You'd have to try pretty hard to think of a subject more awkward than sex ed.
It's worse than the slavery unit in US history class when there are African American students in your class. It's more absurd than the foreign-born biology teacher who constantly pronounced "organism" as something slightly less innocent.
Nope, as far as high school classes go, there was nothing harder than sitting in a room with dozens of hormone-fueled classmates and learning about all the different things you can do with your genitals.
Everyone has an embarrassing story or two from those classes, so it's no surprise that a Reddit thread asking about the worst misconceptions people have come across was filled with a wide variety of anecdotes.
Here are 12 craziest Sex Ed stories according to Reddit:
The Vast Media Conspiracy
I used to go to a really religious school. The girls there believed that no one actually enjoys sex, it's just the media telling you you do. -Synthetic_Allergy
The Unfortunately Well-Endowed
A girl began to cry once and told the teacher (and the whole class) that she was a hermaphrodite. After calming her down and explaining it all she agreed to answer more questions for those curious. Turns out she was just talking about her clitoris and thought it was a penis. Needles to say my friend handled it so well but the girl probably had to change schools -rem93
The 80s Were a Weird Time
I had one girl who honestly believed that she couldn't get pregnant if she didn't have an orgasm. Had one boy who thought humans basically stopped growing pubic hair in the 1980's. One believed you could get AIDS by being gay. Not having unprotected intercourse, but just homosexual. -Spodson
The Miracle Candy
My sister is a Sex Ed teacher. Apparently a belief that more than a few students have is that yellow skittles can act as birth control. -caseyuer
The Immaculate Misconception
A friend of mine, who was very religious, up to 8th grade actually thought God has sex with every woman to get them pregnant and that was good blessing. EDIT: He was told by his parents that children were God's blessings. When he learnt about sex from my group of friends, he had "the talk." with his dad, his mind was confused and he finally ended with the above theory. -mechanicalidiot
The Unfortunate Truth
I know of a girl who didn't know "where" babies came from. This was a friend of mine's cousin who was pregnant but her mum had always had C-Sections with her kids. So when she was told about the "natural method of birthing a child"... she freaked. "Well it comes out... the same way it went in." "YOU'VE GOT TO BE JOKING!" -LeftEye94
The Wrong Hole
We were providing security for our medics to do a free clinic outside our base. People would come with injuries, diseases, whatever, and our medics would do their best to fix them up, or at least hook them up with some clean bandages. Anyway, this guy and his wife came and said they were having problems with her getting pregnant. Long story short, they were only having anal sex, and when my PL explained to them how to do it the right way, they were both visually disgusted. They absolutely viewed it as a dirty act. -RasconTwo
My roommate freshman year of college had no idea that women could orgasm (it wasn't a religious university, but the girl had had an exclusively religious education prior). This came out during a discussion about a 'screamer' down the hall, when my roommate genuinely had no idea why a woman would be enjoying sex.
The Mortal Wound
I'm not a health ed teacher, but back in eighth grade I saw a girl crying in the ladies room. I walked over and asked her what was wrong, and she told me that she was bleeding down there and she legitimately thought that she had internal damage and was dying. -HelloMrHandsome
The Immaculate Conception, Part II
In eighth grade one of my classmates was fully convinced both his parents were virgins. We tried to explain how that was impossible, but he wouldn't believe us. -jellifiedjellyfish
The Legitimately Good Question
"Will Plan B work faster if you snort it?" -lost2012
The Third Hole
They need to teach girls that urine doesn't come from the same hole that the penis goes in. I have dated 3 girls who were 20+ at the time who never knew this. They actually went into the bathroom to see if I was lying to them. -9Virtues
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