We all took Biology in school, but periods are more than just what our Science teacher has taught us. It’s pain, sweat, and often tears! Women get cranky, and sometimes they take it out on the men, just because the men don’t understand the pain women deal with. So what don't men know about periods?
1. Why do women get periods?
Women get periods when their body is removing unfertilized eggs from the body.
2. How long do they last?
They can last anything from 3 - 8 days, and they happen every month from when the women hits puberty until menopause.
3. What exactly do tampons and pads do and what are the different types?
Pads and tampons are the things that catch the blood from a women's period. The different types can be different absorbencies, materials, sizes, and brands and scented or unscented.
4. Why do women get cranky during that time of the month?
The hormones in a woman’s body change during their period, this means that their feelings and emotions can be different to what they are the rest of the month. (It’s probably best to just stay on their good side…)
5. Are cramps that bad?
For some women cramps can be extremely painful, it’s the feeling of their uterus contracting. For some women the pain can become so bad that they experience nausea, dizziness and even vomiting.
6. How much blood do women actually lose?
Not very much, most women lose less than a cup of blood a month.
7. Can women still have sex while on their period? Yes, but many women choose not to, it’s really whatever you and your partner feel comfortable with.
8. Do women actually synchronize?
No, so you don't have to worry about all the women in your life being grumpy at the same time.
9. Do women know when they will be coming on their period?
Some women track their periods and know when they are due their period, other women know a rough time of when they will be coming on. Some women have irregular periods and therefore it is nearly impossible for them to track.
10. What time of the month are women more likely to get pregnant? Women can get pregnant at any time in the month, even while on her period, but they are more likely to get five days before the ovulation and 24 hours after the ovulation.
Knowing all this about periods is a good start for every man. You also shouldn’t be afraid to ask more – periods are a completely normal thing. Just remember one thing: if your partner is moody or angry, it’s best to be nice, and NOT to ask if she is PMS’ing!