There is a monthly visitor whom you cannot ever obviate, and you hate it like crazy. Yes, girls, I'm talking about periods. 'That time of the month' for girls ruins certain things. You have constant mood swings; that occur some days before the downtime, and you are in constant pain. Worse thing, nobody should ever know that you are suffering (because of taboo, thanks, patriarchy) and then nobody understands what you go through. Ahh... this is what I think, and you?
Imagine a world where even guys will have periods, and I believe girls want such a time to come, so people realise what a pain it is. Let's see what would happen in a world where guys have periods.
When even guys bleed, the taboo of the 'bad thing' won't remain. There's more equality since both genders have the same problems, so no one will have a problem discussing this. This may even solve the temple entry issue in India.
The girlish colours of boxes for tampons or pads will obviously change to ones that will also attract men. Advertising as a whole will change.
Marketers are shy of showing blood, which basically comes because what will the guy think if she sees blood or the idea that it would be awkward for the guy. Yeah, let's show water now because that's what's leaking. What reality. In a new world, they won't shy away from it, they might even embrace it.
You won't have to sit around in your granny knickers pairs when on your periods. The issue of periods will become much more important and special attention would be paid. Specially designed pants with special effects would also be made for better times.
Since it would be a problem for everyone, there will be constant medications about different types of period pains and problems related to it. There will be people telling us how to cope with it.
Period $ex would be encouraged by everyone (maybe a new fetish for people and who doesn't want $ex?). Special sheets would be designed and proper research will happen.
PMS would be totally okay and people would understand what happens, maybe even if you burst somebody's head, people will understand.
It wouldn't be called 'that time of the month' anymore, more new synonyms will come up, maybe like civil War or something. Maybe, there won't even be synonyms as no more a taboo. But, they can exist for pure purposes of cool names.
No one would hide their tampons or pads while going to washrooms, they might even be okay with it.
There will be Periolympics, where the man who loses most blood wins the championship. Guys, we need rules for this.
Since it would no more be a taboo, people would celebrate the idea of periods rather than be ashamed of it. Maybe, more equality and happiness is what we may achieve.