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Apparently Some Men Think Pads Stick to Women Like Band-Aids? Yeah, Really.

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Listen, the lack of sex and reproductive education in America is shameful, so I want to go on record with saying I am not making fun of young Ked Merwin with this post. Education is key, and if no one is going to teach young men about how things like periods work – even though it’s obviously in their best interest to be generally aware – I guess TikTok is as good a place as any to make it happen.

Ked has a mother and a sister, and yet was still 16 years old when he realized that pads stick to a girl’s underwear and not to her skin.

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Are you always prepared for menstrual cycles? Menstruation is the monthly discharge of blood from the vagina for 4-5 days throughout the reproductive period of a woman from menarche to menopause. This is known as your monthly period and is a major sign of physical maturity and becoming a woman. During your monthly period, it is important that you wear a menstrual pad, also known as a sanitary pad. A menstrual pad absorbs the blood flow and protects your clothes from getting stained. Menstrual pads are made from absorbent fiber usually wood cellulose. In addition there may be a plastic padding across the bottom to help reduce leaks. Choosing the right menstrual pad for your flow is important when you get your periods to prevent leakages and avoid public embarrassment. Do you know that you can save yourself from the hassle of driving or going to the store just to buy feminine products? You can simply order them online and have them delivered to your doorstep! #menstruation #menstrualcup #menstruationmatters #menstruationmyths #menstruationcycle #sanitarypads #menstrualpads #womenaffairs #feminineproducts #menstrualhygiene #bloodflow #period #menstrualperiod #womenhealth #maxipad #hygiene

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He shared his total aha! moment on TikTok, which is where we all learned that there are apparently many men out there who think this same thing – and some of them don’t have the excuse of being young.

Ked’s video is out there doing the lord’s work, though, and educating people – it’s been viewed well over a million times.

@kedliketed

I thought it was like bandaid

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No one is asking the hard question here, which is that if they think it goes on like a Band-Aid to the “skin,” do they…do the know about pubic hair?

Ked thinks that boys should be taught more about “girl stuff” and vice versa, proving once again that this generation might actually save us all one day.

If we don’t ruin everything before they have the chance to take over, of course.

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Until then, please talk to your sons, boyfriends, brothers, et al about the normal, monthly visitor in your life. Everyone will benefit if we just stop acting like it’s a gross thing that needs to be kept secret, instead of a thing that happens to 50% of the population.

You know I’m right.