Do men get man periods?

If you ask a woman this question the answer would be “Yessssssssssssssssssss!”  Ask a man and the answer would be “Nahhhhhhhhh women just annoy us, that’s what puts us in a bad mood!” Which essentially gets us in a worse mood than what we were in, in the first place. Another thing guys, NEVER, and when I mean never I mean NEVER call us hormonal! Trust me, you’d prefer to rub metholated spirits on your genitals than make that mistake twice.

Ok so now I’m sounding hormonal. What I’m trying to say is when your partner, work colleague, Uncle or Grandpa cracks it, the only way we can justify it, is by thinking they’re an asshole. Where as men can role their eyes, become united and say “Oh it’s that time of the month again.”

So is there a physical change in a man that turns him from legend to loser.. douche… ass wipe monster that has lost all ability to be sensitive or kind?

YES!!!!!!!!!! THEY DO!!!!! (THANK GOD!)

This is what Cosmo had to say:

Of course, men don’t actually have the lovely bonafide PMS related to preparing the uterus and egg for fertilization. But some go through what’s called the male PMS: “IMS” (Irritable Male Syndrome). This can be attributed to men experiencing a drop in testosterone, the hormone that gives them their mojo. Their IMS can happen at anytime, as testosterone levels fluctuate during the day, but they tend to be highest during the morning and drop as the day goes on.

But what causes the dip in testosterone levels?

There can be many factors. From stress to change in diet, anything can impact your man’s testosterone levels. And thus, lead to male PMS. Interestingly, some attribute male moodiness to “sympathy PMS,” which is when guys experience similar feelings to the women in their lives who are dealing with the psychological and emotional feelings associated with PMS.

What happens when a dude experiences IMS?

It can cause him to be more angry, and moody. Guys who do have IMS can also be super anxious, depressed, and exhibit lower self-esteem.

What should you do when he’s male PMS-ing?

Talk to your man if his moodiness becomes an issue and raise your concerns with your doctor as well. Your doc could prescribe anything from a change in diet, stress relief advice, hormone creams/medication, or other remedies/medications if necessary.

If your guy is being a total beotch and you think he might be on his “period” or experiencing some IMS, cut him some slack. We do it too around that time of the month.

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Jess xxx








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