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Does Your SO Complain About Your Period Month After Month?

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:42 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?

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM


by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Nope. He didn't when I had them. I had a hysterectomy last year. 

by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Honestly my husband knew more about monthly cycles than I did. He does have an older sister though. Maybe that makes a difference. He knew what pads worked best and what pain meds. to take. Also his only friends in high school were girls. Sure he learned a lot of stuff from them. Probably more than he ever wanted to know.

by Alexandra on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

LOL my hubby is under no illusions! 

He thought it was safe after I had my hysterectomy 11 years ago but then our daughters starting growing up and I started going through menopause.  It keeps him on his toes lol.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM
No but honestly I've been pregnant and breastfeeding for probably %75-80 of our relationship so I haven't had too many periods. Lol we've been together for 6 years, married for 5 and we have 3 kids and I'm almost 33 weeks with #4.
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by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

He doesnt complain, he just knows to watch out when I have PMS bc I get it bad and can get VERY cranky. Lol. But he understands and is fine. But now we have 2 DD's so he is dreading when they get older and he hsa to deal with 3 of us! Poor man

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM


by Gold Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Nope mine will go out and buy a half gallon of ice cream, and a few candy bars. On my worst days (I cramp really bad and bleed heavy for a few days) he takes over most of the house work and cooking. He knows I can't help it when I am emotional and in pain.

by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

No. It's only bad for him a couple days before my period where everything makes me cry. lol.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM

No.  That's just silly. I guess I could see a guy complaining if his chick barely put out and then used her period as an excuse to put out even less.

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