So… ‘man periods’ is actually a thing…

So men apparently have hormonal cycles and do get irritable and that sort of thing at a certain time of the month.

The Telegraph reported that at least a quarter of men believe they have man periods if we should call them that.

As part of a study of 2,412 people (50pc men and 50pc women), male participants were asked if they frequently suffered the same common side effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that women experience during their menstrual cycle, including tiredness, cramps and increased sensitivity.

26% of men said they did and at 58% of their partners believed them.

43% of women said they helped their men through their ‘man period’ often with attempts to ‘cheer him up’ (44%) or having to walk egg shells around them (39%). 33% admitted to telling him to man up.

Of the men themselves 56% said they were irritable, 51% more tired than usual, 47% had increased cravings and 43% were constantly hungry as well as easily upset.

Scientifically, there is proof of a male period. As they grow, younger men tend to have four-fold increases in testerone throughout the day. So in the morning, they feel a certain way and then later another way. While that change is clear, the science around how it varies from day to day or week to week or month to month is just not there.

So when your man has ‘male period’ moment at a certain time of the month. Well it is his time of the month, so to speak. No bleeding but, yeah, you know.