Seriously you guys.
This is the only good thing about periods.
sporadically emotional, the following week also includes the following awesome things:
Random food cravings.
Cramping that sometimes makes it difficult to stand up/sit down/hold any comfortable position except this one:
Amounts of blood that will vary between almost none to fucking torrential downpours, with no warning at all or ability to predict which you will spend your day dealing with.
Quite possibly the worst thing, though, is having to deal with the total irrationality that you are both voraciously horny yet almost unable to let people get near you physically because keeping it together mentally is taking all of your energy.