Originally Posted by Spaz
why are you tracking your periods anyway if you're a virgin..? I don't see where the paranoia sparks from.
its a good idea generally to keep an eye on that stuff.
suprises of the red variety that you're totally unplanned for when you're out and about and not carrying any cash and wearing white pants are no fun, for a start.
its nice to keep a record, see a pattern, and be able to plan a trip and be pretty sure that you won't spend much of it feeling crampy and tearful, too.
and its generally good to be aware of your bodies processes. sometimes losing periods or having them go very wonky is a sign of something not so great- that something isn't working quite right, or isn't happy. if they just stop, or suddenly get really heavy, etc, doctors tend to wanna know and check it out.
its just like keeping an eye on other goings on in your bottom regions. if you always poop every single day without fail and then one day notice you haven't been for a few days- or you tend to pee fairly regularly and then that all changes colour or starts to hurt or you just don't need to go at all, you might wonder why, and would really wanna tell someone who knows about these things so they could check out whats going on in there.
while being one day or even one week late just the once if you're not likely pregnant isn't a panic-stations scenario, its still unsettling to see a change if things usually work like clockwork. especially cos you can't bend over and look in there, or phone up your cervix and ask it what on earth it thinks its doing and what the delay is about and when normal service will resume.