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.

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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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Jillhopkins Report

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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LitAgentMarini Report

whatupguys1
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1 year ago

Periods can be a horror show for sure. Cramps, messy underwear, acne, bloating, not to mention the mood swings.

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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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ThaBrunchMami Report

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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MyChildAndIHav1 Report

Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

Burn.

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My_Beloved_One Report

Nikki D
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1 year ago

That poor girl... Worse will be in store

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

This man is worse than just ill-informed.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

And people like this have children.

earringnut
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you imagine how old her mother was when they got married.

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Amina Hays
Community Member
1 year ago

People who are that profoundly thick shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.

Lucas
Community Member
1 year ago

His parents shouldn't have been able to either - after all they clearly didn't tell him the facts of life adequately. This is why good sex education is essential in schools, because parents might not teach their children, or teach them correctly.

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anarkzie
Community Member
1 year ago

That's wrong on so many levels, does he think you have to have sex with a child before she turns into a woman?

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably. Should not be allowed near children, including his own.

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Nordlys
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1 year ago

It would explain why at 34 I still look 12..

Marina
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol

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TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

Had a gf with all kinds of period problems. Heavy bleeding, varying in length wildly and unusually painful. Dad wouldn’t let her go on the pill during high school for medical reasons afraid she’d just banging every guy I guess. “Old fashioned”

Jennifer Mefford
Community Member
1 year ago

This is seriously horrifying.

Alex Grosdanofski
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1 year ago

Her dad sounds like an ignorant misogynist.

Alex Grosdanofski
Community Member
1 year ago

Her dad was probably raised in an ignorant ultra religious society.

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
1 year ago

probably. Those people are so prudish they don't talk about sex because they're afraid it will make their kids want to have sex. Not.

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Susan Gardner
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1 year ago

That's inexcusable behavior for a grown man SMH

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay now THAT is just very sad, and he clearly needs some help.

Kenna Pope
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1 year ago

Where was her mom to set him straight, poor thing?

Lil Bare
Community Member
1 year ago

Education is foundation

Christiane Yelibi
Community Member
1 year ago

So penises are what make women? Such a phallocentric way of thinking.

Just Curious
Community Member
1 year ago

Da fuq?

Lucy Shupe
Community Member
1 year ago

I have to say that is deeply pathetic.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

When I was 14, my father asked me - at the dinner table - if I was stuffing my bra. To a teenage girl, that is majorly embarrassing. And no, I was not.

Meg Mishler
Community Member
1 year ago

I went out with a guy who couldn't believe I was a virgin because I have large breasts. He thought they got that way from LOTS of sex.

Jessica Russian Sifontes
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a myth widely spread in Latin America.

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

Yow! Some guys can be so dumb !

ptm45
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1 year ago

that is face palm worthy

Peter Kovak
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you serious? Wow, hard to believe that such persons really exist.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

The Iowa legislature is now reviewing a bill to change the age of "consent" to when girls have breasts and boys have pubic hair. I suspect they're more interested in 12-y/o females having sex with 50-y/o males, than whatever pubescent males get up to.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
1 year ago

Not seriously? That's frightening.

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Bron
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1 year ago

I really don't want to upvote this just in case that looks like I like it. Damned idiot!!

Randa Ratliff
Community Member
1 year ago

My God , amazed he is married.

Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

once again...a dad is very stupid

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
1 year ago

Scary.

Kay Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

*Freud entered the chat*

Jade Lynn - Panda's Brat
Community Member
3 months ago

... you should ask your partner questions about what they know before you have children with them. This is abuse.

Eli Da
Community Member
1 year ago

Some fathers here really worry me

Nikki
Community Member
1 year ago

That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

This is disgusting. The attitude is disturbing. How old are these people?

Crochet lady
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds like dirty pillows from Carrie.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg! That is so Medieval!

John Matthews
Community Member
1 year ago

In Kentucky it does.

Meg Mishler
Community Member
1 year ago

I went out with a high school classmate and when I told him I was a virgin and wanted to wait he was surprised because I have large breasts.He thought they got that way from having LOTS of sex!

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

There ought to be a law! Poor kid.

Julia Mihai
Community Member
1 year ago

God dammit what the fuck?!?!

Sandra Luz
Community Member
1 year ago

Face palm, yeah. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
1 year ago

wha.. what kid of man...?

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

Ignorant ,distrustful fool.

Ghetto_cutie_with_a_booty
Community Member
1 year ago

wow

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Some of the boys at my HS in the mid-70s thought sex would make girls breast grow bigger, so every big breasted young lady was hit on.

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did he have no Sex Ed in class? Maybe no sisters either.

Andrew McGregor
Community Member
1 year ago

Like, are we talking recently? Like someone who is around my age(50) ?

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

Daddy does not know best in this case. geez.

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so sad, as if she wasn't embarrassed enough.

Bani Daniell
Community Member
1 year ago

Why didn't her mother his wife explain the actual facts to him...

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

So what were his thoughts when he met her mother?

Merlyn Emrys
Community Member
1 year ago

This man has had sex with a woman. And produced offspring. And doesn't know what puberty is.

Amy Pang
Community Member
1 year ago

My father is convinced a girl's body doesn't turn into a woman until she is married. I.e. He insists I still have baby fat at 35 yrs old because I'm not married. -_-

Mo Poppins
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Actually...though he’s wrong in this case with his daughter, the “theory” may not be altogether bunk. My hips widened on two occasions (over a 2 - 3 wk period), LITERALLY overnight, when I did. I was 20. I think I gained about 2” in circumference. I looked at myself in the mirror, and it was weird to see my body transform so dramatically. My hips widening also made my waist thicker, so the waistbands of some of my bottoms became a bit tight.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

Were you also eating more cake?

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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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Clare McDuff
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1 year ago

🤬

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Rainbow Unicorn
Community Member
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.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

:D What a sweetheart.

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Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
1 year ago

As a young girl who hadn't had " the talk" yet, we knew my girlfriend would give us the facts. Her parents were Doctors! Well, she said.." First you lay this egg... suggesting it was size of an ostrich egg( made sense), and then you bleed for about a week. You also grow hair in weird places. It's called PUBLIC HAIR! At that point we all swore we would just get to a Nunnery!! Somehow, reality reached us by high school.

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Zoe's Mom
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1 year ago

O.M.G.

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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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Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Well better that than giver her like 4... it was considerate to say the least!

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Regina_Griffin Report

Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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AprilRanger Report

Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

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

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Sarcastic Cow
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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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DPMCanty Report

GoodWolf
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1 year ago

So does he wash his penis every time after peeing?

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Vernice Aure
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1 year ago

Ummm... does he only know 50 foot tall women? How big/heavy does he think the egg is?

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually...:D

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Chrystal Swope
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1 year ago

Jerk

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Linouchka 99
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1 year ago

Eeeew !

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

What a gentleman.

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