Some common myths and misconceptions about periods.!

Sindujaa D N
There are many myths and misconceptions about time periods that have been perpetuated by cultural beliefs and misinformation. A common misconception is that periods are dirty or unclean. This leads some societies to stigmatize menstruating people and limit their actions. In fact, menstruation is a natural bodily function and essential to reproductive health.

Another myth is that physical activity should be restricted during menstruation, which can prevent girls and women from fully participating in sports or other activities.  In fact, not only is exercising during your period safe, but it can also help relieve menstrual cramps and lift your spirits by releasing endorphins.

Some think that menstrual blood is impure or harmful, which is entirely unfounded. Menstrual blood is a mixture of blood, endometrium and cervical mucus, and its flow is an integral part of the menstrual cycle. The belief that menstrual blood attracts predators or spoils food is also a common myth that has no scientific basis.

Also, it's a common myth that women synchronize their periods when spending time together. While some studies indicate a slight synchronicity in some cases, this is not a constant phenomenon and may be a coincidence.

Overall, it is very important to debunk these misconceptions and encourage open conversations about menstruation.

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