Trial Version of Menstrual Health Made Easy
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Audio transcript:

When your period arrives in style with little or no pain, it’s like getting a huge thumbs up from your hormones.

Period self love is completely free of charge. It simply takes time and space. The more time, energy, we invest in our personal wellness, the more we treasure this incredibly valuable marker for how well our efforts are paying off.

Tuning into you and your cycle is incredibly powerful and certainly needs to be at the top of your to do list.

During the series we will be uncovering all sorts of menstrual mysteries but let’s start with

Why don’t we talk about periods? Why can’t we talk about periods?

History, misogyny, religion, and misunderstanding all play a role. 

At any one time 26% of the global population will be in the age range of bleeding. Another quarter will reach that point or will have either been there done that bought the tee shirt, which is the category that I fall into.

So perhaps what we need to be asking is, how do we talk about periods?

And then, if we really are going to make lasting change we need to address the elephant in the room and talk about Menstrual Health with a lifetime filter, not just the days when we bleed, and not just from a monthly perspective.

I want to address certain words and phrase as we go along in each episode, so let’s start with

Menstrual health – this is every single second, where as your period is the time frame you bleed

Reproductive age –

The wording relates to the anatomy associated with menstruation – such as the ovaries and uterus, not whether you are able to or plan to reproduce or not. Females are considered to be of reproductive age from the day they start their periods to the day they stop at the typical menopause.

Just to clarify, even though I’m referring to women or females throughout the series, periods are not exclusive to women alone. Plenty of people who identify as women do not have periods, and plenty of people who have periods do not identify as women. 

I actually like to use the word menstruator for those who have a uterus and bleed, or have bled at some point in their life. That way I can introduce the term co-menstruator.

A co-menstruator is a person who does not and never has had a uterus and so therefore will not experience what it means to menstruate.

Then if we add the lifetime filter we move from menstruator to menopauser, and co menstruator to comenopauser.

Job done, we are now all talking about periods like we’ve been doing it forever. Before you listen to the next episode why don’t you try that on for size and let me know how it goes.

Exercise Files
menstual maths.pdf
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period products.pdf
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