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.
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.
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.
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.
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.