20 Men Admit They Didn’t Understand Women’s Issues Until They Lived With One

Published 1 year ago

A wise person said that relationships are like reading a book. You read the book page by page and gain new knowledge. Many men admit that there were so many things they didn’t understand about women until they got into a relationship. They shared the revelations they experienced regarding women’s psychology, health and lifestyle when they finally lived under the same roof as a woman and the misconceptions that are still prevalent that need to be debunked, in this now viral thread.

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Doctors just ***do not*** listen to women about their own bodies. My gf (and ex) have both had me go into doctor appointments with them so I could verify what they’re saying about their own bodies. It is mind blowing to experience.


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I didn’t know that birth control had so many (often prevalent) side effects.


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How bad period cramps can get.

Watching someone who I *knew* to be a strong person mentally, get reduced to basically just crying on the couch for *days*, that was eye opening.

EDIT: hey this comment is getting a lot of traction so it’s worth mentioning as a sorta PSA, I’ve been with two women who had cramps that bad, and both of them it basically got resolved when they got an IUD. Not completely fixed but like 10% as bad as it was. Worth checking out, if you deal with that kind of s**t too.


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That endometriosis is a lot worse than whatever they describe in textbooks.


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Discharge. Its normal. Its natural. But in the beginning i thought she had a problem with bladder control.


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Their vaginal discharge can bleach underwear


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How expensive bras are. Growing up I assumed they were like underwear: $7.99 for a four-pack at Target.


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The clitoris is right there peeking out at you from under it’s little hood. It not tucked up under her spleen or hidden behind an ovary!


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How young girls are when they start being sexually harassed


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I thought that for menstrual pads, the sticky sides were to stick to the body to stay attached, rather than on the underwear.

Also just how bad the unprompted sexts are. I mean, I’m a gay dude where that’s not uncommon but that’s usually like unsolicited d**k pics on Grindr or something. My girl friends will randomly get super aggressive texts from like, the realtor who showed them open rental properties last year or a guy in her lab class she’s literally never spoken to – and like frequently.


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When they tell you their problems, they don’t want you to solve them. They just want you to listen and sympathize with their plight. Even if you have a quick and easy solution, keep it to yourself and pretend that they issue is just as bad as they think it is.

Edit: Well, this caught fire, thank you for the awards. Also for the people complaining, I don’t make the rule, don’t blame me.


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They use an absurd amount of toilet paper. Not hating, but I wasn’t prepared for that.

Edit: For those of you plugging bidets, please link your recommendations with your comments.


They’re just as disgusting as men, they’re just prettier and more sly about it.

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The amount of hair just everywhere


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That hair washing is something that needs planning for and has consequences if missed or overdone.

Also certain kinds of underwear suit certain types of clothes.

(To be clear on the underwear I meant some sets of knickers are for particular outfits I.e my ex had thongs purely for nice dresses so it wouldn’t show)

Edit: blimey this got busier than I thought! To be clear lads, I never doubted guys with long hair had to wash it too. I have just always had short hair and never knew it could be such a complex process for anybody.


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That a 5′ tall, 100lb woman is capable of taking up an entire king sized bed.


Any man that thinks that we’re the physically stronger sex has clearly never tried to pull the bed sheets away from his wife in the middle of the night…

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They shower in hell


That towel wrapped on their head actually contains hair. Don’t yank it.

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“I am thinking about nothing” is an alien concept for them.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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