- It’s The Body’s Way of Cleansing
Just like your digestive system doesn’t need a cleanse, your reproductive one doesn’t either. Menstruation marks the end of a month-long routine during which the body grows a lining of uterine tissue to prepare to potentially host an embryo. Absent of any fertilization, that extra tissue is unnecessary. Once the body realizes this, hormone levels abruptly drop and the hormonal support to grow the tissue is shed in what clinicians call ‘withdrawal bleed.
2. You have to live with a heavy period
Heavy period doesn’t have to be your destiny until menopause. Even if your mom or relatives have heavy periods, it could be a sign of something awry and they can be evaluated and treated.
3. It’s a bad idea to have sex while you’re on
It’s perfectly safe to have sex while you are having your period. It may be a little messy or awkward but it is not unsafe or unhealthy.
4. Avoid rigorous workout during your period
Feel free to flip. Upside-down moves will not affect your period, and having your period will not affect your workout—other than the potential discomfort of cramps. For maximum PMS prevention, aim for 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise each week, including two days of strength training.
5. Cycles are always 28 days long
Begin your tally on the first day of your next period, and end it on the first day of the following flow. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long, but they can range anywhere from 21 to 35 days.
6. You and your BFF will sync up if you spend enough time together
Folklore says that if you spend enough time with your friends, your flows will become one But science says otherwise. It’s not hormones or lunar cycles that cause your periods to overlap, according to a review in the journal Human Reproduction. It’s simply a numbers game. The average onset of menstruation between two women is seven days apart, and since it usually lasts for five days, there’s bound to be some tampon twinning.