7. When you can feel that you’re going to be starting your period soon but you don’t have anything on you, it can be a bit of a hassle finding somewhere that sells pads and tampons. There may be lots of little shops nearby selling bottled water, chocolate bars, magazines etc. but nowhere that’s big enough to stock hygiene products. It’s a massive inconvenience, actually. 8. Bathrooms with no little trash can in there. Public, friends’ houses, wherever. I consider it a common courtesy to have one and not just for tampons and stuff like that. 9. When we’re on our period we’re restricted on our sleep positions. I usually sleep on my tummy with one of my legs bent up, but during my period I have to sleep on my side with my legs tight together to avoid leaking. Not only is it not as comfortable as my normal sleeping position, it also doesn’t help with the back pain that comes with my period. 10. Daily hair removal. Starts in puberty, goes on for decades, with new exciting places joining in the game over time. 11. How much time we spend being uncomfortable in public because a strange man is staring at us. And avoiding being catcalled. 12. Using a mirror to inspect your vulva/lady bits.
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