It's a common trope among many guys to claim that they simply don't understand women - whether it is willful ignorance or not is another question, but there seems to be a fashionable yet lazy acceptance that women are a complete mystery so there is no point in trying.

Well, there's no excuse now fellas. Turns out, all we had to do was ask! Women on Twitter have decided to take matters into their own hands with the viral hashtag #WhatMenDontKnowAboutWomen.

While they clearly don't speak for all women, the discussion is incredibly insightful and educational, as posters take turns sharing their experiences and frustrations about the kinds of things that just seem to pass many men by. Have you got your notepad at the ready guys? There are some really important points here (and some funny ones too!).

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

#1

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Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

I would say that 90% of women want pockets in our clothes. And for some reason, nobody wants to give us pockets. Either top company execs want to sell handbags, or they just think they know what we want more than us... which would be typical.

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#2

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Something
Community Member
2 years ago

Why would anyone think that someone would want an unsolicited pic?

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#3

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

What is nagging after all? It's asking someone to do the same thing over and over and over again... The first time, it's just a request.

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#4

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

The fact that the term friend zone even exists just shows that some men think they're entitled sex if they show women basic human decency

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#5

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Monday
Community Member
2 years ago

We do however need to acknowledge that men are not there to pay for our dinners, fix our broken shit and treat us like princesses either. We all need to be equal.

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#6

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is so important. The men who understand this one suffer from much less stress, once they know they don't really need to do anything, besides a hug and consolation.

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#7

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Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

The struggle is real. Because just bleeding and cramping weren't bad enough.

Tamiko
Community Member
2 years ago

First day is always worse.. I'm I cramping from period or do I need to poop

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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't have to be ashamed anymore, I'm not the only one! Yayyy! Why don't women talk about this more?

Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it's diarrhea...

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

They do? I never do. Guess I'm lucky.

Paulina Zakrzewska
Community Member
2 years ago

I've never heard about this.. and I'm glad that it's just period. ;) without extra surprise

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh definitely, I thought it was just me.

amandine vion
Community Member
2 years ago

Ho no, the nice blood/poop mix ... always a plaisure

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Amberly Middlemiss
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG so glad it's not just me, I always thought I was just extra gross but this makes me feel way better.

knittin' kitten
Community Member
2 years ago

I have ibs. Period poops hurt like a second layer of cramps so I get that pain twice its a magical time.

Lama Lady
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! And the week before that there is bloating and farting and pimples and insomnia and headache as well as moodswings :) My male friends all know that already cuz I told them.

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
2 years ago

well, you have to keep them posted

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xolitaire
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS. Period be like: back pain, cramps, overall feeling of "unwellness" aaaand stomach problems. It's like having the flu once a month. So if we lock ourselves into the bathroom, don't worry. It'll pass.

Mainza Munsanje
Community Member
2 years ago

I always have all this and every month my legs alternate on which one will be numb for the blessed 5 days. Pure torture

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Anna Salord
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel this one very deeply. And still i'm embarrased to tell my male friends/boyfriend...

Karin Jansen
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait what?? The majority of women? I've literally never heard about this before.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

um, yeah, the majority of women.

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Margaret McFarland
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG I've always thought this was just me. I feel both relieved and foolish for not knowing the truth.

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

your pelvic organs can prolapse...luckily there are pessaries and minimal surgery types if you have the funds. kegels may help if caught early, but it can sneak up on you; i didn't know about that til too late and exercises were useless. no, i still cannot get any treatment

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

Every time

Callie Ge
Community Member
2 years ago

Getting crippling cramps in the tops of your thighs, the runs & needing to pee every five minutes, Funny pregnancy is about the same except with vomiting 🤮 & 24/7 nausea/ heart burn

Mainza Munsanje
Community Member
2 years ago

I vomit too or I'll just be nauseous the entire time

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Leo H
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg how could men be so clueless

Doodlebug
Community Member
2 years ago

How would they know any different though?

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Douglas Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

I've never heard men make period poop jokes.... Are you sure this is a thing men joke about?

Chess
Community Member
2 years ago

Hence why I choose to have none at all.

Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

How do you choose?

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Stan Brooks
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you, I am sorry and I did not know this.

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

You learn something new everyday

Sandra Culpepper
Community Member
5 months ago

Bleeding out, twice then normal because I got lucky to find out I have a blood clotting disorder so I get to take warfarin so I look like Casper and so tired from the blood loss so super fun having to constantly run to the bathroom the first two days for the period poops that smell like something died in your ass. Like my husband leaves the room it’s so bad. So yea, men get pubes, deep voice and balls drop. We get to lie in bed and half hope for death as we bleed out and knowing the joy that we get to do it all over again next month.

Lisa Reuss
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes. Men just think we are unreasonably bitchy and “hormonal,” when we feel bloated, smelly, gross + nothing is working properly.

Rani Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

All the time.

Teri Donovan
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh, I'd love to know where this "fact" came from. I'm 62 years old, 40+ years in the medical world and this is news to me.

Meg Buchanan
Community Member
2 years ago

I told my husband about it once and he thinks its only me and not a symptom of the cycle that many women experience.

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
2 years ago

AND WE NEED TO KNOW THIS WHY?

Adrian Alexe
Community Member
2 years ago

At least spell it right.

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
2 years ago

Ikr. The body must go into expelling mode for real.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 years ago

Have to say, I don't think I ever experienced this. And I guess it's not a topic of conversation, so I have no idea if my friends or family have ever had this

Pete Kahle
Community Member
2 years ago

I just learned something new

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah that's probably something men actually dont want to know...😂

Ren Paley
Community Member
2 years ago

I have constipation. Period poops mean that I finally poo like a normal human. It's wonderful.

NotMe
Community Member
2 years ago

I only get cramps for about 3 hours and then that's it... My condolences for all you ladies who suffer so much through periods.

Katchen
Community Member
2 years ago

I have never heard this before. I am blessed.

Mukami Njeru
Community Member
2 years ago

Tell me about it

Doodlebug
Community Member
2 years ago

Day before: paranoid, anxious, angry, and super horny. One really hard, really visible, unpoppable pimple. Try to pop anyway. Regret for the next seven days. Eat all the food in the house. Day one: cramps from hell, still super horny. Ruin the sheets/underwear if caught by surprise. "Thank god I'm not pregnant!" (Alternatively: "Oh damn, I'm not pregnant.") Day two: slightly less hellish cramps, diarrhea, superflow, clots, horniness over. Feel gross, hate everyone. Day three: last of the clots, normal flow, never want to have sex again. Day four: "I hate being a girl. When will this effing end???" Day five: Repeat day four with slightly less flow. Day six: "Am I safe? Is it over? I want to have sex and wear my nice underwear again. Oops, forget it." Day seven: possible repeat of day six. But you know, everyone's different.

Terra Rapoport
Community Member
2 years ago

36 year old woman here and I've never known of this.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

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yeah i reckon you're full of shit

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Naureen Sultan
Community Member
2 years ago

What about coughing in period

Pamela Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Not heard of this. I have never discussed this with any friends but I know my sibling and my mom never suffered from this, nor have I. So I wonder if it truly is the "majority" of women.

Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Majority probably shouldn’t have been the word used but it is common. Apparently one study has shown that 73% of women suffer from either diarrhea or constipation prior or during their periods.

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Hermalyn Iaukea
Community Member
2 years ago

Is a NATURAL for us women, no matter if your a man, women, child, or pet, we are already there.... For you.....

Hermalyn Iaukea
Community Member
2 years ago

We need you to be there and go through the storm with us and help us feel better. We already know its hard for you guys to wait the storm out and be patient, understanding, accepting, and validated. At least act like you know what we are going through and be there. And if she is a good woman then she will give you all the rainbows you want because she appreciates you. Oh yeah this

Krista Anthony
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummm NEGATIVE. a period is a natural part of growth and development. It is not cancer or some life altering disease. Men shouldn’t need to. “Be there” for us. Women aren’t victims put on earth for men to rescue. “Go through the storm with us and make us feel better.” NOOOO! Periods SUCK, there is not a damn thing we can do about it. But trying to force men, a man we supposedly care about, to suffer right along with for something we’ve had 10+ years to become accustomed too is nothing but selfish victim-y behavior. Nah. More like: Honey I’m gonna be miserable for the next 3-5 days. Why don’t you call up your bestie and go camping or fishing or whatever.

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Hermalyn Iaukea
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2 years ago

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Oh i forgot, if you cannot be there, then get and stay the hell out our way, like go pack a bag, but if you choose this course of action and come back after she just went through that alone, what was a storm has now turned into mf tornados and this one has no idea when that will blow over....

Dave G.
Community Member
2 years ago

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I hope the majority of women are also not as illiterate as this dumb broad is and can actually spell the word "diarrhea" correctly.

Jill Earley
Community Member
2 years ago

Bruh its the European way of spelling ya donut

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Dave G.
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2 years ago

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seriously what is the source for these claims anyway. "majority of women this, majority of women that." can any of these airheaded broads who can't even spell the word "diarrhea" correctly actually cite a single legitimate academic source to back up their wild anecdotal claims, many of which are just downright false?

Dave G.
Community Member
2 years ago

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lol the triggered batshit third wavers actually downvoted me for asking for a source for their wild and unsubstantiated claims generalizing women. if you ever needed proof that these people are insane, my comment score is all the proof you need right here.

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Christina Dudley
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2 years ago

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I'm not sure I did want to know this

Pamela24
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

To have compassion. Edit: Sorry - misread. I think there's a point to saying this out loud and that is to have compassion.

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Bob Beltcher
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2 years ago

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What does this have to do with men? It sucks you go through it but what are you looking for?

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe it's a warning - keep clear!!

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#8

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
2 years ago

... and that doesn't mean "I was nice to you all week. You OWE me." - that does not make us feel secure, respected or loved. We don't OWE you for temporary niceness.

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#9

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

The women who don't dare go out without a ton if makeup on? They don't do it for themselves. They do it because they've been made insecure about how they look.

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#10

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

And she's not obligated to go out with you just because you asked.

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#11

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Wow, lucky for anyone who only has periods for 3 days, I can only dream lol.

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#12

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Never understood the logic behind this mentality - instead of being glad to having encountered a fellow geek, you blame her (or him) of fakery? Was this ever supposed to be a competition? See, this is why you have no friends.

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#13

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
2 years ago

I wholeheartedly agree that swearing is a bodily function.

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#14

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Meh, my hubby and I use the same shampoo, conditioner and body wash so this doesn’t bother me at all.

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#15

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John Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

Do you honestly believe men fail to grasp this? A small minority of men do, butthe vast majority are well aware of this (I'm not wrong here)!

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#16

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Helen Haley
Community Member
2 years ago

Being reliable and noticing/doing the mundane things, waaaay more sexy than ignoring it all and throwing in the occasional grand gesture.

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#17

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

However, this can be abusive too. Men, you don't have to let a woman you're dating to invade your privacy and show her your texts etc! You're entitled to not show them. And if she looks at your phone without your consent, then it's a big red flag.

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#18

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eliana
Community Member
2 years ago

bUt hAvE yOu bEeN kIcKeD iN tHe BalLs

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#19

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Johnny
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not falling for that one again! Now I've learned to say "Sorry honey, you know I don't know a thing about style, I think you look cute in anything, here, let me text a picture of it to your best friend, she'll let you know how it really looks".

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#20

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah yes... please... just... listen. That means literally *listen*... then... *comprehend*. Not "I hear words, and I am going to make some assumptions and fill in blanks to what *I* think the problem is and try to solve THAT. 'cuz That's me being awesome" - no... we literally mean "Listen to what *I* am saying. Do not interpret it yourself, then try to fix something that wasn't being said, then get mad because you think we weren't being straight with you... you actually... were not... listening and you don't want to admit it now.

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#21

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Christina Dudley
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this a dangerous thing to say. Some people choose clothes for themselves and not because they want sex. You will only truly know if someone wants sex by asking them. Clue, if they say yes, you're in

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#22

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Leo H
Community Member
2 years ago

Men say the same thing..so please let us have me time to just veg

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#23

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Master Markus
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a weird metaphor.

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#24

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah guys should just say if they want just sex instead of stringing a woman along and lying to them. The same goes both ways!

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#25

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

I know my hubby has my back and I have his too. That’s one thing that is involved in a partnership.

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#26

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't watch porn. It bores me because of the bad acting and same old story line. I have my porn in my head 😎

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#27

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Melissa Beth
Community Member
2 years ago

I am 100% certain that if you could pan down, that ape is wearing socks.

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#28

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Vincent Philippart
Community Member
2 years ago

That sounds more like a criticism of women than men. If you know something, don't pretend you don't, that's manipulative.

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#29

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

Women aren't complicated if you just take a second to listen

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#30

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

I don’t think this one is necessary. Just stick with size doesn’t matter. How would some women feel if a man said the breasts are a nice size but the sagginess is no good.

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#31

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

I have never understood this one. I detest myself but I absolutely love my hubby, kids, family and friends etc. So I do not agree.

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#32

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh great. So 'no' is the opposite of no? STOP SAYING THINGS YOU DON'T MEAN! That is what confuses other people and keeps perpetuating the stereotype of women saying no when they mean yes. What a rotten advice this is.

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#33

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
2 years ago

Why fake it? You get nothing from it and he thinks he is doing great.

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#34

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just fucked up.

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