Ladies, we love our bodies right? Everything and everything is just so amazing right? See, we really are some serious work of art! I’m sure God stood back, looked at the woman and said “Damn i’m good!”
Yes we are powerful and all that but… there are some days we don’t feel so powerful.
Every month, mother nature pulls on her boots, puts on some warrior paint, grabs some weapons and kicks us in the guts just because well, we didn’t get pregnant. It’s only for a couple of days but it’s a terrible couple of days.
Yes it’s that bad.
Just in case there’s a clueless guy reading this, Web MD says cramps occur as a result of contractions in the uterus. If it contracts too strongly during your menstrual cycle, it can press against nearby blood vessels. This briefly cuts off the supply of oxygen to the uterus and basically, that causes your pain and cramping.
It’s a battlefield but you can deal with it. You may not win but you won’t lose either and these really make it all bearable at least.
Hot Water Bottle
We don’t want to bore you with all the scientific details on how hot water bottles work to alleviate your menstrual pain but it works. You can easily get some in pharmacies (head over to the big ones please). All you have to do is fill it with hot water, get comfortable and place it on your abdomen. If you can’t get the hot water bottle, soak some dish towels with warm water and microwave until it’s really hot. Put in a ziplock bag and wrap it in a t-shirt or towel. Easy right? An even simpler method is placing a sachet of water in a pot of water. Let it boil then carefully take it out, wrap it in a towel and place it over your abdomen. It’s super comforting and will relieve you off the pain in a couple of minutes.
See, it works. Drink lots and lots of water. A lot because you need to stay hydrated! You can go a step further and warm your water first so you can be taking sips while you work or do whatever else you need to do.
Spoil yourself. Treat yourself to some chocolate preferrably, dark chocolate or just reach for our very rich Kingsbite chocolate in traffic (it’s the best really. It’s way better than the too sugary stuff out there) . Chocolate helps relax your muscles and also releases the happy hormones called endorphins, which y’all know you really need cos…if noone’s told you yet darling, you’re usually a b@#$%* when you’re on your period. Not always tho cos sometimes, you find yourself crying over really little things and to be honest, that’s just a drop in your hormones so fuel up and grab that chocolate!
Yeahh you heard that right. In fact, Multiple Orgasms!! You don’t have to get that D if you find it weird or disgusting but you can masturbate if you’re comfortable with that. Forget the toys. Focus on clitoral stimulation and just well, rub one out.
Orgasms cause the uterine muscles to contract and release chemicals, including oxytocin, which is practically the body’s natural pain reliever. The pain you were feeling? Yeah it’ll disappear almost immediately.
The good old painkillers. There’s a whole lot of painkillers that can help relieve the pain. You can go see your doctor to prescribe something for you or just get over-the-counter pain killers from any pharmacy. Most ladies swear by ibuprofen but there’s a whole bunch of other drugs that will work just fine for you too.
Natural tea remedies
A couple of ladies swear by these natural remedies: brewed ginger and honey (you can replace honey with lemon), moringa tea with honey, garlic in warm water and peppermint tea. Just sip on these and you’ll be fine. You can even go the step further and try drinking these a couple of days before your expected period and you’ll feel better.
Now you’ve got some weapons to fight back! The next time you’re on your period, try all or a few of these and you’ll be fine. To the ladies who don’t feel any kind of pain during their period…
Just kidding. You’re so lucky!