15 Jan

5 Common Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do On Your Period

For some including myself, that time of the month can be more than just a small nuisance. It can be a huge inconvenience, especially when you have something important to do where you would prefer that Aunt Flo not accompany you. And while the shame and stigma towards menstruation is diminishing quickly with the normalization of the female body, it may not necessarily help with getting rid of some of the reservations you may have about your own body or any negative attitudes you may have learned from others. In an effort to put an end to the negative connotations associated with Aunt Flo, here are five common things you didn’t know you can do on your period.

Have Sex

For some, sex is a huge no no when on your period, mainly because it can get quite messy. But mess is good! I mean, unless you’re doing a quickie, sex is usually messy, un-organized, and un-choreographed. Just lay down a towel and do your thing.

Masturbate

When I first started masturbating, I would be so annoyed that I couldn’t do it during my period out of fear that I would stain my sheets. It wasn’t until I saw a video on the benefits of masturbation, where I saw a tip about rubbing one out during your period and its effectiveness on reducing cramp pain that I decided to give it a try. So happy I did. Depending on how you like to masturbate, you can put down a towel, or wear a pad if you don’t want to take your panties off.

Go Swimming

Going for a dive during shark week isn’t very fun. But possible with the help of a tampon or menstrual cup. Swimmers and athletes do it all the time and it is completely normal and good for treating cramp pain in some cases. This tip can also be used when getting into a hot tub or Jacuzzi with your partner or a group of friends.

Get a Wax

The idea of getting waxed down there during that of the month can be daunting for many reasons. For one, some women can experience a lower tolerance to pain which can cause your wax to be more painful than normal. I just wanted to note however, that if you did want to get a wax while on your period and think that it would be weird or un-heard of do such things, I want to let you know that many spas and wax studios do wax clients during that time of the month. Policies vary from place to place so make sure you ask in advance before booking an appointment and make sure to bring a tampon or menstrual cup to wear during the service.

Wear Whatever You Want

Of course this goes without saying because you can always wear what you want. I do find that women tend to avoid wearing bright colored bottoms and dresses during that time of the month out of paranoia. If you are worried about staining your bottoms and dresses with blood, especially in public, simply wear a menstrual cup or a larger pad or panty liner. Works a like a charm in most instances.

Final Thoughts

While these things are very simple, it’s always good to have these things affirmed constantly so that the conversations around menstruation continue and we can put an end to the shame and stigma that comes from having your period. I would also encourage you to share this article with those in your life who have either just started menstruation or the men in your life who can use a lesson or two on periods.

 

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04 Dec

5 Hacks to Help You Have a Smoother Period

For many women “That time of the month” is something they dread weeks before it even arrives and for good reason. Some women can experience bloating, fatigue, mood swings, and painful menstrual cramps which can have a negative effect of their everyday routine, sometimes casing them to miss school, work, time with significant others, and their families. So today, I want to share some tips that I use to help make “That time of the month” just a little smoother.

1.  Stay Hydrated

- This might be an obvious one for some, but staying hydrated during your period is essential to having a smoother period. When your body isn’t properly hydrated during your period, it can cause the symptoms of PMS to worsen or intensify. While I do recommend hydrating with mostly water, tea and other drinks with low amounts of sugar and caffeine are also good options. Don’t forget to get tons of rest as well.

 

2. Have Sex/Masturbate

There’s a very inaccurate misconception that having sex or masturbating during that time of the month is “wrong” or “dirty” because “There’s blood down there” and “Things can get messy”. Orgasms especially during this time can be highly effective in relieving or lessoning the intensity of menstrual cramps. In fact, just arousal and intimate touching alone can help lessen the pain. Its definitely not as messy as you think, and if your partners down or if you’re going solo, you’ll have a great time.

 

3. Try Different Alternatives to Traditional Pads and Tampons

In recent years, menstrual cups have become widely popular for women who are looking to switch things up from using their traditional pads and tampons because they help women save money and they don’t absorb menstrual blood, but collects it, reducing the risk of toxic shock syndrome associated with using tampons. I personally enjoy menstrual cups from time to time because I can sleep without wearing any pants, which helps with my cramps.

 

4. Make Sure Your Eat Something

For me personally, I feel like the first three days of my period is when I eat the least because my cramps are accompanied with nausea. It can make it difficult to eat which can in turn make my cramps worse because my body just doesn’t have the energy it needs to function properly, causing my poor uterus to pay for it. During this time, try to consume less sugar, less caffeine and more protein and carbs. If you’re having a hard time getting motivated to eat something, eat your favorite food or snack. The idea is that you’re taking in some type of nutrition and that’s all that matters. I you find that your nausea from cramp pain, trying taking some anti-nausea medication or some drinking a carbonate beverage. Ginger ale is my personal favorite.

 

5. Talk to Your Doctor If You Believe Your PMS Symptoms Are Getting Worse

If you have found recently that your PMS symptoms are getting worse, like having painful cramps or feeling or tired than normal, and nothing seems to work, it may be time for a visit to the doctor to discuss how your PMS symptoms have changed over time. I would suggest keeping a journal to track the severity of your symptoms and has or hasn’t worked in helping your treat your symptoms. This information can help your healthcare provider in coming up with a plan of action to help you feel better.

 

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