‘Strong Sperm’ Could Get Women Pregnant in Swimming Pools, Warns Official


The possibility of non-penetrative conception in swimming pools isn’t exactly a new rumour. The urban legend goes that unsuspecting girls can get knocked up via ejaculation in pools.

As scary as that sounds, most people don’t actually take it seriously anymore. But apparently, one Indonesian government official still does.

In an 8-minute video interview with Tribunnews.com posted on Saturday, February 22, Sitti Hikmawatty, a college professor who is also a commissioner in Indonesia’s Commission for the Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) claimed that indestructible sperm could impregnate women in swimming pools.

According to her, there is “an especially strong type of male sperm” that could impregnate women “even without penetration.” She said that “no one knows for sure how men ‘react’ to the sight of women in a swimming pool,” the Jakarta Post reported.

Her bewildering speech did not go unnoticed. Indonesians are now calling for her to be removed from the KPAI. Over the weekend, #PecatSittiHikmawatty (fire Sitti Hikmawatty), was the top trending Twitter topic in Indonesia.

Indonesian netizens jumped at the opportunity to conceive some hilarious memes.

This Jaws-inspired drawing, titled “AWAS” (watch out), satirises the notorious claim.


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