13 Women Share the Most Ridiculous Things They’ve Heard Men Say About Their Bodies
One woman on Twitter with the handle @brownandbella asked other women to share the most ridiculous things they’ve heard men say about “sex, reproductive health, menstruation, etc.”—“let’s laugh at these dummies together!’ she added.
Oh, we’re laughing. Thousands of women shared their responses, and the answers are absolutely hilarious. Here are 15 of the top ones (Spoiler alert: Lots of period confusion!):
What Periods Really Are
I had an ex argue with me that periods aren’t you know, your uterus lining basically falling out, but all the chemicals and impurities from your blood. Also, you have one egg from the day you start your period as a teen until you give birth.
— Ajselija (@AjselijaGrasak) August 4, 2020
A Different Form of Birth Control
My first semester in college a man asked the instructor (health class) if it was true that if you eat hot Cheetos before having sex you won’t get pregnant
— Nay🖤 (@JanayAlicia) May 22, 2019
Why Thigh Gaps Happen
I’ve had men tell me with conviction that if a woman has a thigh gap, it means she’s no longer a virgin. The wider the gap, the more sex she’s had.
— Kwishy (@arishiax) June 19, 2019
The Differences in Pads
This one is just sweet. My little brother (7?) overheard me tell my Dad that I needed pads. A short time later he proudly handed me a package of multicoloured notepads that he had just bought me. I felt badly because I laughed and said “Not THOSE kind if pads!” He was embarrassed
— Mudhooks (@Mudhooks) October 13, 2019
Where Fallopian Tubes Are Located
Checking in at urgent care. The MA or whatever he was asked me about surgeries. Said I had Essure. Cue blank stare. I elaborated “they blocked my Fallopian tubes.” He said, “in your ears?”
— beigespice (@beigespice) June 13, 2019
How Tampons Work
I know I’m super late to the party, but one of my exes genuinely believed tampons worked like a cork and that when you pulled them out, all the blood and everything flowed out all at once.
— The Void (@riot_fae) October 15, 2019
How Checkups Are Done
My first real bf warned me that the annual ob/gyn checkup was done with an ice-cream scoop to collect cells. He was in his 30s. 🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
— Beth Greene (@jrzybeth) May 22, 2019
Why This Period Symptom is False
A dude told me that it’s not possible for my breasts to ache before and during my period because there’s no muscle tissue there, it’s just fat, and fat can’t feel pain.
— Colleen Posley (@ColleenPosley) May 22, 2019
Why We’re Not Used to Cramps By Now
My boyfriend asked me, after complaining about cramps and the inconvenience of my period on our trip, why I wasn’t “used to it by now”…..oh OK, not how it works, but he has other redeeming qualities…..
— Kendall Curto (@kendalllllx) March 3, 2020
Where Period Pills Go
I vaguely mentioned I was having bad cramps, guy asks me if I have a way to make the cramps easier to deal with, told him I use Advil, and he asked if I put the Advil pills “down there” ????????????????????????????
— kay (@a_winterbird214) March 4, 2020
Why Allergies Occur
Colleague claimed the reason so many kids have allergies now is cos so many women choose cesarean births so they don’t get the natural immunity from passing through the birth canal. He’s a Dr Googler.Another male colleague exchanged major WTF look with me at that claim though.
— Kimmylea (@Kimmylea4) May 22, 2019
How to Get Good Grades
I once had a male teacher say that if I dressed more like a young girl should, I’d get better grades. Creepy pervert science teacher who liked young girls in skirts.
— my2ids (@my2ids) May 22, 2019
A guy friend said that giving birth is “exactly the same as being constipated”
— Corey (@Valuck) May 21, 2019
What about you—what would you say is the dumbest thing a man has ever retorted about a woman’s body?