High school biology doesn't teach guys how to understand women. But it at least gives them an idea of how their bodies work. Pass that and you won't infuriate your girlfriend by telling her to "keep it in" when she asks you to buy her some tampons. Recently, Twitter user @brownandbella asked women to share the most ridiculous things they've heard men say about "sex, reproductive health, menstruation, etc" and BOY did they deliver! As of this article, the thread already has nearly 20K upvotes and over 3.5K comments, many of which will make you wonder if men are really that stupid or are they just being dicks. Maybe the first, maybe the latter, maybe a bit of both.

Image credits: brownandbella

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Rainbow Unicorn
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1 year ago

Okay, this one is kind of adorable.

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Almost a quarter of men have admitted that they have "no idea" what a pelvic floor is or what it is supposed to do. About 1 in 20 believe it's just another name for your pelvis and some even think it's a dance move. A new study has confirmed that men really are clueless when it comes to their female partner's body.

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Natters
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1 year ago

Good for you.

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The study, released by pelvic floor experts INNOVO, found that nearly 4 in 10 men don't feel comfortable talking to women about it, too. 4 in 10 men also admit they have no understanding about the health issues their wife or girlfriend faces and are stumped when it comes to the length of their period.

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Paweŀ Ziem
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1 year ago

There should be mandatory sex-ed for everyone, that we wouldn't be oblivious for specifics of each gender

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The same magical 4 in 10 men don't feel comfortable talking to women about intimate health issues and as a result, more than a third try to avoid all conversations with their partner about subjects such as periods, intimate screening tests, and even sex.

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Clare McDuff
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1 year ago

Damn monthly subscriptions. Never can stop them. I hear you can pause them for 9 months, but it is SO not worth it.

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"Intimate health issues can be a difficult subject for many to discuss," Jane Wake, women's health and fitness expert, said. "'It may be funny to think men have no idea what a pelvic floor is or does, but it's a subject which needs to be taken seriously – especially as men also have a pelvic floor and can suffer the same problems as women."

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Koalamonster
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1 year ago

Either he has a very small penis or thinks tampons are far bigger than they are. Either way.... wow.

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Jane added that both men and women find it embarrassing to discuss their private health concerns with someone of the opposite sex, even if it is their own partner, but that being as open as possible with each other is the best way to gradually break down the taboo.

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

Good on you for defending your wife!

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

Burn.

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

That poor girl... Worse will be in store

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Amina Hays
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1 year ago

When I was about 14, over 20 years ago, I was reading the problem page in a teen magazine. A girl had written a letter, in a total panic, because her periods weren't blue. She thought she had some terrible disease.

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Hans
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1 year ago

This is less about guys and girls but about parents and an educationl system failing massively...

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

This is actually scary. Wishing pain on someone? He needs his medical license revoked.

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

WHo gave that man a diploma???

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably Alabama

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe he believes that because no one has ever enjoyed sex with him. What an ass

Lazy Panda
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1 year ago

Why isn’t this the top comment?!

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Rainbow Unicorn
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1 year ago

This sounds like he was willfully neglecting his duties as a doctor. Like he was just too lazy to try and find out what was wrong and that's scary as hell.

Heather Grover
Community Member
1 year ago

More like willfully neglecting his duties as lover...

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Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

oh, that's just horrendous on every single level imaginable.

Jasmine
Community Member
1 year ago

We should start a threat talking of bad gynecologists. I was 15 when my mom took me to her gyn to get birth control and the guy said i was too young, followed by a whole monologue of how he thinks the young generation gets motivated to have sex by giving them free condoms at parties and having access to birth control. He was also touching my breasts under my tshirt without asking me if i was ok with it.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoa! Your mum didn't realise how bad he was clearly. Hope neither of you ever want back there.

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Amina Hays
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy shit, they should be struck off!

Phoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

Dear gawd! If any women reading this have pain during sex, PLEASE get it checked out by a non-quack-of-a-doc, ASAP! :-(

Keifer Weiland
Community Member
1 year ago

How? Seriously, how did he get through medical school and a residency?

Kaitlin Gaerte
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1 year ago

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Bre Klein
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL Some are soooo dumb. I had a similar experience with a FEMALE OBGYN....who was like " I don't know...just don't get with anyone "well endowed" and maybe you won't experience pain."....NO...I ended up actually having a real diagnosis (provoked vestibulodynia) that many women sadly deal with and "push through" for their partners anyway. Lol bye.

Non-New-Toni-An
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

Clinton Yew
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a friend who shared with me her story... she will experience a stomach pain similar to wanting to poop during penetrations (including finger) and is very uncomfortable. She went for few gynecologist and they can't find the reason behind it... Is that normal?

FlourishingEveryday
Community Member
1 year ago

Could be muscle tension in the pelvic area, she should see a physical therapist specialised in the pelvic area. Could also be spastic colon or vaginismus. Does it happen all the time or after certain foods? Then it is probably spastic colon.

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Erika Holzhausen
Community Member
1 year ago

I only see female gynecologist because 1. They can better understand my body as they have the same body parts 2. They most likely won't say stupid shit like this 3. It makes me uncomfortable to have a male gynecologist touching me

Crochet lady
Community Member
1 year ago

I stopped going to male doctors in my 20's. I have had some disturbingly incorrect and thoughtless things said to me by male doctors. Do I think all male doctors are like this? No, but I got tired of finding the many who were. My internal medicine doctor is a woman who I started seeing over a decade ago when she was alone in her practice. She has ended up developing a practice with 6 female docs and 4 nurses mot of whom can write scripts too. It's amazing being cared for by a team ow women. And when I need a referral she always remembers I want a woman.

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought that doctors in US still has to meet anthropology or anatomy guides/books at least occasionally. I guess I was wrong.

ThatJeremyKid
Community Member
1 year ago

Vulvodynia is very real and affects hundreds of people...

Belinda Crum
Community Member
1 year ago

That is why I only will have a female as my gynecologist. They know what we are going through.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

another one who needs to be outed, and license taken away

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

Pain during sex is a sign of a serious medical condition...like endometriosis.

Weyeswoman
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG.

Randa Ratliff
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad , truly sad.

Katharine Lancaster
Community Member
1 year ago

They have medication for that. I’m on it because I would start crying during sex because it was so painful. Thankfully, I have a supportive lover!

BatmansWife
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, lawd.

Deanna Magnante Patella
Community Member
1 year ago

JFC!

Cindy Bohacek
Community Member
7 months ago

WOW! What a jerk! I can name a few places that he can put a speculum!

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why you don't go to a male gyno. They have no idea what pain is or what women go through.

Sissy Hankshaw
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope he isn't married

Maggie Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

And WHO taught him that??

Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

I am so disturbed by some of these comments.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Good! That is a scary man and doctor!

John Matthews
Community Member
1 year ago

The BBC runs through this one.

Julia Mihai
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT?!?!?!?!

Jenny Schwab
Community Member
1 year ago

who says he had a diploma?

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

I don' think I'd even finish the appointment.

Christine Ladyman
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1 year ago

😲😲😲😲

Adrijana Radosevic
Community Member
1 year ago

Blabber. Use it.

Brooklynn H
Community Member
1 year ago

Says a man who has never given a woman multiples.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT?!?!

Just saying
Community Member
1 year ago

Whatty McWhat?

Merlyn Emrys
Community Member
1 year ago

holy ****

ptm45
Community Member
1 year ago

He should listen to Tormund Giantsbane and get some pointers!

Sonja Van Hoof
Community Member
1 year ago

He should be charged with rape.

Alan Ersen
Community Member
1 year ago

Unfortunately, some women do experience painful sex, Dyspareunia.

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Amina Hays
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1 year ago

Wow. What a manipulative dumb prick.

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Koalamonster
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1 year ago

I think we should all just tell people that from now on.

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Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

Man, what aluck Humanitity survived till Pasteur saved us!

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

I mean, I really wish this were possible.

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

What about his masturbation - genocide.

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1 year ago

That would be great, actually

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Cherry Warr
Community Member
1 year ago

how did ANYONE know how many she would need in space? how many women have had their periods in space? we know that the absence of gravity affects various body functions.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, and that claws and fangs and fur thing...annoying.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

Why on earth should father express his opinions about daughters sexual life?

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you hold that stupid sounds coming out from your mounth?

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Shocking truth: babies are tiny robots juicing up inside their mums.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

I think you dodged a bullet with that one. Just because you are in college, does not mean you are educated.

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GoodWolf
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1 year ago

So does he wash his penis every time after peeing?

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nanashi
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1 year ago

I want a law that everyone need to have a certificate for passing Sex Ed in high school before you can be considered an adult.

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

let me guess...he is an anti-vaxx as well

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Chrystal Swope
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1 year ago

Jerk

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Nikki D
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1 year ago

Uuuuugh

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

What a gentleman.

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