Periods suck, as any period having person will be able to tell you. Let me tell you why.
Where to begin?
Let’s start with the pain shall we? There’s the cramping which can be described as being akin to being stabbed in the gut and every so often the knife gets twisted, just when you think it may be manageable, it gets twisted in deeper. Then of course there’s everything else, the lower back pain, the boob tenderness. I have a separate bra that’s more stretched out specifically for when I’m on my period, and when given the opportunity I wear those sports bras that are basically just crop tops. Why they call them sports bras I’m not sure.
Your self esteem takes a hit too, when your previously clear skin now has lil mountains sprouting from all directions. I’ve been drinking my water, I don’t deserve this.
Then with the period itself, I have yet to master the art of inserting a tampon so I’m still using pads. Throwback to when I was one and wearing nappies, because sometimes that’s what it feels like. Tell me, how do you think it feels to stand up after letting your weary body rest for a bit and feel the torrent of blood, mucus and blood clots come out of you? You can feel the pad unstick from your skin. Lots of fun.
Speaking of discomfort, can we just talk about the crusty blood and very sticky situation we wake up to in the mornings when on our period? My laziness is no match for the discomfort, and I lie in bed for HOURS instead of getting up to pee. And let me tell you, the blood gets everywhere. Plus while we’re on the subject of sleep, it is so hard to fall asleep while on your period. I personally resemble a starfish when sleeping, so having to clamp my legs shut for 8 hours? Not a fan. And if I fail to do so? Well, let’s prepare for a lovely blood stain on my newly changed sheets! I don’t change my sheets often as is, so getting a bloodstain on them the day I decide to change them is a nightmare.
Plus you know, the constant fear that you have to live with in your day to day life worrying that you’re gonna leak. Have I mentioned how much fun this is?
And finally, the cherry on fucking top, assholes who think periods are a joke. Or tell me that my pain can’t be that bad? “Have you ever tried being kicked in the balls?” No I haven’t and I doubt it’s pleasant but jfc who told you to turn this into a competition? I have to go about my daily life with a smile on my face and hand in work that is of a high standard while my literal uterus is shredding itself so I’ll thank you very much to keep your ignorant opinions to yourself you stupid walnut.
And if anyone comments “lol are you on your period” a) Read the title dumbass and b) I started my day in a pool of my own blood, would you like to end yours in the same way? 🙂
Until next time!