Here's What Men Really Know About Periods — VIDEO
Menstruation is a fun fact of life for many people, but remains a great mystery to many cis men the world over. Considered unclean by certain religions, and deemed gross by certain dude bros, the period is a powerful but misunderstood beast. And when men take a menstruation quiz in a new BuzzFeed video, as you might expect, their facts on the subject are a little fuzzy.
Without being told what they would be asked, four unsuspecting men were subject to this period challenge. The questions — asked by a lab-coated lady — probed their knowledge about everything from period symptoms to menstrual hygiene to the name of the tissue shed during menstruation (endometrium, y'all).
I guess you can't blame them for not knowing details about something that doesn't affect them, but I don't have a penis and I can name drop some middle school health class facts about the vas deferens and the Cowper's gland in a heartbeat. As one particularly awesome dude notes at the end: "Just because something isn't happening to you doesn't mean you should be ignorant about it." Hear, hear!
Check out this video to see how men fare when asked about periods.