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I Think Men Should Have to Go Through One Period

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    Why Just One?!

    It's true, men don't understand what we go through having periods and everything associated with them. But I think they should have to go through one every month, like we do, to fully understand how disabling menstruation can be for many of us. It's not just the bleeding...
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 6 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Oh Hell Yes

    The only bad thing would be that us women would have to put up with their whiny bitching. They would be able to take it like a man like us girls do! By the end of the week they would all apoligize for every insult they ever made about women on there periods. If they didn't go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Damn Straight!

    Just once, and than maybe they will UNDERSTAND the pain that we get in, the emotions we have to deal with, the cravings, the vulurnability, the everything. JUST ONCE, I am not asking that thye go through it every month like we do, but JUST ONE, and I will be pleased...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Puberty? Voice Cracking?embarrassinng!!!?please!

    Some guys complain about the voice thing as they hit puberty.Not near as bad as walking to a class and then your crush asks you if your butt was bleeding.Sure.Right, voice cracking, bad.Pft.
    TruthLauren TruthLauren 13-15, F Dec 20, 2009

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    Yup!

    It occurs to me that, despite that this group may have been formed by vengeful females, lol; guys having one period would probably actually benefit both sexes. We gals would know that our fathers, brothers, and signifigant others truly DO understand, from experience, what we go...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    I Wish I Could!!!!

    I wish I could have my period for a year. I have tried several simulations and even given myself enemas to simulate cramping, but I know deep down it is not the same. I always had little sympathy for my wife when she had her period and now I really feel guilty. If I...
    Rosemarysgirl Rosemarysgirl 61-65, M Jun 28, 2011

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    Most Of Us Have

    We're the ones who get the brunt of the abuse when you ladies have a period -- and all we can do is shut up and suffer
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I Think Men Should Have To Go Through One Period.

    It would be pritty fricken sweet if men would bleed through their penises for 5 days every month to understand how annoying it is. I also think that they should have their balls squeezed with a wrench every 5 minutes during sed period to get the feel of what cramps are like. I...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 14 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    Yeah, this is gonna sound like a weird

    sentiment coming from a man, but I know how little men understand about the whole process, what a girl feels and why. Explaining it to them doesn't help. So I guess the only way to get it is to feel it.
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Oh Really??

    I am a guy and i go through periods. Yes i do and so do almost all guys of ages less than 25(mostly). Every day, we have five or six of them. And they're like hell, trust me. If there weren't friends to comfort me with their stupid antics or other distractions, i'd feel...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 19 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    I Demand the Laws of Nature Be Changed

    NEW LAW: WHEN A MAN TURNS 25 YEARS OF AGE, HE WILL SUFFER A MINIMUM OF 3 DAYS PMS NOT TO GO OVER A WEEK. THEN THE MAN SHALL GO THROUGH A PERIOD (MENSTRUAL CYCLE) A MINIMUM OF 3 DAYS NOT TO EXCEED A WEEK. HE WILL SUFFER MOOD SWINGS, INCLUDING CRYING FOR NO REASON AND BEING AS...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    No - Whats The Point.

    Men and women are different. We never ask you to experience that sex drive that makes us do things beyond crazy in order to get release. Men don't really laugh at a woman's period, but the stories of what men will do to have sex run from scary to laughable. Vive la différence...
    geocink geocink 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Yes!!! I would freaking love to see this.

    .. That way when your all like "why is she griping? Why is she moody?" You'll know why..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    Went Thought Many With My Second Love

    she had them so bad i spent many hours of holding her and rubbing her tummy trying to make her feel betteri know it not have helped the pain but it did make her feel better
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 31, 2012

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    Period

    My girl friend is so great!!!!!!!! I love cooking for her and taking care of her. The only thing I can not do is have her period. Trust me if I could I would have her period for the rest of her life. Serval month ago during her period I had to go and get some Maxie pads for her...
    Keliegh Keliegh 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Huh?

    Why do we deserve that?
    rorschach246 rorschach246 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    No Givsies Backsies

    Maybe there would be less PMS jokes. Some women have easy-breezy periods, but others (like me) are in excruciating pain from beginning to end.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Ow...ow...ow!!!!

    It HURTS!!! What did I do to deserve this? We should have a check box, and we only should get a period of we want children, and when we want our period. Worst of all, it comes to EVERY SINGLE GIRL.....but......NOT A SINGLE GUY. I don't think males should have babies (Idk...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Been There Done That

    I have been through 29 years of my wife and her periods. so. I am an understanding husband who fetches chocolate when she needs it. OK, no sex so if I have a need, I **********. big ******* deal. I love my wife and am there for her.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2012

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    I Hate Having Periods-period!

     They make my life hell, ive nearly commited suicide just before my period, that how i know i'm due. I cant have a normal conversation, i feel fat, i look fat, i break into near acne, n sweat like a pig. I just cannot cope with my monthly cycle. I went to the doctor about it...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    I Can Just See It Now

    "What's wrong honey?" Tearfully: "I can't find my $#@$% tools!" "Oh, I'm sure they're in the garage?" "Damnit don't you know there are children starving in third world countries, and we're out of steak? "Okkkkkkk"
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    But I Also Get ...

    Give me the capacity for sexual pleasure that women possess and you have a deal. Throw in carrying and birthing children and see how fast I run.
    GoodOldDirk GoodOldDirk 46-50, M Sep 22, 2009

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    I'm not sure one is enough.

    Even my mom acts like its a walk in the park.
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    It's Not That Bad But Yes

    Mainly because when i am on my period he doesn't understand that I am bitchy because of the annoying cramps and boob pain, and sometimes you'll get a month where advil, and you take like 3 in an hour, doesn't work so you're like, oh well. Just sit here and try to sleep I guess...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    I'd Take That

    In exchange for being able to have multiple *******... 
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    Yeah!!! I said this to my stepdad one time

    why don't you try having a period see how you find it! I was completely mortified because he had spotted a small trace of blood I'd left in the bathroom and then made a comment about it at the dinner table in front of everyone! I just got up and left the room. My period had been...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    Have To Feel It To Understand!

    I just wish that men could feel what we women feel. I don't know about you ladies out there, but I feel like I am a big  heavy sack of over sized potatoes during PMS. Hormones changing month by month does have many affects. Men frankly don't go through it...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Men ...one Time

    It would have been cool!  Too good to be true!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    Damn Effing Straight!

    Just once, and than maybe they will UNDERSTAND the pain that we get in, the emotions we have to deal with, the cravings, the vulurnability, the everything. JUST ONCE, I am not asking that thye go through it every month like we do, but JUST ONE, and I will be pleased...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    But Only If This Is What Periods Are Like...

    The lady in the ad is Koyuki, a Japanese actress who is a megastar. And yes, the ad is about "sanitary napkins". I don't mean any disrespect to any women who are made miserable every month by their periods. But this is how menstrual periods are dealt with in...
    AndrewPenney AndrewPenney 41-45 8 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    I think you should know what it's like

    for us women..: To have cramps feeling like someone just stuck a knife in your side and is twisting it.. Headaches Food craving Fatigue Literally bleeding from your vagina because you aren't pregnant I STILL have mini heart attacks when I go to the bathroom because I...
    Angelwuvsyu Angelwuvsyu 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Emilyyyyy Emilyyyyy 18-21 Dec 6

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    Literally here for anyone who needs to talk because I know what its like to have no one.
    haily9784 haily9784 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    Idk, i guess i've always been this way...it simply got worse with time. I'm not anorexic, or bulimic or a binge eater or anything along those lines. I don't have issues with my...
    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime 22-25, F Nov 30

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    ElieHanok ElieHanok 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    blackinc blackinc 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    cassiecc11 cassiecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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