Man, who doesn’t love their period? Who doesn’t love the cramps, the inevitable leakage, the stains, the bloating, and the inability to sit on a white couch in a white bathing suit after flying a kite in a meadow, as all period commercials suggest women do? NOT US!
While some forms of birth control can stop your periods, not everyone wants to opt for that. But, let's be real, if there were a magical way to at least shorten your periods, especially if you're not on birth control, wouldn't you want it? Yes? Well now, you can do just that. Maybe.
According to gynecologist Dee Fenner, MD, director of gynecology at the University of Michigan, a good ol’ orgasm could be your key to shortening your period. Yup! Look at that! A cure that’s actually fun! “Although no studies have been done on this, it’s likely that menstrual blood in the uterus is squeezed out during orgasm,” said Fenner in an interview with Metro UK.
Basically, the contractions your uterus makes when you orgasm could theoretically help your uterine lining shed faster, meaning a shorter period for you. And thankfully, an orgasm’s an orgasm’s an orgasm, so no partner? No problem. (May we instead suggest a really excellent vibrator and some female-friendly porn?)
Though there’s no guarantee it’ll work, we’re really down to test it out and see for ourselves. GODSPEED!
Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, obsessively writing about new makeup launches, the best hair products (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare formulas that really work for every skin type (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.
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