Period Myth You've Been Told And The Truth Behind It

Period Myth You've Been Told And The Truth Behind It

You’ve probably heard of many period myths about a woman’s period, pregnancy or hormones. Here are some of the myths and the truth behind them.

MYTH #1: Period can prevent pregnancy.

This is a myth! A woman’s period happens because their body is preparing for pregnancy. This is not a reason to ditch your birth control. 

MYTH #2: Period should last exactly one week.

This is a period myth! Every girl’s period duration is different. Some have longer periods that last more than one week. Some have less than one week.

MYTH #3: You should not take a bath when you have your period. 

This is a period myth! Your period is a big reason you should take a bath. It is part of your proper period hygiene. Poor period hygiene can lead to serious health problems such as urinary Tract infection.

Do not be fooled by this period myth. Here’s how you can take care of your period hygiene:

  • Do not wear your cup or pad for more than four hours.
  • Wash your hands when handling your menstrual cup.
  • Wash your genitals every time you pee.
  • Keep your pads dry.
  • Wipe from front to back.

MYTH #4: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is ‘just like’ anything you’ve experienced.

This is a period myth! Whatever you experience during your Premenstrual Syndrome is valid. It is ok to feel what you feel. It is not just in your head.

Whenever you encounter these myths, ask a doctor or anyone who is professional to explain the facts about it. It is good to be educated about a woman’s period to avoid misconceptions. It is also important to raise awareness to other people about period facts.

We can help young girls as well to be informed about the truth on period hygiene and period health. That is one of the goals of Flow Co. Help us to spread awareness among people who still believe these myths. We can do this.

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