Menstruation is not an ailment, it is not a weakness, it is the process which holds the womb of the existence of the entire mankind.
Even in the society of educated individuals, there are a lot of myths prevailing about menstruation.
Have a look:
1. You cannot conceive during Menses:
Everything depends upon ovulation that has to be followed by fertilisation of the sperm and the egg. Ovulation isn't something you can predict about.
2. Avoid exercise:
It is as natural as anything else. You are not weak, you are just in a process. Exercising would help to provide oxygen to your muscles.
3. The duration should be atleast a week:
Each of our menses are different. They may vary according to our body. Hence, the duration of Mensus may range from 3 days to a week. It is completely fine.
4. Do not use a tampon if you're a virgin:
The only way to lose virginity is to have sex. Some people also assume that tampons prove painful for virgins. Well, that is completyely a myth. your comfort can differ from other's preferences.
5. The PMS:
Pre menstrual syndrome varies from women to women. It may cause an emotional low in some, while a physical pain to others.