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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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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KristyInCA Report

Clare McDuff
Community Member
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.

Rainbow Unicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

Bleeders Digest is more trouble than it's worth.

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Den Star
Community Member
1 year ago

My dear sweet sisters; menopause will free you. It's one of life's balances, because although it's a signal that you don't have any eggs left, that you're becoming an old woman, the relief of never bleeding again is SO life changing. I had a bad time with bleeding heavily, staining my car, my mattress, my office chair, feeling humiliated for decades. And menopause is a rough couple years of miserable hot flashes and murderous moods. But now? I'm free. No moods. No stains. No pads. No cramps. Of course, I am old. I have gray hair, a gut, and and hella wrinkles. But it is WORTH IT NOT TO HAVE PERIODS!

Andrew McGregor
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd that truly an issue in these times?

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Guada Narbaitz
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1 year ago

To be fair, I know mine comes every month and I still say "again?" every damn month.

Carly Kirn
Community Member
1 year ago

Every time I'm just like, "I swear, you were JUST here." So, I get it lol

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Alex Grosdanofski
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1 year ago

Tell him to go marry another man if he is so bothered by periods.

P.Brux FHell
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd do it every time my partner poops, just so to make them uncomfortable about their own body.

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean... I say that to myself too.. but I guess I would rather have it than not ;)

K Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone on Tumblr called it the monthly subscription to Lucifer's Waterfall xD

BatmansWife
Community Member
1 year ago

The birth control I'm on I don't get periods. I like it & it scares me at the same time.

Lucy Shupe
Community Member
1 year ago

You’re still married?

Rosabel Goodman-Everard
Community Member
1 year ago

Time for divorce?

The Suz 81
Community Member
1 year ago

HA! That's funny

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
1 year ago

Wish we could unsubscribe... Some time I think THEY think it is a full month until the next period. SOOOO sorry guys. It's not. From day 1 of the period, count 28 until the next one starts.

Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel this, I have a horrible, drenching, painful menstrual deluge, every 21 days like f*&%&@! clockwork. And as bad as going through an Ultra tampon every 45 mins for the first two days is, telling my 42 year old man child of a husband is worse. He acts like I do it on purpose just to ruin his day, then I have to add babying him to the list of chores id rather not do while bleeding profusely.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

Why on earth would you baby him? He needs a swift kick in the balls to try and get his brain working. It's not too late to educate the fool.

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Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

Ugh, I get the 'again?' comment, too. It's never 'sorry you're going to be miserable for a week'. I wish I was a lesbian.

Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

ha ha ha

Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 year ago

My hubby says the same lol

John Matthews
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you make jam or preserves out of it?

David Paracka
Community Member
1 year ago

Surprise him and just don't tell ..

L McN
Community Member
1 year ago

I have to laugh at this, I have a similar reaction. It isn't that I do not know how it all works and why, but rather I am shocked that a month went by so fast. So the "again" really should be an "already?!?!"

Phil Bowerman
Community Member
1 year ago

After over 150 periods, and having to listen to this every time, why haven't you divorced the jerk?

V Shuzen
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe he wants a kid

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL!! I wanna cancel my subscription!

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
1 year ago

My husband too lol.

Shira Moir-Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Mine said that too!

trix
Community Member
1 year ago

My boyfriend usually goes "Already?" whenever I tell him my period is on the way. He tells me he realized how short a month is when we started living together.

Aaron Cole
Community Member
1 year ago

You forgot to cancel your subscription before the monthly (ouch sorry) trial period (again ouch sorry) ran out, didn't you?

Sherryl Dizon
Community Member
1 year ago

i get this response from my husband but phrased as “didnt u just get it” ...i get it every month dummie!

Siv Øiesvold
Community Member
1 year ago

My birthcontrol pills can be taken without pause, so I usually have 4 periods each year.

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

That man isn't dumb, or wilfully mean, he's just surprised another month has gone by without leaving a lasting impression on him. Dear opposite sex, we are dense! Really dense. Some of us approach black hole density...

Hilliary Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Density that thick is willful blindness to your partners reality

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
1 year ago

Pfff, so glad my husband isn't that dumb!

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Tell him to go to Google and look up the word "monthly", then memorize the definition.

giovanna
Community Member
1 year ago

ahahahahhaha

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok but I feel like this is more of an ongoing joke rather than a ridiculous misconception, or an ignorant person

Hilliary Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

She may have played it off as a joke, but I'm willing to bet there's real frustration there, too.

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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
Community Member
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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Bigboysplash Report

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Good on you for defending your wife!

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn.

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

That poor girl... Worse will be in store

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Amina Hays
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

WHo gave that man a diploma???

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Amina Hays
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. What a manipulative dumb prick.

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Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

Man, what aluck Humanitity survived till Pasteur saved us!

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, I really wish this were possible.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

What about his masturbation - genocide.

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Community Member
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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psychomama Report

Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Luis Milian
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 year ago

So does he wash his penis every time after peeing?

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nanashi
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 year ago

Uuuuugh

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

What a gentleman.

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