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Date: 11/06/12 05:11 PM

41 Responses to The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18939 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    Link: The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained - Hey not by me, by this illustration--don`t get so upset. Jeez.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    yes. I can confirm this.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    November 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    I`ve dated a couple of women that this would have been very accurate for.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    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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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Would be accurate, if I actually had one.
    Hormonal birth control, and all. :P
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    So I heard period starts...
    <slap>
    OW!

    I seriously doubt women get THIS crazy during this time of the month.
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    geckohead Female 50-59
    591 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    Early menopause has been most excellent. We`re all hot here.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    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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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    bitches be cray cray up in teh hizzy
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    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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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Whatever...

    Where`s my sammich?
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    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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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    my girl is like this
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3879 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    yeah, so?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    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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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    the female period is a myth, just like their gspot
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    Vegans are totally different. They don`t become vicious. just feisty. and more cry babyish. Very cute
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Women put up with periods... men put up with women. It`s the great circle of life :)
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    sharpydufc Male 18-29
    89 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 1:10 am
    quackor... youre doing it wrong
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 3:01 am
    Wait...little girls have periods too?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7751 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 4:18 am
    So what! We have to put up with shaving rash on our necks.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 5:58 am
    A recent studyfound that PMS doesn`t really exist, it`s merely a social construct that has a placebo effect.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 5:59 am
    It`s even conducted by a woman named Einstein! XD
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    alsobored Male 18-29
    347 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 6:21 am
    what? how about during their period??
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    Saunder Male 30-39
    181 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 7:03 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 7:53 am

    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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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 8:19 am
    This should really be titled:
    The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained By An Idiot.
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    SFVitale Male 40-49
    441 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 8:25 am
    After a period, why do girls turn into kittens?
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 8:42 am
    @Ollie and 5Cats

    One day hopefully you`ll actually meet and speak to a women who can verify this information.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 9:04 am
    When I`m on my period I just eat a brownie and sleep a lot more.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 9:20 am
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 9:21 am
    @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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    DarkmythPT Male 18-29
    13 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 10:18 am
    Already proven its a myth, sorry girls, that is just in your head thanks to media
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    mr-everyman Male 70 & Over
    102 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 10:45 am
    i say thats a pretty accurate account of emotions.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 11:18 am
    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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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 11:43 am
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    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.

    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    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.

    Which of the dozens of studies are you referring to, and why only that one?
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    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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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    November 9, 2012 at 12:55 am
    As I suspected, the tampon ads are lying to us.

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