Your Period Isn’t Actually Syncing With Your Friends After All
It’s always fun when you and your BFF both reach for the chocolate buttons at the same time, realising your periods have synced and you can wear loungewear together for the next four days.
And while we often like to think that if you spend enough time with someone your cycles will soon enough naturally sync up, that might not actually be the case after all.
In fact, according to science it’s really just quite the coincidence.
Period tracking app Clue carried out an entire investigation with Glamour into the reasons behind it all, with scientist Marija Vlajic explaining that just because your periods sync momentarily, doesn’t mean you’re synced for life.
"Say I get my period today and you get your period in 10 days. At this point, we differ by 10 days, and say that your cycle is two days shorter than mine. So then, when we get our next cycle, the difference will only be eight days," she said.
And while in some cases it might really look like it does exist, Vlajic is still sceptical.
"It can be very emotional and very exciting when you notice that you and your friend kind of sync, but it's important to look at it from the more rational side."
We’re still going to get excited about it, though.
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