17 Things All Women Can Relate To When They’re On Their Period

17 Things All Women Can Relate To When They’re On Their Period

Periods are horrible. They are essentially biological ninjas that can surprise you at any minute, and they can make the next couple of days a living hell. They ruin our favorite knickers and make us go crazy for days on end, as we feel like our ovaries are being torn apart. Not only that but we have to pay a ridiculous amount of money for tampons and pads. It’s ridiculous!

Most people go through terrible cramps, emotions, and hormones that are all over the place, and the constant fear of bleeding through. So here are

1. We Get Emotional Very Quickly.

Most guys won’t understand how easily we can go from happy and normal, to crying like we’ve to witness Dobby die right in front of us. It’s terrible. I once cried because I had eaten all of the chocolate, and then cried some more when my boyfriend bought me some more. It’s like we live in two constant states of being when we’re on our period. Angry or crying, and if we’re not one of them, then we’re usually just emotionally confused.

2. The Terrifying Moment When You’re Period Comes Out Of Nowhere…

As much as this is not a scientifically accurate representation of what happens when you start your period, many of us know this is exactly how it feels like. While some people are frequent and can spot the signs when they’re due, so they can prepare, many don’t know. You could be in the middle of work, or even clothes shopping when you just feel it… It’s terrifying. But nowhere near as terrifying as trying to search for a pad or a tampon in your purse.

3. The Pain.

Periods hurt like hell, and almost everyone has a bad time dealing with the cramps. But it’s not only menstrual cramps that we have to endure, we also have to put up with some seriously sore and sensitive boobs. It’s seriously not as fun as it sounds.

4. Playing Musical Chairs.

It’s super hard to get comfy. Try finding a position that you will remain comfy in after five minutes. It’s almost impossible.

5. Least You’re Not Pregnant.

Periods always have an upside. You’re not pregnant! Time to get drunk and celebrate!

6. Life Gets Bloody Very Quickly.

Periods are scary as it is, but try sneezing or farting when you’re on. It’s terrifying. You essentially explode on both sides, and it can get messy.

7. When You’re Not Prepared.

It’s not nice when you start your period without any tampons or pads nearby. It’s a rather gross feeling and can be really degrading.

8. Beached Whale.

You avoid going to the beach.Even though there’s no evidence to prove it, you just know that tampon strings have a mind of their own. It could poke out at any moment.

9. Exercising.

Even though you know you should go for a jog or to some torturous step aerobics class for your cramps, you don’t. Trying to do something while you are cramping hurts, so is it really worth it? I think not…

10. The Fear.

When you’re on your period, you’re constantly worrying your tampon will fly out of your hand/bag.

Again, even though you have no evidence to prove it, you know tampons have minds of their own. What if you pull out some lip gloss and your tampon just goes flying into a stranger’s face?!

11. Monthly Expense.

When you need your partner to buy you more tampons and he either: (A) makes a big stink about it or (B) stupidly says, “Didn’t I just buy you those?”

12. Are You Joking?

When someone (usually a man) asks you if you’re on your period because you’re irritated. Even if you are, that’s not the reason you’re annoyed!

13. You Have No Idea What You’re Doing Anymore.

What a lot of people don’t understand is that being on your period is an experience, admittedly not a great one. You’re torn between trying to act normal but being trapped in a haze of pain and emotion. You feel like you have no control.

14. When You Think It’s All Over.

You’ve not bled for a while. Must have stopped your period right? Wrong! Unfortunately, periods can disappear for a little while, fooling you into thinking it’s over. It’s like it’s waiting for you to put on your nice knickers before making a dramatic reappearance.

15. Sore Boobs

Your boobs become incredibly sore when you start your period.

You just want to cry after the slightest knock on your boobs. It really hurts!

16. Bloating

If sore boobs weren’t bad enough try dealing with bloating!

Suddenly your favorite pair of jeans are just a little too tight, which makes you feel like a fat pig, making you even more emotional!

Is it over yet?

17. Finally Over…

Everyone knows the feeling of joy when their period stops. It’s time to take off those sweatpants and say hello to your white skinny jeans again!

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