Do we even really need periods?
Myth: Women don’t actually need their periods.
Truth: Yes we do!
When I hear people say that periods are unnecessary and that it’s a good thing to suppress them with hormonal contraception, I just cringe!
Keep in mind that there’s so much more to your menstrual cycle than just having a period. And in fact, the whole thing is actually driven by ovulation.
And ovulation is SOOOOOO UNDERRATED!
#1) It’s the only way to make estradiol (a type of estrogen) and progesterone. Of course these are important for baby-making but they’re also incredibly important for your bone health, heart health, breast health, your mood, libido, and your metabolism.
#2) Ovulation is how we create other human beings and propagate the species of course but it also amplifies our own personal being, how we connect with others, what we do, what we accomplish, what we create.
I don’t only need my period, I love my period. My whole cycle. Menstruation, the follicular phase, Ovulation, the luteal phase.
And that’s why I’m the cycle savvy globetrotter.
P.S. I just realized that my Ode to Ovulation was Myth #14. Haha… get it? That was totally unplanned….