JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

The internet, as dark is it often becomes, can be a wonderful place to retrieve information.


The anonymity allows people to ask questions they might not ask in real life, and that same anonymity also allows others to give honest answers when they might not have.

Take, for example, the physical differences separating the male and female sexes.

Sure, everyone knows the general distinctions. But when it comes to the nitty gritty details, the subtle nuances of living day to day in a certain body, there's a lot to learn.

Recently, a Reddit thread offered the opportunity for women to ask and men to share about the common "guy problems" that women might not fully understand.

Spoiler alert: most of the content revolved around erections.

MysticPato asked, "Women of Reddit, what are some men’s problems that you really can’t understand?"

Mind the Tip 

"Where does your member go when y'all use the toilet? Like does it just hang there? What if you have to poo with a boner?" -- katanavanna

"My boyfriend told me about a certain problem with men's penises sometimes touching the front of the toilet seat when they sit."

"I understand it but I'm glad I don't have to experience it lol" -- anonymouskz

"My husband complains the toilet downstairs is too small so his unit grazes the inside bowl." -- Zetta216

A Remarkably Thoughtful Response

"Where do your balls go when you sit down" -- bellie87

"This is why we usually sit with at least some spread. That being said, they're a bit more flexible and mobile than some people might think. They will find a place, or they WILL let you know that they're not comfortable." -- AlexAlho

"blue balls? like do you get horny and it gets painful?" -- Ovlizin

"It's not 'horny=pain,' but it is real. It's caused by a hypertension in our groin that occurs after prolonged intense arousal. And despite the moderate pain it causes, it is no excuse for any untoward behaviour" -- hrrisn

"Do guys just get random boners?" -- M31K_

"Yes sadly it can be awkward" -- The_nosicle

"From ages 13 to about 25 it's got a mind of it's own. After 35 it gets lazy and has to have a decent chance of actually getting used." -- [deleted]

"Some men i know are overly confident and very insecure at the same time. Is this the societal norm?" -- Kyrilla_Mignon

"Yep, you want to seem confident but it just leaves you insecure" -- hastthouforsakeme

"It's a complicated matter. It starts somewhere between men are not allowed to express their feelings and show no weakness.(boys don't cry) And probably ends with us never get compliments."

"Some of us just get only one compliment a month and this one compliment is what keeps us goin for month, if not years." -- motorfreak937

"I've always been so curious about how men's public bathrooms evolved to be such an 'exposed' experience compared to women's... like, we use a stall no matter what..."

"when men have to pee, they just have a thin sheet of fiberglass or whatever separating one of (what I'd imagine) is one of their most private physical parts from complete strangers."

"How many men just opt to use a stall at all times?"

-- FlavortownAbbey

"When you stick your finger in their belly button and it hurts them in their penis. Why is that connected?" -- 59Trees

"The reason for that is your median umbilical ligament (not to be confused with the medial umbilical ligament). the short story is that when you were a fetus, your bladder emptied through a canal in the umbilical cord."

"The MUL is the remnant of the bladder-navel connection and depending on differences in your individual anatomy, any pressure/pain applied to the belly button can cause a sensation at the tip of the urethra, the root of the penis, the clitoris, labia or g-spot. Or the other way around." -- Timguin

"Beards?? I can't imagine it NOT being annoying having so much hair on your face. Doesn't it get hot? And food get stuck in it?" -- sleepygaybi***

"No, it doesn't get hot. I find it more annoying to have long hair on the head so I don't know how you girls do that. Beards don't get annoying if you keep them trimmed." -- MoobyTheGoldenSock

"Only get hot under a mask, lately. Don't get food stuck in it because I don't eat like an animal, and I always rinse my face after I finish eating (as a just in case measure)"

"Main reason I've cultivated mine is that it's the only thing I can have in my arsenal to conceal my lack of attractive features." -- finch231

"Why do men feel shameful after masturbation?" -- sneeplesteen

"Well, I guess you're talking about post nut clarity." -- Tom_is_a_hero

"Why do some men think it's ok to spit in public? Like what is that about, I don't need to see you spit out a big chunk of phlegm on the street" -- Mq94

"Seen plenty of women spit in public too. I think this just has to do with how you're raised, not which gender you are. Some people just don't learn manners and common decency" -- hrrisn

Want to "know" more? Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again. Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Y'all know that one Hannah Montana song? “Everybody makes mistakes! Everybody has those days!" That's the song I sing to myself every time I accidentally burn myself while making ramen. It comforts me to know, however, that there are a lot of worse mistakes out there than some spilled ramen. Who knew?

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Daniel Perrig from Pixabay

When I was younger, it seemed every adult believed that you couldn't swim for several hours after eating. Why did they all believe this? I fought them on this all the time, by the way. I shouldn't have had to, just because I'd eaten some barbecue during a pool party. Guess what, though? That belief is unfounded.

Keep reading... Show less

As much as we're not supposed to feel satisfaction upon observing the struggles of other people, it can be hard to resist a silent, internal fist pump when some blunder occurs immediately after we tried to help the person prevent it.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by leo2014 from Pixabay

One of the most upsetting aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic––which is saying a lot, frankly––is the number of people who have been so affected by misinformation and disinformation. You know the ones to which I refer: These are the people who are convinced the virus is a hoax despite the lives it's claimed and the devastation it has wrought on society at large. Disinformation kills––there are stories of people who remained convinced that Covid-19 is a hoax even while intubated in the ICU, even up to their last breath.

After Redditor asked the online community, "Doctors of Reddit, what happened when you diagnosed a Covid-19 denier with Covid-19?" doctors and other medical professionals shared these rather unsettling stories.

Keep reading... Show less