A lot of people (mostly men, of course, but some women too) think that periods are gross and shouldn’t be discussed in a public setting. We strongly disagree. Since periods are a natural part of a woman’s life, talking about them should also be considered natural. And we decided to come up with a few reasons to prove it.
To Get Rid of the Stigma
Let’s be honest, if not for the taboo that seems to surround the topic, we would have no need for this article. If nobody talks about periods (even and especially women), then when someone finally speaks, it gets kind of uncomfortable for everyone involved. The only thing we can do about it is to make more of a fuss and let people get used to it. If you feel you can't talk about periods in public right now, our advice is to start talking about them anyway, in small increments. You will see improvement straight away.
Because Periods Can Be Frightening At First
I don’t know about you, but when my first period came, I didn’t know what the hell to do! It wasn’t exactly scary because we live in a modern society where everyone knows at least something about periods, but it was strange to realise that my mother never really prepared me for that step into womanhood. Years later, I learned that she thought I already knew everything due to internet exposure and... she was also weirded out by the necessity to talk about it in detail, which is alarming to say the least. Because first periods can be kind of scary if you have no idea what’s going on. That is why we require global exposure to the subject if we want to transition into adulthood safely.
For Health and Wellness Reasons
Not everyone’s periods flow completely undisturbed, and sometimes we may need some medical help or even just advice from a friend or family member on why our bodies act a certain way. Thus, we need to be able to speak freely about menstruation and other problems that are considered "womanly." It may help us and our doctors greatly in getting to the core of things and giving us a diagnosis that may potentially save us a lot of trouble.
To Connect With Others
We should be able to talk about periods not only with people who don’t get them but also with other women. It’s a great thing to bond over because it removes the stigma that periods are something that needs not be discussed in a public setting and helps you get some weight off your chest and relax with someone who definitely understands you.
Because Why Wouldn’t you?
I feel like it’s one of the most important points that we need to make in this article: you shouldn’t be afraid to talk about something that is so integrated into a woman’s biology. Menstruation has been a part of our lives since the dawn of time! We can talk about it, okay? Everyone on the planet knows that periods exist, so when your next period hits and you feel ashamed and try to come up with a lie to take a day off from work or school, don’t. Just tell it like it is. Everyone will be better for it.