Most Men Are Unaware Of These 27 Things About A Woman’s Life

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Women have the sh*t end of the stick for a lot of things in life. There’s the pay gap, workplace and home inequality, catcalling, domestic violence, a piece by piece dismantling of our sexual reproductive rights by old white dudes, periods, and strapless bras. The devil himself invented strapless bras, y’all. Oh, and then there’s that little thing where you have to push a watermelon out of your vag and then have it suck on your raw teet while still trying to balance a sex life, working, and keeping it all together. Being a woman is rad!

And sometimes —  it feels like men just don’t f*cking get it at all. They jaunt around, scratching their balls, unaware of the plethora of sh*t women have to go through on a daily basis. Like, talk to any woman in the world and she will tell you that she probably has gotten catcalled everyday walking down the street since the age of 11. Or that she has awkward blood stains on almost all of her good underwear. Or how people at work just don’t take her as seriously as her male colleagues.

There’s still a long way to go for men and women alike to realize what other genders go through — so maybe this will help enlighten those who have had their head stuck under a rock. Shouts out to all my ladies who have gotten a grossly lit, ball wielding, unsolicited d*ck pic in their life! This one’s for you!

These are 27 things about a woman’s life that most men are completely unaware of:


Unsolicited dick pics. Some men are aware of course, but I don’t think people are aware of just how often it happens. And I’m not on any dating sites. I get them on Facebook. From complete strangers.


Discharge. Not periods, just everyday discharge. Sometimes there’s hardly any, but sometimes there’s that big glob that appears at the most inopportune time.


That periods aren’t just liquid blood like when you cut your finger. There’s tissue and clots too. You’ll just be standing there chatting and suddenly, oh I just felt an alien slug slither out of my vagina, BRB.


How fucking common it was to have older men try to pick you up as a teenager. Once I hit puberty it was not uncommon if walking in a strip mall or the street to have a much older guy pull up in a car, ask you how you were doing, and if you needed a ride to get to where you’d want to go. (I’d say this happened a few times a year.) Not even necessarily while you’re alone. This definitely happened to me and my girlfriends. And not at 2am or anything sketchy either: I grew up in a safe area, and had protective parents, but this still happened to me just walking out of Barnes and Noble in the afternoon in broad daylight and such. My friends and I all laughed, thinking these old guys just assumed we were way older than we were and couldn’t tell, but then once I left my teens, these encounters stopped. Which is why they disturb me a bit more now than they ever did when I was young.


Lack of pockets in clothes. My husband is technically aware of this but still seems surprised when it comes up.


Farting and it slipping up into your vagina.


Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.