I am writing this post because I in my more than 13 months on G@G I noticed that so many men on here have a very wrong view of women, constantly belittling them and treating them like they're weak.
I've been together with my boyfriend for more than 4 months now and realized that one of the things I find so remarkable about him is how he treats me when I'm on my period.
To understand what I'm about to explain, it's important to know that we are currently spending every day with one another.
I spent the past month at his place, we enjoy being so close and it's nice to have someone to hug every second of the day.
However, when I'm on my period, I experience a lot of pain and a very heavy flow for the first two days, which is something I tried telling him very soon.
I was absolutely miserable on one of our dates and didn't understand why until I noticed I had started my period. I spoke to him about it immediately.
I know that some men would have reacted negatively to me telling them, but I always knew I wouldn't want to or be able to handle an immature guy who won't touch me when I'm on my period because he considers me dirty.
That first time, I was good, I swallowed a lot of my pain and just went on with my day. The next month though, I had severe cramps, so he went out to get me food and a heating pad, which was nicer than I ever would've expected him to be about it.
The month after that, I thought I was pregnant - he got me a pregnancy test. I wasn't convinced I wasn't pregnant, so I wanted to take another one a few weeks later - again, he went outside, only to return with flowers, breakfast and the pregnancy test I requested.
When I got my period while staying with him and warning him that I may stain his sheets, he just smiled and reminded me that I was the cleanliest person he knew and that I had spent the last weeks cleaning his apartment.
He told me that he didn't care because he loved me and that this is not in any way something that would gross him out.
He got me tampons, tea, a cherry stone pillow and a lot of chocolate and ice cream.
I'm his first real girlfriend - this is not something he learned from previous girlfriends, and I'm glad he didn't, because he acknowledges that I'm me and that all women are different.
My period doesn't define me. Being with someone who knows you very well and doesn't shy away from topics like periods, pregnancy and childbirth is a very pleasant experience.