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Lil'Lin
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Okay, is it just me or do any of you other women get a little...erm, antsy before your periods? Ahem...
I'm never sure how close to getting my period this usually occurs but I notice that maybe a week (or two, tops) I just can't seem to stop thinking of sexual things or feeling restless...Yes, girls can be bad for it too...or at least I hope..otherwise I feel like a pervert here...Heh..
But I thought perhaps it had something to do with the reproductive patterns going way back to the good ol' nature days.
Most of us know that before our periods we ovulate and usually when you're ovulating you're somewhat like being in heat (like animals) I would think? Because your body is ready to reproduce, thing is you may not be, mentally.
So, is this why I tend to feel..well..let's be blunt here, there's not many other words that describe it I don't think (hope it's not inappropriate) but..horny? *blushes...*
I'm just curious but it drives me nuts sometimes...maybe similar experiences and an answer would help? Thanks a bunch.

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I don't really get antsy like you were talking about, but about a week before it I get really emotional and little things will make me cry. And then I get in an "anything you say" stage and will get mad.

Girls probably feel different ways before their period, maybe not in the same ways as you or me, but you are normal and fine and not a pervert

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starlight23
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ok, the emotional side of me its like a roller coaster. not kidding. i can literally go from bawling my eyes out, to being completely giddy and feel the happiest i ever have in ABOUT, a minute. it freaks my boyfriend out. and i understand, it frightens me too. thinking back, i'm not sure if this was a PMS thing or not...but i do know that it happens to me quite frequently...and i know that about a week or so before my period i get VERY easily irritated and angry...but sometimes i get very, as you said horny. but in all honesty, all the stuff happens to me, all the time. maybe its pms, maybe not, i dunno, dont really pay that much attention. haha. but i do know lots of girls who get not so typical pms symptoms (emotional, cramps etc.) personally i get all that very severly, and quite frequently...but i've never thought of myself really as a freak or pervert or anything like that. (unstable, maybe...lol) but anyway, back to you, we have weird feelings alot, so, as it may be annoying, i dont think its really a problem or anything...yea...taht's all i have to say...(i'm in a very rambling mood tonight...maybe cuz i'm putting off reading a realllllly boring book...lol)
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logic_grrl
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Some women do find that their menstrual cycle affects how sexual they feel (with all those hormones fluctuating like crazy, it's not too surprising, really ). But others find it doesn't affect them at all.

And which point in your cycle you feel horny at seems to vary a lot - some women may find that they feel particularly turned-on around the time of ovulation, but others find that it happens during menstruation, for example.

So it doesn't seem to be a simple reproductive thing, and humans don't "go into heat" in the way that other animals do - we can have sex (and also get pregnant) on pretty much any day in the menstrual cycle.

But being aware of your own cycle and how it affects you is always a cool thing .


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IncredibleTulkas
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It's all about hormones; they pretty much control the way a person feels when there's no identifiable reason for it otherwise; it's just important to recognize this and be prepared for mood changes with compassion.
I hope I'm not crossing any gender boundaries or invading female territory on this, but this is an issue that men need to understand too in their relationships in order to be supportive and accepting to do their part as well, and vice-versa in women understanding men's needs and reactions, since I think there's not much talk on this either.
If I'm intruding, I apologize.

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Hi everyone. Yes Lin, I know exactly how you feel. The same thing happens to me when I'm on my period girl. I think about sexual things all the time. Logic or someone did say you can have sex during your period but I wouldn't being that I haven't even had sex yet. But then I really want to. I get all kinds of crazy emotions during my period. I want my boyfriend around me one minute and then when he is around me, I don't want him to touch me. Lol. It's really crazy but you're not the only one. Evey female goes through something like that. Don't fret o.k.!
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I do too! Gaaah! I also produce much more discharge for a week before my period, along with being "on sexual alert" lol. It's crazy, but sort of fun. I thought the same thing you did, about being in heat. I think I am, in a sense. Like maybe it is the optimum time for me to get pregnant or something, though I do definitely realize it can happen practically any time of the month.

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Nico19
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lol, wow other people get that too?
For like one to two weeks before my period I feel a completely heightened sense of sexuality. I thought of the 'being in heat thing' as well. I find it interesting and fun though.

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me too! i get frisky right before. sometimes durring, too. no biggie though! heck, isn't it better than the emotional stuff that usually happens? i'll take friskyness insdead of moodiness, LOL
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haha...me too...I get HELLLLLLA horny before i get it AND when im on it!
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I feel as if I'm not yurning or needing it but, when me and my boyfriend start into it. I don't feel like stopping it. But sometimes we just lay there chilling and I think to myself "why aint he trying to do something"? Come on I want it! So I guess it might be that way,
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