We're learning all our lives. But some things and experiences teach us more than others.

A month ago, Reddit user Artudetan posted a question on r/AskMen that read, "What did you not know or realize until after living with a woman?" Turns out, a lot!

From "the good bra" to doing the dishes, the post has already received over 14,000 answers and judging from them, getting a roommate can be quite educational!

#1

Living-With-Woman-Draft Fine, I'll say it.

I always thought that pads operated like Band-aids and they'd just slap em over their vaginas and absorb everything. It wasn't until I was... 27? When my girlfriend at the time had some as a backup in case she ran out of tampons and I opened it and looked. The adhesive was on the wrong side for my version of how they worked, and it dawned on me that they're supposed to be stuck to their panties, not their vaginas. I only regret telling her of that revelation, because she laughed until she cried and then called her mom to tell her about it.

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Francis
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1 month ago

:'D i am cry laughing right now xD this is great

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#2

Living-With-Woman-Draft When you’re having a really tough day, she unexpectedly comes home and surprises you with a bottle of your favorite drink, homemade cookies and a dinner you love. And then she cuddles with you while you vent about your now not so crappy day. And you realize what it’s like to actually have someone support you.

And you find yourself wanting to make sure the toilet seat is down, smiling when you can never find anything in the kitchen, rolling with it when the living room turns into a 12 stage laundry OCD deployment zone, and you laugh when you trip over her shoes that are now tangled in a knot of hair bigger than the dog.

Because your house/apartment is no longer a place you live at, it’s now your home. And it’s safe to be the real you, not the show you put on when you were dating.

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Francis
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1 month ago

Awwwrr sweet :)

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#3

Living-With-Woman-Draft That she owns only one truly GOOD BRA. There is only one and part of your duty as a man is to protect The Good Bra. If you are doing laundry, you must take the greatest of precautions to make sure it is properly cleaned, dried, and stored. God forbid The Good Bra ever turn up missing or in the wrong drawer.

Ladies, why is there only one GOOD BRA?

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Daria B
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1 month ago (edited)

Yes. Yes, there is. The one and only! ♡ Because, a product, to be mass-produced, it needs to be built within certain norms and patterns, but each woman has different breasts. As a result, it's difficult to find the perfect one, but once you do find it, it becomes precioussssss. Not to mention, these things aren't cheap either. (Waiting for replies of the ladies whose boobs need no support. Respect to you, sisters, but see... just because I don't need braces, I'm not protesting against the dentist industry.)

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#4

Living-With-Woman-Draft I was raised by a woman, so none of it was new to me, except:

Period Panties.

I wasn't shocked or disgusted by it because I wasn't a 12-year-old; it was just like, "Huh. Yeah, I guess I'd have a separate selection of underwear to use when I'm menstruating, too. Why the Hell would I ruin all of my sexy underwear?".

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Daria B
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1 month ago

Exactly!

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#5

Living-With-Woman-Draft I learned that bathroom can smell like soap and flowers and coconut instead of like pee.

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Francis
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1 month ago

How the f did you live until you met your so? :D

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#6

Living-With-Woman-Draft Apparently showering and washing your hair are separate events.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Yup, I don't wash my hair every time I have a shower.

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#7

Living-With-Woman-Draft If you leave something on the kitchen counter, it will get put/thrown away. If she leaves something on the kitchen counter, that's where it goes now.

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I I
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1 month ago

yep , when i cook my wife "tidies up" around me , only thing is i still need the things she's putting in the dishwasher

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#8

"Period s**ts."

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Francis
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1 month ago

This needs tobbe higher :D

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#9

Living-With-Woman-Draft Pockets are very rare for women's pants. Several years married and still shocked by this.

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Thomas Price
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1 month ago

I didn’t realise this until my now wife showed me the pockets she had in her wedding dress. She was so excited.

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#10

Living-With-Woman-Draft What home feels like.

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Aw! Sweet ^-^

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#11

When you’re done showering, you’re supposed to stay on the bath mat while you dry off, not walk around the apartment

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DKS 001
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1 month ago

I dry off in the shower so there are no wet foot prints outside the shower

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#12

They fart just as much as men.

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Vihra Stancheva
Community Member
1 month ago

We are humans. And no... we don't fart rainbows:))

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#13

Living-With-Woman-Draft Apparently, cleaning the toilet on the regular is much, much more important than I'd previously thought.

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Ripley
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1 month ago

Or . . . you know . . . ever

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#14

Living-With-Woman-Draft Just how expensive and shoddy brands for women are.

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

My wife always says 'Don't buy the pink razors, get the yellow ones please'.

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#15

Living-With-Woman-Draft How nice house plants are. Now I have all kinds of plants and my place feels so much more nice and relaxing.

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

I totally agree! I have sooo many houseplants in my house

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#16

Living-With-Woman-Draft There is a wrong way to hang clothes to dry.

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Francis
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! My bf had to hang the laundry last week.. he tried. And failed xD had to rehang everything LOL

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#17

If they leave stuff at the bottom of the stairs, that means you’re supposed to bring it up. If it’s at the top of the stairs, you should bring it down. Also, the correct place for objects in the kitchen is where they currently reside. Stuff is gonna move around constantly, just roll with it.

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Linda van der Pal
Community Member
1 month ago

I do leave stuff on the stairs, but that's for whoever goes up first to bring along (and yes, that definitely includes myself)

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#18

Living-With-Woman-Draft They have a really weird obsession with glass containers or jars.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Mine obsession can be any kind of storage including shoe boxes, takeaway containers etc.

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#19

Living-With-Woman-Draft Hair ties actually disappear faster than MIA socks. Until you find 20 in a kitchen drawer.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Still looking for that drawer!

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#20

Living-With-Woman-Draft No matter how many bobby pins are in the house, there is always a need for more.

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

And hairties.buy a pack and you'll have heaps for a few weeks, then back to one somehow.

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#21

Living-With-Woman-Draft Women are both simultaneously messier and cleaner than men. It’s bizarre how messy rooms can get with them and how quickly they can turn it around and make it clean!

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Nerdlife
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1 month ago

It's a superpower

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#22

One corner of the shower will become a "graveyard" for bottles of shampoo, conditioner, all sorts of stuff.

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LuckyL
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1 month ago

So true

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#23

Living-With-Woman-Draft An innocent cleaning excursion in the right circumstances will lead to a full-on reorganization of all the dang furniture in the house, if you're not careful.

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Nerdlife
Community Member
1 month ago

😂😂😂😂 I didn't realize until now that I do this very often

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#24

Living-With-Woman-Draft The hair that gets stuck in the shower drain. OMG.

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LuckyL
Community Member
1 month ago

The hair is everywhere!!!

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#25

Living-With-Woman-Draft You find out the amount of food that a refrigerator can really hold.

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Brendan
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought that a full fridge was more of a 'male' thing. It is for me and my two boys, anyway.

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#26

Living-With-Woman-Draft Fancy makeup takes a long time.

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Well yes its fancy so you gotta put in every detail!

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#27

Living-With-Woman-Draft You’ve been doing laundry wrong your whole life.

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Nerdlife
Community Member
1 month ago

Now I am intrigued and curious to know what you did to find this out!

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#28

Living-With-Woman-Draft I never realised that she'd start wearing my clothes. T-shirts, sweaters, not even my damn underwear is mine any more!

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Thomas Price
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1 month ago

Start wearing her clothes and tell her it’s an equal partnership

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#29

Turns out RuPaul’s drag race is a great show

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I I
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1 month ago

and its NOT drag CAR race

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#30

Living-With-Woman-Draft I load the dishwasher so inefficiently, I'm no longer allowed to load it at all.

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A Bringhurst
Community Member
1 month ago

Worked out for you, didn’t it?

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#31

Living-With-Woman-Draft I have freaked out too many times at what I thought was a 52-legged spider clinging to my bathroom wall.

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

You do this so you don't need to unclog your shower weekly. But you don't leave it on the wall, it should be binned before you leave the bathroom

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#32

Living-With-Woman-Draft That there can never be enough throws/blankets/cushions.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Yes there can. I am not a fan of throws and cushions. Not my thing.

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#33

Living-With-Woman-Draft That moisturizer goes on the body too.

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Dark Pigeon
Community Member
1 month ago

Well yes, the lotion or moisturizer goes on the skin. Or you get the hoze again

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#34

Strange new foods will appear in the cupboard and the fridge. This is actually good, you will get to try new things.

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Marianne
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1 month ago

That's true for any new person in your house, not just women. :)

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#35

Living-With-Woman-Draft The wardrobe in your bedroom that you agreed to share 50/50? Just like the bathroom, in a few years it will be 90/10.

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LuckyL
Community Member
1 month ago

Because we just neeeeeed more space

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#36

Living-With-Woman-Draft There is an incorrect place for hand soap on the sink.

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Nerdlife
Community Member
1 month ago

Really?

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#37

No matter how much you vacuum or sweep the floor, there will ALWAYS be hair in the floor.

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Karen Joy Nesheim
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1 month ago

Try owning a cat! 🤣

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#38

Living-With-Woman-Draft To get rid of bangs you don't just cut them off.

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Mary Veltri
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1 month ago

Imagine! Lol

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#39

Living-With-Woman-Draft When long, loose head hairs wash off in the shower, it's common practice to stick them to the wall rather than let them collect in the drain.

If she forgets to remove them afterwards, it can be very confusing for the next person in the shower. Why are there a bunch of individual strands of hair deliberately stuck to the wall?

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Materyst
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm a long haired woman and have never heard of this

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 month ago

Same. Hair on the shower wall is gross. I have a drain screen to catch it, which I empty after my shower.

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Jaekry
Community Member
1 month ago

To be honest I do this. Reason is trying to prevent clogging. I usually clean it up, but every now and then I forget. My so hates it (so do I), but he hates declogging even more. So we settle on this. ;)

Alexis Draskinis
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too! Lol! I have thick hair so even rinsing gives me a barrage of hair in my hands. Easier to pluck it to the wall than rinse it all down. Plus we hate also hate the clogs! My cat loves to sit in the empty tub so we get enough of her hair down there!

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Laura
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, I always stick them on the wall cuz it’s the only way to get them off my hands! Then I forget to taken them off the wall when it’s dry. Luckily my husband is just used to this now and thinks it’s funny. At first he was very confused though

Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this too, when you squeegee off your hair, you will collect a couple and to stick to the wall is better than pulling from the drain.. yuck..

Brobro McDuderson
Community Member
1 month ago

My lovely spouse wads then up into balls, so they are less conspicuous (I’m not sure they actually are lol) but easier to throw away. Anyone get this one?

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I do this, too. I "draw" circles with my finger on it, so sticked hair becomes a sort of playe ball.

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, I thoght I was the only person that did that 😳

enchautegui1@aol.com
Community Member
1 month ago

That's actually disgusting and I'm female!

Laurie F. Daut
Community Member
1 month ago

I hang my hair on the wall. Yup

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 month ago

I've never heard of this. Good idea though

Real Princess
Community Member
1 month ago

This is actually called a shower Wookie

Chenandoa
Community Member
1 month ago

They get stuck to our fingers, and wont wash off, so we stick them to the wall, and take them off at some point when they dry. Easy with a paper towel and a dry shower.

Vihra Stancheva
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh! Why would anyone ever do that!

Becky Samuel
Community Member
1 month ago

Because my hairs don't wash off, they just cling to my body and collect in awkward places like my butt crack. Trying to fling them on the floor more often than not just fires them onto my legs. At least on the wall they stay put and out of the way. I do have the good manners to throw them away afterward though.

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Purple720
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1 month ago

Bcz it gets stuck to your finger and wont wash off even under water so i stick it to the nearest place to get it off....

Merili Auq
Community Member
1 month ago

iuuu...

Emerald
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no you exposed meee

Clearly sunny
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this. Better than grossness from the drain.removed after showering tho.

Cooky Puss
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this....... I'm not digging it out of the drain.

Llama_flower93
Community Member
1 month ago

I can gag or nearly like when taking hair out of the drain so I'd rather put it on the wall and take it off after.

Llama_flower93
Community Member
1 month ago

Nearly puke*

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Ashbug
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1 month ago

I just fish them out of the drain with a tissue and into the trash they go

Sam rice
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a thing

bxttery_bxby
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't do this but my best friend does

Li Ha
Community Member
1 month ago

Men should not leave shavings in the sink. Women should not leave long hairs anywhere; bathtub walls, drains, sinks, floor.

kennedy1209
Community Member
1 month ago

Wife has long thick hair and has to do this - otherwise the drain gets blocked and soon she is taking a bath instead of a shower. She even has a little routine with the circle she makes on the wall to make it easier to throw away after.

Natalia
Community Member
1 month ago

I ve never heard of that 😬😬🤔

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
2 days ago

like I said, Insinkerator for the shower drain.

Mindy Eveleth Janiske
Community Member
2 weeks ago

this is news to me!

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 month ago

Me either. Is this a new thing? I have a screen on my shower drain that keeps hair out of the drain. I clean it off after taking a shower & put the hair in the wastebasket.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
1 month ago

I do that. Husband doesn't his hair is longer, but he somehow manages to clean it away every time. Then again - I shower and he bathes so we use different bathrooms, but I never see his long ass hairs on the wall...

Susan Egan
Community Member
1 month ago

That's gross. I shower and clean the drain when I'm done, directly into the trash. I wouldn't want to see that even if it was my own hair. Ew.

Jill Bussey
Community Member
1 month ago

That is revolting. Ladies - deal with your own hair! Ugh! Clean it out of the drain/trap and throw it in the bin. (NOT down the toilet either.)

skool gurly
Community Member
1 month ago

this is already #31

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
1 month ago

that's just gross. if you pick it out of the drain, you put it right in the trash.

Jane W.
Community Member
1 month ago

Your partner is nuts.

Violet Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

NOT a "common practice." It is a wrong, lazy, inconsiderate practice.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 month ago

From a woman here... we automatically do this unless you are an uber clean freak, so that it doesn't or they don't get stick in the drain! Though i will usually remember to gather them all up and toss them in the trash!

Gwen Parker
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Why is this one on the list 3 times??? Lazy writing

Mean Red B
Community Member
1 month ago

Again, what? Wall? Really? There's a thingie called a strainer.

ptm45
Community Member
1 month ago

It''s just a matter of picking them up and on to the trash can. i do that

Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 month ago

I never did that when I had long hair.

Tim Haight
Community Member
1 month ago

never saw this before. hair the collects in the hair catcher goes in the trash

Canadian in Cornwall
Community Member
1 month ago

I had a friend in my teens who used to pluck her eyebrows and stick them to her mirror! Very hairy mirror!

Marianne
Community Member
1 month ago

I think this is an American thing. In the USA, the shower head is normally fixed on the wall, so that you can't flush the hair into the drain with a lot of pressure. To get hair off your hands, you basically have to stick it to the wall. (Unlike when you can take the shower head in your hand.)

Bob Bobbins
Community Member
1 month ago

You wouldn't want to deliberately put this in the drain though - that's the whole point. Eventually your drain gets clogged with hair and then you have to unclog it with drain cleaner or a plumber's snake. Much easier to just prevent it to begin with.

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Sara Elizabeth
Community Member
1 month ago

I keep a cup in the shower and put them in there. Empty it when I get out. It's also the cup I use to shave my legs

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry, but that’s just not a thing, that’s just dirty

Jessica Shookhoff
Community Member
1 month ago

LMFAO! Yup, sorry to any one affected by my penchant for doing this

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#40

Living-With-Woman-Draft They're not nearly as neat and tidy as they want you to believe.

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Jessica Aubé
Community Member
1 month ago

Ya so ... let’s not generalize woman ... some woman are clean freaks others are in the middle and others are the opposite ... this is not a female trait .. this is a human being trait ... please stop putting woman in charge of cleaning and making them feel like if they don’t keep their house spotless there’s something wrong with them

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