I’m a man.
There, I said it. I just wanted to get that out there right off the bat, here! As such, I have never once experienced a period firsthand, but I have experienced literally thousands secondhand! As a little brother (four sisters), a son, a boyfriend and an employee at an Irish pub in a college town (30 female coworkers…), I have had my ass whooped more times than I can count, and most often I probably deserved it. That being said, the intense…discomfort…women experience during that most special time of the month is an oft-used source for men’s amusement. Sue us, we don’t deal with it so we really have no frame to gauge that your blowout responses to minimal issues is actually warranted, or that you’ve been to the bathroom 14 times since breakfast.
It’s mostly harmless, but I feel ya when you get mad at us for it. That’s why I’m here today to bridge that gap a little and, by highlighting some of the big issues, educate the guys and give the ladies a giggle. If you are reading this on your period, I hope it helps. If not, comment and I’ll mail you some chocolate!