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.

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Well better that than giver her like 4... it was considerate to say the least!

Ilona Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I kind of wonder how menstruation looks like in space, without gravity. It has to be little different, don't you think?

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Remember our bodies undergo sliiiiiiight changes while space travelling. Maybe they can affect blood quantity too? I don't think so, but, yeah, better stay safe, and bring the rest back with you, or leave it there for immergencies and future pilots.

Erin McLain
Community Member
1 year ago

Interestingly, there could be something to this. 🤔 DOES zero gravity effect the flow rate? Other liquids suspend in space. I'm kinda curious now. Are they still normal or does it effect it? I hope Google can help on this one, lol.

Teri Calandra-Seldomridge
Community Member
1 year ago

In all fairness. They probably had no idea how the extreme conditions of outer space/space travel would have on her cycle. It could very easily have caused spotting, heavier bleeding, or no bleeding at all. Better to have to many then not enough. It isn't exactly like she could just go to a local store if she ran out.

Markéta Podlešáková
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly! I think planty of women experienced spotting or unexpected bleeding when flying out for holidays or even just stressed out.... They couldn't know what will happen to her hormonal system up there.

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Val
Community Member
1 year ago

Better be safe than sorry, what if they had to stay a lot longer because they can't restart the engines of the space craft? I know it's still a lot, but hey, those things come in handy. Anyone seen "She's the man"? :-p

Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean...this I don't expect men to know. I don't think I would have known if I hadn't been experiencing it. And thinking she needed way more than she actually did makes me feel like they properly cared. But sure - asking is the super easy solution here.

Keifer Weiland
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesnt it make sense to have extra?

PandaLover
Community Member
1 year ago

This is kinda cute. plus, it could've been worse. They could've given her 1.

Amy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I always buy mine in bulk. Being caught short is the worst!

Volker H
Community Member
1 year ago

As someone else said, they cared and supplied. What kind of thinking is it, that men should know the quantities needed for female hygiene? As if we aren't allowed anything without 100% knowing everything about women. WTF?!

Mi Shield
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean, it's a kind gesture...

Helene Kira Håkansson
Community Member
1 year ago

Gosh I wonder how it would feel in space, having your period. 🙄🤔 A drag? Or a relief? Or just plain weird?

Lea S.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is funny, but not something we should insult men for. I'm having a period right now and I've already used over 50 tampons. If I was in space...I'd want more. You're away from the planet. What if you're anti-gravity tampon insertion skills are a little off. What if you like wings and one of them rips off, what if you drop one in the wrong place? This is not something to insult men for. Say it with me...Thanks for caring!

Element_Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds about right for *my* period :(

Nikki
Community Member
1 year ago

i guess in case anything happened, and it went longer than a month, she had back up (:

Melissa Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

I’d come close.. average 3 week periods. About 60 super tampons and about 40 maternity pads..

Danae Barnett
Community Member
1 year ago

Bless their hearts

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they just did intentionally because... Things may happen in space. However, I a bit concerned - "feminine hygiene products" could mean a lot in the first place.

Snowy Tundra
Community Member
1 year ago

Did they ask which type, brand and sizes should be on hand? On a more serious note, how would a period work in microgravity? Without the forces of gravity to help the uterus expel the unused uterine liner, would a regular 4-day period end up longer? Would cramps be better or worse? If it was me, I'd try to skip a period so I wouldn't have the problem.

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
1 year ago

I know contractions push the uterus but would I wonder if no gravity would have an affect? hmmm

Kathy Downing
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not rocket science! 😉

Kathy Downing
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not rocket science! 😉

Koni Royval
Community Member
1 year ago

THESE are NASA Engineers? None of the Women where allowed to take part in these plannings it in seems. Yet they play with rocket boosters daily. WOW.

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

My periods used to last 7-10 days. That wouldn’t have been nearly enough!

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

It could have been worse. They could have gave you just one and assumed we just needed one for the entire period lol

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
1 year ago

well... once I had a really really bad peiod, like.. I almost died after it, because of loss of blood during that, I was unable to use tampons, because after 10 minutes they were full... I must go to the pharmacy and bought diapers for adults, because anythig else was just waste of time.... hormonal injection doesnt work... so After that (it lasted 2 weeks!!!) I colapsed in hospital, stop breathing and then ended up with two units of blood and one unit of plasma and months of medications

Jodi Moreno
Community Member
1 year ago

Gack!!! Can you imagine going through 100 feminine products every month! Holy $hit!! I would have gotten a hysterectomy years ago.

L McN
Community Member
1 year ago

To be fair...even asking would not be exact. So, someone averages a certain amount, but in space things in the body changes in ways that may be unpredictable. So, maybe things get worse for her and she uses more, maybe things get drastically better. I think it was probably smart of them to plan for extra, since going to the store isn't exactly an option if she runs out.

Kelly Grace
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, at least they tried. I give them an A for effort. Some men would have sent up seven, one for each day!

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

Better than thinking she just needed one -- for the entire flow.

Sophia Trinh
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, at least they prepared.

Itsme cheney
Community Member
1 year ago

Look, to be fair, nobody at that point in time, had a freaking clue as to what was going to happen if her period were to suddenly start in space. They weren't necessarily asking simply because they didn't understand the biology of it all. they just didn't have the understanding of how space was going to effect her at the time.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, I wish men got a period just for 6 months so they weren't this stupid about it.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

At least it was too much instead of not enough. Not like she can go to the corner store when she runs out.

Weyeswoman
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1 year ago

Hahahaha!

Mark Danson
Community Member
1 year ago

What if the shuttle that was sent to return them to earth blew up on the way (its happened) she would be glad of the extra while they planned another mission

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 year ago

Well come on, that's about how many women actually do buy, so it's fair enough.

Marika Stanway
Community Member
1 year ago

Better that, than 3...

Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, poor woman. She'd have run out halfway through...

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
1 year ago

that's about right....

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

This just makes me go: "aawww :,3 "

Zsuzsanna Szucs
Community Member
1 year ago

She wasn't even in space for a month. Only 2 weeks....

Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

better than under prepared!

Bri Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

Stock up, girl!!!

Joanne
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me of something I read last week (and it's not the same thing at all because this is a young child, but it made me giggle just as much): A young boy found a box of tampons in the house and asked his mom what it was. She explained women put it in their vagina during their period. Then he asked "so how many do you have to put in? Oh, I see it already says here on the packaging: 24". I see a future at Nasa for this kid haha.

GenXandEarnedItAll
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1 year ago

Who knows...maybe you bleed more in Space!

Cherry Warr
Community Member
1 year ago

without gravity, I would guess that periods would last longer for sure.

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

This isn't as bad as the others. At least they gave her them, even if it was way more than what she needed.

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
1 year ago

Could she take the rest home?

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they used a bulk pack for sizing up the storage and could not go back after that...

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, right... and how many tissues did they need for their masterbatory sessions in a month? They only get 5... same thought process.

Navy Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Unless they thought that being in space could cause her to bleed more frequently. Maybe they weren't supplying her for a 'normal' period, but for any extra bleeding that she might have.

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

Well these nerds first did research. Then - because the answer is far out of their experience - they worries and applied the printing paper rule: Imagine how much printing paper you expect to use. Take that number, multiply by pi, and round to the next highest hundred.

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

100 for a month, damn that is a lot of bathroom time. She might as well just stayed in the bathroom the whole time.

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

That is just pathetic. Human biology should be compulsory and tested, and repeated every year until the test is passed.

EHops
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh God...that poor woman

Alex K
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1 year ago

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Well nasa dudes are nerds so it's normal that they don't know.

Cats999
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1 year ago

Actually, no, nerds would be more likely to know since they are mostly smart. Your logic is kinda flawed.

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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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