Separating Period Myths from Facts: True or False Edition
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding periods. In this article, we'll debunk some of the most common ones and shed some light on the truth.
Myth: Your voice changes during your period.
True! Hormonal changes during your period can affect your voice. Studies show that women tend to speak with a higher-pitched tone of voice when menstruating.
Myth: Your period stops in water.
False! While the flow of your period may be temporarily stopped in water, your period does not stop happening. The water can act as a cork, but any pressure on your uterus, such as sneezing, coughing, or laughing, can make your period come out in the water. However, there are period swimwear options available that can hold up to 3 tampons worth of flow, so you can enjoy beach days worry-free.
Myth: Your period will stop if you are too thin.
True! Women with a BMI of less than 18.5 are at risk of having their period stop. This condition is called amenorrhea. However, it's important to note that all bodies are beautiful, and we don't shame anyone for their body type.
Myth: It's unsafe to skip your period.
False! It's perfectly safe to skip your period once in a while with a prescribed method of birth control. However, there's no other method out there that claims to stop your period other than taking a specific form of birth control. Talk to your gynecologist to find a method that works for you.
Myth: Your period can make you spend more money.
True! Research shows that women are more likely to impulsively shop during their period. Some women feel joy from shopping, so when they feel the PMS blues creeping up, they go out and shop to raise their serotonin levels.
In conclusion, periods can be confusing and full of myths and misconceptions. By debunking these myths, we hope to provide clarity and empower women to make informed decisions about their bodies.