The 28-year-old also keeps a track of her tampon changes and called her a jerk when she stood up for herself.
Women are often shamed for having their periods, and the subject of menstruation is considered taboo around the world even in the 21st century. What people fail to realize is that it is a completely natural and normal bodily function, and yet conversations around it tend to be in hushed tones, and there's a lot of tip-toeing around the subject. A 24-year-old woman turned to Reddit and shared her story of how her 28-year-old boyfriend treats her when she's on her period, and wanted to know if she was the *ssh*l* in the subreddit thread AITA.
The woman who goes by the name ThrowRaperiodx began by explaining how ridiculously protective her partner is about his furniture. "So, my (24F) boyfriend (28M) is really protective over his furniture, I assume it's because they're white. This really shows when I'm on my period," reads the post. Her partner's insensitivity towards her is gloriously reflected when he places a premium value on his furniture over her. Go figure!
Opening up about the things he makes her do, she continued: "My boyfriend does humiliating things like placing sheets on all of the chairs and lounges (I feel like if I were to leak, I'd just leak through the sheets anyway) and makes me sleep in the guest bedroom on the first two days of my period (my heaviest days)." If you think that was the end of it, you're wrong. He even had the audacity to keep track of her tampon changes and asks her if she has done so. She stated: "He even asks me about when was the last time I changed my tampon." Frustrated, the woman added: "I'm a grown woman who has had her period since the age of 12, I don't need somebody to remind me to change a tampon."
She reflected on her boyfriend's (horrific) actions and noted: "I just feel embarrassed and it gives me the vibe that he cares more about materialistic objects than me. I'm not even allowed to cuddle him during my period. He acts like I'm just gushing like a waterfall or something." Fed up with his crappy behavior, the woman decided to put her foot down, and stand up for herself. She said: "I started my period yesterday and as I expected - the sheets come out. I decide to put my foot down and I take off all of the sheets off the furniture, which got my boyfriend irritated to which I told him that he needs to stop treating me like a leaking juicebox."
Instead of being understanding and supportive, the 28-year-old man shot back at her and stated that she "no right to prevent him from keeping his expensive furniture clean," and it was she who was the "one acting like a 'jerk.'"
She turned to Reddit asking other users if she was in the wrong. Unsurprisingly, the advice doled out by Redditors were unanimous. They all opined that her boyfriend was the *ssh*l*, and not she. User abcwva suggested that she should pack her bags and leave him right away. "I don't think this is about furniture. This is a man deeply uneasy about menstruation and female body functions. He is not truly comfortable relating to women and attempts to control and set barriers around them. I suggest you get away from this man whose head is in the Dark Ages of time because you will begin to notice, over time, that it is not just your menstruating body that sets him off," they wrote. seekeramnell, too, was alarmed by his behavior, noting, "This is actually quite disturbing behavior. He's treating OP like a dog in heat, it makes me wonder about his personality/views towards women in general. For his screwed up reasoning to work, he'd have to ask ANY woman that comes to his house if they're having their period. WTH???