Several guys cringe or feel queasy at the thought and talk of women’s menstrual cycles, and that’s just sad.
It’s sad because as guys, you can’t forever hide from the subject, especially if you intend to marry a woman, or if you are already in a relationship with one.
During their monthly flow, women have been known to have mood swings [This is not limited to just five days in a month though. Stay woke, guys.]
They’ve also been known to feel irritable, uncomfortable [especially those that suffer terrible cramps], hormonal shifts, some become hyper-active, some get so sluggish, super horny, angry, immobile and on and on.
While you are supposed to be a great boyfriend/husband at every point, these five [give or take] days require a little extra effort to make her comfortable and happy.
So below, with help and recommendation from women, we list six great ways to pamper your wife/girlfriend and be her champ when she has cramps.
1. Become comfortable with the idea
If you are a guy that still gets freaked out or give disgusted facial expressions when women bring up menstruation talk, you need to look for a way to get used to the idea.
It’s all natural and the last thing your babe wants is for you to be acting childish like that.
Become comfortable with it. You actually should be worried for her if she does not do it. That’s how absolutely necessary it is.
2. Buy sanitary pads
Or tampons or menstrual cups or whatever she uses. Know the size, the brand your girl likes. Buy for her ahead of that time of the month, without being asked.
You actually can’t mess this one up. It often shows whether you care or not.
3. Physical contact
Women like belly rubs when they are on their periods. Aanu on Instagram, among many others, says “Pat her back, rub her tummy if you can”
Lolah June adds on Twitter that while on her period, she would love her man to “rub my stomach and my back” but he has to “stop immediately I ask him to.”
Also, you have to learn when to talk to her and when to leave her alone.
4. Avoid blaming her behaviors on her period.
Most women experience challenging issues during periods and mood swing is one of these challenges. As a man, it is a time to understand that hormones are responsible for how she behaves and blaming her will only frustrate her.
5. Give her favourite snacks
Getting her water-based foods such as watermelons or berries helps her stay hydrated and this helps to soothe her cramps.
“Buy me ice cream, buy me shawarma, cook for me and make me eat even if I don’t want to,” says Twitter user, Omotola.
“Lots and lots of food…” requests Naomi, another Twitter user.
“Buy me food,” adds Lolah June.
6. Suggest a night out together particularly for what she’d like to do.
Brother, this is the best time to create good memories with her if you want to stay in her mind all through. If she won’t stop hinting at a particular movie, then go see it with her.
Sources: pulse.ng, trendinginkenya.com