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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022: From Washing Your Hair To Exercising, Busting All Myths About Periods

Myths that revolve around periods make it all worse for us. Here we bust some common myths.
Published -13 Jul 2018, 13:52 ISTUpdated -27 May 2022, 15:22 IST
Myths about woman's period

Menstruation or periods are a part of a woman's human experience. It is painful but what worsens everything are the myths around it. There are a lot of things about periods we believe just because we heard it from someone, somewhere. Here we are busting some common myths around periods for you. 

Washing Your Hair

washing hair during periods

For some strange reason, this is one of the most common myths around periods. This is one myth that you will get to hear almost all across the world. However, even scientifically, there is no reason behind not washing your hair during periods. So now you can go for a good hair wash even during your periods!

Going To The Gym

exercising during periodsMost of us are gym freaks today, but it is a real pain when you aren't able to hit the gym because of our periods. This too because of the myth surrounding women going to the gym doing periods. You can actually go and hit the gym while you are on your periods. If the period pain doesn't let you go for the hard workout, you do otherwise, you can always try out light exercises, which are also believed to help with the cramps!

Excess Blood Loss

Most women feel like they are dropping out liters of blood during their periods and feel it is causing the blood loss in excess. While some women really bleed too much during their periods, most women only bleed around 2 or 3 tablespoons of blood during their periods.

The 28-day Cycle

There is something around periods and the '28-day' cycle. Sadly, there is nothing like a fixed 28-day cycle for every period. While 28 days is considered as an average cycle, the actual period cycle can be somewhere between 21 days and 35 days.

Period Blood Is Dirty

There is a lot that we have been hearing about period blood and its impurity through the years. However, there is nothing dirty about this blood that women bleed every month. It is actually a mix of blood and secretions from the vagina and cervix that women bleed.

Getting Pregnant

This is another myth that keeps moving around all the time, but is actually false! It is just that the sperm can live only for around 5 days in the female uterus while she is on her periods.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com