If you get a period every month, you are automatically sorted into the special class of warrior humans who reside on this Earth– that is a fact. Periods are simultaneously the worst natural occurrences, and a complete miracle at the same time. I know, I don't make the rules; I just reluctantly abide by them.
There is so much that goes along with having a period. PMS is real, and it can be severe. First, come the emotions, then crying, then blacking out and waking up amongst several empty pints of Ben & Jerry's. Oh, and then there's the actual bleeding part of it.
There are endless choices when it comes to pads and tampons and birth control, and they all have the horrifyingly unrealistic commercials featuring footloose and fancy-free women to go with them. Periods often also come with a myriad of disastrous side effects! It sucks having a period! Here are some tweets to ease the pain of having a period.
If you get your period, you know this feeling:Luckily, even on the weirdest, worst days when we're bleeding, we know that at least we're not alone.
"Oh duh, it's PMS, it all makes sense now," she mumbled through chocolate-smeared lips as the house burned behind her.— Elizabeth Hackett (@Elizabeth Hackett)1447350639.0
The best tampon brand
I see lots of tampon brands claiming to be best for being active, but which brand is best for curling up on the couch in fetal position?— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles)1494527673.0
When you sneezeThis is too realistic. The expression on that fox's face says it all.
When you have to go somewhere
when you have to go somewhere but you're on your period https://t.co/WyHfVEM8Ir— ♛s(oup)reme (@♛s(oup)reme)1446165116.0
Periods on weekendsDo you remember learning about periods, and how women get them every month? I was so horrified I refused to believe it was true.
When you ask if anyone has a spare tampon, and they do. https://t.co/V7TGptGMHy— Abbi Crutchfield (@Abbi Crutchfield)1467261108.0
The period tracker app
According to my period tracker app you’re about to die.— RACHEL LEE WEST. (@RACHEL LEE WEST.)1520179139.0
On the one hand getting your period sucks but on the other it makes you totes unfazed when the blood of your enemies spills into your hands— Siobhan Thompson, mysterious European heiress (@Siobhan Thompson, mysterious European heiress)1472952699.0
Hitting Caps Lock
a woman's period is like once a month her body accidentally hits caps lock on her emotions— Aparna Nancherla (@Aparna Nancherla)1464988248.0
Bursting into tears at the worst possible moment
burst into tears at end of cardio class cuz I was overwhelmed by the strength & beauty of the other women so yes ok I may have my period— Valerie (@Valerie)1494379038.0
Hey boy!Oh man, this is too real. The only thing worse than getting your period is not getting your period.
When your skin knows all
My skin will let you know if I’m on my period or not.— Roevision (@Roevision)1520656619.0
I just want to jump as high as the girls in the tampon commercials— Her Tall Boots (@Her Tall Boots)1492397066.0
Play it cool
when ur having period cramps but u gotta play it cool https://t.co/rhxA4RdvL6— brïttãńÿ (@brïttãńÿ)1448247571.0
Baby video reactions
I track my period by my reactions to laughing baby videos on the internet. According to the amount of crying I just did, I'm 4 days away.— Ijeoma Oluo (@Ijeoma Oluo)1440602574.0
putting my overheating macbook charger on my stomach to help period cramps because I’m a modern woman— Bec Shaw (@Bec Shaw)1494741558.0
I AM Feminism
On March 15th, I AM feminism https://t.co/PftD9APOu4— Orli Matlow (@Orli Matlow)1457898453.0
The pee stringThis is too real. Don't lie. It's happened to every single one of us.
Everything is going to burstYes! This feeling. When you're on your period, you feel like one giant zit that is about to pop!
Instead of being like "ugh are you on your period?" BUY ME SOME CHOCOLATE, A CHEESECAKE, A PUPPY, IM BLEEDING AND IN PAIN.— Caroline☼ (@Caroline☼)1446914315.0
Fool-proofThis is a fool-proof plan, and it is also why I do not own fancy underwear at all. It will always be ruined.
How it feels like when you're on your period & you stand up https://t.co/q10HwiqDmp— Kaili Kanahele-Mone (@Kaili Kanahele-Mone)1460398338.0
If you think you have a stupid question, just remember NASA engineers once asked Sally Ride if 100 tampons were enough for a 7 day mission.— SpookySandwich (@SpookySandwich)1416424102.0
as a menstruating woman i would *never* pay top dollar for white jeans.— Megan Neuringer (@Megan Neuringer)1397055369.0
Over-emotionalPeriod tracker apps are good for some people, but other people's bodies will let them know. I can relate to this a lot.
There Will Be BloodHonestly, men and others who don't have periods have to grow up. They're not the ones bleeding out of their vaginas. They need to suck it up.
Checking for your period
going to bathroom to check if your period started even tho you know it hasnt = refreshing your inbox even tho u know theres no new emails— Hallie Cantor (@Hallie Cantor)1470679668.0
When I put in a new tampon and five minutes later think, "but did I take out my old tampon?" https://t.co/8gMeZspIvn— Anna Kendrick (@Anna Kendrick)1495851168.0
Wow uterus. Sorry I didn't get you pregnant. No need to throw a temper tantrum.— Mean Blonde Barbie (@Mean Blonde Barbie)1349311631.0