Things You Didn’t Know About Your Period That You Probably Should

First thing you should know about your period?  A recent study has found that menstruating actually decreases your IQ by a whopping 21 points…

Just kidding.

But seriously, what is menstruation?  Sure, you know all the basics about your monthly visitor, but what about the nitty-gritty stuff?  Like, what its actual function is in the body, or what brown blood means?  Spoiler: It doesn’t mean you’re dying.  Here, we highlight 15 things you didn’t know about your period — that you probably should.

Which period fact did you find the most surprising? What are some other facts we left out? Shout them out below in the comments section!