The other day when I was contemplating, a thought struck my mind. Do animals menstruate? Like humans, do they also wear pads and tampons during periods? After a good amount of research, I've finally come down to this conclusion that they do have it, but they menstruate secretly. I wonder when can I sign up for this secret menstruation? Periods! Ugh! The only good thing I like about it is it gives me an assurance that I'm not pregnant.
So, here I'm with some facts you need to know about animals (your better halves and alter ego) periods.
The flow from their vagina during their periods is used as a lubricant used in matting.
Unlucky humans! Unlike humans, other placental mammals have an oestrous cycle where their endometrium, the mucous membrane that lines the uterus is absorbed at the end of their reproductive cycle.
For the mammals who survive in heat, their endometrium breaks up into small pieces as a result of decay into their body without any blood flow.
It is characterized by anogenital swelling. After the first swelling, menarche occurs which lasts for about 36 days.
Their periods lasts for about three weeks when they discharge some blood before peak fertility.