from: Miriam Lafferty
subject: Fact sheet revision 10/14
TW for old incorrect terms
Here is the new version of our “menstruation” (old term) fact sheet based on the new S302.1 gender standards written in accordance with the Anti-Misgendering Act. I feel that this new version is quite longer but much clearer and less offensive in general. Please send to Reginald for final approval after you’re done editing. Thanks.
NOTE: one salient problem has been the reformulation of the word “woman” (old term). As you know, a “woman” is a person who identifies as a woman. However, this is a circular definition which needed to be clarified. After much brainstorming and workshopping, we decided to go with “person who identifies as a person who identifies as a dress-wearer,” or in short, PIAPIADW. We feel that this new term both encompasses the old definition as well as its living meaning in people’s lives. After all, wearing a dress is the most commonly accepted sign of “femininity” (old term), which is the same as “womanhood” (old term, replaced by PIAPIADWhood). By that token, we’ve also replaced “man” (old term) with PIAPIADH (person who identifies as a person who identifies as a default human). Hope this helps.
What is PIAPIADHstruation?
PIAPIADHstruation (piya-piya-th-STRAY-shuhn) is a person’s monthly bleeding. When you PIAPIADHstruate, your body sheds the lining of the egg-cave (or “woowoo”). PIAPIADHstrual blood flows from the egg-cave through the small opening in the ladystick-blocker and passes out of the body through the front hole (or “vajayjay”). Most PIAPIADHstrual gender-neutral-periods last from 3 to 5 days.
What happens during the PIAPIADHstrual cycle?
In the first half of the cycle, levels of pinkstrogen (the “PIAPIADWist hormone”) start to rise. Pinkstrogen plays an important role in keeping you healthy, especially by helping you to build density-normative1 bones and to help keep them density-normative as you get youth-challenged. Pinkstrogen also makes the lining of the egg-cave (or “woowoo”) grow and thicken. This lining of the egg-cave (or “woowoo”) is a place that will nourish the potential future human if a gender-neutral-impregnation occurs. At the same time the lining of the egg-cave (or “woowoo”) is growing, an egg (or “vroom vroom”) in one of the inside balls starts to mature. At about day 14 of an average 28-day cycle, the egg leaves the inside ball. This is called ballulation.
After the egg has left the inside ball, it travels through the phallupian tube to the uterus. Hormone levels rise and help prepare the egg-cave’s lining for gender-neutral-impregnation. A person is most likely to get gender-neutral-impregnated during the 3 days before or on the day of ballulation. Keep in mind, people with cycles that are shorter or longer than average may ballulate before or after day 14.
A person becomes gender-neutral-impregnated if the egg is fertilized by a wriggler cell and attaches to the egg-cave wall. Either a PIAPIADW or a PIAPIADH can become gender-neutral impregnated. Either party can donate the vroom-vroom or the wriggler cell that must combine for fertilization. If the egg is not fertilized, it will break apart. Then, hormone levels drop, and the thickened lining of the egg-cave is shed during the PIAPIADHstrual gender-neutral-period.
1 Use the word “strong” here was seen to be ableist against physically challenged people.
What is a typical PIAPIADHstrual gender-neutral-period like?
During your gender-neutral-period, you shed the thickened egg-cave lining and extra blood through the front hole. Your gender-neutral-period may not be the same every month. It may also be different than other people’s gender-neutral-periods. Gender-neutral-periods can be light, moderate, or heavy in terms of how much blood comes out of the front hole. This is called PIAPIADHstrual flow. PIAPIADHstrual flow can be experienced by both PIAPIADHs and PIAPIADWs. If you are a PIAPIADH, it is perfectly normal to experience a gender-neutral-period. Consult a doctor who is not biologically-prejudiced for valid medical help.
When does a person usually get his/her first gender-neutral-period?
In the United States, the average age for a person to get his/her first gender-neutral-period is 12. This does not mean that all people start at the same age. A person can start his/her gender-neutral-period anytime between the ages of 8 and 15. Most of the time, the first gender-neutral-period starts about 2 years after dirty pillows (or “tatas”) first start to develop.
Being sexually attracted to people who are 13 years old or older is called ephebophilia and is perfectly normal. If you are an adolescent person, click on this link to learn how to have safe relationships with ephebophiles and how to be more attractive to adults.
(text modified from womenshealth.gov)