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Lately, I’ve been working a lot on menstrual cycle-related content, and some things still just baffle me. Brain-boggling bafflement 🤯

Here are a few:

  • Our menstrual cycle’s complex science which keeps us healthy and fertile is truly a testament our bodies’ brilliance (article on this coming soon). Yet, it is still a source of so much shame in many societies. Change the narrative!
  • Our clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings and is (unlike the penis) only built for sexual stimulation and arousal. Let’s drop the “women just aren’t as sexual as men” argument please!
  • So many people who menstruate insert toxin-heavy tampons and pads into their bodies every day. How has that not ended yet?!
  • Our menstrual cycle’s four phases impact essentially every aspect of our lives – exercise, hunger, mood, sex drive and more – yet we aren’t taught anything about them in school (or at home either). Time for textbooks to tell us about our bodies better.
  • Testosterone is still called the “male hormone”. False.

Let’s end on a funky fact:

  • We are born with all the eggs you’ll ever have. So, the egg which produced you existed when your grandmother was pregnant with your mum. For me, that’s 61 years ago. Pretty cool right?

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