What is it that gives you cramps?
Yep, your uterus contracts and it hurts. Take ibuprofen rather than Tylenol, a hot water bottle, and a piece of cheescake. Daytime TV helps, but only if you can yell at the show and get your aggression out.
Uterine contractions, or the tightening and relaxing of the uterus that allows blood to exit during a woman's menstrual cycle.