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PMS reminder service for men a hit

Alison Stephenson
January 29, 2009 05:00pm

MEN sick of copping a monthly serve have signed up for an online reminder service that warns when pre-menstrual syndrome is about to hit their partner.

PMSBuddy.com, the brainchild of a 28-year-old bloke whose mates were too often in cycle-related strife, is designed for men who have a darling of a partner for three weeks of the month – and a demon for the rest.

The reminders include pithy messages of encouragement such as “She’s on yellow - tread carefully, fella” - as well as tips for how men can mitigate the damage.

It tells men never to ask if a woman has Pre Menstrual Syndrome, and if all else fails to buy flowers, deemed to be "kryptonite to PMS."

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24979854-23272,00.html

What do you think? I'm not sure if i am amused or annoyed.
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I find it funny. My husband is much better at telling whether I have PMS than I am. Also, if I do have PMS, him gently suggesting that might be why I'm acting like I've drunk some angry juice usually defuses the problem because I'll stop and realise that that probably is why I'm feeling so angry and that knowledge helps me to cope with it. I think the thing that gets men screamed at is when they always attribute any anger in a woman to PMS rather than their own annoying unreasonable behaviour.

i find it insulting. I hate that women are automatically deemed "PMS" whenever they aren't demure and subserviant.

Exactly. I'm not sure if I believe in PMS. I know if I'm acting like a bitch, it's because I'm acting like a bitch, not because of PMS.

Oh I believe in PMS because I know I have PMS. Not "normal" PMS where I get bitchy but it affects me. But i hate that it has become the "excuse" for women standing up for themselves and not doing what the menz tell us to do.

It pisses me off because I hate that women need an excuse to be angry. I think I'd have to punch someone in the face if my partner assumed I was PMSing each time I was unhappy, or if I was unhappy in the designated time period he would assume it was menstruation-based.

I think there's really an argument on both sides of that.
I can honestly say that PMS (or whatever you wanna call it) does make me a bit unreasonable and weepy each month, and I feel bad for the men (and women) in my life that have to put up with me when I get that way.

But it's effing irritating when someone writes off your feelings.

It's kind of cute to have something like that, I guess. I've had really nice boyfriends who try to empathize with me when I'm feeling crappy, and maybe that kind of thing can help them?

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