Do you dread your monthly visit from Aunt Irma? Let’s face it: periods are never fun. Cramps, fatigue, bloating, mood swings, and did I mention the cramps? Yeah, it’s not ideal. For a second, though, let’s forget about all the negativity. There are some good things that come from periods! (Bear with me, you non-believers.)
First of all, there are medical benefits to having your period. Having a regular period gives you a monthly report card of your health. It can tell you a lot of things: hormonal balance, bone health, thyroid function, and adrenal function. That’s actually pretty cool if you think about it! Even if it’s not the primary function of your period, it’s your body’s way of either telling you something is up or everything is running smoothly.
If you’re still not convinced, tracking your cycle can let you know when it’s the best time for sex. I’m not talking about fertility here, either. The hormones that increase throughout your cycle (like testosterone) can increase your proclivity towards arousal and sexual pleasure. If you look at the 28-day cycle, days 1-14 is when testosterone is on the rise, and you should be able to achieve higher levels of sexual arousal, and possibly even stronger orgasms, than usual.
If there are still any skeptics out there, here’s one last reason to celebrate your period: getting your period means that you’re NOT pregnant. If you ask me, that’s a pretty good reason.
And if you ever miss your period and want it back, carafem can help you with that.