Your Most Common Period Questions—Answered

We know: It's not exactly everyone's favorite topic. But periods are a fact of a life. So we've rounded up your TMI questions and found the science-backed answers you need to have a healthy, worry-free flow.

7 Reasons Your Period Goes MIA Sometimes

What's the Deal With Period Panties and Menstrual Cups?

Do Women's Periods Really Sync Up?

Why You're Hungrier Around Your Period

Should Companies Offer Paid Period Leave?

What Your Cycle May Reveal About You

Why Your Stomach Goes So Crazy During Your Period

What Really Happens If You Leave a Tampon in for Too Long