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.

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
2 years ago

I've read a version of this where the brother was 7... that was cute... now 14 is just a fail in education :| Boys should really know this by 12, and not just their own stuff :|

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Compassion. That's all we ask for.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

I mean I ask for way more than compassion tbh lol

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Uwe Theiss
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2 years ago

You have a nice brother :)

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 years ago

I didn't know it happened at night. I guess I just thought it was like "Oh I guess the body is asleep now, better stop bleeding" and was very surprised and disappointed when o found out it didnt. 🤣

Kim
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2 years ago

This cracked me up!

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Scarlett Dragna
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2 years ago

I'm 14 and I haven't started puberty...

Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

There is a very wide range of what is normal so don't worry.

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Pavlina G
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2 years ago

And on your birthday!

whatupguys1
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2 years ago

well, for a kid his age it's pretty understandable not to know much about the opposite sex.

Lucas
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2 years ago

At 14 and when he's capable of having sex and making some very poor decisions he should clearly know a lot more, aka everything.

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Laura Zaini
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2 years ago

hahahaha cute

L McN
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2 years ago

Cute, but even at 11 most boys SHOULD know better (at least I did, but having a health teacher for a mother maybe my view is a bit skewed)

Shinomi Chan
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2 years ago

At least he said he's sorry. (Tbh it IS just fucking terrible, ESPECIALLY if you had plans on weekend)

Valereee
Community Member
2 years ago

That is so sweet !

Beth McFadden
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2 years ago

He was a kid and didn't know. CARED enough to ask, and expressed empathy. GOOD GUY.

Tricia Flynn
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2 years ago

Family were visiting our cousins hot summer period and had to say dont feel like swimming i was 14years old no mum to tell me about Tampax

DancingToMyself
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2 years ago

At least, he's sorry. :)

PandaLover
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2 years ago

Well he was young, so it's understandable

Mae
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2 years ago

This is both dumb and adorable at the same time

RandomHumanBean
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7 months ago

thats just sweet >_<

phantom buni
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10 months ago

Yeah, my dad used to think I only wanted chocolate on my period. I don’t, actually. I love sour flavors and sausage, so he got me skittles and sausage

Amber Porta
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2 years ago

I mean, at least he was sorry lol

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok, that was not a man but a boy, you cannot expect from a child to know it all, can you

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

That is cute. I guess start us off with a feel good one before we get to the ones that'll make my blood pressure rise.

Jonathan Kantor
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2 years ago

That's kind of cute though, isn't it?

Deirdre Donegan
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2 years ago

aww

Deirdre Donegan
Community Member
2 years ago

Awww

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice brother.

Sandi Gail
Community Member
2 years ago

I wouldn't even know what he was talking about at that age. I didn't get my period til I was 18 or 19

Sophia Cai
Community Member
2 years ago

that’s fair

Lynda Birch
Community Member
2 years ago

Bless

V Shuzen
Community Member
2 years ago

We're sorry too 😂

Just saying
Community Member
2 years ago

A friend's boyfried asked her if periods still happen at night....

Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

*brofist*

Diana Hockley
Community Member
2 years ago

I could excuse a 14 yo.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm touched that brother wanted to understand. I grew up with mom, sis, auntie and two female cousins. I learned by six NOT to dig around in the bathroom trash can or ask why laundry was soaking in the bathroom sink.

Joyce Jorna
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2 years ago

That's so sweet 😊

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha, that's pretty cute kiddie logic, even though he was a teen already.

Letitia Hedding
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2 years ago

haha, I like this one

Vicky Saravia
Community Member
2 years ago

That's cool that hes asking though

debrina blackmoon
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2 years ago

well, he didn't understand and loves her

Lilly Petit
Community Member
2 years ago

This is really cute!

Romain Ismylee
Community Member
2 years ago

A man told me women like tampons because it feels like having sex when walking with it inside

Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Definitely no. If a woman can feel a tampon inside she hasn't put it in correctly.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
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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
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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
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2 years ago

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

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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
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2 years ago

What a gentleman.

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