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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

Good on you for defending your wife!

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Sarcastic Cow
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2 years ago

Burn.

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

That poor girl... Worse will be in store

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Amina Hays
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years ago

WHo gave that man a diploma???

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Amina Hays
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2 years ago

Wow. What a manipulative dumb prick.

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Koalamonster
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2 years ago

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

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Zenozenobee
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2 years ago

Man, what aluck Humanitity survived till Pasteur saved us!

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

I mean, I really wish this were possible.

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Sarcastic Cow
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2 years ago

What about his masturbation - genocide.

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2 years ago

That would be great, actually

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Cherry Warr
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2 years 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
2 years ago

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

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Natters
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years ago

So does he wash his penis every time after peeing?

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nanashi
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

m. b
Community Member
2 years ago

His ex was probably vegan and didn't get her period at all, so he thought that's standard.

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Tessa
Community Member
2 years ago

This is actually kinda problem within raw and vegan community. Women literally not eating enough nutrients that they stop bleeding and saying that its healthy and normal and menstruation is just cleansing of organism.... Worst part is, some of them are youtubers with thousands and thousands of young subscribers, feeding them this bullsh*t.

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
2 years ago

Vegans mostly eat correctly, stupid people who are plant based and don't do their food homework are the ones who don't get enough nutrients and get too thin and give vegans a bad name. I know it's hard to keep track of all the idiots out there. it's overwhelming.

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Uwe Theiss
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2 years ago

To be honest, it is because you eat. If you starve yourself to death, your periods will stop.

Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly this is very common thing to believe in some vegan groups because malnourished women does not usually have periods.

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
2 years ago

no, no it's not common in vegan groups...Vegans mostly eat correctly, stupid people who are plant based and don't do their food homework are the ones who don't get enough nutrients and get too thin and give vegans a bad name.

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Dream Wolf
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2 years ago

He does realise that its a small part of how babies are made right? He understands the reproductive system

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, clearly he doesn't have a clue.

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Ingrid
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2 years ago

All men must be vegans then

Lucas
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the kind of 'logic' that some people would probably believe. It's so easy to stamp out ignorance!! Stupid is more complicated but we should start by sharing knowledge so people can make good choices.

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Vivienne Packham-Wood
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2 years ago

So where does he bleed from when consuming all this meat...

Marina
Community Member
2 years ago

In a way he's not completely worng lol. If you only eat raw vegetables and such for long enough you can "stop" your period because of health reasons 🙃

Sophia Trinh
Community Member
2 years ago

If this were true, I'd go vegetarian.

Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Protein intake does effect ovulation frequency. So eating meat would increase the amount of periods you have in a year. Look it up. https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/goldberglab/pdf/P003.pdf

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Farnaz Khoshbakht
Community Member
2 years ago

was he vegan

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 years ago

wow, being an omnivore is not natural now??? sigh

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

I want to slap the mothers of these dumb bunnies.

Nevi Løvfelt
Community Member
2 years ago

He played banjo and had a laundry machine on the porch. Right?

Natters
Community Member
2 years ago

He's most prob vegan.

Tiari
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably, there is a really strange ä, almost religious movement where they believe this shit. They happen to be vegans, but I would not equal both.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually...:D

the omnisexual demigirl
Community Member
4 months ago

what how when why

Glenn Komus
Community Member
1 year ago

not natural.... i guess he's a fan of the whole divine impregnation thing

Jessica Madden
Community Member
2 years ago

I had a “granola” chick tell me the same thing, she was on the crazy side to begin with

the Lemon Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

As a vegetarian female woman.... *snorts* im sorry its just... yeah. Never heard anything more wrong than that.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 years ago

I am amazed boys don’t get called on the carpet by their moms about not having proper sex Ed! It also would like maybe, keep them from having sex u til they actually want to know more, or understand it.

Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

fucking vegans, man...

Mary Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

My cousin is a vegetarian and has lots of issues, went to the dr, she is anemic bc of her diet. It’s unhealthy and is damaging her body. So now instead of eating meat she has to eat a bunch of vitamins and supplements that’s real natural

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
2 years ago

Too bad he wasn't just one of his mom's period.

Ed Lesperance
Community Member
2 years ago

Vegetarians have reported shorter periods. Low iron may cause shorter periods, and other lifestyle factors may impact period flow. Vegetarians and vegans often have lower BMI and higher rates of physical activity. Both low BMI and high amounts of exercise are known to reduce menstrual bleeding if not stop bleeding altogether. While irregular cycles are normal, prolonged lack of menstruation may have other impacts on fertility. If your period stops for more than three cycles, you should see a doctor.

Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I like how comments that don't conform to someone else's viewpoints get deleted, even when there's evidence to back it up. Why are people such cowards?

Anatoo
Community Member
2 years ago

Bullshit. If you’re vegan they still come out, but in pure shade of green... 😅

Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Actually..I did a paper on this for an Anthropology class and he's not far off. Periods are natural..just unnaturally more frequent due to diet. Women in hunting gathering societies eat very little meat and consume low protein diets. As a result, they usually do not get their first periods until they are around 18 and they only get their period once or twice a year. Women from industrial societies that eat meat on the regular have monthly periods because of high protein intake. Amongst wild Chimpanzees, whenever the males want to mate with the females, they will kill an animal and feed the meat to the females because the protein puts the females in estrus and make them more receptive to the mating.

Eden McPherson
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually, it's from giving blow jobs, so I guess we should all stop giving blow jobs right away. LOL

Rebecca Erickson
Community Member
2 years ago

Huh, I wonder if something was wrong with him when he ate meat once.

Volker H
Community Member
2 years ago

stupid people say stupid stuff

A.H.W 768
Community Member
2 years ago

No words,just,no words.

Paweŀ Ziem
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2 years ago

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Never trust anything that bleeds for 5 days and doesn't die :D But seriously - I'm amazed how you can coope with periods without going crazy

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Chrystal Swope
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2 years ago

Jerk

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

Uuuuugh

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 years ago

What a gentleman.

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