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???

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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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Lucas
Community Member
1 year ago

Or even be part of a conversation about birth control. She's old enough to make this decision without either parent having anything to do with it.

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

Kick him in the balls and when he doubles over, tell him to toughen up.

Layla
Community Member
1 year ago

And that he's paying for Adam's sins!

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

Even if - we're not Eve, why should we suffer for her wrongdoing? No logic there.

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

And if we look at it from a religious point of view, didn't Jesus atone for those sins by dying on the cross, so girls nowadays wouldn't have to worry about "the sins of Eve" and shit like that?

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Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

No where in the Bible does it even imply this. Misogynistic misinterpretation at its finest

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Guys who think like that should be kicked in the balls and be told "that's a product of your sin, toughen up and open a book!"

Amina Hays
Community Member
1 year ago

Precisely why I'm so grateful I don't have a religious family.

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents are pretty religious, but they are not that dumb... Menstrual pain? Here, have a painkiller. And have something to eat too, the medicine might upset your stomach otherwise.

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Pseudo Puppy
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1 year ago

this is horrendous on so many levels. I'm so sorry that you had to deal with such a man, with such opinions.

Grace Barclay
Community Member
1 year ago

Please spare us from the Religious Fundamentalists!

Rainbow Unicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine being the sort of person who gets upset because your child isn't in pain...sick...

Joe Sauer
Community Member
1 year ago

"Eve's sin" He can fuck off with that dumb shit

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

I' ll show this to my daughter so she can see that she is lucky with her dad :-)

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
1 year ago

as a child raised in the Southern Baptist Church as a DK, FUCK RELIGION FOR THIS REASON! No disrespect to any of you. I still consider myself a christian but this is the shit poison I'm sick of that's in the church.

Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

Even at age 14 he had no right to prevent you from getting birth control. And then he tried it at 18? What an asshole! This is a real religios idiot!

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Neglect & abuse is what it is.

Rebecca Olberding
Community Member
1 year ago

My dad called me a disappointment for going on birth control because I was having extreme period cramps that would have me making cots in the bathroom with a heating pad, mom would call me out of school for the whole week (I was a top student). Mom told me not to say anything to him, but he found out because I let it slip I was running to the pharmacy to pick it up. He went to mom and was like "she won't be able to have babies and studies show it makes women more promiscuous" and moms like "when was that study?" and he said "20 years ago". He said I was a disappointment, and that I should have consulted him before starting. One of the many reasons I don't have a relationship with him.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't blame you. What a disappointing father.

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Susie
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1 year ago

Not only is it awful that so many people still seem to subscribe to the "pay for Eve's sins" rhetoric based on a book, but the fact that a father is totally okay with his own daughter being in excruciating pain in order to "atone" is arguably a form of child abuse.

Becky Chastain
Community Member
10 months ago

Paying for Eve's sin is just when you are in labor during birthing your baby. That was also in the Old Testament and most Chritians don't go by its laws since Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins and make us white as snow. When you accept Jesus as your Savior your sins are gone from that moment on. Tell your father that. I never knew when I would have a period. Some would last 6 weeks and I'd bleed heavily and cramp the whole time. The next time may happen in a couple of weeks or 3 months and I'd only spot a little. I don't know how my body knew when to get pregnant but it did. I too took birth control pills after my first baby to straighten out my periods and it was great. Better yet was having a hysterectomy at 26 and never having a period again!

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Jill Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh goodie...a Christian mansplainer....the worst...and a dad....UGH!

Jammy Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

I had really serious cramps on my first ever period (I was almost crying and could hardly walk) and that is NOT something you can ‘just toughen up’ with

Zebwe
Community Member
1 year ago

oh these are the worst

Galaxies Dawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would we have to pay for other's sins?

Consuela Ionescu
Community Member
1 year ago

What is it with men and letting women suffer because of Eve’s sins?? Someone must inform them about the year we live in. 😐

Liam Troncalli
Community Member
1 year ago

People who say, "Toughen Up" to medical injurys always make my blood boil

Layla
Community Member
1 year ago

Same. I actually find it kind of scary because it must take a spectacular amount of narcissism and lack of empathy to look at someone, have no idea what they're feeling and still brazenly insist they should ignore it.

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Michèle Gyselinck
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1 year ago

Some parents should be told to go fuck themselves.

Janine Randall
Community Member
1 year ago

Seems like the Bible (or Church) has guided a lot of people to really not understand how women work. Bringing the whole "you deserve it because of the sins of Eve" is so manipulative and degrading. No wonder people are leaving the Church in droves. This sort of thing is just so repulsive.

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

Great dad.

SirWriteALot
Community Member
1 year ago

fuck religion

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Punch him in the gut and say "That was for all of your sins."

Cristina Steele
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a supremely douchey thing to say to your daughter.

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate it when people bring religion into this stuff. Like, even from a religious standpoint, you're wrong buddy.....

iDKHOW
Community Member
1 year ago

last year, my science teacher said she had cramps so bad she had to go to the hospital.

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

Did she tell you what they were able to do for her?

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Evgeniya Khon
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1 year ago

Can someone explain what's up with Eve's sin? Saw it twice on this thread.

Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Look it up and then ignore it.

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Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

Your dad is a douche bag.

NaChO tHe UnIcOrN
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry, but never tell a girl to toughen up about her period. That crap HURTS

Lilyan
Community Member
1 year ago

Kick him in the nuts every month, make it even.

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

religious nonsense.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

As far as I know, men don't have monthly pain. I guess that's why they evolved with their genitals so vulnerable and sensitive to pain. Kind of evens out, if only a little.

L Jennings
Community Member
1 year ago

Jesus christ. I was buying a house at 18. Maybe it's time you left home if that's the kind of "parenting" you're subjected to.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey Dad..how about every time your daughter has menstrual cramps, you let her kick you in the balls...because that's how painful it is sometimes. And if you say "no," maybe you should "toughen up."

Valerie Linares
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually, if you have extreme period pain, you should see your doctor to find out what's going on. Sure, we have bad cramps from our periods sometimes. But if it's extreme pain every time you have your period, something more could be going on.

Sue Sue
Community Member
10 months ago

I would have hit him on the head with his bible!!

Jenn
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so so so so so so sad! :(

Nikki
Community Member
1 year ago

but... you were 18... you don't even need his permission and even then, could lie and just do it anyway. What is he gonna do???? Ground you???

Trash Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Ignorance hurts. This a perfect example.

Myriam Ickx
Community Member
1 year ago

Fathers overall seem to have a problem with their daughters' sex life - real or imagined...

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor sex Ed, and a mother intimidated by his father, and didn’t explain sex to him at all, nor did his dad... grandfather and then her dad, poorly educated. And likely,for a long time. Bully men all the way back, and suppressed the moms from saying anything to sons or daughters... very sad!

John Matthews
Community Member
1 year ago

April seems a little fragile and dramatic

Milda Mockūnaitė
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeeeah, let's use imaginary people as an argument...

David Paracka
Community Member
1 year ago

In retrospect, he should have his balls put in a vice due to the sins of Adam

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

You dad doesn't deserve a daughter if he thinks like that.

Sophia Trinh
Community Member
1 year ago

Toughen up my arse. -_-

Jenny Bryl
Community Member
1 year ago

If the shoe were on the other foot it would've been another story.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

fanatical Christians. sigh!!!

Just saying
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, unless he is going out to work the land with thorns and thistles which is the product of HIS sin he should probably shut up.

Alexandra Kaźez
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice....what a true hero of out time ...imagine your mum's marriage...

Ummu Safiah
Community Member
1 year ago

Whats with eves sin? For real ! Im so rolling mi eyes .

Katarina Kay
Community Member
1 year ago

Eve didnt sin, God told Adam not to eat of the tree, and then he created Eve

Shadow
Community Member
1 year ago

Slap him

Josurf
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope you kicked him in the balls.

Sandi Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

So what is the consequences of Cain's sin for men?

Diana Hockley
Community Member
1 year ago

Funny how so many blokes relate women's pain to Eve's "sin"!

Llamadrama
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, rather have your daughter get pregnant then to get her on birth control. Good thinking.

Laura Gillette
Community Member
1 year ago

UUUUGHHHH

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

yet another reason i reject such religion

Gabriel Sbárbaro
Community Member
1 year ago

Religion rottens the brain...

David Schauer
Community Member
1 year ago

And this is why men are afraid to ask about female issues!

Cos'me Sera
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't worry dude they don't bite and police can be called and back you up . We all have mouths and words to communicate, we can use them accordingly for more reasons than bitching and thrashing genders hmmmm

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Minnie-me
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1 year ago

people with this mentality should be pistol whipped

Keifer Weiland
Community Member
1 year ago

How many people seriously believe women deserve pain just because Eve at the fruit? Yknow the scriptures do say that we are not judged for the sins of our fathers so wtf

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

Dad tried to forbid an 18 year old? He needs to be informed his daughter is an adult. Next time he's in pain, just remind him he is suffering from Adam's sin and toughen up.

Ed Lesperance
Community Member
1 year ago

Religious stupidity strikes again.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cruel father! Another fundamentalist ignoramus.

Michael Willems
Community Member
1 year ago

Yay religion. :-(

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I would not be living under the same roof as someone that ignorant at 18. Time for you to go.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Why aren't women relieved of menstruation and painful childbirth when Jesus "forgives" them?

Soupcat
Community Member
1 year ago

This is reason 238 why i hate religion, one day we will be free of its poison.

Weyeswoman
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably read in the Bible that it was his job....

cryingcat
Community Member
1 year ago

It does not say that in the Bible.

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Barbara Seeberger
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1 year ago

And that's why religion is bad for you

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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
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
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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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