Police officer praised as he attempts period pain simulator
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A police officer has been praised after using a period pain simulator.
A cop stepped up to the plate to experience just a taste of what many, many people who have periods go through every month on their cycle.
The brand was recently at the Calgary Stampede in Canada which is a rodeo and exhibition.
A TikTok shared by Somedays shows the police man with the simulator fixed on to his stomach as the operator explains there are different levels to mimic different intensities of period cramps, with 10 matching that of someone with endometriosis.
They warn him ‘we’ll see how far you get’ as he asks to start at a level three.
There isn’t much reaction from the police officer up to level five, with him insisting it’s ‘alright’ to deal with.
But that soon starts to change as he begins to wince and admits at level six he wouldn’t ‘want to be on duty’ while experiencing the pain, saying ‘of course’ he’d call in sick.
The police officer is struggling by level seven as he doesn’t even want to stand up from the chair.
By level 10 he is clearly very uncomfortable as he says ‘I can’t do it’ about just tipping his hat, as the women watching laugh.
Experiencing these levels of pain that are extremely normal to most of us, however, the simulator is used to send the message that ‘period pain is not normal’ and to give people like the cop an ‘opportunity to walk a mile or two in our shoes’.
Many TikTok users flooded to the comments to praise the police officer for taking on the simulator.
One wrote: “What a good sport.”
Another said: “Bless him for being willing to try this on camera.”
While a third commented: “The fact he said he’d call in is validation enough! Good sport! That pain is unpleasant.”
There are now over 57 million views on the video by Somedays titled: “Cop tries period pain simulator and it goes exactly how you think it would.”
One commenter added: “He handled it better than me.”
Another praised his commitment and said: “It’s the fact he didn’t tap out.”
Whereas others were more interested in trying it for themselves, with one writing: “Omg is it weird I wanna try this? I want to see how accurate it is!!”