Ever wished that you're a man instead?

@diutay (1327)
Philippines
July 31, 2008 10:28am CST
I have excruciating pain sometimes when I have my period. I have to take time off from my work and my daily routine is affected. When I was younger, I'd dread that time of the month and would frequently moan why only women would have such pain then wish I were a boy instead.
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• United States
31 Jul 08
never
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Go, go, girl!
• United States
1 Aug 08
hehe! :)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
31 Jul 08
that's a funny but a serious question there diutay! anyway, i am lucky not having much menstrual pains. there are times when i do have irritating periods but never happened to me to wish that i was a man instead. have a nice day! anne
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
I wouldn't trade my womanhood either...thanks for the response.
@Angelwriter (1955)
• United States
10 Aug 08
About the only time I ever wish to be male is when I have my period. Either that, or go through early menopause. I'm fortunate enough not to have terrible pain, just light cramps. But, my periods are very heavy and a big inconvenience.
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
I guess we're on the same boat. Thanks.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I could have written those same words; I have the same experience every month. And yes, I admit there have been many times when I was younger that I really realy wished I were a boy who never had any such problems. I resented the way they breezed thru everything day in and day out, never have to dread that time of the month, never have to experience the pain, discomfort, and the occasional embarrassment of stains when in school or at work. And then I envied them and wanted to be like them. But as I grew older I came to appreciate myself, and accept the way God made me. Now I am at peace with being a woman, pain and all.
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
Amen. Include menopausal blues as well as bloated tummies and hot flashes. Kidding aside. Being a woman has a lot of advantageous, too.
@ruby222 (4848)
1 Aug 08
The whole period pain thing is unbearable and a horrible process to go through,and I can fully understand what you are going through.But although we women have all these darn annoying things ive never ye once wished I was a man!!lolim happy being a female!and if someone treats me as a female should be treated then thats even better in my book!!hold open that door..and pull out that chair..if you want to be chivalrous then Im your woman!!!!
@IInsanity (290)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 08
i would wanna be a boy if i could. altho its not the same reason as u. to me i juz cant stand the b****yness n everything girls do to each other. =.= but being a girl got its perks! like shopping n make up n being able to cry without being embarrassed.
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Being a girl really do have its perks. You can be more open with your emotions. Thanks for responding.
• India
31 Jul 08
I too have pain and sometimes I feel the same way you felt. I too feel that if I were a boy? Actually, in our culture, I have to be in three days isolation during the period. Can't go out of our house or anywhere and even can't touch anybody. I get bored sleeping over a bed, that too been isolated and have to wash all the cloths on my third day. This is really irritating and I think I can't change the rule being at Assam. There may be liberalized terms if I am away from home.
@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Yes, I heard that indeed in some cultures, the movements of women are limited on such times. Guess, being a woman is very challenging in your place.
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
i believe that i'm perfectly designed as a woman, so i'm happy for being a woman..
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Rejoice in your womanhood. It's a gift...pain and all.
@Bethany1202 (3431)
• United States
31 Jul 08
My periods are also very painful. Not only is the pain in my abdomen excrutiating, but my back and legs also hurt as well. I get very moody and it's very uncomfortable, messy, and disgusting at times! I am happy being a woman, btu I wish we didn't have to go through this cycle. I wish we could just have babies without pain. Wouldn't that be nice? I have wondered what it feels like to be a man. I also wish men could step in our shoes for just one week while we have our period so they can better understand how it feels to be bleedy with pain and discomfort as well as all those hormones driving you crazy!
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
I feel the same way when guys would ask me why I'm making so much fuss when that happens. But I guess the physical that we endure prepared us and made us stronger as persons.