Sharon Alger That’s really interesting. I wonder how useful it is to say one pain is worse than the other. We’ve known about endometriosis for decades, and that the pain associated with the condition is appalling, but that doesn’t help those suffering if society still forces them to suppress this pain. Darkly, I wonder if it would be a useful part of compulsory education to hook men up to a TENS machine and show them physically what the average period feels like. Even if they only had to endure ten minutes (compared to up to ten days), I think they’d be more empathetic.