Do Man suppose to know about Mentrual Period, or Do female feels shame about their #PeriodPride ???

Well the answer of both the above questions is YES.

India is a very vast country, so many different cultures, different people, different way of living, but one thing is common in all of them is their MYTHS about Menstrual Period, and overtime these myths becomes their Beliefs.
Common Myths :

  1. During menstruation, female’s body becomes impure, and that’s why she is not allowed to sit in common places, or on sofa. She will sit separately, or with mats over the beds.
  2. She is not suppose to use the same bed where his husband would sleep, or indirectly she is not suppose to have sex with the husband.
  3. She will not enter into the kitchen, or cook food, as she is impure.
  4. Not wash her hair for 4-5 days.
  5. She will not able to visit temples, or even can not remember god or recite God’s names.

These are collection of so many myths which I have seen in my surroundings, and I am sure you have also experienced the same things.

For breaking these myths, first of all, we have to understand the mechanism of menstrual cycle.

What is Menstrual Cycle ?

It is the regular natural change that occurs in a female reproductive system (specifically the uterus and ovaries) that makes pregnancy possible. (source : wikipedia)

  • It is normally 28 days duration, but may vary from 22 days to 35 days.
  • First 5 days : Menses / Bleeding Phase
  • Next 10-12 days : Prolifrative Phase, where female hormones start developing the inner lining of uterus.
  • Next 10-12 days : Secretory Phase, where again the females hormones developes further the inner lining of uterus, so that it becomes suitable to receive fertilized ovum. And when it does not receive that, than after approx 28 days, this thin membrane breaks, and all the blood and blood vessels in it breaks, and comes out of the female body, in the form of menstrual bleeding.

See is there any bad thing or inferior thing associated, it just the normal physiology of females, but our society makes it as a Taboo

So the Answer of the above Myths are :

  1. She is as pure as Male, she can sit anywhere, can eat with anyone, as long as she can maintain her personal hygiene.
  2. If the couple is comfortable doing intercoarse during menstruation, than they can, no problem in that medically.
  3. As I say above, she is not impure because of her periods. Even Men can become impure physically if they do not take bath for days (which most man do 😜).
  4. She can wash anytime as per her wish.
  5. She can, as Gods can’t discriminate on the basis of periods, but Man can discriminate.

    See how simply the myths can be broken, if we want to, as any cultural belief wants a strong desire to break itself.

    Now next question comes, 

    How Man can play his role in this ?

    At present Indian society is Male dominant society, and most of the rules made by him as well as forcely implemented by him.

    So he is the one, who can encourage the ones in his surroundings to break these myths and come out of it, as this not only helps for the females, but on a bigger perspective will help our society and our country to become more healthy and prosperous.

    Dr. Anshul

    #PeriodPride is a Initiative by Naari. I am participating in a compitition, which tends to raise awareness about the monthly periods of females. You can read more about this here.

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    32 thoughts on “Do Man suppose to know about Mentrual Period, or Do female feels shame about their #PeriodPride ???

    1. sexual intercourse is a natural process where male couplatory organ goes into female part.
      does it mean every person should know that you had sex last night??

      being a girl i agree that woman should not be ashamed of menstruation but it doesnot mean to be publicly disclosed because there is very fine line between shyness and modesty.

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    2. Bhaiya …..it’s true…..and i too appreciate this blog as women should not be treat separate during those days ………..but we can’t neglect the things written in our holy books

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    3. Good initiative Anshul……sry Dr. Anshul…..:-)
      In past thr were nt facilities of sanitary pads thts y the family treat the lady as separate one…..but now as we have lot of solution fr ths……so yess she must be allowed to do the cultural nd all the regular activities in which she founds comfort….

      Once again thanks fr writing on such topic

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    4. The myths are widespread about menstruation and you have done a good job of exlaining the science. I am questioning myself can I go back to my mother-in- law and ask her to treat me not as per these myths? I don’t think so but, yes, let change begin with me. Reading a few ladies’ comments here leads me to think – what will cause these ladies to become the change themselves?

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      1. That’s such a honest comment.
        I can feel your feelings in these words “can i go back to my mother-in-law and ask to treat me not as per these myths”.. as i do see so many these type of instances even at my surroundings.

        Rightly said “Change begins from us”.
        Whatever happened has happened, now we will try to creat the good environment for our future generation πŸ™‚

        Do share my this article with others, if you like this πŸ™‚

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    5. GREAT POST Dr. Anshul taran (JIJU)
      Thank you for understanding and standing up for all women around so that other people too can understand and women can stay around comfortably.

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    6. I agree men should know and even understand. In fact, as a mom, I want to raise my boys to be sensitive to this aspect of women. Once they know there will be no shame or a need to hide. It is a natural process and the reason why we are able to bear babies, so why should we be ashamed of it.

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    7. Very nice and informative post Dr. Anshul. I’m proud to mention that this change has been implemented years back in my family. My father understood and asked my mom to break all these myths and follow the usual routine. Yes, we are the ones who can bring these changes.

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    8. I simply loved the entire perspective of this post! The style, the facts and the details. Nowhere did it feel that periods are something bad! Everyone should read this!

      Cheers
      Geets

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