If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve encountered some confusing myths about your menstrual cycle. Don’t worry – you’re not alone! These are all myths I used to believe about my cycle too, so if you’re like “Wait I thought these were true 🥲” – there’s zero shame. You’re absolutely not alone, and that’s why I’m writing this post 👏
Myth: Period cramps are not normal.
Truth: Period cramps are not normal and definitely not something we need to just tolerate for the rest of our lives. Primary dysmenorrhea is caused by an overproduction of prostaglandins, secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by a condition such as endometriosis or adenomyosis. Check out episode 22 of Get Cliterate for more info
Myth: I can get pregnant every day.
Truth: We are only fertile about 6 days per cycle! Now lets be clear, those 6 days are not guaranteed to happen on a specific day and no algorithm, guessing, or counting method can determine those days for us – we have to do the work to know what days we’re fertile. Check out episode 17 of Get Cliterate for more info
Myth: What I eat doesn’t affect my cycle.
Truth: Food totally affects our hormone health from the amounts we eat to the things we consume! This doesn’t have to be big and scary, it just means that we need to nourish our bodies to be able to have those healthy, consistent cycles that we deserve
Myth: My period is the only time I feel my hormones.
Myth: My libido shouldn’t fluctuate.
Truth: Because our hormones are fluctuating, it is natural for our libidos to fluctuate too! There are going to be more times throughout the cycle that we are feeling friskier versus times that we aren’t feeling super interested. Those fluctuations are super normal!
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LET’S HAVE HEALTHY, HAPPY HORMONES TOGETHER! 👑🔥💫💖
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.