Quick question – when I was in Berlin, I was cheerfully scolded for not being available to defend the claim that “having a period is worse than cutting oneself shaving”.
If I had the chance back then, I think I would have briskly outlined the meaning and ramifications of the terms menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles and endometriosis. As it was, we ran off and did a photo opportunity with James Randi instead.
I guess this made me reflect again, months after the original missed discussion passed: do people – well, men – honestly want to hear the truth?
The original Facebook comment:
Hi , as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years . As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things ,I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding , rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn’t I get to enjoy this time of joy and ‘blue water’ and wings !! Dam my penis!! Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn’t wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen …..you lied !! There was no joy , no extreme sports , no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack oh no no no. Instead I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving , gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin. Thanks for setting me up for a fall bodyform , you crafty bugger