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 fancycrave1 from Pixabay

As if being a mom isn't hard enough, why does society want to heap on more stress. Women who can breastfeed need to be able to breastfeed. They need to do it whenever and wherever.

This has been a contentious, dramatic issue for generations. Some people just can't handle a boob out in public. A boob that is nourishing a child, I might add. When you're hungry, you don't want to wait, so why should a mom, make her baby wait until a more "appropriate" time?

God grow up.

Redditor u/Brace4Landing wanted to chat about what women have to do what they do, by asking:

What are your thoughts about women breastfeeding openly in restaurants?
Keep reading... Show less

Our society has a lot of strange ideas about masculinity. In fact, we have such a string of contradicting and misleading pieces of information on how a man "should" act that it has created a very emotionally stunted pool of men in the United States.

And it's usually traits that differ from this path of "most masculine" that, ironically, make us appealing to potential mates. When people look for a partner, they usually look for some preliminary signs of who that person is, and these are some of the traits that most stuck out upon first impression.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay

Have you ever found yourself handing over some hard-earned money while wondering "why am I even paying for this?"

There are some things that absolutely should be "free" - or at least not an extra fee on top of some already-paid money. So let's talk about them.

Keep reading... Show less
Jana Sabeth/Unsplash

Generations are sometimes a little confusing. What makes up a generation? Is it their ages or year they were born? Is it what was happening politically during the formative years? Is it the economic landscape that either afforded or denied certain life expectations? Maybe it's the technology that they had access to.

According to the Pew Research Center, it's all of these things and more. All of these factors can influence a generations understanding of the world and ultimately their thoughts as the move through it.

Depending on what generation you're from, you might have seen the drastic shift from records to CDs to Spotify, from payphones and landlines to cellphones.

Marked by technology and pop culture references, the older generations might actually look to Gen Z, the iGen, with pitty for never truly understanding the struggle of walking to school up hill both ways.

What are the struggles of the past that young people today really won't understand unless they were there to experience it? We went to Ask Reddit to find out.

Keep reading... Show less