Sep 20, 2022
Women are taught from a young age to be self-conscious about their bodies. This could explain why so many areas of women’s health - from periods and female hygiene to menopause - are shrouded in taboo. So today, Let's talk Periods because discussion on menstruation is still a hush topic in our society and even if a woman faces a simple intimate hygiene issue, she’s not ready to talk about it.
Do You Know? An average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her lifetime. That’s the equivalent of 8.2 years!
Menstruation (commonly known as Periods) is a normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as a part of women's monthly menstrual cycle. Every month your body prepares for pregnancy and if no pregnancy occurs, the Uterus or the Womb sheds its lining. The menstrual cycle is characterized by the rise and fall of hormones. Menstruation is triggered by falling progesterone levels and is a sign that pregnancy has not occurred.
So now that you know what Menstruation is, here are 7 Interesting Facts that every woman should know about it.
- The average starting age for periods has changed over the years - Well, Nowadays, the average age when a girl starts menstruating is 12 and earlier girls wouldn’t get their periods until the average age of around 17. So yeah, times are changing!
- The sound of your voice might change during your period - According to vocalization researchers and scientists, female reproductive hormones (mainly estrogen and progesterone) can impact a menstruating girl's vocal chords, altering her voice. So, if you sound weird during that time of your month, just relax, it’s normal!
- You lose a lot less blood than you think during your period - The amount of blood you lose during the cycle varies from woman to woman.On an average, it can be somewhere between two tablespoons to half a cup. Crazy, isn't it?
- You can indulge in Yoga or Exercise during your periods - Yes, you heard it right! There are no contraindications to the practice of physical activities during your menstruation. Just be sure to workout as much as your body allows.
- You should avoid or limit your alcohol consumption during your period - Research has proved from time to time, that drinking alcohol during one's period tends to make menstrual pain and cramps last longer. And hey girls, you surely don't want that, right?
Your stress levels can hinder your menstrual cycle -
Stress can cause menstrual cycles to become more painful, become longer or shorter, or to totally stop. So to avoid that from ever happening, include some meditation and stress relieving activities like exercise, yoga, massage, etc. into your daily life.
You can still get pregnant if you’re on your period -
Having an unprotected sexual intercourse, always builds the risk of pregnancy. Hush Hush, it’s more unlikely to get pregnant during your period but it is still a possibility.
As we have already discussed what menstruation is and 7 interesting facts about it, now let’s discuss one of the most talked about menstruation symptoms, Menstrual Cramps!
Cramps or to be specific, Menstrual Cramps is pain in your lower belly that happens a few days before, during, or after your period.
Though cramps are the most common period symptoms, sometimes cramps that get more painful can be a sign of something serious and it might be important to see a doctor.
Eating healthy, a hot water bath, having sufficient rest, little exercise and taking care of yourself can definitely help in reducing some of the discomfort caused during periods.
It is essential that you make that ‘time of the month’ a more manageable and a shame-free process. It is equally important to practice self care and also to maintain your intimate hygiene, as it can get difficult to deal with cramps, stress, fatigue, mood swings and other symptoms.
You can pamper yourself and stay clean down under with VinzBerry Intimate Hygiene Wash and Intimate Care & Protection Mist. Both the products have antibacterial and antifungal properties, which helps you protect from any infection (like UTI’s), bad odor, intimate skin related issues (like dryness or itching). And yeah, our Intimate Care Range is completely safe to use, even during your period or pregnancy.
Surely, that time of the month calls for some pampering, lots of love and a lot more care. Ladies, it is time to embrace Self Care and Self Love, because it is not just essential during your period but it is also essential in your day to day life!