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  • Writer's pictureJordyn Thomas

Why It's Okay to be Pissy on your Period.

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I have written a blog post, since unfortunately I've been at a bit of a dry spell when it comes to ideas. However, our lovely admin Lauren suggested to me that I do an article about emotions and why it's okay to feel emotional on your period.

First of all, most of us probably learned either in school or from our families that when you get your period, there's a high chance that you're going to be very emotional. And, frankly, a whole lot of us do get emotional. Now, since this is true for many people, I'm sure that a lot of you reading this have heard someone say "Oh, she's probably just on her period," when you express sadness or anger about something. This, obviously, can make you feel absolutely awful. Here are some reasons why being "pissy" on your period is okay.

1. The most obvious reason: YOU CAN'T HELP IT! When you're on your period, the hormones are everywhere, and clearly, you don't want to feel this way, but somehow your brain and your body don't want to stop. Trying your best to calmly explain this to people when you're emotional can sometimes work, and hopefully, educating those who might try to belittle you can make a difference.

2. Something IS upsetting you. Believe it or not, sometimes when you're feeling emotional on your period, those are your real feelings, especially if you have some sort of depression, anxiety, or anger issues. For me personally, I thought my depressive emotions were only because of my period, but I realized that I felt that way even when I wasn't. That being said, if you're feeling these things constantly, you should try to seek help if you haven't already, or convince someone you might know that is feeling this way to as well.

3. It happens to everyone. It just happens. Every single person with a uterus is going to feel this way at least once at some point, so why can't people just let it go? The best thing you can do in this situation is try to be supportive rather than tearing people down.

Thank you so much for reading this post! If you have any other reasons to add to this list, please feel free to add them in the comments below!


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Lauren Duhr
Lauren Duhr
Apr 29, 2019

I love that you noted that we can't help it. There is such a stigma around being pissy on your period when in reality it's just how it goes sometimes. Oftentimes AFAB people/menstruating people are told they are oversensitive or 'hysterical' when they are just as frustrated or upset as anyone else. Thank you for your awesome insight!


Apr 17, 2019

Enjoyed your blog Jordyn.


Sharon Rothwell
Apr 17, 2019

Jordyn, I love how you described the various emotions, including those commonly viewed as “negative” in an objective manner, showing how all emotions serve a purpose. “Being emotional” means we are simply human. Thanks for sharing.

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