Let’s be honest: there are a lot of things that suck about getting your period. It means a week (or more or less) of discomfort: cramps, bloating and headaches. Getting your period means you should prepare for a lot of moody days and nights, where you cry over everything and anything and have the urge to strangle everyone you meet. And getting your period also means eating and eating and eating and yet never feeling full, which is the least satisfying feeling ever.
But believe it or not, there are also some good things about getting your period. Seriously! I know your menstrual cycle is super annoying, but it’s something we women all have to deal with, so you might as well look at the positives, right? Right. Here are the 10 best things about getting your period. Keep these in mind the next time you’re PMS-ing. It will cheer you up.
It's The Best Way To Get Out Of ClassEveryone knows that getting your period means naps in the nurses office. Just walk in there complaining of cramps and you've got yourself a nice little midday break. Not that I condone missing class or anything... Source: ShutterStock
It's A Good Reason To Cry It OutFeel like having a nice, long cry? Get it out, girl! When you have your period, you don't have to worry about anyone bugging you about why you're crying - just tell them it's that time of the month and they'll instantly leave you alone with a sympathetic nod. I love crying during my period. It's the one time my friends and mom don't bug me about what's wrong! Source: ShutterStock
It's An Instant Way To Get Guys To Leave You AloneDudes are generally grossed out by our periods for some reason, so if they're going to be that, you might as well use it to your advantage. You can get out of dates you don't want to go on, hookups you're not interested in... you can basically use your period as a way to get all creeps to back off. Source: ShutterStock
It Means You're Not Pregnant!If you're sexually active, getting your period is the best thing that can happen to you every night because it means you're not going to have a baby! Ah. Now you can relax for 7 days. Finally. Source: ShutterStock
It's A Good Way To Bond With Your FriendsThe next time you feel like complaining about how much your period sucks, complain about it with your friends - they'll totally be able to relate and the next thing you know, you guys will be swapping all sorts of period stories. See? Gossip time! Source: ShutterStock
It's A Legit Excuse To Be A Little... SnippyI know we all hate it when dudes are like, "Why are you so mad? Is it that time of the month?" but let's all agree... sometimes it's nice to have a legit excuse for being moody and bratty. Because when you have your period, you don't always feel like being nice all the time. And that's fine! As long as you let others know you're on your period, they will accept your nastiness and forgive you instantly. Source: ShutterStock
It's The Perfect Time To Wear Comfy ClothesWhen you're all bloated and feeling icky, the last thing you want to do is put on skinny jeans or a tight dress. Instead, use your period as the perfect time to wear comfy sweats and PJs. For some reason, it's looked down upon to wear these things in public (although I totally think it should be fine), so if someone is like, "Uh, why are you wearing pajamas to school?" just be like, "I have my period, okay?" They'll accept it. Source: ShutterStock
It's Also A Legit Excuse To Eat Chocolate and Ice CreamYes, your period really does make you crave chocolate and ice cream and potato chips and popcorn and... yum. I'm getting hungry. Anyway, feel free to stuff your face with as much snacks as you want during your period. It's totally fine. We get it. Source: ShutterStock
It Means You're HealthyUnless you're using a birth control method that changes your menstrual cycle, getting your period on time every month generally means that you're healthy and everything is working the way it should. And that can only be a good thing, ya know? Source: ShutterStock
It Makes Staying Inside To Watch Movies Totally AcceptableYou have cramps, you feel like an inflated balloon and you might rip the head off the next person who looks at you the wrong way. Is there any better time to stay inside, be a bum and have a marathon movie sesh? Didn't think so. Source: ShuttterStock
Do you agree with me? What did I forget? What are the worst things about getting your period? Tell me in the comments.