MYTH #5 PERIODS ARE ALWAYS ON TIME.

Menstruation came into my life when I accidentally walked into an awareness seminar held for secondary school students. I was curious so I approached my mother and she clarified my doubts, albeit rather vaguely. When my periods began, it was on the fly that I understood the intricacies of a menstrual cycle. If you menstruate,Continue reading “MYTH #5 PERIODS ARE ALWAYS ON TIME.”

MYTH #4 BIRTH CONTROL IS HARMFUL TO THE UTERUS.

As me and my friends were discussing how condoms are sometimes troublesome and dubious, we landed on the topic of birth control pills. Birth control pills are usually frowned upon because some claim that they are harmful to the uterus. We ended up believing this claim as we were too gullible, much like Rachel Green!Continue reading “MYTH #4 BIRTH CONTROL IS HARMFUL TO THE UTERUS.”

MYTH #3 UNPROTECTED PERIOD SEX WON’T GET YOU PREGNANT.

Almost every friend circle has that one self-proclaimed sex expert! A crooked advice offered by most of them is that ‘unprotected sex on your periods won’t get you pregnant.’ Unfortunately, comprehensive sex education is a far fetched dream so relying on that friend might seem like your only option. But don’t worry, paddling has comeContinue reading “MYTH #3 UNPROTECTED PERIOD SEX WON’T GET YOU PREGNANT.”

MYTH #2 IT’S NOT SAFE TO EXERCISE ON YOUR PERIODS.

Being a sloth and hogging on your comfort food, while those cramps churn inside your uterus! Well, that is how a lot of us (privileged) deal with the inevitable torment that comes with periods. Most of us experience cramps in varying intensities and different durations. Some might even pop that pill to kill the pain.Continue reading “MYTH #2 IT’S NOT SAFE TO EXERCISE ON YOUR PERIODS.”

MYTH #1 ONLY WOMEN MENSTRUATE.

Biology transcends the social or cultural construct of gender-binarism. Therefore, saying that periods is just a ‘women thing’ is a flawed concept. Not all women get their periods, and not every person who gets their periods is a woman. Looking beyond the gender-ism here, menstruation can happen to trans-men, intersex and gender non-binary individuals asContinue reading “MYTH #1 ONLY WOMEN MENSTRUATE.”