Lately, I discovered how to use tampons and they are LIFE CHANGING.
Like WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN ALL MY LIFE? They are SO hassle-free and they leak less than pads!
This got me thinking… If more women talked more about how they handle their periods, and the best ways to make it easier to deal with, so many people could benefit from it. Women could get advice and tips, and men (I know you’re reading this hehe) could put themselves in women’s shoes and empathise with them better.
So I turned to my Facebook group, Girls Gone Global (by Dear Alyne) and asked 100,000 women for their opinions and advice.
If you’re a woman you could join the group and read the full thread here, otherwise, here are the highlights!
1) Menstrual cups are the most popular choice among the women
Menstrual cups are soft silicone cups that catch all the blood when inserted inside the body! Women are loving them because… Well, see for yourself:
And cups aren’t the only alternative to pads…
2) Period panties are a good alternative!
One day I was scrolling my feed and saw and ad about period underwear??? I was septic and looked at the comment section to see what people thought of this alternative product. Here is what I found:
But of course it depends on your flow level. It’s a good idea to try it out for different periods of time (lolaolaol no pun intended) and figure out how long you can wear one for before needing to change it.
3) Menstrual cups you can use during sex are a thing!
It sounds almost too good to be true, but one of the ladies in the group swear by it.
I read a couple of reviews and it seems like how well it works depend on the shape of your vagina, as well as how comfortable you are inserting something inside of you.
4) For a non invasive and eco friendly alternative, make your own pads!
5) But if you’re keen on trying tampons, here’s a tip
6) Last but not least, did you know how periods are shunned in some parts of the world?
It’s sad this is a reality, but the more people know about it, the more likely it is to become acceptable!
I hope you got something out of this post!
As for me I learned about things I didn’t even know we had options for (making our own pads, trying a new kind of cup, etc)!! And I learned how period aren’t just an inconvenience for some women, but also a stigma.
And I want to say THANK YOU FOR SHARING, to everyone who said something in the post. The women in this group are WONDERFUL, STRONG AND HELPFUL. I am so glad to have every one of you here in Girls Gone Global!
Because women go through many things that men don’t and it’s nice to have a space to just talk things out without fear of being judged or anything.
Girls Gone Global is for women only right now, and if you’re one, come join and have a good time 🙂