need for < a month in space, they gave her 100 😳— “Instigator” Smith, comrade (@JennS79) May 18, 2019