2. The period you get while on the pill isn’t a ‘true’ period

Yep. You read that right. When we get our periods and we are religiously taking our little pink pill each day, the off days where the placebo pills kick in, isn’t a normal or natural period. “Real” periods are associated with ovulation, and since contraceptive pills don’t allow for us women to ovulate when using them, it means that the period we get when on the pill is too, a placebo period.

3. Your period changes throughout your life

You may have a heavy period now and think that this is it. You’re going to have to use super jumbo tampons for the rest of your life and suffer with really bad cramps. But here is the good news: Your period changes. When I was younger, I had a super heavy period and had to use 2 super jumbo tampons at the same time. Yes. TWO. AT THE SAME TIME! So you can imagine how happy I was when I first started using a menstrual cup and didn’t have to worry about leaking all the time. Not to mention how much money I could save. But anyways, back to the point. Now, I am 25 and have a very regular and pretty light flow. This is because hormones change over the years and are even largely dependent on the foods we eat, the amount of exercise we do, as well as specifically, how much dairy we consume. Yep, dairy is a big one!