Trust me honey, we’ve all been there. We know how painful it is and we know it can get unbearable at times.
Periods are one of the worst things we have to suffer as women, but
at the same time, it’s the greatest blessing, even though a burden,
because it’s the one thing that allows us to carry life inside us.
But, when you’re not planning on carrying that magical life inside of
you, getting your period every month can become just a simple pain in
the butt that you just have to bear over and over again.
There are some things that all women tend to do when they’re on their
period but are actually harmful all things considered. Check them out
and see whether you’re doing some of those or not – and if the answer is
yes, it’s about time to quit.
1. Don’t Pig Out On Salty Snacks
Salty food can make your symptoms even worse, so you’re not doing
yourself any favors by devouring the chips or the pizza sticks. The
cravings are bad, but they only last for so long, they’ll go away, just
bear with us.
2. Don’t Eat Or Drink Dairy
Dairy is definitely not your friend when you’re on your period.
Eating or drinking dairy will make you feel gassier and even more
bloated when you’re already bloated enough. Now, who would want that?
3. Don’t Have Unprotected Intercourse
When you are on your period, your cervix is slightly dilated and it’s
way easier for bacteria to penetrate inside. And just generally
speaking, unless you’re trying to make a baby – which you technically
can’t while you’re menstruating – unprotected sex is never a good idea.
4. Don’t Pull An All Nighter
Inadequate sleep will mess with your hormones and make your body
release more cortisol – the stress hormone. Like periods are not
stressful enough? Don’t do that to yourself.
5. Don’t Indulge In Caffeine
Caffeine can make your cramps worse and can make you feel even more irritated than you already are going to be.
6. Don’t Get Yourself Waxed
Pain receptors are extra sensitive while you’re on your period, so if
you want to experience a new level of pain, yeah, be my guest.
Otherwise, maybe do it once your period is over.