There are tons of myths and misconceptions out there surrounding periods. And we are here to bust some things you thought were true, and to enlighten you on some things that you thought were actually false. So let’s get started!
Your Voice Changes During Your Period
True! This one is surprisingly true which is crazy because how could your voice change during your period?! Well, I’ll tell you how! Because hormones are raging and are out of whack during this time, that change has an effect on your voice. In fact, studies show that women speak with a higher-pitched tone of voice when they are menstruating! Science is crazy.
Your Period Stops In Water
False! Okay well, there's a little bit of a grey area surrounding this one. The flow of your period could be temporarily stopped when you get in the ocean or a pool, but it does NOT stop your period from happening! This is because the water acts as a sort of cork. Weird right? But if you do anything in the water that forces your period out (you know like when you sneeze, cough, or even laugh ), making it come out while you are in the water. But hey, don't sweat it! We have the perfect solution for this… Ruby Love Period Swimwear! These bad boys can hold up to 3 tampons worth of flow so you don't have to worry about anything on your beach days! You can get your very own period swimsuit here!
Your Period Will Stop If You Are Too Thin
True! Just a quick disclaimer before we explain this one. ALL BODIES ARE BEAUTIFUL! We are not at all shaming anyone for having a certain body type. We love all bodies over here at Ruby Love! Okay, disclaimer over, let's talk about this now, shall we? If you are below a certain BMI then your body is not able to produce a period. Studies show that women with a BMI of less than 18.5 are at risk of having their period stop. The absence of a period is called amenorrhea.
It’s Unsafe To Skip Your Period
False! It is completely and totally safe to skip your period once in a while! But the only really safe way to do so is with a prescribed method of birth control. There is no other method out there that claims that you can stop your period other than taking your specific form of birth control. But other than that, go for it! You can even tell your gynecologist that you would like the ability to skip your period and they will give you a birth control method that works for you. What a time to be alive!
Your Period Can Make You Spend More Money
True! Yup, you're more likely to spend more money during your period! But not because you're spending all your money on feminine hygiene products. Research shows that women are more likely to impulsively shop during their time of the month. Some women feel joy from shopping so when they feel those PMS blues creeping up, they go out and shop to raise their serotonin levels!