All of us have been through this, our first ever period, YES! Back then when you were playful and carefree and you suddenly bumped into these weird changes in your body.Many of the girls, like me and many of you too, knew about menstrual cycles and the whole concept of periods before hand from various sources, maybe the internet, family or friend. But some of the girls weren’t ‘privileged’ enough, when I say ‘privileged’ I mean it, you’ll get to know why after reading these horrific stories of girls and their first period. They had no idea what was happening to them and even though for no matter how normal periods seem now because we know about it for them it was a havoc.
You may have a decent idea of why the whole period thing happens, but the reason we feel pain is a little more complicated. ‘The common cause of spasmodic dysmenorrhea is prostaglandins, which are the substances that are released when women have a period,’ explain Dr John Guillebaud ‘They’re needed because the uterus has got to contract to push out the blood and clots. The problem for some women is that their wombs produce more than they should. This cramping can cause ischemia, which is a lack of blood flow in the lining of the womb. When you get a lack of blood flow you get pain – actually very similar to the pain of a heart attack in its mechanism.’
Yup, that’s right, a heart attack. Please feel free to quote this to any sceptical men when they tell you to stop making such a fuss.
Bodyform has come up with the much-awaited revolution amidst all myths. As a part of its #bloodnormal campaign, the organization has released an advert in which they show how women bleed, in real life. Thank you, Bodyform!