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If You’ve Experienced 35/53 Of These Period Nightmares, You Truly Deserve A Medal

We all deserve medals, TBH.

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    Pulling out a dry tampon.
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    Using a cardboard applicator.
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    Pants DIGGING into your belly because you're so bloated.
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    Your face breaking out like nobody's business.
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    Cramps that are so bad all you can do is lie there.
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    Cramps so bad they actually wake you up.
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    Having a tampon string break while trying to pull it out...
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    ...and then having to actually reach up into your vagina to pull out the tampon.
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    Bleeding through your underwear.
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    Bleeding through your jeans/pants.
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    Bleeding through your bedsheets.
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    Sweating...lots of sweating.
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    Peeing while having a tampon in.
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    Pooping while having a tampon in.
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    Dropping a new tampon on the bathroom floor and not having a backup.
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    Dripping blood on your hand while removing your tampon or cup.
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    Dripping blood on a toilet seat.
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    Finding your old, dried period blood under a toilet seat while cleaning.
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    Dripping blood onto the bathroom floor.
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    Pulling out a bloody tampon and accidentally flinging blood onto a wall or bathroom stall.
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    Using toilet paper to catch your bloody tampon so it doesn't make a mess.
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    Taking out a bloody tampon only to discover there's no garbage.
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    Opening a tampon on the non-applicator side.
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    Sitting up in the morning and feeling blood GUSH into your underwear.
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    Blood seeping up your buttcrack.
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    Seeing a thick, chunky clot of blood in the toilet.
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    Seeing a mucousy wad of blood on your pad/tampon/cup.
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    Spilling your cup onto your hands.
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    Spilling your cup onto the floor.
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    Doubling up your pads so you don't have a leak at night.
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    Washing blood out from your underwear or clothes.
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    Washing blood out from your bedsheets.
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    Watching your shower/bath water turn pink and thinking it looks like a crime scene.
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    Having the sticky part of a pad stick to your leg.
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    Having the sticky part of a pad stick to your pubes.
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    Accidentally making the sticky part of a pad stick to ITSELF.
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    Having to readjust a pad in public.
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    Feeling the cold dampness of period underwear.
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    Laughing or sneezing so hard you feel a sudden GUSH of blood come out.
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    Checking the seat you're sitting on because you're worried you bled through.
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    Improvising with a wad of toilet paper because you don't have a pad or tampon handy.
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    Getting super constipated right before your period...
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    ...and then having the grossest poop ever during it.
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    Putting in a tampon expecting your period to start, but it doesn't...
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    ...and then not having one handy when your period DOES start!
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    Spending so much time trying to wash out a particularly bad bloodstain that your fingers actually hurt.
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    Tying something around your waist to hide your butt after you accidentally bleed through.
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    Being paranoid you pushed a tampon up with another one because you can't remember if you took the other one out.
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    And then ACTUALLY finding an old tampon really was pushed up by another.
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    Trying to work out if your brown discharge is the start of your period or not.
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    Thinking your period was over, going pad/tampon/cup-free, and then having your period come back with a vengeance.
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    Doing a weird walk because your dry tampon is uncomfortable AF.
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    And finally, experiencing the worst case of swamp ass during your period.
 
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