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Preventions, Pregnancies and Potatoes... (The Things We Hear!)

A 22-year-old Colombian woman used a potato as a contraceptive, and was hospitalized after it began to germinate and grow roots inside her.
The woman’s mother advised her to use the potato as a technique to prevent pregnancy, Daily Mail reports. After the woman complained about severe stomach discomfort, she was taken to the hospital where doctors discovered the potato.“My mum told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her,” she said.                 
I saw this on Bella Naija  and I couldn't stop laughing. Potato. As in

Strange as it may sound, when Sex Education isn't taught properly by parents and in schools stories like these are the likely results. 

But while we're at it, because I'm just in the mood to laugh and/or be shocked; what are some of the craziest forms of contraceptives you've heard of or you've tried? What worked and what didn't?

NOTE: For everyone, especially the young, inexperienced or ignorant among us, pregnancy is not the only result of unprotected sex, there's something that could be worse and potentially more harmful; Sexually Transmitted Infections. Your safest bet if you must have sex is to please use a CONDOM, and even that is not 100% foolproof.      

And if you're certain that you're both safe and clean and you're also very certain neither you nor your partner have other partners, and the only thing you're trying to protect is unwanted pregnancies, then please there are other forms of contraceptives; pills, IUDs etc. Do your research. 

I'll share those I've heard with you, I'll also tell you what I tried:

*An older friend told me to roll up cotton wool into a ball and put some Vaseline in it, roll a lot up into a thick wad and shove it right in, as far as it would go, just before sex. I never tried this. 

*Another (older) friend also told me that drinking a lot of Andrews Livers Salt just after unprotected sex pushes everything out and you won't get preggers. I tried this. I can't say if this worked (very unlikely) or if it was due to other reasons that I did not conceive. 

*I've heard that standing up immediately after sex and remaining on your feet for sometime reduces the chances of you getting pregnant. 

*And the most popular "If you don't want to get pregnant and you have unprotected sex, once you're done run to the bathroom, squat and thoroughly wash off". I know how this might sound logical but anyone who understands basic biology would see all that's wrong with this method. 

And oh, I must add that they say when you do that 'standing up immediately after' method it also helps to jump up and down, dance or go for a run. LOL. Please, these are all myths and should be disregarded. Play safe or abstain. 



  1. This may sound silly, but how exactly did the potato get into her stomach? Did she swallow it whole or inserted from her privates?

    1. I should put a potato up there. Sounds like she inserted it.

    2. Nurse discovered potato roots growing out of the woman's vagina
      Potato was extracted and doctors say there will be no lasting damage

      That's from the main post in Daily Mail, she inserted it.

  2. Sperm can live in the virginal for up to 72hours, how does pouring water into the virginal help semen that is like 6inches deep. Condom is safe, abstaining is safer

  3. Jump up and down, dance and go for a run bwahahahaha lord

  4. Stand for a long time, jump up and down, dance or go for a run I'm laughing so hard can't type properly.

    I've also heard about the popular andrews don't know if it works tho. I've heard of drinking salt and water solution immediately after sex me thinks that just dehydrates you thatsall, also heard of drinking shwepps or lipton all immediately after sex. Most recently a dear friend told me bout vit c's I laughed @ first till I googled it and found out it actually does help ama be trying that cos I don't want no pills making me fat and condoms are just blehhh lols

    1. Lol@ myself when i read you comment, i have tried all you techniques above. That salt and water Solution no be here ooooh,God dey sha**

    2. blink i have always seen you as a reserved lady, and i admire your content, only for me to see this coming from you. My sister introuduced me to this blog to see you.

    3. So because she is a "reserved" lady she can't have sex any more or use real wa

    4. Reserved means no sex? No honest talks?
      Aren't you funny!

  5. A Friend once told me to boil small stout n postinor2 if a guy comes inside n take it immediately after SEX.I never tried it though COS I was too scared out of my wits and another friend told me to take flagil n antibiotics lol.funny tins

    1. Thelz, thanks for ruining my love for potatoes. *barfs*

  6. Wahala!... why not just abstain... *walks away briskly*

  7. The madness people come up with. Abstain or use birth control. Na wa

    1. Simply crazy, somebody will end up drinking Aldrex 40 someday!

  8. Hahahahahahahaha. All these concotions sha. Heard of boiled stout, andrews, salt and water, squat and wash. Things we do to avoid getting preggy.


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