Ask Aunt Flo: Can I Postpone My Period Until After the Holidays?

Aunt Flo dishes on whacky periods, chocolate cravings, and Ariana Grande's donut debacle.

Oh, 2020. You were miserable, difficult and annoying and I am so glad you are done and dusted. And while I spent most of 2020 in a near constant state of 🤬 😶 🤯 , there is a ton to be thankful for. After all, 2020 gave us Zendaya’s Emmy, Taylor’s Album(s), Kamala’s White House and Dolly Parton’s Vaccine. 

And if that wasn’t enough, I got to spend the year with YOU! I had a blast in a glass answering all of your amazing Q’s about the 3 biggest mysteries in the history of the universe: life, love and periods. Your questions were always a bright little light as I was doing my part to stay safe and stay home. 

So let’s dive into our last questions of the year! Want to ask me something for 2021? Drop me a DM @KTbyKnix


Why do we crave chocolate on our period? 

As with most things in life, you gotta look to hormones. 

A recent study points the Cadbury Chocolate Finger right at estrogen and progesterone. The changing levels during your period are what make you feel like you could eat Willy Wonka himself. 

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You might also crave chocolate (chips, Sour Path Kids, Ben & Jerry’s, a whole loaf of bread, etc— I’m not picky), while you’re PMSing. Your whacked-out hormones can make you feel dark and stormy, but your body releases serotonin when you munch on starchy or sugary food. Serotonin is the chemical that makes you feel happy, so a lil sugar induced boost is always a nice treat. 

I’m supposed to get my period during Christmas. How can I avoid this?

Ah welcome young grasshopper. Getting your period during a holiday vacation or celebration is a right of period passage. And unfortunately you’re going to just have to go with the flo. Pun INTENDED!!!

There are different foods that might help your period come a little quicker, but there’s no real scientific proof that it’ll work 100% of the time. If you want to try it out (who says you can’t do science experiments during a school break??) you can check out the video below to see what you need to stock up on. 

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And while you can’t exactly be the Grinch Who Stole Your Period and downright CANCEL your time of the month, there are a ton of things you can do to make yourself feel better. The holidays are the perfect time to relax, cuddle up with some movies, put on your fav PJs and eat lots of amazing treats. If that doesn’t make you feel better when you’re on your period, what will!

Is it normal to miss a couple periods when you first start? 

Heck yes! In fact, it’s often part of the entire period gig. It can sometimes take a few years for your period to become a regular cycle. It’s actually not uncommon to go several months without a period during the first couple years of your menstrual cycle. Phewf! But what the heck is up with that?

When you’re new to your period, whacky periods are due to something called anovulatory cycles. This means that the body isn’t ovulating monthly… yet. And this is because it’s a completely new experience for you and your bod! Overtime, the cycle will regulate itself and settle into a nice little pattern that makes it easier for you to predict when it’s coming next. 

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If you’re still in the unsure phase about when the red wave is about to hit, you can always wear back up in the form of Period Underwear. They have extra absorbency which means that just in CASE your period starts and you don’t have a pad or tampon handy, the underwear will take care of everything. That means no accidental leaks! YAY!

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If you leave your Period Rookie stage and still have unpredictable periods after a few years, it doesn’t hurt to check with a Doc or other medical professional! 

Thanks for joining me! See you next year 👋👋👋

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