When it comes to 'that time of the month', life tends to totally suck.
The reality is that it doesn't have to be all doom, gloom, blood and pain. The wise souls from Buzzfeed have come up with a selection of period hacks to make your menstruation as wonderful as possible.
It's all sex, chocolate and rock 'n' roll baby.
When you come on your period, you'll be craving the basic "I'm-not-good-for-you" edibles like caffeine, salt, fat and alcohol. Sadly, these will just make your cramping worse.
Instead chug a ton of water. "It's not fun, it's not fair, but it will help your uterus chill". Well, when you put it like that...
You should also reach for a big bar of dark chocolate. It might not help the spot situation (who cares?), but it will certainly give your magnesium levels a gee-up and make you feel super duper once again.
Exercise is also good. Dance will help ease the pain, as will yoga. But what's really good for that angry uterus of yours is sex. Yes really. According to the video, it releases dopamine and flushes out your uterus lining in the process.
Okay, reflecting back on that final statement it's actually kind of grim.
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[H/T Daily Dot]