I really love that in this day and age we can talk more freely about periods. Back in the day you had to keep you "sanitary napkins" and you menstrual hysteria to yourself because yuck and grose.
But more and more these days women feel more comfortable talking about their menstrual and secual health, which I think is just ace. Many women don't really understand menstruation. Like, how do you even right??
But it is a pretty rad thing to learn about because once you get it, you get the ebbs and flows of your body. You get that at one end of your cycle you maybe kicking ass and taking names and at the other you want people out of your face and you just want a blankie and a cuppa. And the beauty is, that is totally fine.
Our hormonal cycles are like a dance, when they flow beautifully I imagine they are like ribbons of sequen-y colour wirling and and circling each other but never touching. Always balanced and never collides. As you can see, I have a vivd imagination but basically the sentiment is:
Our hormones are amazing; our cycles are amazing; it's amazing to learn more about them and understand what your body is doing and how you can control your fertility and optimize health and contraception. If you don't know this stuff, come and organize to have a chat with me and we can see what your sequen-y ribbons of colour are doing :)
Jaz is a Naturopath, Pathology Testing Adviser and educator. She practice as a Naturopath in Melbourne, Australia and via skype worldwide. She teaches fellow practitioners on pathology testing and educates pracs and the public on the bridge between Naturopathic care Biomedicine.