5 Unknown facts about periods.

5 less known facts about periods

  1. The sound of your voice changes during your period. Vocalization researchers theorize that female reproductive hormones actually impact your vocal cords, altering your voice. Maybe that’s why people relate periods to “women” being demonic during their periods. If only men could experience the pains of cramps they wouldn’t call us demonic.


  1. Sleeping with a nightlight can help regulate your cycle. 

Light exposure affects the secretion of the sleep hormone melatonin, which helps control the release of the female reproductive hormones that determine when your menstrual cycle begins and ends: In a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research back in the early 90s, women with extra long or irregular cycles who slept next to a regular 100-watt light bulb for a few days during the last two weeks of their cycles shortened their cycles by an average of 12 days, meaning this targeted approach could help regulate your periods. The key is to sleep with the light on during the last two weeks of your cycle. Keeping it on at all times might actually make your periods more irregular since shift workers report irregular periods.


3.You probably bleed a lot less than you think. 

On average, a woman only loses about 60 milliliters, or 2.7 ounces, of blood during each period, according to PubMed Health. (That’s almost two shot glasses, or just more than 16 teaspoons.)


4.Orgasms can make your cramps feel better. 

Ooh la la, having sex during your period helps with the uterine contractions caused by an orgasm can release pain-fighting neurotransmitters, like endorphins and oxytocin, Dr. Dweck says. Period sex should be celebrated.


5.Disney was edgy in the 1900’s they made a movie about periods in the 1940s.  

 Disney isn’t only Cinderella and Snow white getting rescued by a charming princess. The most magical Disney production you’ve ever seen is called “The Story of Menstruation” and was funded by Kotex. Essentially, it’s an explainer for tweens on what’s about to hit their ovaries very soon. Give it a watch! 



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