When it comes to the menstrual cycle of girls, some teenage boys are completely in the dark and are being led to believe teen girls eat their used tampons out of necessity.
The latest WTF entry on the internet is a hoax started by Caroline Majcher, a brilliant 18-year-old from Toronto, who targeted gullible guys about what happens when a girl has her period.
Majcher told Buzzfeed News that she and her sister were brainstorming ideas for a video to post on TikTok and thought:
“I could probably make up a lie about girls and any boy would believe it.”
She convincingly feigned frustration over “clueless” guys not knowing that girls eat their tampons to replenish all the lost blood back into their bodies.
“Guys are so clueless. So today I was talking about periods with my guy friends and just explaining some stuff to them.”
“And they had no idea that girls eat their tampon after they’re done with it to reabsorb all the blood that they just lost.”
While her stunt didn’t initially catch on like wildfire, it did have a slow-burn effect.
Other girls began posting variations of the tampon-eating video and perpetuating the chicanery to prove that, they too, can be just as gross as boys.
wait do guys genuinely not know girls eat their tampons after using it to absorb the iron ??? like i told a guy and he was so surprised like where do u think we get the blood for the next cycle i-
— laur ! 🐌 (@laurestry) September 20, 2019
One girl wrote:
“Why do boys still not believe that we eat our tampons to reabsorb the blood we lost??”
These girls are just milking it.
y’all think girls don’t eat tampons pic.twitter.com/M6E1PW8Pli
— maren || 3 (@ONGRAVESTONES) September 22, 2019
Okay but Not all girls eat their tampons…some girls like to squeeze the blood from the tampon into a cup and drink it!!
— ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* fatmarabah ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* (@fatmarabah4) September 20, 2019
The best video to describe it. There’s a lot of these vids going around 😂 pic.twitter.com/PBwFmQae4I
— B (@anonlystalking) September 20, 2019
Are boys taking the bait? Let’s jus say these guys are hella confused, now.
I SAW THIS VIDEO ON TIKTOK WITH THIS DUDE LOOKING CONFUSED AND ASKING IF GIRLS EAT TAMPONS SO THEY DON'T LOSE BLOOD AND I'M LIKE???? I thought it was common knowledge lmao pic.twitter.com/CaxdPuvEuW
— The angry finger (@the_angryfinger) September 19, 2019
MOST OF THE MALES ON TIKTOK BELIEVE THE GIRLS EAT THEIR TAMPON ON THEIR PERIOD I'M DEADDD pic.twitter.com/f98EiJkjp2
— jay (@velvetskiesz3) September 18, 2019
With other reaction videos proliferating online, Majcher is relishing in the moment.
“There’s one with a whole group of guys and at the same time you can see all their jaws drop.”
Here is a compilation of other reaction clips on YouTube.
Other girls took the fake unsanitary diet further by sharing their methods of used tampon consumption. Got the dry-heaves, yet?
Majcher shared some of the comments she saw on Twitter.
“I saw one girl say that she would use her tampon and freeze it as a popsicle. One said she used it as a salsa dip.”
Put it in the freezer, then you have a nice popsicle. 👍😎
— Jk3wl (@jk3wl) September 22, 2019
— -D- (@D_Teknomancer) September 22, 2019
Boys, please don’t even take this with a grain of salt.
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