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Does Your SO Complain About Your Period Month After Month?

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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Boyfriend's Maxi Pad Rant Sheds Hilarious Light on How Period Ads Confuse Our Men

Posted by Lindsay Mannering

yogaI can see where Richard Neill is coming from. Tampon and maxi-pad ads are really confusing. The poor British guy wrote on a feminine product brand's Facebook page lamenting the fact that it is because of ads like theirs that he has thought that a woman's time of the month was filled with super fun stuff like yoga lessons, bike riding, and rock climbing. It wasn't until he was an adult, and had a girlfriend, that he realized that the commericals were lies, all lies!, he says.

I feel you, Richard. It's not fair that some TV commercials make it look like getting your period is all fun and games in white pants. They're doing us a disservice. All of us!

Because if Richard grew up thinking that Aunt Flo's visit meant it was time to break out the ivory leotards and have some awesome fun with your smiling friends, I'm sure there are thousands, nay billions of men out there who were also misled.

And these misinformed men later became baffled boyfriends and husbands who were flabbergasted by the reality of their lady love's cramping, fatigue, and irritability. I SAID IRRITIABILITY, GODDAMNIT. AREN'T YOU LISTENING?!

Where are the unitards? They must have wondered, in silence, as they drove to the drug store for pain meds. And the holding hands, spinning in the fields of sunflowers? And the synchronized swimming? I'm sure these dudes were confused as fuck. And now, who's paying the price?

We are. Our relationships. Our relationships are failing because men thought 3-5 days of their month with us was going to be all rainbows and puppies and stretching.

As Richard put it, a woman's period wasn't as fun as promised. "There was no joy, no extreme sports, no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack."

No, I bet there wasn't, Richard. But don't hold that against your lady. Point your angry finger of blame at the tampon and pad ads that have lied to you. Don't let your relationship suffer because of some crazy untruths. Stay strong. Stay vigilant. And most of all, stay away from suggesting that GroupOn you bought for a Vinyasa class.

Does your significant other complain that your period takes a toll on your relationship, month after non-blissful month?

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by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Lol, no not really but this post is hilarious..and true :p
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by Ana-Mexicana on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM
LOL great post. Mine doesn't complain.
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by NADIA on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM

 LOL mine doesn't complain about my period but he does complain like he has them LOL

by Lluvia-Mexicana on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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Mine gets excited when I get it, as much as I do. I'm infertile, so I hardly get it unless I take medication. When I get it, it means I am ovulating and can get pregnant. We are probably the only ones who love getting my period. LOL
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by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM
He doesn't complain at all. This post is hilarious though, its true that those commercials are misleading.
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by Orfelinda on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

He does not complain, but I know he hates it. I am a totally different person during my period. I am like the girl in the Exorcist, my head starts spinning.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I don't think he realizes it's my time of the  month, he just asks me why I am in a bad mood.

by Vane on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I'm murderous during my period so he just stays away.

Oh and I complain enough for the both of us
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by Kimberly-US/Mex on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Mine doesn't complain
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by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Lol, this is a funny article.

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