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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    The awkward moment when your a girl and you can piss standing up......

    (Severe hatred of public toilet seats, many years practice)
    You're still crouching though.

    You are crouching, right? :eek:
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    (Original post by Josh93)
    Young guy: Muscle, ridiculously fast metabolism, awesome facial hair, deep voice.

    Young woman: Menstrual cramps + vaginal bleeding, seemingly constant concern over calories due to much less rapid metabolism, constant need to shave/wax legs etc.

    It's a tough decision but all things considered, I think I'll keep my penis for the time being :rolleyes:
    All you did was compare the postives of being a guy to the negatives of being a girl then try to conclude that it's therefore harder being a girl in a sarcastic manner. If you're gonna do that at least try to be more subtle next time.
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    Holy cow wtf man!

    Do you thinks its better to have periods at ANY point in your life?

    Do you think it's cool to put make up?!

    Do you think it's cool to get pregnant?!

    Who do you think supports the womenfolks of our world?!!!!

    It's us damnit!!!

    We are teh best.

    The grass is never green at that side!!! It's red! LOLL
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    You're still crouching though.

    You are crouching, right? :eek:
    Depends what im wearing. if its a skirt or a dress i can pretty much just stand straight over it :P

    classy huh

    if its jeans there is some element of a crouch, yes
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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    Depends what im wearing. if its a skirt or a dress i can pretty much just stand straight over it :P

    classy huh

    if its jeans there is some element of a crouch, yes
    You will have no aim. I wonder where you are pouring all that...
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    I wouldn't want to be a guy, simply because I'm a woman.

    But do not fear, do not repent of your penis: You do not bleed for a week every month. Be grateful for your penis.
    is it really that bad, I know for a lot of women it really effects them badly - is this the same for you ?
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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    You will have no aim. I wonder where you are pouring all that...
    I can aim! Like i said lots of practice. Also im really short so im pretty close to the seat standing up fully anyway.
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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    It can vary - on the pill its two days long, off the pill because im messed up two weeks long.

    But yes for the average woman i believe it is about a week long.
    I remember my doctor saying 5-8 days was about average.
    I haven't had a period for about 18 months yay for my pill.
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    Bro, U need to LIFT!
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    (Original post by Millie228)
    Teens can be a ****ty time for both genders. Men often link their value and self esteem to their ability to get women. They haven't yet developed the confidence they need to date and women often date guys a few years older, so in terms of dating, they may be a little behind when they're around 20, but it picks up soon enough (as long as you develop, that is).
    Explain?
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    Not at all.

    It's just forums attract guys that sit on their computers, never socialize, so never get laid.
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    (Original post by mc1000)
    I think it's fair to say that men do tend to be more lonely in their youth not because lack of social competence or lack of friends, but more because at this age, women call the shots when it comes to relationships. It's perfectly acceptable and quite common for 18 year old women to go out with men in their late 20s, for example (less so the other way round) - and women typically go for older guys because of improved appearence with age (and not necessarily maturity - I really don't think there's as much maturity difference between guys and girls of the same age as popular opinion would like to suggest. I speak from personal experience).

    For example, I'm 23 and haven't had a girlfriend for 7 years. My ex is married the guy she dumped me for; he's 5 years older than her (which practically makes him a paedophile, so I guess the joke's on him :P). I was her first ever boyfriend; she will probably *never* know what it's like to be rejected. She will never understand how much pain I felt. She's only ever shown interest to guys she likes, and she's always got what she wanted, just because she's female.

    Most girls have numerous guys after them at any given time, and whether or not you get the girl you want to go out with is like a job interview. The chance of you getting it is quite low. Rejection after rejection ensues. You have to lower your standards, until it gets to the point that you consider going out with a girl just for the sake of having a relationship, yet not having a low-enough moral conscience to actually do that - hence remaining single. It gets so lonely without a girlfriend. So yes, girls (until their late 20s or so) basically can have a relationship whenever they want one, with (more-or-less) whomever they want. For guys it's the other way around. At least I hope it is.

    Incidentally, I reckon this is a major contributing factor to the shorter lifespan of men. More pain and loneliness in early adulthood = more strain on the heart = greater chance of dying young.
    Hmm... not sure i agree with that. Overall men die younger because of a large variety of issues. For a start we have more testosterone than females which means that we're much more likely than females to engage in risk taking behaviours such as aggressive driving, fighting, even smoking and excessive drinking e.t.c

    Men also don't seek support for mental illnesses or just general emotional support like women do.

    True, a woman's company will always be valued more than a man's. After all a woman provided she is good looking enough can get virtually anything she wants such as free drinks, meals, cab rides e.t.c

    On the other hand their value is based exclusively on their looks and once those run out, then they might as well be invisible and all over the world women are more likely to be killed, beaten, raped and abused.

    You should stop feeling sorry for yourself, get out there and hit the gym hard and start socialising with other men. Don't forget that men's value improves over time whereas women's tend to decline (as they get older and less sexually desirable to men. There are exceptions to this of course)
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    (Original post by minimarshmallow)
    I remember my doctor saying 5-8 days was about average.
    I haven't had a period for about 18 months yay for my pill.
    I love the pill whoever invented it was a genius!
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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    I love the pill whoever invented it was a genius!
    It is pretty damn good I will say.
    But it's still not perfect, took 3 months till I could wear a push up bra because my boobs were tender while my body got used to it... Something else men don't have to worry about.
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    (Original post by Zenomorph)
    is it really that bad, I know for a lot of women it really effects them badly - is this the same for you ?
    I take pills to prevent it from causing me the agony it used to, but of course I still find it a major pain in the hoo-haa. But I have friends who throw up because it hurts that much.
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    (Original post by Silver Arrow)
    Explain?
    By that I mean being ambitious, work hard, develop confidence, challenging yourself etc. If a man never grows or takes on life to make sure he becomes socially skilled and confident, he will remain in the same place as he was when he was 17.
    I would say the same to a woman, she has to mature to make a good wife someday. A lot of women also don't know how to be feminine or take care of themselves while they are young (which sometimes results in them 'blossoming' in their twenties, not in their late teens).
    I don't think things are unfair one way or the other. Both men and women will age, but as women are less visual than men, their achievements and personality can compensate (up to a certain point). I saw some diagrams a while back depicting the peak of attractiveness for both sexes. For women, the golden spot tend to be somewhere in their mid to late twenties - they are still attractive and fertile, but have developed more personality and have overall good lives. For men it's usually mid to late thirties - they are becoming successful and confident, but have not yet started losing their hair or become unattractive to the youngest women. So the peaks are slightly different, which means it makes sense that women date men a few years up.
    I have always dated men approx. 6 years older than myself. Of course I am used to this, my stepfather is 17 years older than my mum.
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    (Original post by Silver Arrow)
    Hmm... not sure i agree with that. Overall men die younger because of a large variety of issues. For a start we have more testosterone than females which means that we're much more likely than females to engage in risk taking behaviours such as aggressive driving, fighting, even smoking and excessive drinking e.t.c

    Men also don't seek support for mental illnesses or just general emotional support like women do.

    True, a woman's company will always be valued more than a man's. After all a woman provided she is good looking enough can get virtually anything she wants such as free drinks, meals, cab rides e.t.c

    On the other hand their value is based exclusively on their looks and once those run out, then they might as well be invisible and all over the world women are more likely to be killed, beaten, raped and abused.

    You should stop feeling sorry for yourself, get out there and hit the gym hard and start socialising with other men. Don't forget that men's value improves over time whereas women's tend to decline (as they get older and less sexually desirable to men. There are exceptions to this of course)
    You are right, although men die younger because they are physically more feeble. In muscle strength they are stronger than women, but in every other aspect they are weaker.
    It is true that testosterone causes men to be involved in more accidents. There are also more male than female suicides. But the majority of early deaths for men are health-related.
    Males are more vulnerable to maternal stresses and pollution in utero — female preemies are almost twice as likely to survive as male preemies, which means more miscarriages happen to women carrying males. Boys are twice as likely to have attention problems, four times as likely to have language or reading disabilities, and ten times as likely to have Asperger syndrome. Males are more susceptible to almost all chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, liver disease and AIDS. They have much shorter life spans. Men catch postsurgical infections more than women do, and 70 percent of them die from this peculiar vulnerability (compared to 30 percent of women), which means having surgery is far more risky for men than for women. So yes, men are more fragile from nature's side.
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    I am greatly thankful that I'm not a female - I mean, periods and pregnancy. Dear me - how terrible it must be to be a female - and that vagina too - a penis is much more manageable! :lol:
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    (Original post by mc1000)
    I think it's fair to say that men do tend to be more lonely in their youth not because lack of social competence or lack of friends, but more because at this age, women call the shots when it comes to relationships. It's perfectly acceptable and quite common for 18 year old women to go out with men in their late 20s, for example (less so the other way round) - and women typically go for older guys because of improved appearence with age (and not necessarily maturity - I really don't think there's as much maturity difference between guys and girls of the same age as popular opinion would like to suggest. I speak from personal experience).

    For example, I'm 23 and haven't had a girlfriend for 7 years. My ex is married the guy she dumped me for; he's 5 years older than her (which practically makes him a paedophile, so I guess the joke's on him :P). I was her first ever boyfriend; she will probably *never* know what it's like to be rejected. She will never understand how much pain I felt. She's only ever shown interest to guys she likes, and she's always got what she wanted, just because she's female.

    Most girls have numerous guys after them at any given time, and whether or not you get the girl you want to go out with is like a job interview. The chance of you getting it is quite low. Rejection after rejection ensues. You have to lower your standards, until it gets to the point that you consider going out with a girl just for the sake of having a relationship, yet not having a low-enough moral conscience to actually do that - hence remaining single. It gets so lonely without a girlfriend. So yes, girls (until their late 20s or so) basically can have a relationship whenever they want one, with (more-or-less) whomever they want. For guys it's the other way around. At least I hope it is.

    Incidentally, I reckon this is a major contributing factor to the shorter lifespan of men. More pain and loneliness in early adulthood = more strain on the heart = greater chance of dying young.
    I can't speak for all women, but I'm nearly 24 and have never even been on a date, so already you're beating me in the romance stakes! I've asked guys out and been turned down, and have never had a guy that I like reciprocate.

    I think it's correct that women (and men) do and can have it easy... if they have no standards.
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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    im not alone
    Please teach me this art!!
 
 
 
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