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7 Crazy Facts about Your Period

Menstruation is more interesting than you thought…

Menstruation is more interesting than you thought…

 

1. Walt Disney made a movie about it in 1946, called The Story Of Menstruation. Apparently it’s the first film to use the word vagina (gasp!) in its screenplay.

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Interesting illustration – the uterus and bladder look like golf clubs:

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2. Thought you knew all the code names for ‘that time of the month’? Check these out: ‘Elmo riding the cotton pony’, ‘the red moon is rising!’, ‘shark week’, ‘Aunt Flo and Cousin Red’, ‘on the blob’…

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Quickmeme.com

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3. You can get pregnant while on your period.

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4. It varies from woman to woman, but during each period you lose between four tablespoons and a cup of blood (totally normal). However, if your periods are extremely heavy and you’re having to change tampons every hour, you should see your doctor.

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5. From the 1920s to the 1960s, Lysol (a super-strong disinfectant – that was used to clean toilets!) was marketed as a douche – especially during a woman’s menstrual cycle…

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6. In ancient Rome, it was believed that a naked, menstruating woman could scare away hailstorms, tornadoes and lightning.

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7. Some cultures believe that menstrual blood can thwart men’s power… We wish.

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