Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think so. Each week, a member of our very own #PPSquad will be sharing their period stories with you. Read, comment, share your own. Every story is welcome here.
This week’s period talk is from Tiff, our Senior Content and Creative Manager.
What’s your period craving?
“Fox's chunkie chocolate chip cookies – and it’s important that it’s that precise cookie! My non-edible craving is baggy jumpers.”
I know my period is coming when…
“My boobs blow up and I feel my ovary twinge. I'm 90% sure I know which ovary is releasing an egg. Strange, but kinda cool.”
Tell us about your first period…
“It wasn’t too mental. I was 12 years old and I remember getting ready to go to Thorpe Park with my friends. I popped to the loo as my knickers felt a bit soggy and when I looked down I knew straight away I had started my period, even though there wasn't bright red blood. Growing up, my mum had always been very open about bodies and what to look out for as I hit puberty – I ran straight into her room and jumped up and down shouting that I thought I had started my period!”
Tell us a period cringe
“I was shopping with my mum in a busy shopping centre, wearing a knee-length, boho, floaty skirt. I remember I coughed and felt a whoosh of something warm running down my leg. As I ran to the toilets it was creeping past my knee. I was mortified.”
Your favourite thing to do when you have your period is…
“Chill-out and indulge. I feel fat, spotty and fugly, so I just give into it. The first couple of days are the worst, then after the initial bloat goes down, I actually think the gym helps a lot with cramps.”
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