While every woman knows the pains and frustrations of bleeding from our nethers, men, having the luxury of never having a period, in turn tend to not have many thoughts towards a woman’s period other than “whatever,” “gross,” or “it’s no big deal.”
And let’s be fair, it’s very hard to understand ANYTHING when you don’t get first-hand experience!
Yet one man DID get to experience it, albeit only temporarily and via his rectum, and was brave enough to actually write about his experience online. A fantastic read that honestly does describe what women have to deal with on a monthly basis for a good 40+ years of their lives (for the math savvy, that’s approx. 480 periods in a woman’s lifetime, or +/- 2,400-5,280 days of bleeding, depending on her cycle… That’s assuming it’s only 40 years! And we haven’t even touched on how much blood a woman bleeds out every time…)
A never-ending river of red, hooray! /sarcasm
I knew a guy who had rectal bleeding issues. I was there when he experienced an accident where he stained the seat of our friend’s rental car with blood because of it. He was beyond embarrassed and felt extremely ashamed. I gave him one of my pads at the time and he also refused at first, until I explained that only he and I would know and it would prevent any other accidents from happening. He ended up using it and afterward was extremely thankful; we had a good discussion about periods and how women approach dealing with having blood flood out all the damn time. As for the car stain, he shoved his pride aside and talked to the friends who rented the car (who were both very understanding) and then cleaned the resulting mess.
Read the blogger’s own personal experience here, I guarantee the ladies will appreciate his sympathy, and the gents will have a much better understanding of what ladies must endure. 🙂
This video is absolutely fantastic. fouseyTUBE reverses the traditional mindset of people giving money to the homeless by offering money to people as a homeless man. Their responses truly show that people who believe they are better than others really aren’t; self-worth isn’t measured by one’s wealth and status, it’s measured by one’s humble heart. ❤
“Going into this video, the end goal wasn’t quite sure. You can never be sure because you can never know how people will react. It’s a completely different video depending on if people react positively or negatively. This video wasn’t one of those, “oh let’s see if people offer us money.” It was, “let’s see how people feel about themselves when someone who is classified as “lesser” than them on societies class ladder offers them money.” The results were not expected and not wanted. It doesn’t matter how much you have in life if what you have in life takes away from you being humble. At the end of the day, even the most poor man can be the most rich depending on how much love he has in his heart. feel free to share.” ~ fouseyTUBE
A man by the name of Mark Manson recently posted a great piece about how our technology today isn’t the cause for whatever problems we give it, rather, it’s simply there and we as humans react to it accordingly. It’s a super lengthy read by internet standards but it’s definitely worth the time as it discusses how we humans work, that the tools we create are just tools, and how we are the ones who dictate what those tools do, both as tools and to ourselves.
Modern technology isn’t changing us. It’s changing society. There’s a difference. One is how we are, and one is simply how we react every day to the world around us.
Then versus now: we’re all still the same(-ish), however, what’s available to & around us has changed.