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Tropes relating to menstruation, or the period of vaginal bleeding during a woman's reproductive cycle. A sub-type of Puberty Tropes, where it is most common for menstruation to occur in females.


  • All Periods Are PMS: All periods are accompanied by PMS irritability.
  • Embarrassing Damp Sheets: Blood leaked onto the bed sheets.
  • Fake Period Excuse: Someone fakes being on her period to get out of a situation surreptitiously.
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  • First Period Panic: A girl's first period causes her panic.
  • Menstrual Menace: Menstruation is tied to superpowers.
  • No Periods, Period: Menstruation is not mentioned in fiction, even when it is presumably occurring.
  • Pregnancy Scare: A character thinks she may be pregnant, often because of a late or missed period.
  • The Talk: Educating children about menstruation and sex.
  • Tampon Run: A girl has started her period and needs tampons, so she asks a guy to go get some, with comedic results.
  • Women's Mysteries: How to handle menstruation, and maybe also how to do magic.