Read this. Period.
"Mike Downey, mid 30's, good-looking, gets his period. Mike's roommate thinks Mike is gay. Mike's doctor thinks Mike is his ticket to the Nobel Prize. Mike's coworker thinks Mike is God's Messenger. Mike thinks diapers work better than maxi-pads."
oh wait, there's more:
"When Mike starts bleeding, he runs to the hospital, where Dr. Murray Susser declares that Mike is getting his period. Susser sees Mike's period as his ticket to the Nobel Prize and recommends sharing Mike's records with Susser's colleagues. Mike flees."