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The Answers to All of Your Embarrassing Period Questions ...

There are some period questions you'll have, but won't want to ask anyone out of fear of embarrassing yourself. Thankfully, Redbook Mag has all of the answers to your embarrassing period questions:

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1. Why is My Poop so Weird during My Period?

"It's likely due to the change in hormone-like substances called prostaglandins." They're the reason why you might go to the bathroom more frequently during your period.

2. Do Orgasms Really Help Cramps?

This is completely true! So if you aren't in the mood to pop pills, then you should try touching yourself. It'll only do you good.

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3. Is Toxic Shock Syndrome Really Something I Should Worry about?

You've probably heard that you can get TSS by leaving a tampon in for too long. While that probably won't happen, because it's extremely rare, you should always change your tampons frequently to keep your body clean.

4. Why do I Get so Horny during My Period?

"It could have to do with hormones such as estradiol, our primary sex hormone, and progesterone, which helps regulate your cycle and peaks toward the beginning of menstruation." However, some women actually feel less horny during their periods. It differs from person to person.

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5. Is There a Way to Have Sex without It Being so Messy?

You can try having sex in the shower, having sex while laying on a towel, or while using a diaphragm or cervical cup. That way, the blood won't stain your sheets.

6. Why Am I an Emotional Maniac around My Period? and What is PMS, Actually?

It's not unusual to feel sad one second and angry the next second when you're on your period, because of hormones. "All of these hormones can affect neurotransmitters in the brain." That's why your emotions can change so rapidly.

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7. What Are Some Other Options besides Pads and Tampons?

You don't have to wear pads or tampons if they make you uncomfortable. There are other options, like menstrual cups and wearable period panties.

What other questions do you have about your period?

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