I'm an art history major. I love the humanities--art, music, literature, and history. I play the piano and I was a band nerd in high school. I occasionally enjoy photography, though I would never identify myself as a photographer. I looove vintage clothing and antiques. My favorite bands include Marilyn Manson, Nightwish, and Emilie Autumn. I post and reblog what I like, and I occasionally just post about my life. That is all. DOB: 1991 Location: Missouri
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Whenever I get period cramps
I have never seen something so accurate in all my life…
do periods really hurt? In 5th grade sex ed, we learned that it didn’t hurt.
Did that teacher get fired?
I feel like that teacher should get murdered
Hmm, I can only WONDER what was that teacher’s biological sex was
Yeah, in 5th and 6th grade they were like “oh, it doesn’t hurt that bad” and “exercise helps”. Yeah, I got my period in 5th grade, and they weren’t bad that year, but all the subsequent ones? Yeah, let me tell you what fucking bullshit that “it doesn’t really hurt” is. I would take 800mg of ibuprofen and 2 hours later still be in so much pain I’d be crying—and my cramps were not even severe as those who have endometriosis. I started birth control at the age of 13 solely for the purpose of making my cramps better, and even after that they still hurt, just not as badly. Now I am off my birth control and they are like a middle ground: usually so bad i stay up for hours crying in the middle of the night (unless I’m able to head it off with ibuprofen right at the start) the first day or so. In 6th grade I was in so much pain I didn’t want to participate in gym class, and when I did I was just miserable and in pain. Exercise may help a little, but not that fucking much. I do know somebody who doesn’t get cramps, but I have a feeling she’s pretty fucking rare. I think they tell the girls that so that they won’t be terrified about it (or confused like me when I didn’t have cramps when I first started), but it is also highly unrealistic. So yeah, periods hurt like hell.