What is another word for menstruating?

Pronunciation: [mˈɛnstɹuːˌe͡ɪtɪŋ] (IPA)

Menstruation, or the monthly shedding of the uterine lining, is a natural process for people with a uterus. However, the word "menstruating" can sometimes cause discomfort or be seen as taboo. As a result, there are various euphemisms and synonyms that people use to describe this process. These include "having your period," "being on the rag," "riding the crimson wave," "Aunt Flo visiting," "blood time," and "the curse." While some of these phrases may seem outdated or even offensive to some, the use of more comfortable and accessible language can help to destigmatize menstruation and promote education and understanding.

Synonyms for Menstruating:

What are the hypernyms for Menstruating?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Menstruating

The menstruating woman was everywhere regarded as unclean, and excluded especially from acts of worship.
"The Religion of the Indians of California"
A. L. Kroeber
I have read that a woman should not bathe or change her underwear while menstruating.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know"
Mary Wood-Allen
It is not wise to indulge in this exercise while menstruating, nor immediately after eating.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know"
Mary Wood-Allen

Famous quotes with Menstruating

  • On the subject of biblical texts and examples to why you can't do certain things with your body that you wish to, I find that absolutely absurd. I've always been extremely uncomfortable with the idea in any society that the belief is based on revealed truth, that's to say on a text like a Bible or a Qur'an, or whatever it is. It seems to me that the greatness of our culture, for all its incredible faults, is that we have grown up on the Greek ideal of discovering the truth, discovering by looking around us, by empirical experiment, by the combination of the experience of generations of ancestors who have contributed to our sum knowledge of the way the world works, and so on. And to have that snatched away and to be told what to think by a book, however great it may be in places, this is a book that says you can sell your daughter into slavery, it's a book that bans menstruating women from within miles of temples. The fact that it also says that for one man to lie with another man is an abomination, is no more made relevant or important than the fact that you can't eat shellfish.
    Stephen Fry

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