What are some of the funniest, most bizzare or just plain stupid myths you have heard?

js250 js250
'Wives tales' have run rampant for centuries, and there is always someone silly or ignorant enough to believe them and keep them circulating. Some of the more interesting ones have been about sex and sexuality. What are the ones you were told, heard or grew up with? Who told them to you?
07/18/2011
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js250 js250
We have all heard of masturbation making you blind, but I am hoping we get some of the more uncommon, regional or just strange ones that were or still are out there.

Here are a few of mine:
1. The more milk a woman drinks, the bigger her boobs become. (I must have drank a good sized lake!) - Told to me by my great aunt's cousin.

2. Men with big feet have huge penises. - Told to me by my best friend's sister in high school. 1980's.

3. If a man does not cum when he gets extremely turned on, he will develop blue balls and eventually become infertile. - Some guy in high school trying to make me feel sorry for him. I didn't. I didn't even like him!!
07/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
That you'd get sick/die/paralyzed/som e other ailment if you walked by a cemetery without holding your breath. I can't even remember where I heard it, but I remember living by a cemetery and having to walk past it to get to friend's places and holding my breath. Even when I'd be in the car I remember my brother, sister, and I holding our breath passing cemeteries.

I learned later on that this was a legitimate practice once upon a few times ago. During large epidemics of extremely contagious diseases, people were told to hold their breath if they had to walk by a cemetery so that they could avoid picking up the disease from the dead. I have no idea how well it actually worked, but I know it was common during the Flu Epidemic in the early 1900's, at least according to the books I had been reading.
07/18/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
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Originally posted by js250
'Wives tales' have run rampant for centuries, and there is always someone silly or ignorant enough to believe them and keep them circulating. Some of the more interesting ones have been about sex and sexuality. What are the ones you were ... More
The stupidest would have to be that women give birth through the mouth.
07/18/2011
Ansley Ansley
- Using tampons meant I wasn't a virgin (thanks Ma!)

- Drinking coffee at an early age stunts growth and puts hair on your chest AND makes your nipples dark

- You can't get pregnant if you have sex in water

There a ton more but my brain is broken this morning so that's all I've got!
07/18/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
The most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard is that it is somehow harmful for a menstruating woman to immerse herself in water. My mother told me that her mother believed that, and my mother was forced to take only sponge baths during her period as a result. My mother was so sick of taking only sponge baths during her period that she would sneak into the bathtub when her mother wasn't around.
07/22/2011
Sunshine14343 Sunshine14343
I had to interview my aunt (who was born the 1940's) for a paper i was writing on sexual ideologies and she told me some crazy myths. when she was in high school, she was told that:
1) if you get sperm on your thigh then you could get you pregnant.
2) you can't get pregnant if you have sex while standing up
3) you can't get pregnant if you have sex in a hot tub
07/22/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
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Originally posted by Sunshine14343
I had to interview my aunt (who was born the 1940's) for a paper i was writing on sexual ideologies and she told me some crazy myths. when she was in high school, she was told that:
1) if you get sperm on your thigh then you could get you ... More
The sperm on your thigh thing might work. It's rare, but there are cases of getting it anywhere near the right area and then the slightest smear, or the sperm swimming through sweat and vaginal fluids across skin.
07/22/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
Practically every single word I read in this book: Teenagers Say the Darnest Things

Some little jewels include:

Our only purpose in life is to get educated, get married and have children. Nothing more, nothing else. If somebody says they don't want to get married and have children, they're basically lying. EVERYBODY wants to have children. NOBODY will be fulfilled in life until they procreate. Seriously, the entire book is written on this premise. Any other issue discussed will be approved or rejected on the basics of whether or not it leads to procreation in a happy little married heterosexual couple. This includes oral sex and, though not mentioned in quite as many words, anal sex, which are labelled as immoral and something absolutely no reputable woman would ever want to do or could possibly enjoy.

Masturbation is harmful because it will deplete your sex drive, so that by the time you get married, you won't have the ability to get aroused any more.

Lesbian porn is lying because real life lesbians are ugly, masculine and fat (I'm not kidding; he seriously says this, just not in this exact same words) because they aren't trying to attract males.

It's ok to be born gay, just as long as you marry somebody of the opposite gender, procreate with them and not have sex with other people (partcularly not of your same gender), because you won't be sexually satisfied unless you have heterosexual sex with your spouse with the goal of having children. This person doesn't even seem to grasp the concepts of homosexuality and sexual satisfaction correctly.

If I had read this in a paperback book instead of online, I'm pretty sure it would have been thrown against the wall several times and eventually burned... and to think this guy actually councels teenagers with this brand of stupidity...
07/31/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
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Originally posted by Jenyana
Practically every single word I read in this book: Teenagers Say the Darnest Things

Some little jewels include:

Our only purpose in life is to get educated, get married and have children. Nothing more, nothing else. If somebody says ... More
Holy crap! That's awful! Irwin M. DaGuru? That can't be this loser's real name. He probably uses that lame nom de plume to avoid getting punched in the face.

Edited to add: I decided to page through the book a little. This guy states that real sex last only minutes, is done in relative silence, and is done missionary. Speak for yourself, dude! Just because you have boring sex life doesn't mean we all do!
07/31/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by js250
We have all heard of masturbation making you blind, but I am hoping we get some of the more uncommon, regional or just strange ones that were or still are out there.

Here are a few of mine:
1. The more milk a woman drinks, the bigger her ... More
Ha, Ha....I'm calling you on number 3. Getting turned on and having no ejaculation CAN result in PAIN for men. IN fact, that is caused, in part, by reverse pressure as seminal fluid is being forced forward, but not released. I DID read somewhere that doing this often COULD result in several medical issues to the testes and associated structures.

Anyone with REAL training in urology want to weigh in on this one???
11/09/2011
chicken12 chicken12
The only truly ridiculous one I hear on a semi-regular basis is that you can't get someone pregnant/get pregnant on your first time.


Then, I remember this guy once sincerely believing that AIDs was the result of two different peoples' sperm mixing together.
11/09/2011
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
If a man has anal sex, even if it's with a woman, that makes him gay or bi.

What crap!
12/05/2011
Lindsey123 Lindsey123
Drinking coffee would make me become black.

I don't like how it's phrased, but I can't think of anything better.
12/06/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I once heard that a girl or woman can impregnate herself by masturbating. There's be a LOT more babies in the world if this were true.
12/21/2011
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