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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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.

Hans
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1 year ago

Besides...what kind of intrusiveness is it if a girl old enough to use tampons is stopped from doing so by a parent?

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Val
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1 year ago

It's so incredibly cringy that people sexualize the use of tampons.

Agnes Jekyll
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1 year ago

That's a sick father. Why is he thinking about his daughter's vagina?

Jill Owens
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1 year ago

That is the creepiest of comments from a father...wtf?

Amy Osborne Farrar
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1 year ago

My ex husband said the same to our girls.. I set them straight!!!

Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

Hope you set the ex straight too!!

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Alex Grosdanofski
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1 year ago

Sounds like more religious extremism to me on the part of her pathetic father.

Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

"Walking around with a penis between your legs"... Does dad even know how sex works?

StelleyPootz
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1 year ago

I was unfortunately told the same thing by my own mother. She thought masturbation would "make me gay", and I was punished and humiliated by the family discussing "catching me". I cut her out of my life.

Amina Hays
Community Member
1 year ago

That's really creepy.

Lynne Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents were both the same way. I had to drive two counties over to buy my tampons. My friends and I called the pad contraptions Bible Belts.

Koni Royval
Community Member
1 year ago

The women in Bible time would have LOVED to have anything near to the pads we have available. What they went through--yuck.

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Susan Gardner
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1 year ago

My father has 5 daughters and never said a word to us about any of this. He just tried to steer clear lol

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

that's plain stupid, also none of his business

G13
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1 year ago

Let's welcome Uwe, our new troll (;

♥Kitty♥
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents also believed that I would lose my virginity by wearing a tampon xD

Cat on a bike
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1 year ago

Don't worry, my mom also thought that tampons "would take my virginity". Not only a dad problem.

Chris Jones
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1 year ago

DO worry. No-one should think that.

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Steve Cruz
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1 year ago

"Landover Baptist Church" is a fictitious online spoof (that many Christians believe is real). Mrs. Betty Bowers (America's Best Christian) writes some of the most bitingly funny articles and tweets. One of her most memorable articles is "Tampons: Satan's Cotton Fingers."

Rosie Hamilton
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1 year ago

Satan's Cotton Fingers!! Hahahah! Sounds hilarious. I'll have a look for that!

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Anna Repp
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1 year ago

My mom refused to give me a tampon when at 14 I had a very important sports qualification event at school. I forget what it was, but something like making the short list for the varsity team... I bled heavily so pads were not an option, but no matter how much I begged, she refused to give me one of her tampons and never explained why. I missed the event, never made it on the team, never got an explanation from mom and only years later I realized she was afraid I would "lose my virginity" but was too scared to talk about it to me. Granted, I was born in the Soviet Union and the year was 1991, but still!

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so sad, intrusive and upsetting. Not just the sheer stupidity but the dad feeling ge gad any right to dictate his daughter's choice in monthly hygiene. And just WERE was her mom in that whole story?!

Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

your dad is very stupid

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

This is true. It’s how me and my gf decided to lose our virginity together. Tampons inside both of us. It was magical

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
1 year ago

Virginity is a myth invented by men to control women sexuality ...

Jessany Trotter
Community Member
1 year ago

Time to take control over your body in every aspect. It’s YOUR body NOT his!

Myriam Ickx
Community Member
1 year ago

From this piece of advice, I would say the father has some serious issues about sex in general and his daughter's supposed sex life in particular! "Walking around with a penis between my legs" indeed! Daddy does not say "masturbate", but you understand that's what he is thinking. I suspect the man is an Evangelical Christian or something of the kind, and sex education for him means abstinence before marriage and nothing else. In short, this is not some advice a concerned single father might give to his daughter, it's a MORAL ISSUE for him: his daughter should remain an innocent virgin.

Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

I am so sorry but your dad is a douche bag. How?

Koni Royval
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder just why dad knew? Mine never did.If he has asked I would have ignored him.

Karen Bird
Community Member
1 year ago

My dad didn't get involved in my periods by dictating what I should use. That's just weird!

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
1 year ago

I am 50,when I was a teenage in the 80's,the whole "tampons take your virginity" crap was a very common things said to girls by their parents(mainly mothers) ,as was "no man will want you ,if you're not a virgin".While most of our parents tried (usually unsuccessfully) to stop us having sex with our teenage boyfriends ,many of the girls I went to school with ,who were from conserative/christian or "new Australian" backgrounds(as they were known then) were married off as early as possible(engaged at 15,married by 16/17/18) for the sole purpose of avoiding the "Shame" of teen pregnacy! Things were thankfully very different by the time I and the man who had been my teenage boyfriend had our 3 daughters(and one son).

L McN
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1 year ago

Uhm, wow. And here my wife never used them until she got with me and I recommended it due to some of the issues she was having. Cotton is not a penis....and would not feel nor act the same way.

Julie Fishman
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a common belief. Especially in Asia.

Maria Tsocheva-Stoyanova
Community Member
10 months ago

The problem is men like that father, ignorant and controlling, end up trying to control the women's bodies despite the lack of knowledge and common sense

Best Finnish Potatoe
Community Member
1 year ago

If it was her mom that told her that, I would be wayy more conserned. But, still...

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha,ha ha!!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

😲😲😲!I don't care that he's your father, it's not up to him. But, I guess his own perverted ideas have caused those ideas.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a special kind of stupid.

Lorlie Ann
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow... There are no words for the stupidity of a grown man saying this to his Daughter.... Just WOW

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

wow....just wow

Piku
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh.

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

Another one who we should find and slap their mother.

Trash Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Her dad is a moron.

Louise Brigance
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh God...didn't your Mom ever clue him in? He probably wouldn't listen to her either!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg... how degrading for you as a young woman! I am so sorry you had to deal with that kind of thought process from your dad!

Susan Harrell
Community Member
1 year ago

That's how I was raised as well.

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

That poor soul!

Renata Gyorgy
Community Member
1 year ago

Tampon size penis isn’t a myth...

David Folkard
Community Member
1 year ago

Went on to the Alabama state government.

Julia Mihai
Community Member
1 year ago

What the actual fuck.

Kit Tunstall
Community Member
1 year ago

That's really creepy, actually.

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
1 year ago

What planet doesnhe live on?

Sharon Dean
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG!!!!!!!

the Author is An A**hole
Community Member
1 year ago

Dear Jesus, what F'N planet am i on?!!!

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG. I am so sorry you were raised by such an ignorant jackass.

David Paracka
Community Member
1 year ago

Control freak!!!

Kellilee Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Woooooow!!!

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
1 year ago

as a boy i am intrigued to know more but i am also recoling in disgust at the same time for what the dad said. what did this dad say to her when she asked "hey dad did you ever masterbait?" how did he respond then?

Catffirmations
Community Member
1 year ago

Dad, someone stole your brain long ago.

Andrew Black
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope you told him

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh.My.God. 🤦‍♀️

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
1 year ago

Your mom needs to have a talk with him, damn.

Jennifer Harford
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow . . . just wow

Andrew McGregor
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you familiar with the film "Carrie "?

Randa Ratliff
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. This speaks volumes & very , very creepy.

Hillie Kooistra
Community Member
1 year ago

😂

Julie McCann
Community Member
1 year ago

Omfg. Lmao this is amazing

Помаже Бог
Community Member
1 year ago

It's my mom who'd say that to me xD although i don't necessarily agree, i just can't put tampons. Tried once, when i was 13, it was a nightmare and i said "never again".

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

even with an applicator ?

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

omg.

Lucinda Overhoussen
Community Member
1 year ago

Your poor mum

Kai
Community Member
1 year ago

I've hear this from a friend's mother in high school. My mother still laughs about it lol

Mo Poppins
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1 year ago

Are there actually women who’ve been pleasured by tampons?

Vivienne Packham-Wood
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why brothers and sisters shouldn't get married. The gene pool becomes so shallow you couldn't even wade in it

John Matthews
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1 year ago

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Your dad is the smartest guy I know.

Max L.
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1 year ago

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As long as you're not 35, no problems.

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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???

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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
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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
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1 year ago

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

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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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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
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1 year ago

What a gentleman.

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