Cowboy was left in pain when trying period pain simulator while woman on her period feels nothing

A not-so-jolly rancher! ‘Tough’ cowboy is left doubled over in agony as he tries a ‘MENSTRUATION pain simulator’ – while a cowgirl on her period breezes through it, even letting out a ‘yeehaw’

  • A ‘tough’ cowboy was let writhing in pain and unable to stand when a period pain simulator was turned to its highest level, while a woman had no reaction 
  • Lux Perry, 29, from Vancouver, who uses non-binary pronouns, started their own company Somedays to help with period pain and brought a simulator to a rodeo  
  • Perry challenged cowboys to test how long they could tolerate period pain, and one man couldn’t even make it past level eight and said the pain was ‘awful’ 
  • Another woman, who was actually on her period, tried the simulator and ‘didn’t even flinch’ at the pain and even let out a ‘yeehaw’  
  • Users flooded the comments section with their praise for this idea, and added how validating it feels to see a man experience a small taste of period pain

A ‘tough’ cowboy was left writhing in pain when a ‘menstruation pain simulator’ was turned to its highest level – while the same machine garnered no reaction from a woman on her actual period.

Lux Perry, 29, from Vancouver, Canada, who uses non-binary pronouns, started their own company Somedays to help with period pain after they experienced excruciating pain every month, while living endometriosis. 

Lux brought their period pain simulator to a a rodeo to challenge and teach them a lesson about ‘what tough really looks like.’ 

Lux Perry(far right) challenged the cowboy with their period pain simulator to see how 'tough' he was

A 'tough' cowboy was left writhing in pain when a 'menstruation pain simulator' was turned all the way up

Lux Perry(far right) challenged the cowboy with their period pain simulator to see how ‘tough’ he was; the cowboy was left writhing in pain when the simulator was turned all the way up

Their first victim was cowboy Andrew Tuck, who wasn't prepared for the challenge and said the pain was 'awful' and could barley stand up

Their first victim was cowboy Andrew Tuck, who wasn’t prepared for the challenge and said the pain was ‘awful’ and could barley stand up 

Another woman, who was actually on her period, tried the simulator and 'didn't even flinch' at the pain and even let out a 'yeehaw'

Another woman, who was actually on her period, tried the simulator and ‘didn’t even flinch’ at the pain and even let out a ‘yeehaw’

Their first victim was cowboy Andrew Tuck, who wasn’t prepared for the challenge. In the beginning of the video Tuck takes the period pain challenge all the way up to level 10, which is the average level of pain Lux feels monthly. 

When Tuck first put on the period pain simulator, which is made to contract your muscles to simulate the pain you feel while on your period, he didn’t feel anything, however by level four, the cowboy began to wince. 

At level five, which Lux said is the average pain most people of their periods feel, Tuck described the feeling as ‘not fun,’ and when Luz asked him if he wanted to ‘go to work,’ the cowboy, who was in agonizing pain, responded with ‘no I’m hungry.’ 

At level seven, he asks, ‘This is, like, constant?’ and at level eight, he says, ‘It’s, like, in my legs! This is awful.’ 

And at level nine, Tuck, was profusely sweating and had to be handed a paper towel from someone behind the camera. And by level ten, the cowboy had met his match. 

He tried to stand up to give the camera ‘yeehaw’ but fell back down to the chair because he was unable to endure the pain of standing for more than a few seconds.  

The cowboy grabbed the bull by the horns and endured the period pain simulator from its lowest to highest level, and winced by the end of it saying ‘this is awful’.

Juxtaposed to the man’s reaction, is a woman – who is purported to be on her actual period – who ‘doesn’t even flinch’ and is able to give a more-than-coherent ‘yeehaw’.

The woman calmly sits while Someday employees crank the simulator all the way to level ten and is shocked by how similar to her period the simulator was.

In another clip a couple decided to try the simulator side by side and the unidentified man was shocked by the sensations. 

The woman was shocked by how real the simulator felt and said she was surprised she 'didn't flinch' when it was turned up to its highest level

The woman was shocked by how real the simulator felt and said she was surprised she ‘didn’t flinch’ when it was turned up to its highest level 

Another couple decided to try the simulator next, but this time side by side

As the woman sat there, her partner experienced a tremendous amount of pain

Another couple decided to try the simulator next, but this time side by side; as the woman sat there, her partner experienced a tremendous amount of pain

The woman sat with the simulator on her and had absolutely no reaction despite the fact that she was already on her period and in pain

The woman sat with the simulator on her and had absolutely no reaction despite the fact that she was already on her period and in pain

How simulators work to create the same sensation as period cramps 

  • Lux uses a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or a TENS device which works by causing muscles in the lower abdomen and thighs to  contract similar to how they do while someone is on their period
  • When TENS machines are used on lower levels, they can even help to distract from pain, but on higher levels they are used to cause muscle cramps similar to those experience while on your period 
  • TENS machines work by sending low-voltage currents  throughout the body
  • Lux said their brand tested out 40 different TENS machines until they found the one most similar to period cramps 

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At level five he said: ‘It’s like a charley horse.’ 

By level eight he tapped out and couldn’t believe how his partner was able to ‘do things’ while on her period. 

The video has gone viral and garnered two million likes – and over 15,7 million views -with many people commenting and giving praise to the man for taking on the challenge.

Representatives of the company Somedays, which specializes in science-backed therapy for muscle recovery to combat period pain, captured the footage at the Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary Stampede is described as the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ and hosts many events including a rodeo and other festival activities.

Businesses are invited to the event space to showcase their products and services to the attendees of the festival.

The company aims to use technology and science to prevent period pain, saying on their website: ‘Rooted in the concept of embodiment and trauma-informed care, we design relief that empowers people to transform their relationship to pain and take control of their body.’

Somedays co-founder and CEO Lux said: ‘People with period pain are consistently told that their pain is normal and that ‘it can’t be that bad’.

‘So watching cowboys fall to their knees and struggle to get out a ‘yeehaw’ has been an extremely validating experience for the millions of us that struggle with it.

‘Mild cramps are normal, but anything that interrupts your life is not.

‘At Somedays, we believe all people deserve to be supported in their struggle with period pain.’

Users flooded the comments section with their praise for this idea and who they wanted to see try it next

Users flooded the comments section with their praise for this idea and who they wanted to see try it next 

Lux uses a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or a TENS device which works by causing muscles in the lower abdomen and thighs to contract similar to how they do while someone is on their period 

Lux added that they tested out 40 different TENS machines, which work by sending low-voltage currents throughout the body,  until they found the one most similar to period cramps. 

Users flooded the comments section with their praise for this idea, and added how validating it feels to see a man experience a small taste of period pain. One user even added who they wanted to see try the simulator next. 

One user said: ”This is like constant?” The fear in his eyes lol.’ 

Another user added: ‘Lol he gets just the pain, not the bloating, diaheira, messy, clean up, accidentally bleeding in your sheets and mood swings.’ 

 ‘Please I think every man should be subjected to this,’ added a third user. 

‘Someone please do this to the Supreme Court,’ commented another user  

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