As most women know, there's a plethora of information out there about women's health, their bodies, and their experiences. Between birth control, gynecological conditions, pregnancy, and much more, it can be difficult to cut through the cacophony of voices to determine what's really true and what's blatantly wrong. ( Or, at least, a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the facts.) Even women who've have menstruated for years can find themselves still believing what they were taught long ago. That's why it's important to seek out the pieces of outdated period advice to ignore so you can actually get through your time of the month.
If you've had your period for years, you probably think you know it all. You can recognize warning signs and prepare for the upcoming week of pain and annoyances like a pro. Basically, you've got it down. There are things, however, that many women share and accept as true when it comes to periods, that probably aren't. Can't get pregnant on your period? If you swim in the ocean while you're on your period you'll attract sharks? Here are some outdated bits and pieces of period advice that you can ignore, because not all advice is good advice.