And then we have all these rumors about things we can and can’t do during our period. Some super common ones are that you can’t get pregnant if you have sex on your period. False, you totally can. It’s rare, but it happens. You can also go swimming and your tampon will not absorb a bunch of water and make you sink. And exercising helps your cramps so you can stop using that as an excuse!
But there are some way stranger myths about menstruation floating around and I just had to share them with y’all!
Bears will attack you
Nope, bears can't smell your blood. So yes you can go camping on your period without fear that you'll get ravaged by bears. But you probs shouldn't try to play with them just as a general safety rule.
Sharks will attack you too
Just like bears, sharks will not attack you when you're on your period. Really. They might attack you because you look tasty though so be careful when dealing with large oceanic carnivores as a life tip.
Avoid cold food and bare feet
Rumor has it that cold food and bare feet will make your cramps worse. Don't worry it's not true so...run rampant barefoot while eating ice cream all you want!
Your vag will flip while sleeping
What the what? No your vagina will not flip upside down when you sleep if you're on your period. I don't even know what that means.
You can't wash your hair
I don't know who started this, but it's not true. You can totally wash your hair on your period. And you totally should.
And here’s an awesome video on this topic, too! Watch it!
What’s your favorite period myth? Are there any you thought were true? Tell me in the comments!