It is not always easy to open up about things that are socially unacceptable or issues that are hushed up for the sake of maintaining secrecy but ignorantly that secrecy leads to ignorance and social taboo. It is time that women break the shackles and talk about things that are natural to women. This #HappyToBleedcampaign celebrates the pious menstruation cycle of women which is an indication of health, birth and creation. Read about Suchandra Basu’s experience as she shares her experience of her first periods.
I knew about periods since I was in class 5. My mother first informed me about this and she made sure that when it happens, I don’t get panicked. Even my father is very frank about such matters. He has always told me not to believe in superstitions like “don’t touch pickle jars during menstruation period, the pickles will get rotten” or “don’t go to temples during this time“. So, fortunately I was lucky enough to get such parents who were enough responsible to make their daughter aware about menstruation process because it is really necessary to have knowledge and indeed CORRECT knowledge of such events which every girl faces at a certain age. I feel every parent should make their daughter about the bodily facts before hand so that they can handle it with maturity. Anyway, so when I had my first period, I was totally relaxed because I knew it is just a bodily event, a process and it is nothing harmful, thanks to my parents.
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