Knowing your periods better
Menstruation is the process in women’s body of discharging blood from the lining of the uterus at the interval of about one month. It starts from puberty until menopause. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through a small opening in the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina.
Hygiene during menstruation:
- It is very important to maintain a high level of hygiene during menstruation. If you don’t do so, you might get an infection and that can be really dangerous for you.
- Change sanitary napkins after every few hours- not changing sanitary napkins on time may cause some irritation on the inner thighs.
- Clean the vagina every time you change the sanitary napkin otherwise, it may cause itching and infection in the vagina.
- One must never forget to wash hands before and after changing sanitary napkin.
These things can happen to you during those five days:
1. Periods decrease cognitive ability: The abdominal pain, backaches, and nausea during a woman’s period can actually affect how she thinks and feels, reducing her cognitive ability, making her really moody.
2. Periods can change the sound of the voice: The hormonal changes related to a woman’s menstrual cycle can also alter the sound of her voice. The cells from the larynx and vagina are believed to be similar and show similar hormone receptors.
3. Men are less attracted to women on their periods: Men are not only good listeners when it comes to distinguishing the ‘period voice’, but they also have a keen sense of smell — at least when it comes to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Animal studies have shown a man’s testosterone levels are influenced by a woman’s scent, especially when she’s ovulating.
4. Periods can make women feel frisky: A woman’s menstrual cycle is highly connected to her sex life. During menstruation, a woman’s level of progesterone may be low during this time, which may make women feel frisky. This can help trigger or translate to arousal. Moreover, it’s believed because of the additional lubrication from menstruation, this makes penetration more comfortable.
5. Women can get pregnant during periods: Women who feel frisky and have sex on their period should keep in mind they can still get pregnant. Women who have typical 28- to 30-day or longer cycles are less likely to get pregnant.
6. The average amount of blood released during periods is less than half a cup: Women may experience a heavy flow and find themselves going through packets of pads and tampons, but the blood loss isn’t so severe. Typically, the first two days of the period are the heaviest, in terms of blood discharge. The average amount of blood lost each month ranges from a few tablespoon to a cup.