Artist Hiromi Ozaki created this “Menstruation Machine [as] a device which simulates the pain and bleeding of an average 5 day menstruation process of a human (well…I have done my best to simulate my own, at least).”

The below video depicts a night out for a young man, Takashi, who decides he wants to see what it is like to be a girl. He not only dresses the part, but tries out the Menstruation Machine for a more well-rounded experience.

There is more to Ozaki’s device than allowing men or anyone who does net get periods to experience it. She is also concerned with looking at how menstruation and reproduction is viewed within human societies. Ozaki asks, “What does Menstruation mean, biologically, culturally and historically, to humans? Who might choose to have it, and how might they have it?”

I for one do love the idea of men having to wear the Menstruation Machine. They need to know our pain.

[via Sputniko, tdw]