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17 Comics That Will Make Anyone Who Gets A Period Say “Same”

“Wait but did I take out my tampon this morning or… ?”

1. When you can’t tell if your next period will be easy and breezy or if it’ll hit you like a truck:

Maritsa Patrinos / Via buzzfeed.com

2. Or if it’ll come without any warning:

Loryn Brantz / Via buzzfeed.com

3. When all of those “random” mood swings you were having the past few days suddenly make sense:

Maritsa Patrinos / Via buzzfeed.com

4. When you ruin that new pair of underwear and end up watching DIY blood stain removal videos for an hour:

Crystal Ro / Via buzzfeed.com

5. When you take out your tampon and hold it up to examine like a little blood-soaked cotton pendulum:

Flo Perry / Via buzzfeed.com

6. When you finally get to go home and disappear into your couch after dealing with cramps all day at work:

Hannah Hillam / Via buzzfeed.com

7. Or when you get lucky and someone else cancels plans you were already dreading because of said cramps:

Andrea Hickey / Via buzzfeed.com

8. When you try to explain to other people that you do, in fact, have a giant circular saw going full-speed into your uterus:

Sarah Pocock / Via buzzfeed.com

9. And just when you start to feel a little better, your period strikes again with a vengeance:

Loryn Brantz / Via buzzfeed.com

10. When you realize that your best friend is actually a hot water bottle:

Becky Barnicoat / Via buzzfeed.com

11. Or your pet, because somehow they understand your pain better than most… humans.

Andrea Hickey / Via buzzfeed.com

12. When you’re in public and your tampon string or pad shifts in an uncomfortable way, but you have to wait until you’re in private to ~readjust~ things:

Flo Perry / Via buzzfeed.com

13. When you go to stock up on supplies and the cashier is an awkward teenage boy (because this always happens):

Becky Barnicoat / Via buzzfeed.com

14. When you leave a tampon in for longer than usual and suddenly remember all those horror stories about toxic shock syndrome (TSS).

P.S. don't worry, TSS — a complication of a bacterial infection, usually Staphylococcus aureus or group A Streptococcus — is very rare and, according to gynecologists, it's safe to sleep with a tampon in overnight.

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P.S. don’t worry, TSS — a complication of a bacterial infection, usually Staphylococcus aureus or group A Streptococcus — is very rare and, according to gynecologists, it’s safe to sleep with a tampon in overnight.

15. Or when you swim in the ocean on your period and that myth about sharks smelling the blood starts to freak you out:

No, menstrual blood does not attract sharks.

Crystal Ro / Via buzzfeed.com

No, menstrual blood does not attract sharks.

16. When your period decides to take its sweet time and arrive oh-so-fashionably late:

Crystal Ro / Via buzzfeed.com

17. And when you’re constantly paranoid that your pants are visibly soaked with blood, even though it has never actuallyhappened:

Becky Barnicoat / Via buzzfeed.com
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