Before we get started let’s just say up front that there are exceptions to every rule. So, all of you haters just need to simmer down and know that these “5 Things Women Know That Men Don’t” are based on personal observances and experiences. But then, all of you women readers already knew that … didn’t you? See what I mean?
Thing number 1.
Most women know at least one hour before the man does if and when there will be sexual relations, and to what degree.
That’s right guys. Even with all of the scheming, plotting, romancing, smooth talk, drinks bought, jewelry gifted, flowers delivered, and favors returned: you might think that you have a master plan with a set objective. But, you still can’t be sure. She is. Believe me. She is sure.
She will know at least one hour before you do: if there will be sex; when the sex will take place; and what sexual acts will be performed.
The guy might be able to determine the place for said acts based on her state of arousal and a great deal of planning on his part. He might even think that he “slipped one past the goalie” from time to time. But, don’t be fooled. She knew what was coming before he had a clue. If it happened, she knew it was going to happen first.
Thing number 2.
Many women know how to share their feelings with one another.
OK, I can see you rolling your eyes from here. I know that almost every guy out there is saying “Why would I want to share my feelings with another guy?” Why indeed?
Well for one thing; it would provide a sounding board to bounce things off of in advance of you doing something stupid. You know you’ve been there. You’ve done something that later proved itself to be heartless, selfish, boorish, or short-sighted. Something that you later recognized as having been a poorly considered path. Something that you might have reconsidered had you had someone to talk with about it before you said, did, or wrote anything.
And yes, some guys are fortunate enough to have best buds, or brothers with whom they can commiserate. But, it’s pretty rare for guys to talk about intimate stuff like emotional relationships, the latest men’s fashions, or how someone made you feel. Guess what. Women do that shit all of the time.
Thing number 3.
Most women know men’s insecurities — even ones that the guy doesn’t know himself.
Guys, do you ever feel like maybe you’re being played by the fairer sex? That’s because you are. It’s like a sixth sense that drives their two minute drill offense. They see your weak spots. They gather the information. They wait until the closing minutes, then they throw the deep pattern that you never saw coming. Boom!
Are you a little insecure about your mid section? She knows it. You might not even remember sharing that with her. But, she knows. You don’t think she’s going to use that info do you? Just wait until you try on some jeans that she doesn’t like and she says: “They make you look a little big around the belly.” UGH!
Think she doesn’t know that you’re jealous of the neighbor’s new car? She does. Just wait until the next time she wants some new trees (that you don’t want) planted in the front yard. You don’t think she’ll throw out: “I just want one thing that is nicer than the Jones’.” Straight through the heart.
Thing number 4.
Many women know what sort of birth control they’re using (or not using) at all times.
Now at a certain age this might no longer be an issue. Age, menopause, hysterectomy, or a vasectomy may have solved this quandary for a man and his significant other. But, she’s been very certain all along. Even during times when he thought he knew the main line of defense; only she knew to what degree that was true.
Is she on the pill sir? Did you put it in peanut butter, put it in her mouth, stroke her throat to make her swallow, and then inspect her mouth to make sure? Did you check the color of every pill and the date to make sure it she wasn’t slipping in the placebo? Were there times when she seemingly allowed unprotected sex because she was “just too excited” to take precautions? Makes ya wonder doesn’t it?
Thing number 5.
Most women know about skin care and hair care products that most men never even knew existed.
Unless skin and / or hair care are part of their profession; it is a rare man who knows any of the latest products available.
Maybe he took a recommendation from a barber, girlfriend, or doctor and felt enlightened for the time being. But, this stuff changes fast. New products are being developed, trialled, released-to-market, and redefining the skin and hair treatment frontiers on a daily basis. So, if a guy isn’t reading articles, conversing with peers and consulting with skin and hair care professionals on a regular basis — just know that women are.
BTW: in case you were wondering … there is a list of things that men know, and that women don’t know too. But that’s a list for another day.
Originally published at The Relevant Man
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