There comes a time in every woman’s menstrual cycle when it’s time for your period to go now.
You’ve been patient. You’ve treated her well. You’ve forgiven her for that time she made you yell at your sister, “I DON’T LIKE YOUR FACE IT’S STUPID”… oh, and all the nice undies she ruined.
But now, she’s no longer invited. You’re done. And she’s just not listening.
Sometimes, she ghosts. You are certain she’s gone for the month and then BOOM. She returns on an unsuspecting Tuesday afternoon when you’ve decided to wear white pants.
Most women, I’d argue with precisely no research to back up my case, have Googled ‘how can I make my period go away now pls’.
It might be a nice romantic weekend away. Or, I don’t know, your wedding day. Or you’re going travelling and don’t want to deal with your stupid period on a plane.
Most of the advice you get online seems, well, completely made up. And I don’t want to jump up and down 46 times while rubbing my left calf and repeating a mantra like a crazy person if it’s not going to work.
Dr Dee Fenner, the director of gynaecology in the department of ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, told Metro, “Although no studies have been done on this, it’s likely that menstrual blood in the uterus is squeezed out during orgasm,” meaning that having (orgasmic) sex during your period can help wrap up your menstrual flow.
Other theories include eating lots of vegetables, because a few studies have found that vegetarians have shorter periods. But vegetarians also are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency… so it’s more likely that’s the cause.
This feels like a trick to make us eat more vegetables and we don’t appreciate it.
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