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Typical Young and Dumb Teenager?
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Okay, we've all heard the myths and the actual facts of the myths. However, I often have a hard time straightening out the myths from the facts. So, I wanted to see if any of your knew the answers, seeing as you all seem to very intelligent.


#1. Sleeping without a bra, over a period of time, really allows your boobs to grow more than sleeping with a bra every night.
MYTH or FACT?


#2. Sleeping comando is actually healthy for a girl's genitals because it allows air flow.
MYTH or FACT?


#3. Teenage pregnancies have actually decreased since the 1990s, but more young people have STDs.
MYTH or FACT?


#4. Eating yogurt daily will increase the size of a girl's boobs because the fact in it goes to the boobs.
MYTH or FACT?


Feel free to add your own, but if you do, I suggest you make it to where people can distinguish yours from your answers.


and sorry if this is in the wrong section. [Smile]

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Hulder Folke
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I'm pretty sure all of those, save perhaps #2, are blatantly false. They're also fairly misogynistic. Why was it you felt the need to share these? Is this supposed to be constructive?
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Typical Young and Dumb Teenager?
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Well Folke, many girls dont know, as I obviously dont, and I just wanted to know the truth. Ya' know? [Smile]

But thanks.

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It's not stupid to want myths cleared up, there are tons of myths that have been going around for ever (or at least long enough ago, that when I've asked my grandma she responds "people have been saying that since I was in school") Some of them are silly, I've believed many of them at different times. I've tried to sleep certain ways to improve my bust. Done handstands to make my period stop. I have a feeling I'm not the only person who believed these at one point. (I hope not!) So, it's cool.

Yogurt will not make your boobs any bigger-this is all up to genetics. (Neither will eggs, tomatoes, pasta, basil or any of the other things I've heard in just my short 19 years) I don't think sleeping in a bra will change it either.

I don't know for sure, and maybe I'll look it up for sure after finals, but I think teen pregnancy rates ARE lower than in 1990-they decreased for several years, but just recently have started to increase again.

I don't know about going commando at all. I do know that wearing cotton underwear is much better for you then synthetic fabrics because of air flow - so it's possible, but probably just a personal choice thing.

[ 04-29-2008, 10:54 PM: Message edited by: Morgiana ]

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Hulder: The guidelines here at Scarleteen are set up in a manner that all posters may feel safe in posting thoughts and questions without worry about being judged or harassed. The user agreements you signed upon registering for this site clearly state, “When posting, you are expected to be respectful of your fellow posters and our staff, and to use language which is clear, which is not salacious or overly explicit, and which encourages intelligent, safe and mature discussion of the issues at hand. Name-calling, abuse or harassment of any staffer, volunteer or other user will result in an immediate termination of use without warning or explanation.”

In future posts it would really be appreciated if you could remember the golden rule and be courteous to other Scarleteen users. Typical began this post in hopes to get answers to some questions that she did not have answers to as well as to allow other users to do the same in the area of misconceptions (which happen to arise quote often in everyday life).

Additionally, I fail to see how any one of these questions for clarification on topics which others post about as well being an indication of a hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women (indeed the meaning of the word misogynistic).

[ 04-29-2008, 11:22 PM: Message edited by: Stephanie_1 ]

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(Just to clarify, in Canada at least, according to Statistics Canada, the number of teen pregnancies HAS dropped in the last 15 years, and the amount of teens with STIs HAS gone up. So, speaking for Canada at least, number 3 is true.)

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Typical Young and Dumb Teenager?
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Thanks Leabug, and everyone else.

I keep hearing so many random things.


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Today I heard this one:

When your boobs are sore, it either has to do with your monthly or your boobs are growing.


I honestly dont know where these things are coming from; I suppose most of them are just misconceptions or close to that of rumors.

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Sore breasts could definitly be a hormonal thing, so that one does have a little fact to it. It's not a definite always, though. Sore breasts could also have to do with muscles and whatnot.

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I do know (because i did teenage pregnancy for a school project, im in an academy that i have to do stuff like that) that in the U.S. the teenage pregnancy rates have dropped severely since 1992, but im not completely sure about STDs/STIs
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Actually, teen pregnancy rates have been on a fairly steady decline, with only a few jumps up, since the 50's, and have usually been influenced by birth control advances, accurate information on BC and access to birth control. Young adult STI rates, however, have indeed been increasing, with particular jumps during the Bush administration.

Here's a good basic factsheet on teen STIs in the States here: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/factsheet/fssti.htm

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