Men know nothing about periods, if this video from Facts is anything to go by.

But, you wouldn’t, would you? If you didn’t bleed for approximately five days of each month, every month, for the majority of your adult life…

And while there’s nothing wrong with having a laugh at this video of four men trying to explain how to use tampons, liners and maxi pads it might make you think twice about the lack of knowledge around menstruation.

Hey guys, we bleed. We have to deal with the blood. And guess what? These weird and wonderful products resembling “a bullet” or a “make-your-own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume” cost a fortune.


A recent study found British women spend as much as £18,450 on their periods over the course of a lifetime.

Despite this, sanitary products are considered by HM Revenue and Customs as “non-essential luxury” items and come with a 5 per cent tax rate.

For a little perspective, a petition, calling for the abolition of the tax on periods, has gained 247,860 signatures and highlights a host of items currently exempt from “luxury” tax.

These include:

  • Crocodile meat

  • Edible sugar flowers

  • Alcoholic jellies

  • Cold sandwiches

  • Men’s razors

  • Nuts

The moral of this story? Men trying to explain tampons = lol. Men not truly understanding menstruation = sad.

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