In my first sex-ed class (this was in fourth grade btw) the teacher said that periods don’t hurt.
I WAS NOT PREPARED.
One of the worst things about periods is that I know it’s coming so I think every little thing is a cramp.
Cramp? No I’m just hungry.
Cramp? No just gas
Cramp? No just got stabbed.
People who experience chronic pain should not have to deal with period cramps.
one thing girls have real solidarity on is their periods:
- we dont judge someone if they prefer pads or tampons over the other
- we always have extras and we’re always willing to give them to a girl in need
- we teach each other about cramp remedies and how to get out bloodstains
- we do pants checks for each other