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A period by any other name...

With so many "code names" it's amazing anyone ever knows what we're talking about! Here are just 10 – though there are over five THOUSAND – words and phrases commonly used instead of menstruation or period.

1. Aunt Flow

2. On the rag

3. Shark Week

4. Surfing the crimson wave

5. Red wedding

6. That time of the month

7. Crimson tide

8. Carrie

9. Girl flu

10. Riding the cotton pony

What are some other phrases for menstruation you've heard?

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