Boys Should Know These Things About Periods

While girls have to deal with periods, many teen boys don't even understand the basics.

By Tayia, London · April 16, 2019


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This issue is important to a lot of girls because boys don’t understand the pain and discomfort girls have to bear monthly. Boys joking around saying “are you on your period” can either make a girl feel embarrassed or uncomfortable.



What a girl goes through monthly  

Many women who get their period experience period cramps or period pain. This happens when the muscular wall of the womb tightens. While some only have mild pains and can hardly feel them, others suffer so badly they can’t get out of bed.

Why are some women moody on their period?

The reason why some girls are moody when they’re on their period is because their hormone levels change. This is known as premenstrual syndrome or PMS. This can cause the woman to experience dramatically different emotions.

Many are embarrassed by their period

Some girls in the UK are embarrassed by their period because they worry boys would judge them or think they’re disgusting. Some boys need to understand that girls hate being on our period, but it’s part of growing up.



Things to do to help period pains

Exercising can reduce the pain, so if you are suffering try something like swimming, walking or cycling.

Or, if you want to support a girlfriend or friend with their period, know that heat can help. Get them a heat pad or a hot water bottle. You might also suggest that when they get home they try taking a hot bath or shower. This can help them relax and feel the pain less.