10 Lesser-Known Facts About Periods

Facts about Menstrual Periods

It is a topic that girls will usually discuss openly with each other, but when a male walks into the room, watch out. Of course, we are talking about periods! A girl’s menstrual cycle is just a fact of life, and once the initial trauma is over, it is no big deal; just something to deal with every month.

Yet, if you are a guy or just refuse to admit that nearly all females live with this condition, then you should read our list here.

We have some lesser-known facts about periods that just might surprise you and help you learn more. The more you know, the better you will feel!

Lesser Known Facts about Periods

1 Smoke and Mirrors

Smoking can cause disruptions in the menstrual cycle.

2 Back in the Day

Throughout their entire lifetime, prehistoric women only had their period 50 times on average.

3 Counting Down

Most women in the modern world will have about 450 periods in her lifetime.

4 Like Clockwork

The average human menstrual cycle consists of 29 days.

5 Eat Up!

Mistresses in traditional Hong Kong used to feed their lovers menstrual blood.

6 No Blood Allowed

Some Christian churches used to refuse communion to menstruating women.

7 A Disney Classic…Not

Walt Disney made a movie about the menstrual cycle.

8 Mark Your Calendars

A woman can expect to bleed on her period for about 3,500 days out of her life.

9 That’s a Lot of Tampons

The average woman uses over 11,000 tampons throughout her lifetime.

10 The Preferred Choice

About 70% of menstruating women use tampons rather than pads.


  1. beinggirl.com
  2. facts.randomhistory.com
  3. cyh.com
  4. huffingtonpost.com

+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets

During the colder months, many women get heavier and more painful periods.

Surprising Facts About Your Period

Wow, there is a lot of interesting stuff in this video. I learned many surprising facts and you will too from watching.