The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Funny

Hey not by me, by this illustration--don"t get so upset. Jeez.
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Male 2,860
As I suspected, the tampon ads are lying to us.
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Female 2,691
Just bring me chocolate and champagne, and I was all right, back in the day. No husbands were harmed, and life carried on. Okay, so I have some unfortunate pairs of shoes still living in my closet to this day, but, like, I`m going to sell them on ebay or craigslist, `k?
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Male 12,365
[quote]Since I have an engineering background, I know better than to believe a "study" without knowing whether it was properly conducted in a scientific way.[/quote]

Which of the dozens of studies are you referring to, and why only that one?
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Male 12,365
[quote]I have noticed there are times that last several days where I will be more touchy and more prone to read too much into something someone said. Since I`ve recognized this happening, I can tell myself "Stop being so paranoid, it`s just that time of the cycle" and I control it.[/quote]

1) That`s far less extreme than what is often described as normal.

2) I notice the same thing in myself. Should I assume I have PMS somehow?

3) Have you kept accurate notes and noted a statistically significant correlation with your menstrual cycle?

4) If so, how can you be sure that correlation is causation in this case? There could be another cause, the most obvious one being that it happens because you expect it to happen.
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Female 1,803
I`m on the pill so my hormones stay pretty regulated but I have noticed there are times that last several days where I will be more touchy and more prone to read too much into something someone said. Since I`ve recognized this happening, I can tell myself "Stop being so paranoid, it`s just that time of the cycle" and I control it.

Since I have an engineering background, I know better than to believe a "study" without knowing whether it was properly conducted in a scientific way. If you look in the comments, someone spelled out all the flaws in the study (low sample sizes, no control group, not randomized, etc.). I don`t know why it`s so hard to believe that fluctuations in hormones would cause changes in emotions. It`s like saying `roid rage doesn`t actually exist. Or saying testosterone levels in men don`t affect how aggressive they tend to be.
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Male 12,365
LillianDulci: It`s not the only such study. Researchers have, unsurprisingly, used men as a control group when studying PMS. Apart from menstrual cramps and water retention, the results are usually the same for men as they are for women.

PMS exists, but it`s not *normal*. Most women keep calm and carry on. The violent mental instability described as being normal when a catch-all excuse is needed, yet which simultaneously has no effect on any woman`s competence, is obviously impossible since it contradicts both itself and evidence in the real world. It exists, but it`s an uncommon pathological condition and far from normal.
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Male 102
i say thats a pretty accurate account of emotions.
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Male 13
Already proven its a myth, sorry girls, that is just in your head thanks to media
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Male 37,794
@peakingo: I was married for many years (to a highly-PMS woman, with a "short cycle"!) and have had lots of girlfriends, thanks for asking!

@zombunny: Can we clone you? Pleeeeze?
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Female 2,674
patchgrabber, not sure I believe that study. My mom thought PMS mood swings were just a lie too, so she never mentioned them to me. I got my first period early so I hadn`t been influenced by friends or anything (we hadn`t even discussed periods in school yet), and I was pretty much psychotic when I got my first period. That hormonal imbalance made me go from screaming to crying pretty much the whole day, and I was an even tempered kid who never screamed at anyone (still don`t). I`ve never had it that bad since that one day, and I mostly think I get moody because I`m in pain which makes me more irritable, but there`s no reason I should have acted like that my first time if not for PMS.
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Female 2,525
When I`m on my period I just eat a brownie and sleep a lot more.
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Male 761
@Ollie and 5Cats

One day hopefully you`ll actually meet and speak to a women who can verify this information.
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Male 441
After a period, why do girls turn into kittens?
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Male 761
This should really be titled:
The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained By An Idiot.
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Male 38,483

So a week before, during and week after women are crazy. Seems like if you are crazy 3/4s of the time THAT is your natural state. It`s the 5 days you are nice that is unusual.

Thank GAWD I`m gay and don`t have to put up with that.
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Male 181
So..does this stereotype apply only to US chicks? I know chicks from all over the world (good for me!) and they do not behave like this at all. They are either fulltime bitches or fulltime sweethearts. Do explain!
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Male 347
what? how about during their period??
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Male 5,811
It`s even conducted by a woman named Einstein! XD
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Male 5,811
A recent studyfound that PMS doesn`t really exist, it`s merely a social construct that has a placebo effect.
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Male 7,775
So what! We have to put up with shaving rash on our necks.
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Male 2,619
Wait...little girls have periods too?
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Male 89
quackor... youre doing it wrong
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Male 2,586
Women put up with periods... men put up with women. It`s the great circle of life :)
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Male 1,048
Vegans are totally different. They don`t become vicious. just feisty. and more cry babyish. Very cute
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Male 2,855
the female period is a myth, just like their gspot
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Male 15,832
I`ve heard rumors that for some women, the "after period" happy time can last as long as 5 or 6 days. However, I`ve yet to meet a woman for which this is true.
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Female 4,086
yeah, so?
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Male 1,197
my girl is like this
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Male 37,794
Most women-folk are able to "put on a brave front" for work and such.
It`s the boyfriends/husbands who get to see the REAL effects...
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Male 914
More "men don`t stop for directions" type stereotypical humor. I have never witnessed anything resembling this in my life. Ever. I WISH it was this easy to tell when her period was coming up.
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Male 2,436
Whatever...

Where`s my sammich?
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Male 12,365
I haven`t seen compelling evidence that all premenopausal women spend 1/4 of their time insane and most of that time violently unstable.

If that was really the case, no premenopausal woman could hold down any job that requires sanity, let alone calm, rational thought and skill. How could a violent nutjob be, for example, a surgeon? Or even something much more run of the mill, like driving a car.

If PMS was as endemic and extreme as it`s made out to be when it`s used as an excuse, society simply couldn`t function. It`s bad enough with a tiny minority of people being violent nutjobs. If it was a large minority of the whole population, society would collapse.
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Male 2,841
bitches be cray cray up in teh hizzy
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Female 1,324
My exs never would have realized except I told them for obvious reasons ._. When I told one of them he was like "what? really?" "yeah..." "wow you`re not hormonal and crying or anything!"
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Female 592
Early menopause has been most excellent. We`re all hot here.
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Male 10,855
So I heard period starts...
<slap>
OW!

I seriously doubt women get THIS crazy during this time of the month.
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Female 1,743
Would be accurate, if I actually had one.
Hormonal birth control, and all. :P
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Female 2,674
Not accurate. My cravings don`t start until 1 day before, and I only tend to be slightly meaner than normal the day before and the 1st day. I don`t usually cry except when the pain is too bad o_O
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Male 3,059
I`ve dated a couple of women that this would have been very accurate for.
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Female 2,764
yes. I can confirm this.
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Male 20,169
Link: The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained [Pic] [Rate Link] - Hey not by me, by this illustration--don`t get so upset. Jeez.
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