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This would be my first time alone, “I hope you come soon.” Covering my face with a dupatta, I had run towards the woods, consoling myself, “It’s just 3 days. I’ll be fine.”
Period taboos need to be demolished, and we should talk about it openly with even the men in the family - here's why.
From using code words about periods to wrapping sanitary napkins like a bomb, we keep periods a secret. It's time we changed that, says the author.
The original reasons for confining women during their periods is no longer relevant. Why continue with outdated customs, then?
While talking of periods, we have forever used the term, "I am down" however, it is time to change that and start using, "I am on my period," instead!
Sex, sexuality, dating in their teens. Yes, I know I've raised a few hackles by listing these 'taboo' topics, but that won't erase the fact that these are a part of your child's life. Talk to them.
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