No woman wants to go on her period without having some information about how to ease the experience. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding leads to fear, making it harder for you to enjoy your time off while still getting your body’s regular menstrual cycle. These tips will help you feel less intimidated and more at peace when traveling this time of the month.
Tips For Painless Traveling While Menstruating
1 – Don’t worry about someone seeing your flow. Unless you’re swimming, there’s a good chance that you will be holding a purse or wearing a big floppy hat to protect yourself from prying eyes. No one wants to see the sight of a grown woman with blood dripping from her lady parts. Find a way to make it less noticeable if you can.
2 – Pack light and have everything ready for when you get there. Having everything ready before you leave will help, especially if your flow starts while in transit. Buy disposable pads, so you don’t have to worry about them getting ruined by your flow. You can get tampons or even panty liners, but know that they may not last the whole trip.
3 – Wear loose-fitting jeans or skirts instead of pants. Don’t wear white because it will get stained quickly. Again, this is where you want to pack light and only bring one or two pairs of clothing just in case something happens that will cause a stain on your clothes like this.
4 – Avoid red-colored food and drinks when on your period. This will only make the situation worse than it already is.
5 – For those with heavy flow, pack an extra pair of underwear and pants so you can change as needed without ruining other articles of clothing. If your flow is heavy, you can remove your underwear and pants and then put on a new set for the rest of the time you’re out.
6 – Wear black pants. This is less noticeable than lighter colors. The last thing you want to do is be scared of those little red spots showing through your clothes and cause people to come a little closer to find out why you’re bleeding. If it’s a heavy flow, the color should blend in more often, especially if you’re wearing dark-colored clothing as well.
7 – Wear a scarf or other type of wrap around your waist. This will hide the bloodstains. In addition, you can get a sanitary pad and place it right on the wrap instead of using underwear and pants. This ensures that both garments stay clean and dry for a more extended period.
8 – Use a stain remover or sanitizer on bloodstains. No one wants to deal with stains. If you find that the blood has not set in, spray on some stain remover and watch it disappear instantly. Then use some water to rinse off the area to remove any residue that may still be left behind. If you don’t have any on hand, there’s always hand sanitizer that can be used in its place (but not for your face because it can cause problems like blemishes).
9 – Don’t entirely rely on tampons or pads. These most likely will not last the whole trip, especially if your flow is heavy. Instead, either find a way to mask its appearance or carry an extra pair of underwear with you, so you don’t have to worry about ruining your clothes. Also, the blood will not ruin your skin or anything else, so don’t feel as if there’s a need to panic over staining other articles of clothing.
10 – Pack a “just in case” item. In other words, have a box of tissues or baby wipes with you just in case the bloodstains your clothing. Then, you can take those items out and use them if needed. If you’re afraid that someone may see the tissue, try to fold it up so they can’t view what you’re doing with it.
That’s all for now. More to come. Feel free to share your tips if you have any.