Something that’s always been pretty confusing for me is my Menstrual Cycle.
Now, I know, I know. Ew. Right? But bare with me. This is an important topic, not only for the budding woman, but for the discerning gentlemen.
For example, I used to “date” this guy when I lived at college, who lived at another college. It was pretty chill because I could go visit him and “hit home runs” without anybody knowing that I was cheating on my bf. Anyway.
While visiting him, I once had my Period. He was very understanding and brought me tea from the dining hall and we spent the whole weekend reading Calvin and Hobbes in his bed. And because of this he received many BJs, as the direct result of being up-to-speed on his Menstruation Education.
Some Common Misconceptions about Menstruation
1) Menstruation means that you or your lady friend is “bleeding out of your/her vagina.”
2) Men also have menstrual cycles. This is something that my roommate Niko told me, because he was feeling left out from my special monthly time. Totally normal. But false.
3) The band “The Cramps” is a feminist, female-only punk band ala The Cunt Rags. This is something that I thought until very recently, so I would rate this misconception as highly common. However the lead singer died recently and it was a boy. Just one more example of how sometimes it’s better to be seen not heard when it comes to potentially embarrassing yourself.
Please feel free to comment below with any questions you feel nervous about asking your parents\T-ball coach\trusted adult.