It’ll sell pads, tampons, diva cups, assorted pain killers, sweat pants, comfortable underwear, XXXL t-shirts, fuzzy socks, heating pads, hot water bottles.. There will be a snack session, assorted sweet and salty treats, assorted flowers, stuffed animals, people can drop off coupons (Free ice cream cone anyone?) as donations.. There will be a lounge in the back of the store where you can chill and watch chick flicks and snack and bitch about your bitchiness, it’ll be great
The swimsuit is tight, abhorrently indecent
by some standards. I adjust the black bandeau to a more comfortable position,
noting how the padding on the cups only lessens the coverage of the material.
Under different circumstances, I’d shy away from the red bikini that almost
felt too small. I tighten the thin straps that meet at my hips, hoping they’ll
stay. The garment is so revealing, uncharacteristically suggestive, but last
night had changed things.
Loud laughter rings in the corridor leading
to the hotel’s pool. The scent of bleached water clings to everything and a
faint layer of steam engulfs the air. The boys are too enthralled in their game
of chicken to notice me enter until I’m at the edge of the pool.
“Come on! Get in and I’ll p-”
Chanyeol’s words sputter out as I step out of the beach dress covering my body.
I can feel their eyes on me, taking in the
contrast of black and red, the way the material accentuates my curves almost
too perfectly. It catches them off guard, to see me in something so
intrinsically revealing, but I’m only searching for one reaction.
Sehun stands very still in the water. He
licks his lips, almost subconsciously, and I hold his gaze as I descend the
stairs into the pool and walk directly toward Chanyeol.
Dear people who menstruate, let me tell you about a thing...
There is a magical alternative to using tampons or pads called a MENSTRUAL CUP! If you have already heard of it great, you can stop reading now. But if you were like me and you have never heard of it before please carry on reading because this could change your life.
A menstrual cup is a safer, more hygienic, more practical, and (for me) just a much better way of dealing with periods. They look like this
and there are a whole bunch of different brands/sizes/colours. They are usually made of medical grade silicone and you insert them into your vagina during your period. The blood collects in the cup which you then empty into the toilet and rinse out your cup.
I will now list the benefits of this little miracle worker:
1) They are hygienic, there is no risk of TSS since they are made of medical grade silicone.
2) They also hold a lot more fluid than tampons do. This, as well as the fact that they are hygienic, means that you can leave them in for up to 12 hours!! (depending on how heavy your flow is)
3) They also don’t contain any of the harsh chemicals that pads and tampons have in them, so they are kinder to you body. Some people claim that wearing a menstrual cup actually makes their period a lot shorter because the body isn’t absorbing any chemicals and makes them have less painful cramps.
3) You only need one, for the rest of life! This means they are cheaper and you never run out, like you would with tampons or pads, because it is reusable. The only time you would need to replace it is if it started to break/tear (or if you bought a bio-degradable one which you need to replace every 10 years)
4) They are better for the environment as they are reusable, so you don’t throw away as much. And you can even get bio-degradable ones which will break down in the environment, unlike tampon or pads which come in plastic wrappers.
You may think these little guys look a bit intimidating, I know I sure did when I first heard about them. I thought, how the heck am I going to get that up my vagina? But do not worry my friends because once you get the hang of them it is very easy to insert and remove them.
This video is really helpful and shows a bunch of different folds. I personally use the origami fold as it seems to work best for me. Inserting it and removing it does take a few tries to get right and you can try the different folds, but it is really worth persevering!
I would also recommend this girl’s youtube channel, called PRECIOUS STARS PADS as she sells reusable pads as well as menstrual cups and is very knowledgeable about alternative sanitary products.
Sorry for taking up such a large space on your dash board, but I think it is important that people are aware of all the possible options for their bodies, and since I had never heard of it I thought I would try to spread the knowledge as much as I could, even if it is only seen by a few people.
If you have a fear of the female reproductive system/periods, or you’re a judgemental human please read no further 😇
So I started my period when I was like 12…I was a little baby. I used pads for the first little while because I was so young but I eventually was that gurl stuck at the pool party and not swimming so I introduced myself to the wonderful world of tampons!! I used them from 13-literally a couple of hours ago*.
I always though pads and tampons were the only options I had! A few years ago I discovered the period cup and thought the was the weirdest, most gross thing ever! I quickly dismissed it because it freaked me out. I recently was told about the cup again and it didn’t sound terrible anymore. As I have grown up and become more familiar, comfortable, and informed about my own body it didn’t freak me out. I did a lot more research and it was the best thing I ever did! I bought one! What the heck, right? Worth a shot! Ladies they have sooooooo many benefits….
- No bleached/chemical treated cotton wads in your hoo-ha like with tampons.
- Made of 100% medical grade silicone that’s non-porus so bacteria can’t grow unlike tampons (they make dildos out of medical grade silicone, lol).
- Kind of weird/gross but it forms a seal on your vaginal walls so oxygen doesn’t get in therefore bacteria doesn’t grow as easy. Also, oxygen is what can make you kind of smelly on your period and with the cup, nothin’!
- Oooobviously so many environmental benefits….you’re not going to be tossing a full box of plastic/cotton away every month and that’s also going to help your wallet! 🤑
- Pads and tampons need to be changed fairly regularly so TSS isn’t a risk/leaking problems but the cup can stay in up to 12 HOURS! That means you could put it in in the morning, wear it all day, change it before you go to bed, and repeat! Totally safe to sleep in, as well as swim, dance, run, do gymnastics….etc etc! Still be aware of the symptoms of TSS because it’s always still a risk but there are no know cases of TSS whilst using menstrual cups! Pretty sweet!
- Mine came with a cute lil floral pouch to store it in while you aren’t a flowin’ 😉
I will say…if you have never had sex, you don’t masturbate, you have vaginismus, and you use pads not tampons this can and probably will be tough for you to get used to! I read a TON of reviews from very young girls who didn’t seem to know how vaginas work…let alone their own vaginas. The cup can NOT get stuck! Your vagina is only 3-4in long, not an endless black hole. If you wouldn’t be comfortable sticking your fingers inside yourself to remove the cup this is noooot for you. Also, I saw some reviews saying that insertion was painful or they couldn’t get it in or it took several times to insert it. Lube is your friend for the first time you use this lil doo-dad 💕 It can, on the other hand, take a few tries to position it correctly and that’s perfectly normal! This cup is very similar to tampons so if you’ve used those, this will be a breeze! I inserted mine on the first try! The sensation of the cup is a tad different than tampons because it is a little bigger but it’s nothing you don’t get used to in a half an hour or so (it’s kind of a suction-y feeling and is suuuper weird at first lol).
*But here a am, j chillin with my new period cup in and I don’t even feel like I’m on my period at all! I personally got the Lena cup but there are a toooooon of different styles and options! I really like the Lena cup because it’s this pretty rose color and bell shaped rather than tulip shaped so I feel like the seal is a little more re-inforced because of the little lip on it. If your little heart DOES desire to try one of these magical cups (specifically the Lena cup) I have a discount for you! 😁😁😁
Just go to lenacup.com/share, enter your first name last name and email, and your good to go! 15% off your Lena cup purchase on Amazon! Woo! If you end up getting a cup at all because of this post, let me know! Regardless of brand! I would love to know! I am already sooo in love and it’s just the first day of me using it. That’s saying something.
If you made it all the way through this post, thanks for reading and I hope this helped you in some way, shape, or form! 😘 If this grossed you out, well….I warned you!
REMINDER: WHATEVER FEMININE PRODUCTS YOU USE DO NOT MAKE YOU GROSS. WHETHER ITS TAMPONS OR PADS OR DIVA CUPS. YOU ARE NOT GROSS. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE GIRLS THAT SAYS SHIT LIKE “pads are so gross” PLEASE GO FUCK YOURSELF.
I don’t know who created these sports bras with the formed, padded cups, but they are a joke! Weight lifting? Fine. ANY kind of jumping? Forget about it! They make the girls look nice but they are certainly not happy when they’re bouncy out, and stuff… .
Now I remember why this thing was creamed at the bottom of my workout clothes.
I have a friend I was counseling through an STI scare and she just got her results and she doesn’t have herpes or any bacterial/fungal infections. However, she has had genital itching and sores for three years.
I’ve given her information on avoiding infections:
Avoid using Bubble baths, soaps, vaginal contraceptives (spermicide, diaphragms, cervical caps, and the sponge), feminine sprays, and perfumes. If you use lube make sure it doesn’t have glycerin or parabens. Never get food near your vulva. If you use condoms try latex free condoms. Using barrier methods during sex (vaginal, oral, manual, and genital rubbing) can help as well.
Avoid tight fitting non absorbent clothing. Wear cotton underwear and loose bottoms.
Avoid disposable tampons or pads. Menstrual cups and reusable cloth pads work better.
Upping the immune system can help tremendously. Using vitamins like vitamin C and eating garlic and taking Echinacea help. Eating yogurt (especially organic or sugar free) can help a lot.
Only wash your vulva with water. Avoid using soaps, “feminine hygiene products” and douching. Wipe from front to back and never put anything that has been in your anus in your vagina.
Always urinate and clean up after sex.
Drink plenty of water and limit sugars as much as possible. Eat good food and exercise regularly. Get lots of sleep and avoid stress.
and on genital bumps:
If it’s a large, red, painful bump with a head it sounds like a cyst. If you put a warm compress on it it’ll help with the pain. If the bumps are on either side of your vaginal opening it could be a bartholin gland cyst. If it’s painful you need to go to a doctor. Usually the infection goes away before it gets painful but if it doesn’t it’ll need treatment. If it’s a clump of bumps that looks like a cauliflower it’s genital warts. if it’s a few to a lot of painful red blister looking things that pop and crust over it could be herpes. If it just looks like regular acne, vulva acne is common and will go down as you age just like regular acne. If it kind of looks like gooseflesh (or your arm whenever you get “goosebumps” and you’ve always had them, it’s probably fordyce spots. They can occur on both penises and vulvas and are totally harmless. If it is small, painless and kind of resembles a pearl it could be Molluscum contagiosum. It can also occur in a line of bumps. This is a viral infection and you should see a doctor for it. If you have multiple red lesions and blackheads that enlarge, break open and drain pus it could be Hidradenitis suppurativa. It is a skin problem that’s considered a severe form of acne.
and I told her to make an appointment with her GP and try to get tested for hormone imbalances, blood sugar issues, and immune issues. I also told her to check her medications to see if that’s causing it.
Is there anything else I’m missing that could help her?
- take advil before you sleep
- use organic sanitary products if available to prevent skin irritations
- wear comfortable clothes
- get lots of sleep
- think about using more environmentally friendly products like cloth pads or menstrual cups to save money and the earth
- don’t be afraid to cry a little
- drink water
- do yoga!
- heating pads are your best friends
- when you watch the blood drip down your legs in the shower it’s okay to feel like a powerful warrior
- it’s also okay to run out of the shower like a banshee when you finish so you don’t bleed all over your bath rugs and your clean legs
- be kind to yourself
- remember that you’re beautiful
- and good enough
- and yeah, eat that ice cream with no shame!
Here’s to the people who have periods that don’t want to have children and feel
Like having periods is useless for them and other people could have them instead because they are infertile and want to have children
Here’s to the people who have periods that are so irregular that they think something is wrong with them and have pregnancy scares
Here’s to the people who have periods that hurt so much that they physically can’t move due to the pain
Here’s to the people who have periods and have a phobia of blood , making periods their worst nightmare
Here’s to the people who have periods and do not feel comfortable or able to ask for pads , tampons or cups
Here’s to the people who have periods and are not comfortable to talk about them
Here’s to the people who have periods that started from a young age and were scared of them
Here’s to the people who have periods who started at a more mature age and were scared that they would not have them
Here’s to the people who have periods that never started
Here’s to the people who have periods that last for more than a week
Here’s to the people who have periods that only last for a few days and often get scared that something has happened to them
Here’s to the people who have periods yet do not have enough education on how to look after themselves when having one