How to cope with the unique pain of synced menstrual cycles in quarantine


Quarantining during the coronavirus outbreak with my roommates was going well. I live with two friends from college, Madde and Nicole, and we planned out activities and shows to watch together.

Things in the outside world may have been very bad, but we did actually manage to make the best of the situation — until we all got our periods at the same time, and the energy in our apartment changed.

Menstrual syncing is the idea that pheromones cause people who spend a lot of time together to get their periods at the same time. It’s a much-debated phenomenon, but there is no conclusive evidence to support it. Whatever the reason, my roommates and I have managed to get our cycles matched up, give or take a couple days. Read more…


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