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[–] Liandra 35 points (+35|-0)

I wonder if part of why they are pretending is, because they don't actually know what a period is? Like they think cramps etc. are a period, when it's rather a side effect of having a period (but also taco bell...) that some experience.

They might have some effects from hormone fluctuation which are like ours, but the actual period is only the lining removing itself from the uterus and exiting the body with some blood through the vagina. None of which can happen to them.

[–] OneStarWolf 23 points (+23|-0)

What hormone fluctuations? They take a continuous dose of man-made estrogen, that’s it. Their body isnt naturally changing multiple hormone levels (progesterone, FSH, LSH, etc) for fertility like a woman.

[–] Liandra 13 points (+13|-0) Edited

That's what I thought and why I found the whole concept even more puzzling, but then I learned that some do not take the same dose every day but a variable one throughout the month, so it does create some kind of hormone cycle. They take (synthetic of course) estrogen and some also progesterone. I don't know why some do the consistent dose and others do not and what would be the benefit of one over the other. But of course, there will also be some where it's purely psychosomatic.

Edit note: I forgot to add, injections (that are not daily) would also need to fluctuations, since you inject a bigger dose that is staying over time but it might not decrease at a linear rate.

[–] Luckystar 13 points (+13|-0)

They are recommended to take a consistent dose every time. A few do mess around with dosage to try to simulate what they think a period is like. Mood swings due to the cycle is one of the least reported female symptoms (I think something like 10% of women?) but it is extremely commonly depicted in pop culture “har har she must be on the rag” so TIMs cling to it.

[–] Mother-of-Rats 7 points (+8|-1) Edited

I wouldn’t put it past them to double their doses or forget to take doses for a few days at a time which could lead to tummy upset. These guys aren’t exactly rocket scientists so could easily think “oh gee my lady brain made me forget to take my horse piss pills estrogen dose 3 days in a row - I’ll take them all at once now so that I can be a stunning and brave woman and grow my titties even bigger”.

NB: I’m cramping like hell right now and am crabby as a result.

Edited to scratch out “horse piss pills” as it’s inconsiderate to women who need to take HRT

[–] ProxyMusic 5 points (+5|-0)

Another main reason TIMs vary their hormone dosages is so to help them get boners & orgasm.