June 12, 2023

The pain and discomfort we go through during our period cycles are enough to trigger sudden mood changes. Your loved one might look happy at this moment and sad the next as the series of events before or during menstruation massively impacts how a woman feels towards anything. Seeing a lot of blood coming out of the vagina, followed by massive cramps and anxiety, can make any of us feel nasty.

Your menstruation is coming; with that, you feel a little odd by all those thoughts leading you to anxiety. You feel timid, nervous, and afraid of the myths you have believed for so many years. Which is why we are here to debunk these common myths for you so you may combat your PMS symptoms and feel lighter and fresh even during those bleeding days.

Let’s get into the myths-exploding talk!

Myth#1: Do not exercise while you are on your periods

Exercise - Myths and Facts About Period Pain

This is the worst piece of advice you might have heard all these years. NO. PERIOD DOES NOT STOP ANYONE FROM EXERCISING.

Contrary to this common myth, there are various exercises and stretches which help in relieving period pain and also significantly reduce bloating. The serotonin that is released during physical activities, such as exercise, makes you feel lighter, more relaxed, and more active. The endorphins which are released during exercises improve blood circulation and relieve the pain caused due to dysmenorrhea.

Myth#2: Do not wash your hair or body during periods

Not Wash - Myths and Facts About Period Pain

Never believe the person who says so. Menstruation is not an unhygienic condition, and it should not be taken that way. Rather, we need to be more concerned about our hygiene while we are on our periods. Washing your body and hair regularly during that time is important to keep the foul odor away, making you feel pleasant and more relaxed.

Although there is not enough medical evidence to support that bathing with cold water increases pain, it is best to take a shower with warm water to improve blood circulation.

Myth#3: The increased period pain hints toward infertility

Infertility - Myths and Facts About Period Pain

You may have also heard that Dysmenorrhea or severe cramping during periods is linked to infertility in women. Like other myths, this one, too, has no medical evidence. The throbbing period pain may possibly determine any fertility complication; however, considering it a primary cause behind not being able to conceive is false.

The conditions such as pelvic inflammation and ovarian cysts may result in infertility, but period pain alone is not responsible for that.

Quick Read: How to Care for Your Loved One Who is Dealing with Period Problems

Myth#4: Cold and sour food can aggravate your period pain

Food - Myths and Facts About Period Pain

Sour food is an essential Vitamin C source, and nothing should stop you from consuming sour food during these periods. Thankfully, our uterus is not born with tastebuds, so it does not know what food we consume during our periods.

You may avoid taking too many cold and sour foods to avoid other complications, but in terms of period pain, cutting the consumption of your favorite sour or cold food items is not linked to worsening menstrual cramps.

Myth#5: Doing sex during periods can escalate the pain

Sex during periods- Myths and Facts About Period Pain

During sexual intercourse, the human body releases oxytocin and dopamine, which are said to make your mood happier and more relaxed. Whether it’s penetrating or non-penetrating, if you are comfortable, you can have sex during your menstruation. In fact, the orgasm that is released during intercourse helps alleviate period cramps, reduce stress, and work as a mood lifter.

Although there are a few chances of infection, no such evidence supports the increasing period of pain and cramps during sex. You may reduce the chances of infections such as STIs by using protective barriers such as condoms which reduce the chances of any infectious diseases.

A very important Period Talk!

For ages, there has been a lot of talk about how period pain affects our lifestyle and how it should be controlled. However, at certain points, we all have believed the common myths surrounding period pain, which made us believe that we are born to tolerate this pain and that there is nothing unnatural about it. If you are not vocal about your period pain and how severe it gets every time, there are chances that you will fall victim to any of these myths.

We understand that the menstruation pain can be overwhelming for you. PCOS, endometriosis, and PMDD are real, and if you think that only painkillers, supplements, herbs, and workouts can help you cope with your pain, you probably need to know more about the right and long-lasting solutions for pain-free periods.

Yes, periods can be pain-free, and we are encouraging you to know that. If you want to love your body even during that time of the month, bust the common period myths, and want to feel happier without medication or any other XYZ solution, we have streamlined our 90-day plan for you to end your menstrual sufferings through a holistic approach.

If you are ready to learn and combat period pain in a new way, find our membership plans and let us be your comforting resort.

About the Author Christine-Marie Quigless

Christine Marie Quigless, developed a pragmatically driven, zero-substance, which = zero-risk, solution, to eradicate pain, PMS, and symptoms of Graduated Period Problems through her proprietary system, Fierce Gentleness™ . The results of her work on herself (She is Case Study 3: endometriosis diagnosis, ovary removal, debilitating cramps, extremely volatile PMS) and her clients prove that the womb is not broken, just out of balance, so we balance it and up-level our lives in the process. Once we leverage the power of our periods, they become our unfair advantage in every facet of our lives--living our way into multi-purpose-driven lives and cultivating resilience in the process starts (literally) within.

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