While some people learned some valuable things in their school health classes, most of us were subjected to weird informational videos that were made in the ’80s and a confusing banana demonstration. However, some people were left with even more questions than answers.
People on Reddit shared things they either believed or were told about health education
Women Are Actually Werewolves
I really did not understand why periods were associated with moons, but it was something we heard a lot of the time in health class. No wonder this woman was confused.
Honestly, this health class teacher decided to kill two birds with one stone by getting kids to practice abstinence while also encouraging them to drink a lot more water. It’s borderline brilliant.
That Would Be A Bloody Affair
I mean, logistically, I can understand why someone might believe this when they’re younger because we find out that periods are related in some way to pregnancy, but we’re not always told exactly how.
I don’t know where exactly one gets a “sperm puppet” or how the teacher believed that this was a relevant metaphor, but I would love to see if I could hit a free throw with the puppet.
I Hope She Didn’t Test This
I’m just imagining this young girl sitting in class with thinking, with full confidence, that she didn’t even have to go to the washroom and then proceeding to pee her pants.
I Literally Have No Words
Did the person who said this think that air is supposed to get in there? Did they believe that tampons work like a plug in a bathtub? All around, I hate it.
Woman Are Secretly Reptiles
In my personal opinion, I would definitely trade having a period for shedding my skin once a month—it would be like the best exfoliation treatment of all time, leaving us all with baby soft skin.
I Don’t See The Issue Here
I don’t understand if this phrase was meant to deter or encourage students to use birth control methods, but I will say that if I could rob a bank and not get caught, I definitely would.
If Only It Were That Easy
I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, hope that the man who said this was hooking up with girls who were smart enough to know that this isn’t a good plan B…or even a plan Z.
Here Comes Death, I Guess
I genuinely believe that one of the greatest failures of the health education curriculum is that they don’t teach girls about periods and what happens during them until after they’re already of age to get one.
This Pamphlet Was Given To Students
This list is full of many hilarious options, but my personal favorites are “I’m allergic to sex,” “I don’t do sex,” “I have a sunburn,” and “It’s not worth it.”
The World Would Be A Much Different Place If This Were True
Picture this: you’re 11 years old at recess and your best friend is crying because she was hit in the face with a basketball. You want to comfort her with a hug, but you’re afraid it will get her pregnant. Instead, you awkwardly pat her shoulder.
Who Does This Help?
It might be one thing to want to explain the birthing process to students, but I don’t know what anyone is supposed to learn from watching Snowball pop out a litter.
I Learned This Wasn’t True Far Too Late
I’m totally honest: I learned more about female reproductive organs and anatomy from watching a slew of medical television shows and reading a couple of issues of Cosmo magazine than I did from school
Okay, But This Is Kind Of Adorable
I’m picturing this couple climbing into bed together every night in their pajamas, kissing each other goodnight, turning off the lights, and peacefully sleeping next to each other while waiting for her to get pregnant.
I Am So Confused
I don’t know how you could deny that ovulation exists, especially if you already have a child. Does this woman believe that she had a daughter as a result of virgin birth, Mary-style?
The Textbooks All Looked Like This
I would like to know who was in charge of writing and illustrating books about puberty, because every single one contained cringey, weird cartoons like this, and they really thought that they “related to the kids.”
…Why Was He Watching?
First of all, I feel so sorry for this man’s wife, who apparently has been treated like a cow in heat for her whole life. Secondly, I feel sorry for the students who had to hear this.
It’s Not Like In The Movies
From watching movies with my mom when I was a kid, I really thought that the naked tango was just thirty seconds of people kissing underneath the sheet while being weirdly sweaty.
That Would Be So Much Grosser
Childbirth already is a fairly gross and terrifying experience for women, but it would be infinitely worse if the baby came out like the result of eating too many spicy fish tacos.