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Menstrual Pain in China: What Men See vs. What Women Feel

A woman in bed with menstrual pain.

From Sina Weibo:

@我与老公的日常: When women have their periods, what men see is often the first picture, but what woman feel is instead the second picture!!

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Comments from Sina Weibo:

Maggie_vk:

And at this time, those stupid cunts have you continuously drink water, drink water, drink water!!!!!!!

洋小喵爱高狗娃子:

Those talking about men’s ball aches [pain in the balls], are you kidding me? Even if it was 100 times more painful than a woman’s period, have you experienced the pain lasting for days? If it only hurt momentarily for women, who would roll around writhing in pain? And those saying we don’t take care of our kidneys. This is influenced by our mothers, and what more, some people simply are born with weaker bodies, who are slowly trying to improve them, but in your mouth it becomes people who don’t care about their bodies? People who are in pain are already suffering, so why can’t you just shut your mouth and stay silent?

哎哟我去昵称全没了:

I wish all the men being critical of things they know nothing about [don’t have personal experience for] will suffer from menstrual pains in their next life, so they can see what it is like. [哼] Also, those who say men’s ball pain is 100 times worse than it is for women, may I ask if you’ll get ball pain the same time every month that lasts for days?

童小莔:

[拜拜] Although I don’t suffer from menstrual pains, I still want to furiously kick the balls of every man [commenting] on this microblog post that is bringing up ball pain for an hour.

Torture:

Someone asked if it was necessary to exaggerate so much. I just want to say that when some people’s periods come, their cramps are so bad that they can’t even get up.

幸棘:

The person saying ball pain is 100 times worse, may your balls be in pain every month for seven days.

軼事:

I had a roommate in university whose menstrual pains were exceptionally severe, who collapsed from pain in the toilets and had to crawl back to call me. When I got back to the dorm and saw her, I could only faintly say, “Let’s call an ambulance, I beg you.”. From that point forward, every time her menstrual cycle came, our dorm room had to have one person stay behind to watch over her~

林木木xi:

That person saying menstrual pains are a symptom of a deficiency of the yang in the kidneys as well as not taking care of one’s kidneys, just who are you kidding? The cause of menstrual pains could be blood stasis due to qi stagnation, blood stasis/clots due to cold, blood stasis/clots due to dampness and hotness, weaknesses of qi and blood, deficit of qi in the kidneys, etc. [all Traditional Chinese Medicine notions]. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t make up shit. [好囧]

哲蝶:

Those heterosexual men talking about ball pains, just how low are you? So there are people kicking your balls into pieces every month? [doge][doge][doge]

绒_lucky:

Menstrual pains are sometimes a problem people are born with and aren’t things that can be cured simply by taking care of your body/health.

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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