Videos from around the world have gone viral where men try a period cramp simulator. Some wince in pain, some are unable to stand and all seem surprised at how bad they are.
However, I don’t think a period cramp simulator can ever give any man a complete understanding of what menstruators experience every single month, for five whole days.
It doesn’t induce bloating, nausea, mood swings, headaches and body aches. It’s also so momentary, while menstruators endure this for almost five whole days, every month. During this time, menstruators also have to carry on with life, work and travel normally.
So dear men, period pain simulators won’t help you really grasp what women go through every month. Just trust the women! Empathy should ideally come naturally.