To all of you ladies (which I assume is quite a lot of you) who have experienced actual period cramps over the years.

I never have.

No literally, I’ve never had cramps before.

I had an IUD put in today.

BOY HOWDY do I now know at least kind of what cramping is like. Every once in a while, my uterus is like “OH HEY WE DON’T APPRECIATE THE INTRUSION” and then pain happens.

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So to all of you who have been dealing with this for years.... I think I sort of get it now, and I will never ever ever question ‘how bad could it BE’ ever again. Literally ever.

You have all my respect.

Holy fuck this hurts.