Cardi B Says She Has A Secret Concoction To Stop Her Period So She Could Have Sex With Offset
Cardi B interviews never disappoint. The Invasion of Privacy artist appeared on Untold Stories of Hip Hop where she dished to iconic The Bronx DJ and host Angie Martinez about some of her and Offset’s “untold stories” (insert wink emoji here).
The rapper revealed she used a strange concoction to stop her period from coming so she could sleep with Offset early in their courtship. At the time, Cardi was convinced that if she didn’t sleep with him he would lose interest.
With the clock ticking Sister Period showed up at the most inopportune time, the always resourceful Cardi, or should I say “Dr. Cardi,” came up with a plan to delay her menstruation. But does her recipe really work?
Some Untold Stories of Hip Hop should go untold
Cardi B built her following by sharing captivating Instagram stories about her life as a stripper. The Carribean rapper from The Bronx was funny, real, and raw. It never felt like she was holding back, and even as she has garnered mainstream success her level of openness hasn’t changed.
When she appeared on WEtv’s first episode of Untold Stories of Hip Hop, she shared a gasp-worthy story with legendary radio personality and host Angie Martinez.
The “Money” rapper told Martinez about a little incident that happened when she first began dating Offset.
“I really wanted to impress him. I [hadn’t] spoke to him in three days and I don’t feel like he liked me as much. I’m trying to impress him and everything, then I got my period,” Cardi recalled.
She wanted to keep Offset interested and she knew what every person knows about how to keep a man interested. Cardi was ready to smash, but she wasn’t into period sex.
“Damn, I ain’t gonna see [Offset] in another week ’cause I got a crazy schedule but I don’t wanna leave him dry,” the rappers said.
That’s what she came up with the plan to stop her period using a household recipe. It was simple: two ibuprofens and some gelatin.
“I drunk like two ibuprofens and I drunk gelatin and that stopped my period,” she said. “It’s like nonflavored Jello. It was so disgusting.”
Cardi believes this worked. So I only have one question: does it work, Mr. Internet? Here’s what I found.
Does eating gelatin stop or delay your period?
Using gelatin to delay menstruation is so popular I was able to find multiple articles on the matter, all of which to say there is absolutely no scientific evidence to back this method up. It is merely an anecdotal old wives’ tale that likely won’t cause you any harm but probably won’t work.
According to Healthline, dissolving gelatin in warm water and drinking is believed to be able to delay your period for about four hours.
“It’s unclear why gelatin is promoted as a natural way to delay the start of your period, and there’s no research to support it. Drinking large amounts of gelatin may have some side effects, such as bloating or digestive distress,” Kimberly Holland wrote.
Does taking ibuprofen stop or delay your period?
There is slightly more of a medical basis to the presumption that anti-inflammatory products like ibuprofen and NSAIDs can delay menstruation. Anti-inflammatories reduce the production of prostaglandins which are the chemicals that cause the uterus to contract and shed the endometrium, or uterine lining, every month.
These products may be able to delay your period for a day or two, however, the amount required is far above the recommended dose.
“Stopping a period would require a higher dose than any over-the-counter bottle recommends: about 800 milligrams of ibuprofen, every six hours, or 500 milligrams of naproxen, three times a day. This would have to be done very regularly,” according to Cleveland Clinic. Thus, we cannot emphasis this enough: do not try this at home.
This isn’t the first time Cardi shared details about her sex life.
Cardi B has extensively spoken about her sex life with her husband Offset. When they announced their divorce, that never happened and many believe to be a PR stunt, Cardi talked about how much she missed Offset’s penis.
“My gag reflexes are leaving cause I haven’t suck d— in such a long ass time. I miss D,” Cardi said of Offset’s penis while the two were split (or pretending to be split). “Big, fat, black, and heavy. I miss it.”
She then went on to describe her desire to be demolished by it. During her pregnancy, Cardi lamented the countdown until she could have sex again.
“I wanna have sex but I [lose] my breath soo fast,” she tweeted during her pregnancy in 2018.
Cardi B might be a great rapper and your new sex-positive role model, but please do not conduct experiments on yourself without your doctor’s approval.
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