Things that are crappy when you have your period*
Reading about (and remembering) pinch-y cervical implements (damn you Irving!)
Being on transit
Being in hot and sweaty situations
Having to go in to the mess fingers first (whether for pleasure or on an emergency rescue mission for an adventurous tampon)
Synching up with someone you spend time with and suffering twice the crankiness
Things that are nice when you have your period*
Showers. Dear lord, showers.
Finding -and having access to - a method that works for you, whether it's tampons or catchers (for me it's reusable cloth pads).
A sympathetic housemate - especially when they are of the non-menstruating persuasion and enjoy watching DVDs of Frasier with you
Fresh clean sheets and a good night's sleep
How about you?
* Obviously my experience and preferences are not universal.