I’ve noticed that quite a few people are going so far as to deny that girls who don’t experience cramps exist. I just have to say that I am one of those people. For me, getting my period isn’t the worst thing in my life. I barely even notice it most of the time. Mostly I feel a little weird in the belly, check myself and realise that I’m bleeding. I slap on a pad and then it’s no big deal. The pad doesn’t feel like a diaper, I don’t get menstrual cramps and I don’t get in a bad mood. Every woman is different, okay? Some women experience intense pain, some none at all, and most fall in between.
The way people have fought back with descriptions of how their pain is so bad that they pass out…that just makes me think that something else must be wrong with them. There’s no way that passing out from the pain or not being able to move is normal. I don’t think period pains should be a valid excuse to stay home from school or work unless you have an illness or disorder which somehow exacerbates the pain.
Well if there is something wrong with these people that makes periods hit harder, periods are a valid reason to not go to school\work\whatever even if the person in question doesn’t know of said illness or disorder.
As for me, I used to get terrible motion sickness so I would puke on the buss. So I didn’t have much off an option about staying home or not for one day every month.