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Women Share The Dumbest Things They’ve Been Told About Menstruation, Reproductive Health, and Their Bodies By Men


Women Share The Dumbest Things They’ve Been Told About Menstruation, Reproductive Health, and Their Bodies By Men

It is easy for men to go about their daily lives without giving a thought about how the female reproductive works. For most men, the biology of the female reproductive system is an alien concept best left in biology and medical textbooks.

But given the gloomy times that we live in, its best not to leave anything to chance, men should, therefore, pay more attention to how the female body works, because you never know when you might need the information.

One mum decided to start the much-shied upon conversation on Twitter asking women about the silliest things they’ve heard on the topic from men.

She wrote: “ Women, what is the dumbest thing a man ever said to you about sex, reproductive health, menstruation, etc? let’s laugh at these dummies together!”

As usual, the internet coughed out some pretty hilarious responses. While it’s not funny to laugh at people’s genuine curiosity, its almost impossible not to crack up to some ignorant statements that men in the medical field expressed in their line of duty.

Twitter user Joyslin shared an ignorant and inaccurate comment a man she slept with once made.

‘I bled a *little* on a guy while having sex in college and apologized when I noticed. He screamed at me that this “can only happen when you have an std,” kicked me out of his dorm, and Facebook messaged me accusing me of giving him AIDS for like a month. ‘He was a medical student.’

Another woman wrote about her experience when she interacted with a medical professional; ‘ I went to a thyroid specialist and when I mentioned that I don’t get a period because I take birth control continuously, he wondered if that was safe because “wouldn’t it all get backed up there”.’

Another woman had an almost similar experience; ‘Pre-med [student] thought that since trauma-related vaginismus is a real thing that any woman raped whose vagina didn’t clamp up was actually willing. Her body wanted the powerful conqueror sperm, he argued, else it would clamp up tight.’

Other tweets largely based on myths revolving around virginity, female orgasms, and pregnancy.

‘My dad banned me from wearing tampons because they would “take my virginity” and also I would be used to “walking around with a penis between my legs.” a Logic that he still fully believes’ wrote one daughter. While another said: ‘A man told her that  pregnancy was a positive experience because women get “boobs and the body they’ve always wanted by gaining weight”.’

Another user shared her own story saying: ‘Dude had a headache, and I offered him Advil. He pauses and asks “will the medicine know where to go? You know, because I don’t have girl parts.” My man, Advil is not specific to menstrual cramps.’

Among the horror of tweets were also innocent ones where we could cut the statement speakers some slack is given their age.

‘When I was 11 and he was 14, my brother asked me if periods happen on the weekends too. When I said yes, he just shook his head and said “I’m sorry”.’

Although its all fantasy, imagine a universe where there are no periods on weekends, pretty amazing isn’t it?

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