You can’t help it! Women are gonna Menstruate. They bleed every month for about 5 days and do not die! What’s your superpower, ha?

You are going to be surrounded by these wonderful beings so you better learn to live with it. While living, you can also help by educating yourself and not being an ass. These are some of the things men should know about periods and they will not only help your woman be less stressed, she will thank you and may I say, return the favour. So, if you wanna be in her good books, read on…

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What happens

The uterus/womb/baby pouch of a woman is lined with blood vessels and other necessary stuff to house a foetus. If fertilisation (if you don’t know this then go back to school!!!) does not occur, the lining sheds and blood comes out.  Thus, having periods is usually a sign of fertility, meaning a woman can make babies.

What you can do

Thank your mother that you exist and all of the Womankind!

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What happens

Periods begin at the age of 13, on an average. This is called Menarche.  It continues and occurs at an interval of every 28 days (varies from woman to woman).  It stops at the age of 50 (varies too). This is known as Menopause.

What you can do

Shut the hell up, acknowledge our hardship and do not by any chance have an opinion about periods.

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What happens

A single period lasts anywhere from 2 to 7 days, the average being 5 to 7 days. It may get irregular, for example, at times it stops after 2 days and resumes again. There are medicines that prepone and postpone the period but they are not recommended as it screws up the natural cycle.

What you can do

We don’t have periods on purpose. It is inevitable. Pressurising us into taking those meds just so you can have sex is not a good idea. You don’t wanna mess with Mother Nature and her daughters.

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What happens

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the hormonal change that women go through leading to bloating, irritated mood, pain, nausea, fever and exhaustion. The pain  is very extreme as if a monster is trying to dig and claw its way out of the uterus. Also, breasts become excessively tender.

What you can do

Be patient & understanding. Try & bear the mood swings. A warm water bag held close to the lower abdomen works wonders. Feed her chocolates! Cuddle, hug, spoon (google) and stroke her body. Your gentle touch will release happy hormones in her body that will calm her. Do this and she will love you.

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What happens

Periods blood is not gross. It is just different from what runs in veins. In a single period, a woman sheds about 200 ml of blood.

What you can do

Fresh fruits and a healthy diet help recover the blood loss and nutrients. Make sure she is fed with food rich in iron. You lived in the same blood for 9 months and were born covered in it. How about now?

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What happens

This blood is soaked by sanitary pads, tampons and menstrual cups. A Sanitary pad is placed between thighs and held by panties, whereas tampons and menstrual cups are inserted into the vagina.

What you can do

Join all womankind in making periods stuff tax free! Know that they come in varied shapes and sizes depending upon the flow. Find out what type your girl uses and buy them. Period shopping is not shameful. If you can buy lingerie for her then you can buy this too.

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What happens

Periods sex is a reality, however, not all women are comfortable with it. Some go through extreme pain and thus avoid it while some just don’t like the bloody mess. Sex during periods has proven to help soothe the pain in some cases.

What you can do

Like a thorough gentleman, ask. Try not to do the “asking” during periods, unless you want all hell breaking loose!

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What happens

Staining is common. Can you imagine how dreadful it is when blood stains appear on a dress? Bedsheets also fall victim to it.

What you can do

Remember that she did not do it on purpose. Help her out if you see a patch on her dress. If possible, invent a stain remover with super duper strength. Help her clean. Don’t let her do it alone.

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What happens

There are apps for keeping a track of periods. They keep a record of the period interval and predict the next probable date.

What you can do

Have one on your smartphone and sync it with her date. That way you will know when to start behaving extremely nice, and follow this list.

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What happens

Women can face infections due to prolonged use of the same pad/tampon/cup. This is called Toxic Shock Syndrome.

What you can do

Stock your home with period goodies. In case she forgets to bring her own, you will be her knight in ‘cottony‘ armour!

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What happens

One can get pregnant while having periods. Yes, you heard it!

What you can do

Unless you are consensually trying to get pregnant, ALWAYS and I say ALWAYS…

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What happens

There are women who do not have periods, as well as women who do have periods, but can’t get pregnant.

What you can do

It’s complex. So if you are really into this, then watch this video.

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