What Men Think About Your Period

It’s weird for men to think about period, menses and menstruation. The idea of thinking of a woman’s period is just too gothic maybe for some guys. In the 1960s, women couldn’t talk about their period with their boyfriends or male companions.

So what do men really think about your period? Here are some common responses of men when they are asked some questions about their girlfriends and their period:


There’s something about her period that brings out very serious fights.

He hates it when it’s your time of the month. Every man thinks a woman is intolerable when she’s on her period. And they always believe it’s just an excuse so we can easily win arguments.

PMS is real and every girl struggles with period symptoms every month. Men just don’t get it why we become aggressive and we tend to confront fights. Don’t worry we have a legit and medical excuse.

According to research, emotional distress is normal when you’re menstruating. Maybe you just need to educate your man about your period.


Her period is an excuse to be absent from work, which makes me think we guys should have our own medical excuse too.

While it’s true that we have a legit excuse to not be too productive at work for two or three days while we’re menstruating, experiencing severe cramps in exchange of being relaxed at work is not worth it.


Thank God you got your period! I’m not yet ready to be a father.

We know what you’re thinking. Girls always have to carry the burden of worrying about being pregnant. If you’re not ready, doctors always recommend birth control implant and birth control pills.

You know your man’s not ready for a baby when he’s happy to know you just got your period.


Menstrual cups are weird. And the fact that they’re reusable is just too gross.

Guys are familiar with sanitary napkins and tampons maybe because they’ve been sold in the market for a very long time. But they don’t know much about menstrual cups. Don’t worry.

Yes, menstrual cups are reusable but they’re washable and you can easily sterilize them. In fact, menstrual cups are safer than sanitary pads. They’re not messy once you’ve learned how to insert them properly.


I hate it when she makes me buy her pads. 

Some men just hate the idea of buying sanitary napkins and tampons. And you know your guy is no exemption. Though a lot of girls consider it as one of their relationship goals, maybe it’s time for you to think otherwise.

Although there are some guys who don’t mind buying pads for their girls, it’s possible that your man is not very eager to buy your tampons.

Did you know that many years ago, some women were hesitant and uncomfortable to buy pads that stores would place a money box next to sanitary pads and they would just put money in the box without directly asking for them?

Also, they get confused with the different types of pads available in stores.


Sorry, but sex before period is a big no. We’re not vampires.

Although it’s medically proven that some girls can be horny when they’re menstruating, some guys think of the whole idea as messy and creepy.

Your vagina can be oversensitive and there’s extra lubrication when you’re having your menses. Your man might be bothered by the smell of blood that’s why sex is the last thing on his mind when you’re vagina’s bleeding.


Your tummy’s bloated. Are you sure you’re not pregnant?

Your period can be every girl’s excuse every time you’re asked why you have bloated stomach. Some girls experience stomach bloating before and during their menses. He may think maybe it’s just the steak or the milkshake. Or it would cause panic for his part especially when you start having food cravings.


It’s uncool being a girl, all those cramps and the pads that you have to buy every month.

It’s cool being a girl. Your body is magical, your vagina can bleed for three or four days and you can bear children. Your cramps are normal.

Men have different views about menstruation. The women of today are lucky enough that we can now openly discuss about our period without being ashamed about it. It’s even easier for us to buy pads in stores.

You can even buy menstrual cups and feminine hygiene products online. Period shaming isn’t as terrible as before although until now, it’s still taboo for most men.

That’s why it’s a good thing that we have menstrual articles online and some men magazines talk about it, somehow educating the male species.

Reference: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/news/a47599/guys-reveal-what-they-think-about-periods

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  • There have been times throughout history where the males reluctance to discuss periods have benefited women. Sometimes even saving the woman’s life. I don’t know if it’s true or just some parable, but there is a biblical account of a group of travelers having been accused of theft. The woman, who did indeed steal something, was asked to stand off her camel so the men could look for the items. She told them she was on her period, and due to male taboos at the time, the men didn’t push the matter AT ALL, and didn’t even want to go near her. That aversion, that we think is so ridiculous today, actually saved the woman’s life.
    No reason for period shaming, but don’t be so arrogant and annihilate every taboo about women’s bodies. There may come a time it comes in handy. I for one, rather favor the idea of having a cycle and no one knowing.


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