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20 GIFS That Accurately Sum Up Your Period Experience

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20 GIFS That Accurately Sum Up Your Period Experience

Periods are a fact of life when you’re a woman, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t annoying and downright inconvenient.

Still, we all get them, and we bet that you’ve all experienced these things at some point during yours.

1. That Moment When Your Period Arrives Unexpectedly 

We’ve all had this one. You know the feeling, you’re sitting relaxing at home or (if you’re really unlucky) you’re out enjoying the period-free life when you get that horrible feeling that something has burst your downstairs.

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2. And You’re A Bit Thrown Off

Because you were so sure you had a week or two of freedom left before the red tide came a calling?

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3. Plus You Know You Have A Whole Week Of This

Which frankly is just about as depressing as it gets, and you’ll probably sit down at one point, once you’re stuffed full of pads, cups or tampons and have this thought:

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4. But There’s A Little Relief

Of course, if you aren’t trying to get procreate then Aunt Flo does come with one positive side.

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5. You Get All The Food Cravings

Like have you eaten in the past 100 years? Clearly not from the noises that are coming from your stomach. Fill the pit ladies!

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6. There’s No Patience For The Men In Your Life

Ugh men! They just don’t get it at all, and deserve to be told as much.

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7. Like, Seriously

When they step out of line, you just know they’re going to get a serve of your angriest wrath.

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8. In Fact, You’re Pretty Much Pissed At Everyone

Yeah it’s not just the boyfriends, husbands and partners who get a red hot serving of your rage. Your children, your workmates and random people you encounter on the street should also duck and run for cover.

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9. Or You’re Crying, At Anything 

Ah yes, the crying. See a cute baby, have a cry. Something nice happens in a movie, have a cry. Break something, let me just give you the box of tissues because this week, you’re gonna need them.

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10. Or Eating And Crying

You think you can stem the flow of tears with some of your favourite guilty foods, but if something sets you off, you’re likely to be double timing with drool and tears mixing together. It’s an attractive look.

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11. Which Means Your Plans Kinda Get Messed Up

Yep all your well laid plans will go totally out the window, thanks to the traitorous behaviour of your uterus. More than once in your life, we guarantee it’s going to mess up something you were really looking forward to.

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12. You Also Feel Terrible

Everyone’s familiar with this one, but that doesn’t make it any less worth mentioning. Thanks to the wondrous reality of cramps, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll feel terrible all week.

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13. Plus You’re Super Bloated

Oh yeah that’s sexy. Not only are you starving hungry, in intense pain and absolutely raging at the world, but you feel fat as hell too.

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14. Don’t Even Start On The Boobs

Oh, and your boobs feel like Satan himself is trying to tear them from your chest.

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15. And God Forbid You Sneeze Or Cough

Because that’s basically the end of the world.

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16. You’re Terrified Of Leaking In Bed

Which means you lie as stiff as a board, usually in the most uncomfortable position, for the entire night.

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17. Or Anywhere For That Matter

Which is generally accompanied by a terrible feeling that something is wet where it shouldn’t be.

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18. But For Some Reason You’re Horny As Hell

Of course, the thing you want most when you’re bleeding, cramping, starving, raging, bloating and leaking is to have an overwhelming desire to get some.

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19. And Yet Too Tired To Act On It

But if you can finally convince yourself that it’s ok to ride the red stallion, you realise that you’re too tired for that anyway!

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20. Basically Periods, What We Want To Say Is

Enough said.

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Oceana Setaysha

Senior Writer A passionate writer since her early school days, Oceana has graduated from writing nonsense stories to crafting engaging content for...Read Morean online audience. She enjoys the flexibility to write about topics from lifestyle, to travel, to family. Although not currently fulfilling the job of parent, her eight nieces and nephews keep her, and her reluctant partner, practiced and on their toes. Oceana holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and Indonesian, and has used her interest in languages to create a career online. She's also the resident blonde at BarefootBeachBlonde.com, where she shares her, slightly dented, wisdom on photography, relationships, travel, and the quirks of a creative lifestyle. Read Less

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