This is the worst, bloodiest, gory week ever because I’m having my PERIOD. I am writing this post today, because I found that BOYS must learn a thing or two about a PERIOD. I’m not judging but from my experience & observation, many boys are insensitive & judge girls who are on period as ‘mad’, ‘crazy’, ‘dramatic’, etc…Bizarrely, sometimes it’s ALSO the GIRLS who show insensitivity. I’ve known some girls who are blessed with a smooth & painless period, then goes around telling guys that ‘those girls are over-reacting’. Yea right, just because you are blessed, it doesn’t mean other girls who have painful period are ‘faking it‘; we’re just not as lucky as you, so shut up *ziiiip*
To all the BFs, husbands, or any random person… that PERIOD IS NOT A SMALL MATTER. If you understand a girl during the blood massacre going on down there, you’re a keeper. I’m serious dude, a girl (especially one who is as emotional as me) is going to fall seriously in love with a guy who shows understanding, tolerance, & sensitivity during our period.
Let’s start by understanding the PHYSICAL torture during period:
- Period is like having an alien in your ovaries:
When I have period, I’ll feel weird movements inside of me, like tinglings & rumbles *grrrr Grrr* It’s so uncomfortable & soon the rumbles come with PAIN. The pain can be so much, that I cannot walk or sit straight, it’s that serious!
Have you watched Aliens, the movie with Sigourney Weaver in it? If you haven’t watch it… WATCH IT, IT’S ONE OF THE BEST SCI-FI MOVIES! Anyhow, every time I feel movements & pain inside me… I imagine this scene from the Aliens movie happening to me;
Seriously guys, you think having weird sensations inside your body… followed by BLOOD isn’t scary? It’s disturbing & so you should show more understanding when your girl shows emotional issues or throws a tantrum, right? *sniffs*
- The PAIN is REAL:
Like I said earlier, it can be super duper painful! The pain I get from my period is mainly on my uterus (the organ where my ovaries are intact). Logical, that I will feel pain from all the amount of blood right? My period is always irregular, so the amount of blood I get… pheww… feels like ‘air terjun gao gao’. Or this bloody scene from The Shining movie, starring Jack Nicholson (oh come on for God’s sake, you haven’t watch this movie too? IT’S A CLASSIC HORROR FILM!)
Even before the ‘air terjun’ comes, I need to eat like at least 4-6 painkiller pills per day to lessen the pain I get from period! Sometimes the pain affects not only the uterus… period also gives me terrible migraine. My head feels like it’s gonna pop anytime due to pressure, oh Lordy! Not only that, I will also have digestion problems causing me to have stomache pain, excessive gassy stomache, diarrhoea & sometimes nausea (imagine… not only I have uterus pain & migraine, I also have indigestion probs). WHOLE BODY PAIN LAH, ADUH!
- Tired tired!
Period is like a horrible sickness and worse of all, it’s not eligible for sick-leave. Means no matter how painful we get, we must get to work or school & pretend we are as healthy as we can be because it’s not a REAL sick. Come on, employers should be more thoughtful *arrrggghhh* Worse of all, no matter how much I sleep, I feel tired. Makes sense lah… with all that blood coming out from me, some energy will be gone with it too isn’t it? Still not convinced? OK, try bleeding yourself for a week & see if you’re as energetic as usual…
Now let’s understand the PSYCHOLOGICAL torture of period:
- Mood swings. BIG TIME.
This is not something I made up. It is actually proven by SCIENTISTS that girls before periods are prone to mood swings & sadness. When Just a day or two before the ‘air terjun’ flow out, I feel so sad with my life. It feels like suddenly, all I can think of & recall are the saddest moments in my life. My hormones are blocking endorphins from making my life happy 🙁
Just imagine… all your mind can think of are the bad things you did, the mistakes you did, and also the failures you have in your life. Sometimes on serious cases, I even cry myself to sleep. Sometimes I don’t know why I’m crying *damn period*
At least Penny (above) is making an effort to crawl into a hole, I just wanna die on my bed still half dreaming about Tom Cruise -_-
Why Tom Cruise? It’s because I’d a crush on him since young & he’s effing hot. I survived all my pre-menstrual sadness & depression watching his movies okay! Looking at his hotness helps ease my pain a little *smooches*
Unfortunately, here’s when some guys lost it. I had experiences before with some friends who complain about their GFs like, “I’m so sick of her crying all the time… I don’t want to see her when she has period, she is annoying…” First of all, it’s not cool to complain about your GF to another girl! Secondly, if you don’t even find the effort to understand the pain & sadness your GF is going through, I don’t think you DESERVE her! So, it means that you only want to be there for her when she’s happy, and ignore her when she’s sad? That’s NOT true LOVE. If you can’t stand her mood swings for ONE WEEK (every month) you expect her to spend the rest of her life with you, giving all her youth to you? Love means going through thick & thin together; in this case, heavy or light period ‘flow’ together #IYKWIM
- Insatiable thirst for SWEET food:
If you want to show how sweet you are to your girl or wife who’s undergoing the torturous pain of period… give her candies or chocolate. LOTS of them. When I’m having period, all I can think of is sweet stuff… I can even finish a tub of ice-cream all by myself!
Now that I get it off my chest… time for me to crawl back to my bed in pain.
Bye bye cruel world (ps: I hate you, uterus)
Sincerely & truly yours;