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9 Things All Girls Secretly Do On Their Period

Feeling paranoid every time you stand up.

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1. Lying curled up in this exact position.

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Trembling from that weird deep pain that men will never know.

2. Staring defiantly at a male shop assistant when you buy supplies.

You feel strong and mysterious.
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You feel strong and mysterious.

3. Experiencing at least three different emotions in the space of a minute.

You wish you weren't such a period cliché.
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You wish you weren't such a period cliché.

4. Looking in horrified awe to see what carnage you've wreaked in the toilet.

It's kind of amazing.
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It's kind of amazing.

5. Going through this unnecessary torment when you need to change your pad or tampon:

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6. Smuggling a tampon up your sleeve and praying for safe passage to the toilet.

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7. Knowing who you can truly count on at this difficult time.

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8. Adapting your wardrobe to protect against accidents.

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9. But still feeling incredibly paranoid every time you stand up.

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"Have I leaked or is it just bum sweat?" = the eternal period question.