I’m 32 And I Don’t Have A Fucking Clue About Periods

Vix xxx

  1. Honestly Holly

    September 24th, 2018 at 16:28

    I think the pill is poison! I went on it at 15 for the same reasons – heavy bleeding, pains, mood swings and all sorts. I realise now, I should have been on prozac, not the pill, and that exercise would have made the world of difference.

    The Japanese have the right attitude – a woman has every right to have a day off each month if she suffers with bad symptoms. If men had to endure what we do, and stay 100% focussed and switched on at work whilst feeling that their entire pelvis is going to go crashing to the ground at any second, you can guarantee their productivity levels would be around the 3% mark.

    I don’t the pill for contraceptives – there are serious bonuses to being in a relationship with a girl – and I know a lot of people that think it’s the best thing since sliced bread as they don’t have to worry about pregnancy. However, I think it’s the devil’s work and there must be a less disruptive, male alternative.

  2. Kirstie Norris

    September 24th, 2018 at 17:05

    I totally agree that the men would struggle ??

  3. vixmeldrew

    September 24th, 2018 at 17:19

    Totally agree, lots of countries also offer menstrual leave of up to 2 days. It’s acknowledged that we are operating on less energy, more tiredness and a depletion of biological resources!

  4. Kirstie Norris

    September 24th, 2018 at 17:02

    This was a really insightful read and I think I may have to treat myself to the book! I’ve got the implant because I’m on a medication for epilepsy which can cause complications if I fall pregnant like birth defects so I guess I’ve always wanted to reassurance that I’ve got it as back up as I know it’s not wise for me to accidentally fall pregnant. It also isn’t compatible with the pill so I wasn’t left with a lot of options! I would much rather be hormone free as I don’t have a clue when my period is suppose to be but it’s not on the cards for me just yet sadly! Btw I also didn’t know the discharge meant that ?

  5. vixmeldrew

    September 24th, 2018 at 17:18

    It sucks that nothing else has been developed that would make things easier for you. You absolute frigging champ!

  6. Teresa

    September 25th, 2018 at 07:27

    I went on the pill at 15, not because of starting dating (because I hadn’t), but because I got on an acne medication and it required starting the pill as an extra measure. And thankfully I’ve never had any complications with the pill. I guess I got lucky, because most of my friends haven’t been able to find a suitable pill even though there are plenty of options available.
    In fact the pill has increased my life quality; without it my mood swings can get to the point where I might actually hurt someone (that’s why I time those 7-day breaks for when my boyfriend is traveling) and my skin explodes when I’m off the pill for a week.
    I’m aware of the amount of possibly hurtful chemicals in the pills, but tbh, living without them is not worth it, in my case. But this is definitely something that needs to be talked about and if schools don’t do it, the bloggers and other influencers should! Sex education at 15 years old is waaay too late! Girls need to know about these things much earlier. AND we need to figure out a way to balance the costs because, f.ex., the pills cost a lot! I spend almost 100€/year on the pill whereas my boyfriend spends 0€ on making sure that I stay relatively calm or on making sure that I don’t become pregnant.

    xx Teresa – outlandishblog.com

  7. Morgan Grimes

    September 25th, 2018 at 18:14

    I don’t trust my vagina. Is this a common issue?

  8. Danielle Alexa

    September 26th, 2018 at 18:48

    This was such an interesting read, I am going to have to look into this more!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  9. Erin

    September 30th, 2018 at 12:14

    Periods are cool, their function is actually incredible, and when you look at the science behind them – WOW. SO COOL (Okay, I’m a Midwifery geek right now) But seriously there should be no shame around them, and the PMS – too right. Oestrogen and Progesterone, LH, FSH work in balance to one another, the ying and yang of body so to speak, the female reproduction cycle is SO complex, we are incredible. and you are SO right, there isn’t enough research on them, it’s been massively neglected within the medical field *cough*patriarchy*. The average loss is about 100ml (which is about 10 moon cups) lasts 3-5 days and the average cycle is about 28 days. This varies women to women, but ovulation always occurs 14 days before period, but the first half of the cycle can vary in length due to stress, events, illness, or just general cycles. I think we should take the time to find about them, because they really are cool. – sorry for the huge comment Vix! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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