The body of a vulva owner goes through a monthly menstrual cycle. This cycle lasts on average for 28 days and involves:

  • thickening of the uterus lining with tissue in preparation for pregnancy;
  • the growth of an egg,
  • the release of the egg from the ovary through a process called ‘ovulation’, and
  • finally, if the eggs are not fertilized in time, release and shedding of the uterus lining through the vagina

    The uterus lining, accompanying blood, and bodily secretions are exited every cycle. This process is called menstruation or periods or Aunt Flo, chums, Code Red, Leak week, Lady problems or any of the fun ways people refer to them.