We’ve all experienced a sex education class at school. It probably came with the whole teen angst package—rolling eyes, blushing, and quiet cringes. Silence pierced the classroom when the teacher asked if anyone had questions. Around this time, many of us realized that periods are real, and there’s no black magic. Life went on and it was ready to give us yet another pubescent surprise.

It turns out this wasn’t the case for Julie Mannell, a young woman who grew up in Ontario Catholic School in the 90s. “I thought women had their periods forever.” So, when her period stopped for a brief moment, it all came down on her. Julie was convinced she got pregnant after petting a neighbor’s dog. Tune in for the hard-to-believe story below and share your opinions about the subject matter in the comments.

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Julie Mannell, an author of fiction, turned to Twitter to share the episode from her pubescent years

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Women got on board to share the period myths they used to believe

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Julie was not the only ‘success story’ from Catholic school sex education classes

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