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Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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If you've ever tried explaining to a guy, maybe your partner, what having a period feels like, it can leave you feeling a bit lost for words.

How can you adequately explain the mood swings, the cheese cravings, the intense pain and the feeling that your insides are being stretched by some merciless force within you.

How do you explain to someone who just has absolutely no clue? You resort to the internet, of course.

Some women from across social media have been kind enough to explain exactly what it's like to experience a period. So if you ever find yourself having to explain what a period feels like, just send them this link, it's sure to clear things up.

More: Women share hilarious ways to make a late period arrive

1. It feels like a raptor has made its way into your uterus

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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2. Or like Game of Thrones' Red Wedding is actually taking place, right now, inside of you

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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3. Really, being on your period feels like a series of potentially awkward moments

Hope you don't have a heavy flow #period #sneeze #afraid to get #up #lol #thatgirlsayswhat #omg

A photo posted by Sense Of Humor Only! (@thatgirlsayswhat2) on

4. Sometimes, having your period means giving in to whatever PMS wants

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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5. There's a pretty equal ration of tears to blood, too

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

Image: Period Memes/Facebook

6. Periods feel overly complicated. Why can't things be simpler?

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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7. Don't even think about getting all dolled up — that is likely to end badly

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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8. You kind of want to kill someone who says they are "just cramps"

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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9. It's like your uterus hates you

Women take to the internet to explain what having a period really feels like

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10. Feelings can be uncontrollable and irrational

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Posted by Period Memes on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Image:  Period Memes/Facebook

How would you describe what a period feels like? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

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