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- Light Spotting a Few Days Before Period
- History of Menstruation
- Do Animals Menstruate?
- Menstruation and Religion
- What does a human egg cell look like?
- 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
Category Archives: Period Education
A baby girl is born with 1 to 2 million oocytes (human eggs) in her ovaries. When she hits puberty all but about 300,000 will have died before becoming mature eggs. Of these, 300 to 400 will be ovulated during … Continue reading
How big is a human egg? The human egg (or ovum or oocyte) is probably the largest single cell in the human body. Sperm cells, the other half of the reproductive equation, are much, much smaller (in fact, sperm cells are the smallest cells in … Continue reading
What is menstrual fluid? Only about half of menstrual fluid is blood (the rest is cervical mucus, vaginal secretions and endometrial tissue). The blood contains sodium, calcium, phosphate, iron, and chloride. The vaginal fluids contain water, common electrolytes, organ moieties, and at least … Continue reading
35 mls (2.4 tablespoons) is the average volume of menstrual fluid lost during a cycle. However anywhere from 25–80 milliliters (1–6 tablespoons of menstrual fluid) is considered normal. Only 10% of women lose more or less than this when menstruating. The actual amount lost … Continue reading
Menstrual bleeding lasts for between 3 to 5 days on average each cycle, however anywhere from 2 to 7 days is considered normal. The average length of menstrual bleeding increases with age. Absence of menstrual bleeding? When a woman does not have a … Continue reading
Below-right is a copy of the Diagram of Menstruation on Wikipedia’s “Menstruation” page. This is the closest Wikipedia gets to portraying “menstrual blood”. For some reason the blood is in the diagram is pink (not red). Wikipedia states that “menstrual … Continue reading
Average menstrual cycle lengths: A “menstrual cycle” is the period between the first day of one’s menstrual period to the first day of the next. The normal menstrual cycle for adolescents is between 21 and 45 days. This is slightly longer … Continue reading
This is what we were taught in health class at school: But, perhaps this is what we should have been taught… A guy asked his gf to “draw what was happening inside of her” when she got her period. This … Continue reading