When it comes to discussions about things like periods, almost every person seems to feel uncomfortable or ashamed. The ‘Period’ topic is already a taboo in our Indian society due to which, a lot of misconceptions have already been spread among the people. Period myths are mostly popular among uneducated people or the people of older generations. Instead of trying to get educated on the female body, these people tend to believe the myths.
So, let’s debunk some of such period myths today.
MYTH : You shouldn’t go swimming during periods.
FACT : Of course you can ! But instead of using a pad, opt for tampons or period panties or period swimmers. They are leakproof and can absorb blood really well.
MYTH : You should never exercise during your periods
FACT : You can exercise during your periods. In fact, it is even recommended to do some light exercises when you are on your period. Some exercises also help with the cramps. So, you can definitely exercise during this time
MYTH : You shouldn’t wash hair during periods.
FACT : It is ok to wash hair during periods. There is no reason why you can not wash your hair during this time.
MYTH : PMS isn’t real
FACT : Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is an actual condition which affects majority of the women. It occurs a few weeks or days before periods. Some of the PMS symptoms are bloating, headaches, and mood changes like irritation, depression etc. Some also experience cramping before periods.
MYTH : You shouldn’t go near ot touch plants during your periods.
FACT : There is no scientific reason for why you should not touch or go near plants. It’s not going to affect the plants in any way if you are on your period.