We've pulled together some of the lesser-known facts about your period and flow to demystify what's healthy, what's not, and what to keep an eye out for. Keep reading and you'll learn a thing or two—promise. A period refers, specifically, to the period where you're actually bleeding.
There are a few benefits to having sex during your time on the month, but one in particular will appeal to most women. Many people find the idea a bit gross and uncomfortable, while others really don't see what the fuss is about and carry on as normal. But it turns out there might be some surprising advantages to getting it on during that time of the month.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. People often have mixed feelings about their periods, and their relationships with their time-of-the-month change throughout their lives.
About a month later, I learned his girlfriend who I did not know existed was four months pregnant with his kid! Saved by the Red Baron. He even brought me food and tampons! While I did have cramps, I also didn't want to play badminton.
Even though it is definitely possible to have great sex while on your periodthere are unfortunately a lot of shame-based stigmas and myths out there surrounding the act. If you'd prefer to wait until you're at the end of your cycle when your flow is lightest, you likely won't even need to worry about much blood at all. If you are having unprotected sex, you could be putting yourself at risk for pregnancy at any point in your cycle, especially because cycles can be irregular.
I was on my period. I bled right through my pants onto the leather and it soaked in there overnight! In the morning I was absolutely mortified and had to try and scrub it off.
It wasI was Then I saw a small ad — I think it was in Jackie magazine — offering trial tampons if I sent a stamp and my address — easy and discreet, I thought. About a week later I came home from school to find a small box open on the kitchen table and my parents looking furious.
Other menstruation myths and misunderstandings also persisted, some of which are still alive today. Some people in India believe menstruating women make cows infertile, while in East Africa some say they dry out crops. According to Pliny the Elder they could stop hailstorms, whirlwinds and lightening, and kill crops.