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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: Stories
Since July 2011 I’ve been keeping a ‘period diary’, hoping to find some trends in my menstrual cycles. I’ve just done some amateur analysis of the diary so far & my conclusions are below. PAIN LEVEL I had some pain with each period, … Continue reading
NB: Some periods are missing because I forgot to write notes about them at the time. January 2013 Very, very light occasional cramps during the first day. March 2013 Day One: No cramps at all when the bleeding first started in … Continue reading
January 2012 Light cramps when my period started, from 10am – 12pm (took 2 ibuprofen), no cramps for the rest of the day. Light cramps again the following morning at 5am for about 2 hours (I heated up a wheat bag, … Continue reading
When I first started this blog in 2010 I also decided to start keeping a ‘period diary’ (whenever I could remember to complete it), to see if there were any trends that I could pick up on. At first I … Continue reading
When I was a young teenager I didn’t think that it was acceptable to have days off school because of bad menstrual pain. All the girls and women around me seemed to get on with life like normal when they were … Continue reading
My second lot of menstrual paintings. In my mind there is something very organ-like (“blood-and-gutsy”) about menstrual blood. I know that menstruation is a natural and necessary event, but when I paint with the blood I still feel ever-so-slightly icky, … Continue reading
I’ve just finished reading ‘Neon Angel’, the autobiography of Cherie Currie from ‘The Runaways’ (an all-female ’70s rock band). ‘The Runaways’ movie (starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart) was based on this book, but it didn’t deal with many of the more … Continue reading
A couple of years ago I read the autobiography of Waris Dirie (a woman who grew up in Somalia but moved to London at the age of 14). In her book she describes the horror of the FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) that … 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