Dakota Johnson reveals the "unbelievable trauma" of her menstrual cycles

Johnson also revealed that the problems with her periods have contributed towards the huge amount of confusion the actress has to face while picking up the right type of birth cont


                            Dakota Johnson reveals the "unbelievable trauma" of her menstrual cycles
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Dakota Johnson has opened up about her menstrual woes, with the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actress admitting how 'hormonal changes' during her periods are ruining her life every month.

"If I’m honest, my hormonal changes during my menstrual cycle are ruining my life. Every month. It’s unbelievable." She further added that the monthly shifts to her "body and brain" are so bad they border on the "traumatic," the 29-year-old confessed in a chat with InStyle beauty to promote her new fragrance partnership with Gucci.

Actor Dakota Johnson poses in the press room during the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Actor Dakota Johnson poses in the press room during the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

 

"It’s really f***ing amazing," she told InStyle during the interview. "I can’t get a grip on it. I’m like, what? Every time, I’m totally scandalized about what happens to my body and my brain. My boobs are like eight times the size they normally are. It’s really a traumatic thing, and it happens every month. I just can’t get used to it."

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Johnson also revealed that the problems with her periods have contributed towards the huge amount of confusion the actress has to face while picking up the right type of birth control.

Actor Dakota Johnson, wearing Gucci, attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actor Dakota Johnson, wearing Gucci, attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

 

"It’s really, really insane. It’s also very tricky to figure out what type of birth control you’re meant to be on, and if it’s even healthy." The actress also mentioned that she was speaking on the important issue as a means to advocate her work with Global Citizen on reproductive education.

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Johnson further added, "What it means to have a woman body, and how do you honor it the right way? How do you not jam chemicals into your brain in order to feel good? It’s a remarkable thing. I really would like to understand and be able to manage things a little better, know what’s happening in my body, and know what I’m putting into it."

Dakota Johnson attends the premiere of 20th Century FOX's 'Bad Times At The El Royale' at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson attends the premiere of 20th Century FOX's 'Bad Times At The El Royale' at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

 

Johnson, who is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, has been working quite hard to promote her new fragrance, Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori, of which she said, "It evokes a lot of memories and emotion in me. My mother has always smelled the same, and I find it really beautiful. I find scent a very personal thing."

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The 'Suspiria' star, meanwhile, has two new films in the can: her psychological horror film 'Wounds', as well as the adventure film 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'. As per multiple reports, both the movies are slated to premiere in March this year.

Dakota Johnson arrives at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 20, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci)
Dakota Johnson arrives at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 20, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci)