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?
My ex used to and it would drive me nuts. He didn't want to even see my unused tampons or the wrappers...he would say because his mother used to bleed a lot and make him take out her trash... So I guess he was scarred? =/ I didn't feel it was any reason to make me feel like I was a disgusting being during it. The guy I am sorta dating now...he doesn't give a shit about that time of month. He will even talk to me about it lol It's weird.