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Period stigma fuels shame when ” it ‘ s that time of the month” (just say you have your period!), and it ‘ s also responsible for women keeping silent about their symptoms. A woman ‘ s monthly menstruation can be an important indicator of health. If periods are too long, too short, too heavy, or too painful, these could be signs of medical conditions. It’s time to stop feeling shame around this monthly biological function. Let’s band together and stop period stigma!

Periods seem to be hated because they’re supposedly “disgusting” and “unattractive.” This is insane because periods are as natural as sneezing and people will literally bless you after you sneeze. Periods are biologically natural and the reason that anyone has ever existed on this Earth was because of someone who got a period. Get The Gloss is the online destination for expert health and beauty.

We work with leading makeup artists, hair stylists, nutritionists, personal trainers, trichologists and wellness practitioners to bring our readers the expert view on news and trends in beauty and wellness, and create specialist guides to help you be your happiest, healthiest self. A considerable number of women still feel “embarrassed” to be on their periods. Over half of women (58 percent) say that they feel a sense of embarrassment or shame when they get their periods. Menstruation is one of the most natural functions in the world. It is a mark of femininity and fertility, and a huge part of life for most women.

Yet, for some reason, women are frequently made to. For those who do feel an extra charge of sexual energy, Dr. Warshowsky says the reasons will differ on an individual basis: “It could have.

Well I dont feel ashamed because every female has to deal with it, but remember that its normal. Yeah I do feel embarrassed sometimes because I feel unclean I guess. But really just remember that. It comes as a sudden burst of uncertainty accompanied by a steep drop of confidence.

The body goes into high alert and stress rises sharply. All of the sudden, you feel hot and sweaty. Then a certain thought pattern takes place, something like: “I. Well, I feel self conscious sometimes (but definitely not overly self conscious), because there is always the worry of leaking or foul smells.

But a lot of boys make a big deal about periods, and it makes these younger girls, who just started, extremely self conscious. I guess it follows them throughout life.

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We don’t like being scrutinized—when we have our periods, we feel like everyone else can tell and it’s humiliating for us.

“Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome” by Rudy Simone
from Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
by Rudy Simone
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010

No longer should we be embarrassed to talk about our periods, our cramps, our moodiness, our pain, or our struggles to get our cycles back or become pregnant.

“The Better Period Food Solution: Eat Your Way to a Lifetime of Healthier Cycles” by Tracy Lockwood Beckerman
from The Better Period Food Solution: Eat Your Way to a Lifetime of Healthier Cycles
by Tracy Lockwood Beckerman
Ulysses Press, 2019

Because of our capacity to hold energy, menstruation offers a regular and necessary release of blood and energy.

“Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body” by Tami Lynn Kent
from Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body
by Tami Lynn Kent
Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2011

We are more emotionally and energetically sensitive during this period.

“Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within” by Latham Thomas
from Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within
by Latham Thomas
Hay House, 2017

Some women who fear menstruation reflect anxiety felt by their mothers and generations of women before them: They feel shame if men around them know they are menstruating, they resent men for not having to endure menstruation, and they dread the repetition of what they regard as unpleasantness.

“The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition” by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
from The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition
by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
Facts On File, Incorporated, 2008

While menstruating, we spend much of our emotional energy anxious about meeting these needs.

“On Female Body Experience:
from On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays
by Iris Marion Young
Oxford University Press, 2005

The hate or fear we are taught to feel about our menstruation is insidious.

“Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control” by Holy Grigg-Spall
from Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control
by Holy Grigg-Spall
John Hunt Publishing, 2013

Well, periods are an integral part of our growing up, and all of us have to live with them, even though we would at times wish they would disappear.

“From XL to XS: A fitness guru's guide to changing your body” by Payal Gidwani Tiwari
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We’ve known men who recognize menstruation as powerful and respect it, but also find it unsettling and would much rather their partners could just go off on their own to bleed.

“Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power” by Alexandra Pope, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
from Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power
by Alexandra Pope, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
Hay House, 2017

Because most women have some discomfort during the period, it is considered natural.

“Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies” by Lakshmi C. Mishra
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by Lakshmi C. Mishra
Taylor & Francis, 2003

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  • so in one of my books a character died and i was like ok, but then when i was on my period a character started talking and i started crying lmao

  • Hello, I know this might not be the best video to comment on (?) but Im twelve years old, nearly thirteen (I know, I’m young but I need help) and my period hasn’t came in almost 3 months and I’m really scared. It normally comes on time or 1 2 days late. (I know I’m not pregnant for obvious reasons) do I need to go to the doctors? Please respond with anything that could help I’m really worried. Thank you..

  • I started crying at a hospital Bc People were talking about broccoli( People got weirded out then stopped talking about broccoli)

  • I was gonna take my heating pad downstairs and when I got down there I realized I forgot it and started crying and saying “I forgot my froggy” bc it’s designed like a cartoon frog

  • Everytime I am about to get my period, I have cravings for sweets. Then I will think of my mother, good memories of her. It makes me cry, it will always about remembering my mother. Never other family members, I wonder why. We live separately now. Is it PMDD or is it something else?

  • Oh my days, I forgot I was subscribed to you guys!! Any advice on how to deal with shaving rashes down there?? I’m a gymnast and have to deal with this quite a lot ��

  • Always thought it existed so that they can shout at me for doing the dishes while I’m washing it at their request and nag me to get them a chocolate/ice cream or take them out for a drink

  • I’m Only 10 I haven’t got my period yet and my cousin did and my mam told me and I was crying I was so scared but my cousin says it doesn’t hurt but I feel like it does and there’s a lot of boys in my school so I don’t want to get embarrassed

  • girls have it rly tough lmao ngl, im curious tho how or why girls sync their period with one another? i’ve heard about this happening

  • Uterus: Hey, We are going through puberty! We must be getting a baby!
    Uterus makes a soft bloody bed for the baby
    Uterus: bro wtf there’s no baby
    Uterus: Throws bed out of [the thing]

  • Wow! the hidden/not so hidden agenda in this video: encouraging women not to get pregnant! This is ridiculous! The first half of the video is basically saying growing a child inside you is something to be avoided! Wow!

  • sometimes i start crying in public because i’m scared that i might’ve stained my pants or sum, i always feel the need to check it every five minutes.