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.
+ 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.
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