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    Posted on Mar 11, 2016

    23 Photos That Show The True Horrors Of What It's Like To Have A Period

    Next stop: menstruation station.

    1. It's happened again: your monthly red alien baby glow.

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    2. At first, you cup an invisible ball around your abdomen, like a '90s raver.

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    3. Then you amass your weapons: red lipstick, used condom, and lace.

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    4. You cradle a maxi pad lovingly, like a baby.

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    5. But then opt instead to consume a tampon.

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    6. The glowing orb continues its domination.

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    7. So you camouflage yourself in greenery.

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    8. KK, back to writhing in pain.

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    9. And making ~difficult~ choices.

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    10. One of which is, do you kill the guy with curly hair?

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    11. Occasionally you're suffering in snowflakes.

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    12. So you lie in bed with your Sad Coffee Husband.

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    Sad. :(

    13. Your cramps force you to make a lot of these faces while wearing soft cotton garments.

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    14. Then the red orb comes back.

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    And...it's bigger?

    15. And it's more voracious.

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    16. So you crush some cherries.

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    17. And bring out your balloon.

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    18. But the red orb...can't be stopped.

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    19. Suddenly it's...everywhere.

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    20. So you tear out your hair...

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    21. And go into attack mode.

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    22. It's too late. The baby alien glow has already spread around your body.

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    23. And this is your new fate now.

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