THE DIET BARS
– No carbs
– No oily foods
– No spicy foods
– No cold drinks
– No citric fruits
And it goes on. Putting restrictions for reasons, which can be proved is fine but following certain fads and not knowing why, is not right. There is hardly any scientific research that proves what we should eat and what foods we should avoid, says Dr. Anita Kant, HOD obstetrician and gynecology dept, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences. Some say that having pickles during your periods can land you with pimples. Some say that having foods that have a hot impact on your body should be avoided while others say that they should be had because they lessen menstrual cramps. Cold drinks may increase your cramps but they do not, by any means, freeze your flow! Dr. Kant says that this process of pain alleviation is as simple as hot fermentation and works as simply as it works to alleviate any other pain.
Just make sure that whatever you follow works for you and does not affect your body in any bad way in the long run.
PERIOD SEX AND PREGNANCY
– Period sex is harmful
– You do not need precaution for period sex
– You cannot get pregnant of period sex
Sex, while you are down may sound horrifying to some but for many it is a way to alleviate menstrual cramps. Also, many women are PMSing horny and so they choose to hit the sheets. It is a healthy and natural way to feel better and studies say that period sex can help strengthen intimacy with your partner. So, why not? But letting a condom slip off during period sex is not fine: Neither for avoiding pregnancy nor for avoiding infections. A sperm can live upto five days inside a womans body and she may ovulate while the sperm is still there. And if you are planning for a pregnancy, you have definitely not planned for a sexual infection.
WHEN PMS TURNS IMAGINARY
People accept Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) as existing already. The thing has had its share of identity crisis and its no more cool to call it a phenomenon just in your mind. It exists and can lead to pain, gastrointestinal issues, appetite changes, mood changes, headaches, migraines and water retention, among other things, says Dr. Kant.