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Red Pee, Bad Karma or a Wound – What Did You Think Periods Were?

Did you believe in weird things too, before you had your period? 

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Ask any woman around you, and they will tell you some of the funniest stories about periods. From believing that a wound opens up every month to thinking that periods are just red pee, the stories that women fall for before they get their periods are incredible.

Blame it on the poor sex-ed classes that are conducted in schools or on the stigma around discussing the male and female genitalia, yet one can’t deny how unaware people are when it comes to knowing their own bodies.


While most boys have little or no clue about what women go through every month, there are certain girls too who remain ill-informed about periods till it actually happens to them. This lack of information leads them to believe in the rumours and the old wives’ tales that they hear from their friends, and the rest as they say is history.

Based on the gamut of false notions on menstruation, we asked a couple of women to narrate some of the weirdest stories they believed about periods before they had them. And trust us, they’re hilarious. Hear them out:

When I was young, I thought that periods happen only to really bad people and it is God’s way to punish them, and I thought that it will never happen to me... but it did.
My elder sister got her period before me, and I knew that she would bleed. But honestly, I believed that it is just pee that is red in color, so I got really worried for her. 
I thought that there’s a wound that opens up every month and that is why one bleeds; the wound gets okay in about five days, and the next month it will again open up!

(Note: Names of respondents withheld upon request)

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