Menstrual health 7 things women are afraid of during their period

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When things go wrong during that time of the month.

Things women dread during their period play Things women dread during their period (Courtesy)

During a woman's period, there's a lot that can go wrong.

However there's a number of things that can happen during that time of the month that every woman dreads having to deal with. Especially if they use pads and tampons.

play Things that can go wrong during a woman's period (Courtesy)


Here are 7 things every woman dreads during their period.

1. Leaks and stains

The flow will always find it's way out. And it's especially unkind to anything that isn't black, dark blue or dark brown. When going to bed, even the ultra thick maxi pad that wraps around you like a diaper isn't enough. Your sheets will still somehow end up with a big fat red stain.

2. Being caught off guard

Some women are lucky enough to know the exact date when their period is coming. For others, it's a hit or miss over a range of days. You even arm yourself with a whole toiletry bag of supplies. Until it decides to start when you're on a bus and you have a whole hour's commute.

3. Cramps

Nobody enjoys these.

4. Taking a dump

During your period, taking dumps becomes a bit of a complicated process. First of all, if you're cramping, any rectal motions to push the stool out amplifies the pain tenfold. Then there's the fact that because cramps are the devil, it could easily be diarrhea or constipation.

5. The sneeze gush

When the urge to sneeze grasps you during non-menstrual days, it's no big deal. On your period, one sneeze be like


6. Pad wings getting caught in your pubes

The adhesive meant to keep the sanitary towel on your panties sometimes turns into a devil child and decides to play with the down there hair.

7. The general feeling of wetness

That feeling when you can't tell if it's butt sweat or whether Auntie P has taken a hike down your grand canyon.

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