As I age the changes in my body and it's mechanics have been less than enjoyable. Over all I honestly don't mind aging and am looking forward to me 40th Birthday in a few weeks. What has not been so fun is the headaches, water weight gain and all the other details that have to do with "being a girl".
While it's commonly thought that the small statue known as The Venus of Wilendorf was a tribute to the feminine divine I personally hold the theory that this was a woman 2 day before her cycle. Two water logged cranky days. She is naked because not even her loin cloth fit since she was retaining more water than the Fertile Crescent during flood season and she just could not take it anymore. I feel for you sister!