Okay, men, if you really want to watch, you can, but be warned, you may get grossed out (feel disgusted, feel sick in your stomach). This blog post is about when a woman gets her period (menstruates) in America.
Today we’re going to talk about “getting your period” (time of menstruation/bleeding).
Yes. I’m wearing my red jacket for this occasion (for this talk, this special event, this situation).
“Getting your period” means when a woman bleeds every month.
Okay, guys, you can turn it off. I know this is stuff you don’t want to hear.
If you’re in another country and you’ve got your period, you need to know what to say and how to say it. You can say, “She’s on the rag.” (She has her period, She’s bleeding.)
The time before she gets her period, that’s called “PMS” (pre-menstrual syndrome - the week before the bleeding starts when hormones change and can cause mood changes, fluctuations in emotion.
You can say, “I’m PMSing now.” (But Kim’s Note to Guys - Don’t tell a woman she’s PMSing or she might kill you.)
Or… “I think my period’s about to come. I feel like shit.” (I feel terrible.)
Let’s say (Imagine), you are in a bathroom in America and EMERGENCY,you don’t have a tampon or a pad (napkin).
Sometimes women will ask one another, “Hey, do you have a tampon? Do you have any napkins? Do you have a pad?”
Even though there is a taboo (a barrier against talking or discussing something) … that’s why I’m talking to you about this.
If you have an emergency, women are pretty understanding (quite understanding) in America.
No one is going to say, “I’m so offended (insulted) that you asked me that.”
They’ll say, “Oh gosh, I don’t.” or “Let me ask my sister.” We tend to help each other out. (to tend to do something = to usually do something)