I've heard enough from women to know its not something that you get used to.
I know it's a far cry from menstruation, but I've been shaving for 41 years and I'm not used to it. I can't stand it.
I'm sure I would hate having a period.
It's inconvenient, it causes, at a minimum, discomfort, and you can't really talk about it any setting.
I've never minimized it, although I have been frequently guilty of the great sin of smacking my forehead and announcing "Of course! It's that time of the month," after my wife threatened to skin me alive for leaving a coffee cup in the sink.
My wife had a hysterectomy fairly early in her life and so if she went through menopause it was probably then. She reports that she's never felt as though she were going through a time when she experienced symptoms associated with menopause. Maybe she was just lucky.
If I had experienced The Curse for 30 or 40 years in a row and then found that eventual respite carried with it a whole new set of assorted pains in the metaphoric ass, I would be really pissed.
But hey, you get to experience the joy of child birth!