Does Kissing Alleviate Cramp Pain?? Period Myths and Answers Pt. 1

Every Monday we open up our instagram to help people with whatever thing they might need! (Follow us @thegirls_co to read along each Monday!) This Monday we were asked the following question:

"If I make out with a boy, will that help with my cramps?"

Okay great, thank you for the question!! So the answer is, kind of.

According to multiple sources there are benefits to kissing someone including the possibility of feeling less cramp pain and potential relief from headaches. Whenever you kiss someone, your body gets a surge of the feel-good hormones oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin throughout its system; that can lead to dilated blood vessels and increased blood flow which can make the pain and pressure of cramps much less. As far as headaches go, because the same feel-good hormones are able to lower stress and your blood pressure, that's why kissing can get rid of the incessant booming in your head as well. 

However, it's not 100% guaranteed (nothing is really in life you know) but it's also not a very practical long lasting option for those with cramp pain and isn't a practical option for me because I'm single AF. You might be better off with some Midol and a Girls Band.

Anyway, please let us know if you've had an experience with this we'd love to know! If you have a period question DM us on instagram @thegirls_co

 

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