Period Myths And Facts18 January 2017
Myth: Everyone can realise that you are on your period.
Fact: Noone can know you are on your period just by looking at you. Not unless you pull a pad out of your bag and point out that you are going to the toilet.
Myth: PMS is psychological.
Fact: It is also biological due to the connection with your hormones. Otherwise, 85% of women wouldn’t have a period.
Myth: It is dangerous to do your daily activities during your period.
Fact: Your period is not an obstacle for you to move. You should just stay away from too tiring and stressful activities.
Myth: You can’t swim during your period.
Fact: If you use a tampon you can swim.
Myth: If your period is irregular it means that you have a health problem.
Fact: Your period can be irregular. Long trips, stress, excessive weight gain/loss and illness could affect the menstrual cycle.
Myth: A normal period should last a week.
Fact: The duration of the period can change depending on the person. It can be 2 days or it may be as long as a week.
Myth: Taking a shower during your period may increase the bleeding.
Fact: OMG, seriously? Get it together. Hygiene is the must of the period.
Myth: If you’re on your period you’re not pregnant.
Fact: You may still have your period while you’re pregnant. However, you can’t get pregnant if you are on your period.
Myth: Virgins can’t use tampons.
Fact: There are also suitable tampons for virgins. Everyone can use a tampon. But you should be careful while selecting the tampon.
Myth: Animals can smell menstrual blood.
Fact: Animals can’t especially smell menstrual blood. They just smell everything and sniff around.