10 Facts About Periods That You Probably Didn't Know

Updated: 6 days ago


You can still get pregnant during your period.


You lose less blood than you think during your period.


Spotting between periods isn't always a bad sign.


Your periods get worse when it is cold. During the winter months, your flow, period duration, and pain levels are often much longer than the summer.


From her first cycle to menopause, the average woman will have around 450 periods in her lifetime. You will spend ten years of your life on your period.


A missed period doesn't always mean you are pregnant.


Heavy periods could mean you have a hormone imbalance.


Your period can affect how you sound and smell. The female reproductive hormones affect your natural scent, meaning you smell different when you are on your period.


Your periods may get worse during perimenopause.