21 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You’ve Ever Had A Period

“Ew, don’t talk about your period.” *Infinite eye rolls*

1. When you suspect your period is coming, you’re constantly on guard.

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2. And when you realize your ~Aunt Flo~ is on her way, you understanding why you cried about fluffy clouds just two days prior.

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3. Actually, everything makes you sad. And happy. And existential.

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4. You have to choose your outfits based on how well they can hide a potential leak or bloating. UGH.

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5. Actually, the word “bloated” doesn’t begin to describe how you feel.

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AM I GONNA MAKE IT? LOL WHO KNOWS.

6. You start to get so much acne that you feel 13 again. And makeup just makes more appear.

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7. Sneezing becomes a FREAKISHLY terrifying feat.

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8. And pooping is a daunting task, and a completely new adventure than ~normal pooping.~

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9. You have an intense fear of standing up after sitting for a long time because who honestly KNOWS what could go wrong?

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10. Suddenly you have to do all this math in your head to figure out how long you can leave your tampon in and still survive.

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11. And your boobs feel sensitive AF, which is not a nice feeling.

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12. Deciding on a sleeping position requires strategic planning to make sure you don’t move and bleed EVERYWHERE.

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13. You feel hungry, gross, and horny at the same damn time.

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14. And it’s probably best that you can’t even afford all of the cravings you have, because you’d buy everything you’re able to eat if you could.

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15. You wouldn’t be caught dead eating healthy food while you’re on your period, because it’d be like eating air.

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16. People get grossed out when you talk about your period, like they’ve never met anyone who has had one. OK, guys.

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17. You often feel you’re losing the war going on in your uterus and lower back.

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18. And you HATE being told “the pain can’t be that bad!” BECAUSE YES IT CAN.

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19. You have to spending what feels like your life savings on menstruation materials. Like, give me a free sponge to absorb all this shit.

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20. None of your guy friends will ever buy tampons or pads for you in an emergency. Like, people will suspect you’re a good samaritan and helping a lady out.

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21. And you wish to never hear this question from hell ever again: “Are you moody because you’re on your period?”

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SHHHHHHH.

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