20% of the women said they brought up their period to provide an excuse for their moodiness or irritability, and some also admitted it just gave them a chance to call in sick and relax. (10% of women do have to call in sick due to the severity of their menstrual cramps.) The best part of the study? "No guilt about lying—mostly via phone or text—was reported." But that hardly makes up for the fact that our spot has now been blown up and we can't play fake-period-hooky anymore. Show this to no one.

Now do yourself a favor and watch this Kids In The Hall sketch that's totes relevant.


'About 40% Women Lie About Having a Period as an Excuse: Survey' [Counsel & Heal]

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