An Average Guy’s Guide To Understanding Her Menstrual Cycle

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All you’re probably concerned with when it’s time for her menstrual period is to find alternative means of having sex. You should however take out time to understand more if you ever want to pass for a good boyfriend.


Here is the thing. Periods are difficult times for women simply because their bodies change in a lot of ways. These changes have an effect on their attitude, behaviour and desire. As a responsible boyfriend, it is important you understand how her menstrual cycle is. Periods are actually really rad. The more you know, the less scary it is! Once you’re not afraid of how her body works, the less time she’d have to spend wondering about what you think and trying to put up an appearance.

She’s Not Pregnant


The first good thing for young fellas about the menstrual cycle is an indication that she’s not pregnant. It is important you understand the menstrual cycle of your partner as some women may experience spotting (blood coming out) at the beginning of a pregnancy which can be mistaken for a period.

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PMS Syndrome


Premenstrual Syndrome is real. It can run for between 1 to 3 days. The symptoms include swollen or tender breasts, upset stomach, feeling tired, depression, anxiety, changes in appetite and headache. PMS usually happens a week or two before the bleeding starts which makes a lot of women go through fluctuating feelings and pains for between 2 to 5 days twice a month.
Don’t complain about a change in her attitude. But never ascribe her change in attitude to PMS as she may take it as an insult. Be compassionate while you empathise with her situation.

The Bloody Truth

Healthy women lose some good amount of blood per menstrual cycle. Women usually know what time of the day blood will start trickling out. There are also applications which help to monitor their monthly flow even though they can never know the precise moment till it happens.
The blood flowing out is usually gross and comes with some chunk. It is messy, slimy and comes with an odd smell because it is the lining of the uterus. Disgusting right? But it is wrong to think of the female body as that given that this process that they have to pass through is essential in creating life.

Pads or Tampons?

You might have to get to a store for your girlfriend one day and you just may not know which of these to ask for. The first thing to ask is what size, brand and type she likes.
Tampons are wads of cotton that comes in a number of sizes that women insert in their vaginas for up to 8 hours at a stretch. It has a string attached to it which lies outside and aids it’s removal.
Pads on the other hand are absorbent cotton with adhesive tapes which girls can easily stick on the insides of their panties. Women prefer this because it doesn’t need any insertion despite the fact that it is messier.

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Period Sex


Like it or not, this is a new rave that’s seriously catching up. A lot of guys are not allowing periods get in the way of them having sex whenever they feel like. This however takes some planning and forethought such as mutual agreement, clean up and type of sex you’re up for.

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Well, you read through this article without cringing. I hope you’re  doing okay, there.



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    1. And you are one of those angry feminists. You chicks can’t just let the rest of the world breathe. What is sexist in this post? and how is he ignorant of biology and menstruation? You want to add that you menstruate from your ears?
      By the way, I’m female before you go calling me a dude. Dumb ass chick.

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