Having spent most of my free time in the outdoors, I have come to appreciate the importance of carrying an emergency tampon or two. I can’t tell you the amount of times they have come in handy, whether for when I get that early surprise, to help out a grateful friend, or even for starting a fire.
I’ll cut to the chase: periods are nothing to be ashamed of! But, the teenage me did not realize that. I used to do so many weird things to avoid people finding out about my period because I was embarrassed. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are a few things that I used to do to avoid anyone finding out about my period.
So, you’re someone who cares about the environment (and your dollar) and you’ve decided to make to switch to reusable menstrual products. Now what? Here’s a quick and easy guide to some of the many options for reusable period products, from someone who has tried them all. Let's talk cups, underwear, and pads!
Although menstruation is still not often discussed in frank and honest ways due to being so stigmatized, the conversation is growing and being heard. However, we are still seeing the problematic image of an ‘ideal menstruator’. Bleeding is more accepted when it comes from someone who meets certain socially accepted criteria - particularly in advertising.