“MAN PE­RI­ODS” YES, IT’S A THING

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - NEWSFLASH -

You heard that right – male pre-men­strual syn­drome is en­dured by 26 per cent of men, ac­cord­ing to a new UK study of more than 2400 peo­ple. The blokes iden­ti­fied many of the same side ef­fects of the hor­monal cy­cle as women, in­clud­ing ir­ri­tabil­ity, cramps and food crav­ings.

In­ter­est­ingly, 43 per cent of the fe­male re­spon­dents agreed their men suf­fered from PMS and ad­mit­ted to offering spe­cial sup­port to their part­ners dur­ing that time of the month to “try to cheer him up”.

Ther­a­pist and au­thor of The Ir­ri­ta­ble Male Syn­drome, Jed Di­a­mond, has re­searched the “man pe­riod” and be­lieves “men have hor­monal cy­cles just as women do”.

How­ever, 33 per cent of the ladies in the study sim­ply told their other halves to “man up”.

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