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Let's talk about the absolute joy of having a period. Oh, what a delightful experience it is – a monthly celebration that connects us to our inner femininity. If you haven't guessed yet, I'm being sarcastic. I’m here to lament about menstruation.

Firstly, let's appreciate the fantastic design of our bodies on a serious note, it actually does so much for us. But honestly, isn’t there a better way to signify you’re not pregnant and that our reproductive systems are still working?

Now, let's talk about cravings. Why do we crave nonsense that can in most cases make you feel lowkey worse. I’m talking about the chocolate, cake, ice cream and random snacks our bodies scream for. We’re always just eating all the nonsense that we either normally don’t eat or cut down on, I’m literally craving sugary glazed donuts every day, please send help.

And cramps – don't even get me started, funny enough, I didn’t alays have them, they came in like uni or something. In secondary school I had a friend that literally had to get hospitalized cause of her periods and I used to say, could never be me, look at me now, I’m definitely close to that. Especially when you’re about to fart, the pain in the asshole is not for the week.

Let's not forget the financial strain of menstruating, a literal uncontrollable bodily function. With the price of pads and tampons, I don’t look forward to it. In my house we’re all females, except my dad of course, so this is literally a monthly expense for us. Out of all of us I’m the only ones that use tampons because it just works better for me, so that one is a personal cost I have to carry and trust me they aren’t cheap. My friend recently introduced me to ‘moped’ and it seems to be cheaper than always and even thicker so you can try that, I’ve also been seeing the Aya pad on the rise, the girlies have been rushing it and it also seems like its affordable.

I’d also like to say a huge thank you to my ravaging hormones, for turning me into an emotional acrobat – somersaulting from laughter to tears in a matter of seconds. I could be happy and feeling good, next thing I’m so moody as hell and then I’m biting at everyone I talk to.

Honestly having periods are like that monthly subscription you can’t turn off and it just keeps eating at you and your bank account. I’m definitely not the only one going through this and I can’t wait to do it all again next month.

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