Menstruation is a natural phenomenon that happens to a female body. Every month, all women undergo this absolutely ‘normal’ body process.
Sadly, there are a number of social taboos still existing in society concerning menstruation. In some societies, menstruation is perceived as unclean or embarrassing, inhibiting even the mention of menstruation in public places.
Some cultures require women to bury their clothes during periods to prevent them from being used by evil spirits. Women are often excluded from religious events, denied entry into temples and shrines, and even kept out of kitchens during their menstrual cycle. It’s unbelievable that these orthodox thoughts still remain ingrained deep within the mentality of people comprising a modern and technologically advanced society.
Menstrual Hygiene Quotes That Everyone Should Read
Every woman experiences different feelings during menstruation. Anger, mood swings, food cravings, and irritability are a few symptoms.
A comforting hug, a nice massage, a relaxing talk, or a cuddle may make her feel better. Let’s read some menstrual hygiene quotes that help explain the process.
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1.”Menstrual blood is the only source of blood that is not traumatically induced. Yet in modern society, this is the most hidden blood, the one so rarely spoken of and almost never seen, except privately by women.” –Judy Grahn
2.”Precisely what menstruation is, is not yet very well known.” –G. Stanley Hall
3.”Over half the world menstruates at one time or another, but you’d never know it. Isn’t that strange?” –Margaret Cho
4.”While woman sheds the Blood of Life each moon at menstruation, man can only shed the blood of death through warfare and killing.” –Katha Pollitt
5.”It’s okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women’s health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet.” –Cybill Shepherd
6.”Consider a very natural process, menstruation, and how the association has been created in which this process is dirty, degrading.” –Frederick Lenz
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7.”Birth is of course violent. Menstruation is violent. Trust me, if men’s penises opened up once a month and shot blood, we’d be hearing about the violence of it.” –Lidia Yuknavitch
8.”Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women’s lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women’s menstrual cycles.” –Carol P. Christ
9.”I’m the guy with the good attitude towards menstruation.” –Dave Foley
10.”I understood that menstruation – the indication that you’re a real woman – stopped if you grew weak from illness” –Aya Kito
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11.”In 1986, Gloria Steinem wrote that if men got periods, they ‘would brag about how long and how much’: that boys would talk about their menstruation as the beginning of their manhood, that there would be ‘gifts, religious ceremonies’ and sanitary supplies would be ‘federally funded and free’. I could live without the menstrual bragging – though mine is particularly impressive – and ceremonial parties, but seriously: Why aren’t tampons free?” –Jessica Valenti
12.”When a woman is making love with a man, a sense of heat in her brain, which brings forth with it sensual delight, communicates the taste of that delight during the act and summons forth the emission of the man’s seed. And when the seed has fallen into its place, that vehement heat descending from her brain draws the seed to itself and holds it, and soon the woman’s sexual organs contract and all parts that are ready to open up during the time of menstruation now close, in the same way as a strong man can hold something enclosed in his fist.” –Hildegard of Bingen
13.”If you make some comment even obliquely alluding to menstruation or menopause and its effect on my judgment,” Murphy interrupted, “I will break your arm in eleven places.” –Jim Butcher
14.”On thyroid therapy, more than 90 percent of those with painful menstruation were relieved, most of them completely. The results were fully as good in converting irregular periods to normal, regular ones. And in six of seven women with excessive flow, normal flow was established.” –Broda Otto Barnes
15.”It’s not easy to diagnose because depending where the endometrial deposits are, the symptoms can be quite different. It’s an unrecognized problem among teenage girls, and it’s something that every young woman who has painful menstruation should be aware of… It’s a condition that is curable if it’s caught early. If not, if it’s allowed to run on, it can cause infertility, and it can really, really mess up your life.” –Hilary Mantel
16.”It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband’s house rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.” –Ruhollah Khomeini
17.”On the one hand, then, in the reproductive functions proper-menstruation, defloration, pregnancy and parturition-woman is biologically doomed to suffer. Nature seems to have no hesitation in administering to her strong doses of pain, and she can do nothing but submit passively to the regimen prescribed. On the other hand, as regards sexual attraction, which is necessary for the act of impregnation, and as regards the erotic pleasures experienced during the act itself, the woman may be on an equal footing with the man.” –Princess Marie Bonaparte
18.”Because in traditional Hindu culture menstruation is associated with a variety of social taboos, prolonged menstrual bleeding produced conflicts within families. The whole idea of fertility regulation was still extremely new in this setting and many husbands and other family members were angry when they found out that women had decided on their own to use the method and had gone to the clinic in secret.” –Ruth Simmons
19.”If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your own menstrual blood – if it makes you sick, you’ve got a long way to go, baby.” –Germaine Greer
20.”The statistic that 67 percent of women’s admissions to the psychiatric facilities are during the week before menstruation is critically important to every woman, and to every woman who feels she suffers from depression.” –Ayelet Waldman
21.”Nobody had counseled women to expect the changes in bleeding patterns which are typically associated with IUD use, and they received no support from the health clinics with their problems. Because in traditional Hindu culture menstruation is associated with a variety of social taboos, prolonged menstrual bleeding produced conflicts within families.” ~ Ruth Simmons
22.”We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people. The same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation.” ~ Dan Savage
Menstrual Quotes To Raise Awareness
Menstrual hygiene is crucial for women during periods and in general to ensure good health. Women tend to be vulnerable during this stage. Discrimination, lack of resources, and poverty doesn’t always ensure safe sanitation facilities for women. There have been several campaigns all around the globe with popular celebrities and influencers as their representatives to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. Let us read some quotes that describe menstrual hygiene for women.
23.“I suffered a lot when I tried to make sanitary napkins and promote the idea. My family – including my mother and wife – deserted me. Villagers even tied me to a tree and beat me. But after seeing me successful now, they come and say that they all knew that I would become famous one day.” — Arunachalam Muruganantham
24.“While woman sheds the Blood of Life each moon at menstruation, man can only shed the blood of death through warfare and killing.” — Katha Pollitt
25.“Birth is of course violent. Menstruation is violent. Trust me, if men’s penises opened up once a month and shot blood, we’d be hearing about the violence of it.” — Lidia Yuknavitch
26.“You want to know what pain is? Try running out of Advil when you’ve got a Category Five period. I’ve had cramps that would make grown men beg for a bullet between the eyes.” — Libba Bray
27.“One of the hardest questions I have been asked is ‘How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?’ I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.” — Josefina Vazquez Mota
28.“It’s okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women’s health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet.” — Cybill Shepherd
29.“The use of sanitary pads and the dos and don’ts should be discussed with openness so as to make a hygienic and healthy life for the women.” — Manushi Chhillar
30.“The statistic that 67 percent of women’s admissions to the psychiatric facilities are during the week before menstruation is critically important to every woman, and to every woman who feels she suffers from depression.” — Ayelet Waldman
31. Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.j j ― Roseanne Barr
Menstrual Hygiene Day Quotes
Sanitary napkins retain menstrual fluid and are essential for a woman during her periods. Good quality sanitary pads should not emanate bad odor, stay in place, be leakproof, and be comfortable to wear. The governments of different countries have implemented various schemes to increase the awareness of the importance of sanitary napkins and tampons. Despite all the efforts, many girls, especially in rural areas, still don’t have access to good quality pads and hence have to skip school or face a lot of social taboos. Let us have a look at some quotes which emphasize the importance of sufficient awareness regarding sanitary pads.
32.“My plea is that don’t wait for a girl to become a woman to empower them. Empower a girl’s life by giving sanitary pads to them. With pads, we give them wings.” — Arunachalam Muruganantham
33.“As we know, menstrual hygiene is an issue woman have been facing over the years. It’s great that the initiative to provide low-cost sanitary napkins has been undertaken. It is an empowering step for many women.” — Radhika Apte
34.“When I took admission in a medical college, I found that apart from the lack of education, what stopped girls from menstrual management was a limited access to sanitary pads.” — Manushi Chhillar
35.“The idea came from my wife, since in our village, women cannot afford to buy sanitary pads. When I asked my wife, she told me we would have to cut down half of our milk budget to buy sanitary pads. Moreover, while raw materials for sanitary pads cost 10 paise, the end product was sold for 40 times that price. So, I decided to create it on my own.” — Arunachalam Muruganantham
36.“Even if I can take sanitary napkins to 10% of the poor women in India, it will be big achievement.” — Arunachalam Muruganantham
37.“When I tell a foreign audience that 90 per cent of Indian women have no access to sanitary napkin, there is a visible disbelief. But there is hardly a ripple when I say the same thing to an Indian crowd.” — Arunachalam Muruganantham
Menstruation may be a painful experience for women, but we are strong enough not to make a big deal about it. It’s totally a normal female body procedure, and that shouldn’t restrict us from carrying out our daily life activities. Let’s ace everything by facing them bravely. Here are some funny quotes about Menstruation to lighten our moods to lessen frustrations.
38.”Menstruation. Menopause. Mental breakdowns. Notice how all women’s problems begin with men.” — Unknown
39.”Maybe if period pain burned calories, it’d be worth it.” — Unknown
40.”Yes, I am on my period. No, that doesn’t mean that my anger is irrational.” — Unknown