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- Light Spotting a Few Days Before Period
- History of Menstruation
- Do Animals Menstruate?
- What does a human egg cell look like?
- Menstruation and Religion
- Menstruation Facts
- Menstruation Machine for Guys
- Can I Flush Tampons Down the Toilet?
- Do girls have to reach a certain weight before they begin…
- Average Menstrual Cycle Length
Author Archives: atozynco
Tlingit People – When a girl first menstruates she is immediately isolated in a menstruation hut and she has to follow very rigid rules. She is not permitted to lie down during the whole period of her seclusion, instead she … Continue reading
After ovulation the uterus lining (endometrium) becomes transformed into a secretory lining in preparation of accepting the embryo. If implantation does not occur, humans shed this lining each menstrual cycle. Two-thirds of it is simply reabsorbed back into the body, and the … Continue reading
Some researchers have hypothesized that, historically, women tended to menstruate whenever there was a new moon – and that it’s only our modern way of living (in houses with artificial light) that stopped our periods synchronizing with the full moon. Of course, in the world as … Continue reading
Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent” is a fictional autobiography of the life of Dinah (the daughter of Jacob in the Bible). The book was turned into a TV mini-series in 2014. In her book, Diamant brings the day-to-day lives of Dinah and the women around … Continue reading
PREPARING FOR MY PERIOD: 1. Calender: When that my period starts I mark the five days of bleeding on my calender with an “X”, and then count 28 days from the day that my period started and write “P28” to mark … Continue reading
One of my brothers (who is in his early twenties) wakes up looking like he is dying every morning. His “man flu” symptoms are all either self-caused or in his head: he has late nights and he eats junk food all the time – of … Continue reading
How much disposable sanitary product waste ends up in landfills? The average woman throws away approximately 100-150kg of “feminine hygiene products” during her lifetime. This includes tampons, disposable pads, pantiliners, disposable menstrual cups, tampon applicators, and all the packaging that those products … Continue reading
I love reading instructions, so when I tried out my first tampon (shortly after getting my period at age 13) I read the instruction pamphlet thoroughly. I clearly remember that the instructions told me to not flush my tampons down the toilet. … Continue reading
On the face of it the Game of Thrones TV series appears to be a perfect vehicle for depicting menstruation on screen because (a) there are many interesting and complex female characters in the show, and (b) the show is happy to … Continue reading
In the Game of Thrones TV series there is a funny conversation between the feisty Ygritte and her boyfriend Jon Snow in which he tries to explain to her what “swooning” is. He tells her that swooning is, “when a girl sees … Continue reading