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I Don't Want Kids

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    I love kids and I used to want them

    but I started thinking of all the things that could happen to them in this world and decided not to have any
    dac01 dac01 13-15, F Apr 30

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    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Yea So I don't want Kids

    and I don't think so I own an explanation to people why? I mean hell yeah it's my oven and it's my choice whether I want to bake something or not:) I just Don't want Kids.
    liftingmind liftingmind 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    Most children are either malevolent

    and destructive, or annoying and parasitic. I'm not saying it's their fault, just that I would never want to subject myself to that. And imagine what kind of parent I would be if I had kids, Jesus Darwin ****. It would be a nightmare. There's symbiotic relationships in which...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 5 Responses May 13

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    So there's a blogging site called ScaryMommy,

    it's basically a lifetime shot of birth control. Lmao
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I've always known that I don't want children of

    my own, for multiple reasons I'm not a patient person. I want to live my own life. I don't want to live the life of my children for 18 years. There's too much that I want to do in life. In my opinion, it's selfish to have children these days. The world is hell and we struggle...
    EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I wrote a longer post about this before,

    but I saw this link recently and had to share it. People often act shocked and call me "selfish" when they find out that I don't want kids. But here is a link showing the devastating effects of overpopulation: http://amazyble.com/world/devastating-effects-overpopulation/ Who...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 12

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    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses May 19

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    Doing The World A Favor

       I have never liked kids, most of my family thinks I love kids. I would be really embarrassed if they found out some how that I don't. I don't wanna be judged just because I'm not like most women in the world who want kids right off the bat. Half the reason why I stayed a...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 23 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    This is the part of my life

    that i feel totally confused about. They say "when you meet the right person, it will come to you". And I believe that. I am sure that I can give my best to the little person (whenever it may be). I'm just wondering if it will be enough. It's a huge responsibility to introduce...
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Rant time: It really ****** me off

    when I'm asked if I have children & get the whole pity look & act when I say no. I got so sick of it today I snapped ***! I love kids don't get me wrong. I was always the babysitter,but it was never the right circumstance or person.I've reached an age now that I don't want to...
    Lovingmyselffirst Lovingmyselffirst 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    It is not, I repeat, NOT selfish to not want

    kids. It is your choice and your life. People need to quit acting as if the world is going to end if you choose not to have children. What people need to do is mind their own damn business. Also, what people need to stop saying is, "You'll change your mind when you get older" or...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I get anxiety if a family member

    or a friend asks me to babysit for them. I don't get excited at all. I actually don't find any joy in babysitting.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I don't find anything special about kids.

    I don't HATE them, I just don't know what the fuss about them is. To a parent, their kids are the greatest things ever, which is understandable, but to everyone else, they're just kids. They aren't gifts, they aren't miracles, (although to some women who can't have them, I'd say...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 4

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    why do we end up having problems

    if we get a hysterectomy/vasectomy if we don't wait until after we have children? does your hormones get more balanced after having kids? why does getting a procedure done before having kids affect your hormones? if true, why do we get premature menopause? And if we don't want...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 22

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    The Top 10 Reasons....

    10. I've got no motherly instinct. I've never felt it at all, even when around babies. I don't see the facination. 9. Screaming and whining just grate on my nerves. 8. Pain of childbirth? No thanks. Stretching out that area down there? No thanks. Chance of ripping...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F 13 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I really dislike children

    who aren't related to me. I have nine nieces and nephews whom I love, and actually like, too. They're good kids, well behaved and well mannered. And except for the babies, they can all carry on a decent conversation. But, other people's kids? Dirty, sniveling, running around...
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Funny conversation at work the other day.

    .. Child: Are you a mom? Me: Nope. Child: Whaaaat? Then what are you? Me: I'm just me. I'm a Speech Therapist. Child:...but you don't have kids? Me: No, but I do have dogs :] Child: That's weird. Even children are starting to judge my life choices!!!! :P
    QuietChristi QuietChristi 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I'm pretty sure if I don't want them by now,

    I will never want children. Hell, I can barely stay on top of my two cats. I typically won't date someone with kids, but it's not necessarily a deal breaker unless there is more than two of them still living at home.
    aderth60 aderth60 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Someone told me having kids is a way to carry

    on my name, I'm honestly not even sure I care if anyone carries on my name , kids are just a product of you so whatever type of person you are is most likely what you'll create . So I don't plan on creating
    Blackandugly Blackandugly 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 7

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    They Think I'm

    It's hard being 24 and having people looking at me like I have 3rd head just because I don't have kids yet. I got married at the very young age of 18. Even though I jumped fast, I still don't regret my marriage to a very wonderful man.  But I live in the South, and here...
    timelessaire timelessaire 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2007

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    I never have loved the idea of having kids

    but it was officially confirmed I never wanted children after my sister had my niece. Hard work. I'd rather focus on myself, children ruin so many opportunities.
    CharlesMansonism CharlesMansonism 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    Nothing frustrates me more

    than being told I will change my mind when I "get old enough" or "meet the right man." These things imply that as an adult I am still not fully capable of making decisions and that the decisions that I will make in the future are not my own, that they'll be based on a man in my...
    charmyxd charmyxd 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    25 years old and I just barely learned to take

    care of myself. What am I supposed to do with a kid?
    HamSammich90 HamSammich90 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend broke up with me the other day

    because he wants kids and I don't. It really sucks. I wish he would change his mind.
    BrittaniBear BrittaniBear 18-21, F 8 Responses May 17

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    I think kids are disgusting

    and a complete waste of time and money, as well as the entitled mommies that think reproducing makes them special. The world is already overpopulated. I plan on living my own life to its fullest instead. I only have one life and I won't waste it on a whining bundle of germs that...
    wyycw wyycw 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    My aunt is pregnant and I'm

    so not excited. There are so many babies in the family already and the last thing I want is for someone else to be screaming and crying and throwing a fit all the time. Not to mention, my family members turn into vultures around the babies. I'm so over the whole baby thing...
    fablikemkat fablikemkat 18-21, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I'd rather help the earth

    than humanity...
    NaturalGropius NaturalGropius 18-21 Apr 22, 2014

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    I do feel comfortable enough with my cycle to

    predict with certainty when I am fertile and when I am not so I definitely won't think of any other control birth bullshit (sorry) than the natural one.I believe the existing control birth methods are harmful to us (cancer given, weigh gain, hormonal disruption, depression, mood...
    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 4 Responses May 17

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    My mom let my baby sister be my birth control.

    My little patience and need for control really messed me up. Over the past two years I've really mellowed out though. I still don't want kids, but if I had them, I might actually have the patience for them here in a few more years. I think it would be a beautiful experience...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    I'm tired of all these mombies running around

    acting like women who aren't reproducing, are the most selfish people on the planet. Exactly how is it selfish to not want kids? Neither women who have kids nor the ones that don't aren't doing the world any favors so why does it matter? Also, I just plain don't like children...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Why Is Pregnancy Viewed As This Incredible Accomplishment? It Grosses Me Out

    When a woman (usually a celebrity) announces that she knocked up, it is looked upon like this miraculous, awesome feat. Why? Any idiot can get pregnant. No matter how stupid, poor, incompetent and emotionally unstable you are, if you're a female who has periods and a uterus...
    bolistoli bolistoli 56-60, F 18 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    yuck, no thank you: 31 Images That Will Take

    You Back To The M... http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/31-images-that-will-take-you-back-to-the-moment-you-became-a
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    The thought of a thing growing

    and feeding inside my body disgusts me and makes me nauseous.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm so glad that my family don't breathe down

    my neck about having kids, especially my parents. Everyone is more like, "If you have kids, fine. If not, that's fine, too." They know it's my choice and my life. They know it's not all about them. Most families should know it's not all about them and their happiness.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    egglab egglab 13-15, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Nope not me. In the beginning I wanted them

    and now I rather tie my tubes. I just cringe when I see babies and kids. I lived with my ex bf and his sister who had 2 and at the end of the day I was like " nope not for me." They weren't bad kids but like all kids they're a lot of work. I just prefer to live in a clean, big...
    Broke2Fabulous Broke2Fabulous 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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    Something that grinds my gears is

    when people tell me I will change my mind. I really doubt I will. Having a kid would involve me to have sexual relations with a male, and I really don't want to do that. *sigh* I sometimes feel like people don't respect my Asexuality.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 6 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I used to think that all I wanted to do was

    have kids. I wanted to get married and settle down and become a stay at home mom. But now? The idea of having kids and being a mother terrifies me. Giving birth is the scariest thing in the world to me. The idea of an epidural thoroughly freaks me out. And natural birth also...
    Taliafaye Taliafaye 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    You know what really bothers me?

    When people ask me why I don't want kids and I tell them it's because I don't like them, they come back with "you were a kid once." Seriously, what's your point? Just because I was a kid once doesn't mean I have to like kids. That's stupid. I can't handle them. They're too...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 12

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    I was raised in an environment

    where getting married and having children seemed to be written in my dna. I've had a few good relationships, but for some reason I couldn't see my self being married and having children. I have an older brother who is 24 and a younger brother who is 13. I honestly think that my...
    Zanezanezane Zanezanezane 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Not Gonna Do It

    I really do like (note, not love) kids. I enjoy being around my nieces and nephews and friends' children. But never ever do I want any of my own. My main reasoning is - -I am selfish and I love it. It's just husband my and me and our cats. I wouldn't want it any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 13, 2007

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    my father in law informed us

    that he's expecting grandkids, jokingly of course. but I'm content with no kids at all. I can sleep in, I don't get judged for my parenting choices, and over all I enjoy being able to go to Wal-Mart at 11 o'clock at night.
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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