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Swedish period vocabulary

Inspired by @speutschlish‘s Spanish menstrual vocabulary 

(ett) blod (uncountable) - blood

(en) flytning, -ar - menstrual discharge

(en) humörsvängning, -ar - mood swing

(en) livmoder, livmödrar - uterus

(en) mens (uncountable) - period

(en) menscykel, menscyklar - menstrual cycle

(en) menskopp, -ar - menstrual cup 

(en) menstruation, -er - menstruation

(en) mensvärk, -ar - period cramps

(en) sanitetsbinda/dambinda/binda, -or* - menstrual pad

(ett) trosskydd, trosskydd - panty liner

(ett) snöre, -n - string

(en) tampong, -er - tampon

(en) tampong med applikator, tamponger med applikatorer - tampon with applicator

(ett) toxiskt chocksyndrom/toxic shock syndrome/ (en) tampongsjuka - Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

(en) vetekudde, -ar - wheat sack

(ett) ägg, ägg - (reproductive) egg

(en) ägglossning, -ar/ovulation, -er - ovulation

att absorbera - to absorb 

att blöda - to bleed

att blöda igenom - to bleed through (your underwear) 

att byta tampong/binda - to change tampon/pad

att ha mens - to be on ones period

att ha mensvärk - to have period cramps

att ha ont - to be in pain

att läcka - to leak

att sätta in en tampong - to put in a tampong

att ta ut en tampong - to take out a tampon

*They all mean the same thing but binda is the most common, you would practically never say the others


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