25 Little-Known Facts About Your Period

25 Little-Known Facts About Your Period

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1. It’s a biological fact that menstruating makes you less attractive to men.

A man’s testosterone levels are directly affected by a woman’s scent, which changes during a menstrual cycle. One study where men sniffed the T-shirts of women who were ovulating showed the men’s testosterone levels spike, while testosterone decreased when they sniffed T-shirts of women who weren’t ovulating. Another study showed that strippers make twice as much in tips when they’re ovulating than when they’re on their period.

2. It’s also a biological fact that menstruating makes you hornier.

The hormone progesterone is said to lower a woman’s libido. Yet while menstruating women produce less progesterone, which makes them likelier to crave sex during this phase.

3. The average total amount of blood lost during a period is anywhere from two tablespoons to half a cup.

The average amount of blood lost during a menstrual phase is…

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