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My 'period' story: An embarrassing situation at work

By Nalini Kudalkar
May 30, 2019 15:37 IST

We asked you, dear readers to share your funny, embarrassing, humiliating or painful 'period' stories.

Nalini Kudalkar shares an embarrassing experience. You can share yours too!

Photograph: Yannig Van de Wouwer/Creative Commons

Periods can be a boon or bane for women.

During my periods, I used to have a heavy flow, which would result in embarrassing situations at work. 

Back home, it was like a religious curfew for those five days.

Once I was in office and had to submit my work to the boss.

It happened to be the day when my flow was very heavy.

I didn't want to leave my seat as I had stained my pyjamas.

I was the only one at work, so reluctantly I got up to submit my work. 

My boss' brother was there and I feared he may have noticed the stain on my pyjamas. 

When I returned to my seat, he slowly whispered and told me, 'Madam, please do take care of your soiled clothes.'

I immediately informed my boss who was kind enough to grant me leave for the day.

Today, I have reached my menopause, but I still remember that day and am thankful to my boss for his support.

We ask you, dear women to share your 'period' stories with us. 

There's no need to whisper it anymore. Go on! Share all those funny, annoying, embarrassing, humiliating experiences. 

Send it to us at with 'Let's talk about periods' in the subject line, along with your NAME, AGE and the place where you LIVE.

You are most welcome to send in your picture as well. We will publish the best entries right here on

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