The whole “men are from Mars, women are from Venus” thing is total bullshit, but there are still some things that men just cannot wrap their heads around.
1. Bra sizes.
We understand the basic concepts of A and DD and that there’s also number but we have absolutely no point of reference. We don’t know what chest size a 36 actually is. Also, the whole idea of chest underwear. We don’t have to deal with it.
So you women just like, stick them up there right? We’re pretty sure we know how they work, but it’s not like we’ve ever seen them in action. How do you get so good at concealing them? We’ve never seen an unwrapped one in the wild.
3. Periods in general.
Do you bleed the whole time? How do you know when you’re done? Can you feel it all day? Yeah, health class taught us the logistics, but we still have so many unanswered questions.
4. Girls night.
There is no male equivalent. What do you do when you’re out? Is it a secret meeting? WHY CAN’T A GUY COME TO CHILL OUT WITH YOU?
5. Why they think penises look gross.
We know you like them, but most women don’t love the look of a penis. We see our own all the time, so we can’t understand why. Plus, we love your vaginas, so why the double-standard?
How do you walk in them without literally snapping your ankle? We don’t have the grace to walk around on something like that.
7. Shoes in general.
We have like, three pairs of shoes tops, and they each perform unique functions. We don’t understand a fourth, let alone a 24th.
Guys go to the bathroom, hope it’s empty, and if there is someone else in there, you do not acknowledge them. No eye-contact, no small talk. You are in, your penis is out, you’re peeing, you’re leaving the bathroom (don’t forget to put your penis back in). Why would you willingly bring people in with you while you pee?
9. Birth control.
There are so many different kinds. With some of them you still get your period. Some you don’t. Some of them you only have it kind of? We know you have to take it every day, and that’s pretty much it. [Ed. note: Nope, still wrong!]
10. "F*ck Me" outfits.
We don’t have any kind of “fuck me” clothes in our closets. We shower and put on a collared shirt and hope that we get lucky. You will never hear a guy say, “I just got a great pair of ‘f*ck me’ slacks.”
11. Why sitting down to pee is a pain.
We get what’s going on, but we don’t really understand how much of a game-changer it is. We can pee pretty much wherever we want, whenever we want. It’s pretty cool.
12. Why you insist on our opinions when we don’t have one to give.
What do I think of that girl's eyebrows? We don’t know. We don’t care. Ok, if you need an answer, how about "They're okay?" Oh they're not? They're not shaped right? See, we’re out of our element and we just get yelled at for giving you an answer.
13. How women always smell good.
What is it? What do you do? Is that your natural musk? Guys always smell like sweat and fast food and deodorant.
14. All those skincare products.
We have soap, probably shampoo, and maybe moisturizer. What are the other things you guys have all over the bathroom? How do different parts of the skin need different things? It’s literally one organ.
15. How you look good at the gym.
Why do you look like you stepped out of a fitness catalogue with your color coordinated outfit while we’re standing over here in our raggedy-ass PE shorts we've had since grade school?
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor changes have been implemented by Cosmo.ph editors.