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Positively Period
Talk menstrual cycle and we talk lots of negatives: period days, cramps, the PMS blues...

But is there anything, or even many things, that you like about your monthly cycles?

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The "positive" about my period is that when it comes on, I know I'm not pregnant.
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Anyone ever have 2 periods in one month ?
Hi there ! I had my period on the 5th -10th of this month. Then on the 24th I started my period again. I'm 34 years old and this has never happened to me. I was just wondering if anyone else out there has gone through this .
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Milk & Sugar and Bad Cramps
Does anyone notice that milk and sugar make cramps worse or is it just me?
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Positively Period
I like to talk about menstruation's connection to health and fertility, though sometimes I am concerned that saying that is kind of like "Ableism" or some other kind of prejudice against those who don't have periods or aren't fertile.

I don't like talking about menstrual "syndrome" or "symptoms". Those kind of words make it sound like a disease! I also don't like talking about "cramps" because I feel like that's a catch word. What does it actual mean?

I think in order to like talking about our periods it would help to have a better vocabulary with which to do so. In the words of Thomas Hardy, "It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs." Whatever contributions women made/make to English, there aren't many in reference to this very prominent aspect of our lives.

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purely female
Four months ago I got off the pill after being on it for 10+ years. I am so excited to ovulate for real and it makes me happy to have cramps because I know my body is healthy and operating the way nature intended. My friends think I'm nuts for loving my period so much, but I really feel so much more connected with myself now that I'm not putting synthetic hormones in my body.
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Best Friend...Celebrate!
I like the fact that our bodies are engineered to perform certain tasks. I know that my period is a sign that everything is probabbly in working order. When I see it, it generates a sigh of relief. Of course, I will welcome the day when its absence means I am carrying a little one. For now, Aunt Flo is my best friend!
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Positively Period
  • BFN(Oct 7, 2015)
  • Anyone ever have 2 periods in one month ?(Jul 30, 2012)
  • Milk & Sugar and Bad Cramps(Dec 31, 2009)
  • Language(Mar 17, 2009)
  • purely female(Feb 1, 2009)
  • Best Friend...Celebrate!(Nov 24, 2008)
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