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Hello boys and girls!

and welcome back to a new article. I am on my period right now and just had the thought writing about it because why not. Today I am going to share some basic information about the bloody and at the same time purest time of the month and some embarrassing stories that I collected over the years with my strawberry week so with that said grab some cookies and a cup of tea and let's get this article started <3

๏ผค๏ฝ…๏ฝ†๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ๏ฝ‰๏ฝ”๏ฝ๏ฝŽ

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Menstruation, also known as a period or monthly, is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue (known as menses) from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina. The first period usually begins between twelve and fifteen years of age, a point in time known as menarche. However, periods may occasionally start as young as eight years old and still be considered normal. The period also includes intens cramps, mood swings, back pain, acne, headaches, eating attacks and a lot more but all these points variate a lot from person to person.

๏ผญ๏ฝ™ ๏ผฐ๏ฝ…๏ฝ’๏ฝ‰๏ฝ๏ฝ„

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When I am on my period I usually have bad cramps, mood swings, back pain and some pimples but I accepted my period very fast. The only weird thing about my period is that I have a very heavy blood flow for my 1.60 meters. It is just a part of me that is predicted by nature. Of course, there are days where I hate my period, especially when I am on vacation, at a party or have such bad cramps that I can't get out of bed. I don't agree completely with the people who say that when they have their period they feel cleaner or more connected to their inner self but I think that the monthly is there to make sure that you care about yourself and forces you to listen more carefully to your body.

๏ผฅ๏ฝ“๏ฝ“๏ฝ…๏ฝŽ๏ฝ”๏ฝ‰๏ฝ๏ฝŒ๏ฝ“

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Tampons

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They are my number one essential especially because I don't cramp that much with tampons but first I was really scared about using tampons so start with the little ones or use pads if you are like my 13-year-old self and are not ready for tampons.

Pads

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I usually combine them with tampons because my blood flow is very strong on the first days or I use them when I am on my last day and don't want to use tampons.

Period Underwear

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I thought about getting one or two pairs because they are more sustainable but my period is very bloody which is why I don't trust them. I also had many fails with pads and I guess that period underwear would invent more crazy period stories but for humans that have a lighter blood flow, this could be an amazing alternative to pads.

Menstruation cup

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I tried them and have two at home but I just couldn't get them in! I want to practise with them a little bit more cause I would love to use an eco-friendly period product. One of my closest friends also uses them and is so happy with them.

Cloth menstrual pad

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It is the same as with the period underwear and the pads. One, normally I don't wear pads a lot and two, they are not very practical on a daily basis because you can't throw them away when you are f.expl. in school and always need to carry them with you after you used them.

Pain-killing Tablet

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I would wish to not have to name them as one of the most important essentials for myself but on some days I don't want to feel the pain and need one or two to function.

Hot-water bottle

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I love to sleep with it or walk through my house with it <3.

Flo (App)

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This period app is my personal lifesaver! In the first years, I didn't use an app or a calendar at all and it was always a big surprise to see a red stain in my underwear so this app changed my period game completely and prevent one or two red trousers. What I appreciate a lot by Flo is that they have an adult style and share useful information about periods and give you a good feeling about your body.

CBD

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I am waiting for CBD products to get completely legalized in Germany because now you can buy them online but not at a regular drugstore cause the german government is debating about CBD products lately but if they get legalized I definitely want to try them and see if they are a useful option for my painkilling tablets

Dark Chocolate

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Gives you magnesium and has the Happy hormone Serotin that will make you feel more relaxed and happy.

Masturbation

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I know that masturbating while being on your period isn't the most romantic imagination but while you are on your period you are much more sensitive for any sexual activity and can also deal better with mood swings or PMS if you masturbate. The hormones that will get set free while having an orgasm are very relaxing and can make you forget some pain what I find very practical. You even don't have to use your fingers or go inside your vagina what makes masturbating on your period less messy.

๏ผค๏ฝ‰๏ฝ“๏ฝ๏ฝ’๏ฝ„๏ฝ…๏ฝ’๏ฝ“

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There are many disorders that come with the monthly for example

  • Endometrial polyps
  • Non-ovulatory cycles
  • Genital cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cervical lesions
  • Pathological thickening of the endometrium
  • Hormonal disorders

Which is why you need to be careful how your blood flow is changing and how long or how often you are on your period because this can cause infertility. If you want to know more about menstruation disorders and their symptoms click on this link.

http://terros.info/disorders-in-menstruation-causes-types-and-treatments

๏ผญ๏ฝ™ ๏ผฐ๏ฝ…๏ฝ’๏ฝ‰๏ฝ๏ฝ„ ๏ผณ๏ฝ”๏ฝ๏ฝ’๏ฝ‰๏ฝ…๏ฝ“

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I did experience some embarrassing period stories and to show you that you aren't the only one if you can also tell some awkward moments with your monthly, I am going to tell you three of the most awkward moments of my life :)

1. The Blood Stain

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It was a normal day at school. I was around 13 years old and was on my period on this day which is why I used a normal pad. I put the pad in at 11 and then went to my technology class. At the end of the class, I felt that a massive blood float came out that my pad couldn't take anymore. The problem was that the only thing I could cover my butt with was a short leather jacket. I was lucky that I only had one class and then went to a type of lunchtime care where I could finally go to the bathroom with my bestie and look at the massacre. And I don't understate because on my trouser was a 20, 20-centimetre big bloodstain. My friend was happily so nice to gave me her giant winter coat that went down to my thighs so that no one could see my dirty pants.

2. The Cut

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I went for the second time on a boat trip and I was surprise once again on my period. It was the second or third day which is why I used a strong tampon. My friend picked me up at 11 and directly before she picked me up I put the tampon in. I knew that I had to change it in two hours probably behind a bush or something else but I didn't care that much. The only problem was that we had some struggles with our boat and a little waterfall that was in our way which is why I forgot to change my tampon completely. After 2 and a half hours we stopped to get some water out of the boat and I took the opportunity to ask one of my besties if she could put some suncream on my back. We were five girls and one boy, you will hear about the boy also in the third story with who I experienced the most embarrassing moment of my whole life but more later. I stood there with my hair held high when one of my friends nearly screamed. Lola you have a breach on your leg! I looked down and saw blood floating down my leg. I first believed my friends but then one of my girls started to giggle and then my brain started to understand. Shit my tampon is leaking! I was really ashamed but then I had to laugh too especially because the boy who was with us also felt very uncomfortable seeing me. After my short shook the boy swam to the next curve of the river so that I could change my tampon. But he had seen worse so that wasn't the most embarrassing thing that happened to me because that is number 3.

3. The Flying Pad

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This was on our first Boat trip. We did this one during autumn I think it was the middle of September and weren't prepared at all because we thought that we wouldn't get that wet. Normally we wouldn't have gotten that wet but our boat had hole witch is why we were more sitting in a swimming pool than a boat. It was the last day of my period and I only put a simple pad inside my underwear because we didn't plan on getting so wet. With all that said I was in a boat with one of my besties and the boy, I talked about before. We had a lot of struggles with our boat and always had to put water out. Then my trousers were so wet that it was pretty hard to move with them which is why I took them off but I totally forgot that I was on my period. (Why do I always forget my period when I do something with my friends?) Okay with all that said two hours later we were on the river and I looked around while paddling. We were all talking and the boy turned around to me to grab a water bottle. But when he wanted to grab the water bottle he instead fished out a used pad out of the water. He looked at the pad than at me. I looked at the pad then looked at him. It hit me like a rock. He was holding my freaking used pad in his hand!! As fast as I could I took the pad out of his hand and put it in the pocket of my hoodie. This situation just was twenty seconds but there were the most uncomfortable twenty seconds of my life especially because we still had to spend two hours in that boat. Since then we haven't talked about it but I am pretty happy about that personally...

๏ผฆ๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ๏ฝ๏ฝŒ ๏ผท๏ฝ๏ฝ’๏ฝ„๏ฝ“

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Girls, Non-Binary and Trans people Menstruation is just a part of us that we hate and love at the same time. We can't control it and that is fucking annoying but it will give us later the opportunity to become a parent. The female body is a wonder and a demon at the same time but we will have to live with it. Accept what comes and take days off when we need them and don't let our period control our life. Of course, I could have said that I will not come with my friends on the boat trip but then I wouldn't have gained some new friends, stories and an adventure. There are essentials to living a normal life while being on your Period so don't let yourself stop doing stuff because nature decided for you t menstruate right now. Promote others while they are on their period with giving them essentials or to say boys who make comments about the monthly that they should just shut up.

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Okay, Guys! I hope you had fun while reading my article and could refind yourself in some situations. ๐‹๐ž๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ is a series where I write about typical teenager subjects and share my personal stories once a month, so if you want me to talk about a special theme then send me a message with your request.

I am looking forward to see you soon and until that ...

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