Girls! It is time to break the myths about your period

Did you know that if you swim during your periods, sharks won’t be able to trace you

Having a period also means you need to sift through quite a few period myths to find out what’s true and what’s total nonsense. Getting pregnant on your period, for example, can totally happen, in case you were unaware. But one question that often occurs is – can periods stop while you’re swimming in water?

First, let it be known that water itself will never make your period disappear. Whether you are on the top of the mountain or deep down in the ocean your period still comes. Basically, barring any medical problems like hormonal disorders that can make you skip periods, spending a week in your bathtub isn’t an effective way to skip out on your monthly visit. But getting into the water can make it seem like your period goes away. That’s all because of the pressure of the water surrounding your vagina—it can counteract the force of gravity that helps blood flow out of your body. There’s no biological magic going on here – it’s all physics.

Essentially, the water doesn’t make your period “stop,” but it can block the exit. If you’re planning to get into the bathtub or go swimming without using a tampon or menstrual cup, be assured that there will be no red, bloody trail behind you.

And, while we’re on the subject of periods in water, there’s absolutely no chance that this tiny amount of menstrual blood will attract every shark in the ocean (or even just one of them), so let’s put that myth to rest right now. Well, does that mean I don’t need to wear tampons (or menstrual cups) in water? Even if your period tends to be light, tampons and menstrual cups can save you when you exit the water. So, maybe you it is a good idea to wear one.

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