Jeweled men periodically enter ruts. During a rut, the man focuses solely on one woman to be the recipient of all of his sexual hunger. A rut can last for days and is an accepted part of society. It is noted that woman are often maimed or killed and the man is not held responsible since he is not in control of himself. Furthermore, a man in a rut cannot stand to be around other makes as he will perceive them as rivals.
Following a rut, the man fails to remember the majority of what occurred and only retains snatches of memory. Woman are taught to treat a man in a rut like a predator, meaning they need to move slow and cooperate.