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A Do or a Don't: Period Pet Names

A Do or a Don't: Period Pet Names

I’m a fan of slang terms (uh, lady business!), but there’s something that just bothers me when people use a slang term for their periods. I mean there's nothing cute about a period! I completely understand wanting to avoid using menstruation to describe what’s typically an unpleasant few days, but “period” is just so much less visual and more succinct than Aunt Flo, crimson wave, on the rag, or the monthly gift. So are you with me on this one? Does it bother you to hear these silly names? If not, how do you describe your period?

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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I say that I'm "out of commission" got the "red tide" or just come out and say that I'm "bleeding profusely from my lady parts! Now fetch me a Nurofen!"
Amandaletta Amandaletta 8 years
When my boyfriend asks what's wrong I just say "girl shit" and he says "Oh" and that's the end of it. But usually he doesn't even have to ask, he knows because the days preceding the period are pretty bad for us both. The poor dear puts up with a lot.
Squeaks26 Squeaks26 9 years
"I'm on my cycle"
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
frenchie, I say the same thing too ... about "no baby this time" ... only my face is a mix between :) :( b/c we don't need one right now, but I want one right now
frenchie77 frenchie77 9 years
My mom, sister and me call it our "bluetooth" because we kept synching up when we all lived in the same house :p I hate the name the rag, dislike auntie flo. With my husband I usually say I'm cramping bad, or am bleeding (in context he knows what I'm talking about), or I just say "no baby this time :(".
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Aunt flo'. There, ha!
veggiegolucky veggiegolucky 9 years
Oh gosh, I hate it when people use silly nicknames for it!! For example, at school, some people will use some pet name right in front of some guys, and think that they don't realize what it means. That sounded immature, but this was a situation where I really did not like the girl, and I felt like it was so awkward of her.
red-jupe45 red-jupe45 9 years
I usually call it my "time of the month" or "women problems"
ouimonamie ouimonamie 9 years
I remember once telling my boyfriend that I had cramps and he went, "Oh. Is TOM visiting?" to which I replied, "Who's Tom?" and he just went, "You know... Time Of Month?" and ever since then whenever I get my period we refer to it as Tom. The only thing that really bugs me is that I associate it with the creator of MySpace :/
cheer4veggies cheer4veggies 9 years
growing up my mom always called it a 'blood-y'. as in 'i have a blood-y right now' or whatever. it always confused me because i thought she kept cutting herself or something - she used bleed-y for cuts, scrapes etc. my childhood was very confusing.
moonwater moonwater 9 years
My mom and I call it 'always'.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 9 years
i call it 'getting my p' or 'i have my p' my ex actually called it that and it stuck lol. tampons are now 'pons'. i call cramps 'pings' with my bff too lol.
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
I say that Tom was visiting (Time Of Month).
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
My bf calls it ... THE BLOB.
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 9 years
I call it the "red tent" :)
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I just call it my period. My husband sometimes will ask me when will I "start the green pills," meaning the placebo pills in my birth control pack.
ikimashokie ikimashokie 9 years
It bothers me when people are stuck up or whatever enough and are obviously uncomfortable talking about their own bodily functions. I'm fine with pet names, just be comfortable with your body. Don't go to the Dr. and be all "well, doc, my... um... yeah... like when it's that time... you know". I'd hate to be that person's doctor. I usually call mine "the horses", sometimes I'll say "man, I'm bleeding like a stuck pig!" in my most southern accent possible.
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
I usually just call it my period, but generally I just don't tell anyone when I'm having it, I like to "try" to keep it a mystery so they're not going to automatically assume if I'm mad at them it's because of that, when it really isn't. If it's a bad one though I'll send out a warning to a few close people who I may offend. Me and my mom have always had a codename for pads though, "cereal", we would say "We're out of cereal, I think I should go to the store because I want a box of cereal." that's only when my dad or brothers were around though.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
scarlet letter
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I just say it's 'not a good time' or it's that time of the month, but more often than not, if my boyfriend tries anything, I just say I'm not feeling well and he knows what I mean. But usually we do it anyway since he doesn't care.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
I think "time of the month" is best or "period" is fine. Around my bf I'll just say "can't" or "not today" and he knows what I am talking about.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
I'm guilty of saying I "have my rags" around friends. It's "that time of the month" if I'm toning it down a little.
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