Updated: May 9, 2021 10:22:37 am
There’s no dearth of prank and experimental videos on social media platforms, and often people film themselves trying something for the first time just for views. However, an experiment by a group of men to simulate the experience of period pain is being widely shared online as women are dubbing it as “educational”.
In a TikTok video by US artist Nilla Allin, a few men are seen trying a period pain simulator to understand what women around the world go through every month. The clip showed the man falling on the ground, limping and wincing in pain, resquesting to stp the moment the device hit the level of 10.
However, when women try the same level, they don’t even flinch. “It’s nothing”, a woman is heard saying, while another is left baffled as she asks, “That’s it?!” While the men were seen squeaking aloud in pain, the woman in the clip were left laughing.
As the woman continued to say that their pain is ten times worse, one man is heard saying, “There’s no way you are walking around like this!!!”
The video got many talking online after a journalist Clara Jeffery shared it on Twitter. After sharing the clip, she also added: “Can we also get them to try a ‘childbirth’ and ‘menopause’ simulator?”
“There’s no way you are walking around like this!!!”
Men try a period cramp simulator. pic.twitter.com/YmSHpiPKYR
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) May 7, 2021
The video quickly garnered a lot of attention from both men and women online. While some men tried to argue nothing compares to the pain if they have been hit in the groin, Jeffery asked whether that happens every month for many years of their life.
While many woman asked where they could buy the simulator — transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machines — for men around them to try it, others thought every man should try it once. The video also started a conversation about period leaves and why women have been advocating for it.
I like how the women are like, “this isn’t even close to my pain.” and they’re all crumbling.
— Erika with a K (@imaginaryerika) May 7, 2021
And that’s just the cramps! Doesn’t look like the simulator does the headaches, nausea, bloating, period poops…
— Gal Fieri (@petthekat) May 7, 2021
This is the funniest shit ever!
Walking around and functioning…They have no idea what we go through.
— Museum Of UnCut Funk (@SistaToFunky) May 7, 2021
I would love to bring one of these to work to make some of my colleagues try it 😂
— Julie (@_makeitblue) May 7, 2021
is there any way we can mandate this treatment as part of the high school curriculum
— G Swain (@Swainwalker) May 7, 2021
I so want to buy this and make every damn man try this. “weaker sex?” my foot. https://t.co/fhklu8066O
— Ekta Chauhan (@ekta2993) May 7, 2021
Tell us again why optional period leave at workplace shouldn’t be a thing 🙄 https://t.co/r0fi5gyF4P
— Neelangana Noopur (@neelangana) May 7, 2021
Can we use this contraption on bosses who deny menstrual leave, 2 days every 26-32 days? A tool that teaches empathy to a tool should be put to use! https://t.co/gFTfUtcFBb
— Megha S (@megzie0925) May 7, 2021
All men in the world should be made to try this by law https://t.co/RAVHCdOVxQ
— Seita 🥺 🅱️iluc roll cake (@felis_seita) May 7, 2021
Every freaking month from the age of 12 (some even younger) to 45/50..
This should be made mandatory to sensitise all the non menstruating folks!
“Ye to har ladki ko hi hota h, adat hojati hogi”, no bruh.. kabhi nahi padti🥺 and this is excluding PMS! https://t.co/T6YRRz748m
— wannabewriter97 (@wannabewriter97) May 7, 2021
The girls just standing there chilling 😂 https://t.co/guk8ox3BBI
— Lavanya^• (@LavanyaSeth) May 7, 2021
Yes, we are 🤬 walking around like that. Every day. When we complain, trust us, it’s bad. 🤣🤦🏻♀️😂 https://t.co/1rLXyxCpUl
— ❤️💜💙 Em is for Matriarchy (((she/her))) (@Bluegirlpdx) May 7, 2021
Can this be made compulsory for all males pls? Just once a month for 10 seconds. As a reminder of what women go through 5-8 days, every single month.
Thank you. https://t.co/Xu8Il10aiH
— Gauri (@AntiReal123) May 7, 2021
Yeah pain tolerance has a pretty clear winner: people with periods https://t.co/GYMON9foPY
— Athena (@shenchingtou) May 7, 2021
I can’t verify if this is true or not, but I strongly believe that the threshold for pain is very high for women than men in general. Both mental and physical 😐 https://t.co/yoPWTofs3V
— Sricharan NCh (@sricharannch) May 7, 2021
Damn. How bad are period cramps exactly?
I couldn’t have survived a month, looking at the expression of those men.
Hats off to all the women out there. https://t.co/vopFmplE4f
— Manissh Ahuuja (@ManisshAhuuja) May 7, 2021
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