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Women Are Sharing Body "Facts" They Heard From Men, And We Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

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Dr. Katie Spalding

Freelance Writer

clockSep 5 2018, 18:02 UTC

Kar Tr/Shutterstock, @wahweepop

Ah, the Internet. Once heralded as a new "information superhighway", the online world can sometimes resemble more of a wild west of memes and disinformation than the shining frontier of enlightenment we were promised. And despite millions of terabytes of collected human knowledge being literally just a click away, people are still confused about some pretty basic things.

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OK, specifically, men are confused

Last week, Twitter user @wahweepop posted a 76-character description of her date. It's fair to assume it didn't go well.

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Listen, not every person can know everything, but adult humans of any gender should probably have learned at some point that a period typically lasts for two to seven days each month – any longer than that and you should think about seeing your doctor.

But the tweet started a wave of women offering their own stories of times they've been lucky enough to have their own anatomy explained to them. And, dudes, you really need to pick up a biology textbook.

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But don't worry – periods aren't the only thing men don't understand. The pubic area generally seemed to cause some confusion...

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... as well as some astonishing fertility-related mix-ups.

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And if you thought it was only female-specific physiology that's such a mystery, well...

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In fact, it turns out some guys aren't even too sure about their own anatomy.

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Although his views on breastfeeding actually make the whole thing sound a bit more appealing.

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But wait, it gets worse. much worse.

It's hardly news that women's bodies are something of an enigma, even in the modern age – and that's something that can have real and potentially fatal health ramifications. You'd hope, therefore, that medical professionals might be a bit more clued-up than the general population when it comes to female physiology. But as one Reddit poster on the r/badwomensanatomy subreddit explained, sometimes even doctors can be shockingly ignorant about how 50 percent of the world lives.

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Other Redditors in the group have shared some of the terrible – and in some cases very NSFW – advice out there.

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And remember, folks, when it comes to genitalia, normal can be different for everyone.

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I mean, some of them just sound painful.

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But, there's no shame in not knowing something – as long as you try to learn from it. After all, some of the brightest minds in the country have been caught out before.

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[H/T: Indy100]


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