I think women should get a day off for the first day of their period. Even when we dont have debilitating cramps its still uncomfortable af and the last thing I want to do us work

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For me, it’s those multi-hour meetings without a bathroom break.

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Ugh. Me too. A client executive’s chair too.

To all the women saying they’ve stained a chair I have two words for you: menstrual cup. I started using one two years ago and I will never go back to tampons. If I’m ever out in public and get my period and have to use a tampon I’m reminded how awful they are. You can leave the cup in for 12 hours without leaks. Honestly I leave it in for 24 hours a lot of times with no issues. You pee with it in which is awesome (wet tampon strings were the worst!). You can’t feel it so you barely feel like you’re on your period. It’s environmentally friendly and you save so much money! I have one that has a little ring at the end so it’s really easy to pull out. They have different sizes for if you’ve had kids or not and some are longer or shorter for if you have a low cervix or not. It’s a total game changer.

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PwC 9 - you empty it on the toilet so if it does spill it just goes in the toilet. I also have a cup that has a spill proof ring which is really nice.

EY 2 - that’s what I use as well, wasn’t sure if you’d found anything better. I like them okay, but wish they breathed a bit better. Part of why I use reusables is because my body is so sensitive, I literally get diaper rash if I use disposables, and I feel like the thinx don’t breathe quite as well as I’d like them too. Nowadays I use cloth pads with my regular undies and it’s much more manageable.

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SERIOUSLY. I'm 100% convinced that if men had periods, having the whole week off would be standard practice.

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At least that will justify the pay gap them 🤷‍♀️

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That is a hot take!

COMPANIES, ARE YOU LISTENING???

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AGREED, I literally never have a smooth period. And the first day is the worst, so hard to focus.

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Literally just want to curl up in a ball and die on the first day. Working from home due to Covid has made it a bit easier to at least sleep in (i.e., laying in bed and cry) a bit.

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I have to say, as sad as this is, I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one to have stained a chair before. 😬☺️ I honestly thought it was only me to have done this as I have such heavy, heavy periods for the first two days.

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I just work from home on those days so I can destroy the bathroom in peace.

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Amen! I have terrible cramps.

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Omg the timing of this post. Literally just lied down on the bed as i just can’t. My uterus is swollen af so bad that i can feel it. And i-can’t-breathe.

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Can any of you feel the actual SHEDDING of the lining?? 🙋‍♀️😂

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Imagine tracking your bosses menstrual cycle to identify when she’ll be unavailable 🤣

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Oh shoot, no we can't have the all hands meeting THAT day.

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100% agreed! First 2 days absolutely wipes me out

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Call in sick then? I do.

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I support this!! I’m in my 30s and I’ve started getting menstrual migraines. They’re terrible and I just have to push through them every 28 days.

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Uhhh no. Being a woman is not a disability.

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Is being pregnant considered a disability or delivering a baby?

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Seriously, currently dying

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We had a day off for women in my first office (not US). Completely agree.

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AMEN

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And a-women

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Amen to that !!

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