I can see where Richard Neill is coming from. Tampon and maxi-pad ads are really confusing. The poor British guy wrote on a feminine product brand's Facebook page
lamenting the fact that it is because of ads like theirs that he has
thought that a woman's time of the month was filled with super fun stuff
like yoga lessons, bike riding, and rock climbing. It wasn't until he
was an adult, and had a girlfriend, that he realized that the commericals were lies, all lies!, he says.
I feel you, Richard. It's not fair that some TV commercials make it
look like getting your period is all fun and games in white pants.
They're doing us a disservice. All of us!
Because if Richard grew
up thinking that Aunt Flo's visit meant it was time to break out the
ivory leotards and have some awesome fun with your smiling friends, I'm
sure there are thousands, nay billions of men out there who were also
And these misinformed men later became baffled boyfriends
and husbands who were flabbergasted by the reality of their lady love's
cramping, fatigue, and irritability. I SAID IRRITIABILITY, GODDAMNIT.
AREN'T YOU LISTENING?!
Where are the unitards? They must have wondered, in silence, as they drove to the drug store for pain meds. And the holding hands, spinning in the fields of sunflowers? And the synchronized swimming? I'm sure these dudes were confused as fuck. And now, who's paying the price?
We are. Our relationships. Our relationships are failing because men
thought 3-5 days of their month with us was going to be all rainbows and
puppies and stretching.
As Richard put it, a woman's period wasn't as fun as promised. "There
was no joy, no extreme sports, no blue water spilling over wings and no
No, I bet there wasn't, Richard. But don't hold that against your
lady. Point your angry finger of blame at the tampon and pad ads that
have lied to you. Don't let your relationship suffer because of some
crazy untruths. Stay strong. Stay vigilant. And most of all, stay away
from suggesting that GroupOn you bought for a Vinyasa class.
Does your significant other complain that your period takes a toll on your relationship, month after non-blissful month?
No, he's wonderful about it. But, when we first got together, he wanted to have sex during my cycles, thought it wouldn't be a big deal. Like, he literally thought some would pour out like the blue liquid, then we'd have a while before the next "leaking." Or something. I guess he never thought it through. LOL
No he doesn't complain. My DH is from a house full of women. I keep myself very clean and it's not a problem. He is excited that my periods should lighten up or stop once I get the Mirena put in though.
He did once. I can guarantee you he will never ever ever ever be that stupid again....
by Anonymous 3
October 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM
lol that's funny. No it doesn't affect our relationship in the slightest. I'm always neurotic and crazy, so he is used to it. If anything I am just more sensitive when PMSing. He also will buy me tampons and doesn't get grossed out by the whole routine. He was raised by his single mother and his sister. So he is used to periods and PMS.