Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hello, I'm Crown. Today let's talk about periods! Hello everyone! Welcome back to our channel. Today we're gonna talk about something that girls are really familiar with, and also despise, which is your period! This is something that we girls go through every month. So it doesn't make sense not to know some of the vocabulary. And for the boys, don't click out of the video just yet. If you understand more about this topic, you'll be able to help your female friends when they're in need. They'll think you're sweet and heartwarming! Today's video will also be an English Corner. If you would like to watch with Chinese and English subtitles, you can go to the VoiceTube website. We'll put the links in the description box below. If you would like to stay on YouTube, then don't forget to click on CC to turn on the English subtitles! Yes, it is “that time of the month” again. For girls, we seriously couldn’t wait to get it over with. There are days every month when we feel especially weak or uncomfortable because we are having our period. As for boys, like I’ve said, you might think this video is meant for girls only, but that is entirely not true. Knowing these knowledge would definitely come in handy when your girlfriend, sisters, or friends need help. When we say period, we are talking about the monthly cycle that girls go through when they enter puberty and each cycle normally lasts three to five days. The formal name for “period” is actually menstruation. Or, at other times, you will often hear MC which is short for “menstrual cycle” Sanitary products are a must during a girl’s period. And of course, everyone has their own preferences in choosing them. Even girls can get confused about what products they can use, not to mention boys… Got these stuff which one do you need? Ugh...just give me the pad. The pad? Uhh…this one? No! That’s a screwdriver! The pad! It’s right there! So as you can see, there’s a ton of different sanitary products. Let’s go down the list. First, sanitary napkins are the most commonly seen sanitary product in convenience stores, retailers, pharmacies, and supermarkets. However, more and more people are turning to tampons because they make engaging in outdoor activities more convenient and comfortable. At the beginning and the end of the menstrual cycle some girls would prefer pantyliners because they are thinner and are more suitable for less discharge of blood. Another trending choice right now would be the so-called menstrual cup. Personally, I have zero experience with that. But I know that it’s basically a small vessel used to store blood. I have a friend who wrote a blog about using the menstrual cup for the first time. And ever since I saw that, No. I mentioned at the beginning of the video that girls usually feel weak and uncomfortable during their periods. The main reason is because most of the time, girls get menstrual pain. Oh my God… Oh... Simply put, it’s like having random cramps near the area of your lower abdomen. And because having your period means discharging blood, some girls would even feel dizzy due to anemia Many even look pale until their period is over for the month. I remember back in university, I had a friend who suffers from super severe menstrual pain. There was this one time, she was so weak she couldn’t even walk. So I piggybacked her from our English department to the front gate of the school. And we waited at the front gate for her dad to come and take her home. I was super worried that time, but thinking back, it was a very fond memory. As for me, most of the time I'm not the kind of person who would get severe cramps or pain. Normally, the first sign of my period nearing, is that I would have acne. I would easily grow pimples on my chin, my forehead and two sides of my nose. And also, what bothers me a lot, and I believe a lot of girls feel me, is edema. Wow, that sounds like such a big word but simply, it means that your body is in poor circulation and it manifests swellings in different parts of your body. So basically you get fat and you get ugly. True story. Aside from that, I also tend to experience mood swings during my period, which means I get emotional very easily. For example, I’d get hot-tempered and feel like the world owes me. Anything and everything would get on my nerves, and I think that everyone is in my way. Or, I’d feel particularly weepy and I’d listen to sad songs and cry. Yep, scary, huh? Why am I so emotional? Going through that particular time of the month can be tough sometimes. So, tips for the girls: First, stay away from iced products. I know it’s hard, especially if you love bubble milk tea and ice cream as much as I do. Second, wear comfortable clothings and keep yourself warm. Third, when you feel uncomfortable, try and see if you can make yourself a cup of hot brown sugar water, and don’t eat too much chocolate. And last of all, Tip for the boys: Shower us with love and care, be sensitive, and... bear with us? Please? That’s it for today. I hope everyone would get to know more about menstruation. What other tips do you have to make you feel better during that time of the month? Leave those at the comments section down below. Now, speaking of periods, the company "康那香" has been holding a lucky draw event to win plane tickets to Japan. So to enter the event, all you have to do is go to the "康那香．女人馨事" fan page and share the post, then you'll have the chance to be the lucky winner! Here's the link! Why am I so emotional? So won’t you STAY WITH ME?! Wait, wait, wait The period! no, the period! Don’t stay with me! Go away! Go away! I don’t want you! If you liked this video, remember to like, subscribe, and share it with your friends. 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