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5 Better Ways To Prepare For Your First Time Period

Here are the five ways to prepare for your first time period:

1.   Know usually at what age period starts

Typically, between the ages of 12 and 14, your menstruation will start. You should consult your parents and a doctor if you are under the age of 15 and have not started your period.

2.   Look out for the signs

There are methods for determining when your period will arrive. Vaginal discharge is one sign that your period is about to start. A yellowish or white fluid called discharge can be found in your underpants. Your period might start between six months to two years of being discharged.

3.   Know your way around period supplies

Get to know more about this in the upcoming section of the article.

4.   Carry a pad with you everyday

Keep a pad in your school bag always. Just in case you start your period in school someday. Its always better to be safe than sorry.

5.   Everybody’s experience is different

Everybody experiences different intensities of pain, so just because someone said that their experience was extremely painful, know that it is not guaranteed that you will have that same experience too.

Get To Know About Period Supplies

Getting your period shouldn’t hinder your daily activities and daily life. There is a wide range of supplies available that can aid you during your “that time of the month.”

Before you choose which form of supplies is best for you, you need to consider what activity you will be doing, the cost of the product, and also the convenience and easability of its use.

Here are a few products that you can take your pick from:

Pads

Pads belong to the classic period starter pack, honestly. Everyone, when they got their period for the first time – started out by using pads, honestly.

The cotton pads stick to the underwear and soak up blood, preventing leaks onto your clothes. They also come in different shapes and have different capacities for absorbing varying amounts of blood (there are pads that you wear during heavy flow and pads that you wear when the flow is normal/light).

Do note that pads should never ever be flushed down the toilet, though, as it can clog up the pipelines! Instead, what you can do is, you can roll them up in toilet paper and dispose off in a trash bin by the toilet.

A pack of pad ranges between $2 – $8. It all depends on the type, brand, and number of pads that a single pack contains. They are available at any local pharmacy stores, even supermarkets. Also, small convenience stores sometimes sell them.

Tampons

These are pieces of cotton with a string attached at the end. These are shoved up the vagina to soak up the blood and then pulled out using the string. One should change tampons every 4-6 hours as needed.

There are also a wide range of sizes available, and it all depends on how heavy the period flow is.

Tampons are very small and easy to carry discreetly in a pocket. If inserted correctly, one doesn’t even feel that they are even wearing a tampon, because of its comfortability.

One can even go swimming wearing a tampon. Which doesn’t happen with wearing other period products.

A pack of tampons ranges between $4 – $9 depending on the brand and type of tampons one is wearing.

Reusable Pads

These are a type of cloth pads that you can wash off after use then reuse again. They are made of bamboo or cotton material which are absorbent materials. There’s even a button on the wings to secure them around the underwear.

It is necessarily recommended that after using the pad, it is rinsed then soaked overnight. After that the next morning, wash it.

Same like disposable pads they are very easy to use. They are also comparatively much better for the environment as they are washable and then they can be reused again.

The cost of a single pad ranges between $12-$35, all depending on the absorbency and on the brand. Most of the brands have them in packs that you can purchase (these guarantee a lower per-item price).

Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are soft and made of medical-grade silicone or rubber. They are put inside the vagina to help in catching the blood flow.

You are supposed to empty the cup every eight to ten hours, then rinse it under water and again put it back in.

If these things are inserted correctly, they should feel comfortable and not spill or leak, making them ideal to be used while swimming, exercising, etc.

The cost of a menstrual cup may seem very high at between $35-$50, but also the fact that given that the cup is reusable and lasts for a couple of years, justifies the price. You will be able to save up a lot of money – by not having to purchase tampons/pads per month.

They are also considerably good for the environment as you will be cutting down on the number of products that you use.

Period Underwear

These underwears look like any regular underwears but are very absorbent. They can be used when you have a light flow instead of tampons or pads. It can also be used as a back-up when you have a heavy flow.

They are very convenient to use, as they feel like any normal underwear. They are also washable and then you can re-use them.

The cost of period underwears ranges from $25 – $45, all depending on the type and brand of underwear that you decide to buy.

If you might be wondering how to end period faster ? Then let me tell you that is not a thing. You will eventually learn to brave it though, I promise.

To Wrap It Up!

Getting your period for the first time can be really daunting. But you don’t have to be alone in this. I hope this article did provide you with all the necessary information that one needs to know before getting your first period.

Thank you for reading uptill here!  I hope you found the information useful.

Author Bio: Miranda Shaffer is a passionate blogger. She loves to share her thoughts, ideas, and experiences with the world through blogging. Miranda Shaffer is associated with, Okey Magazine, Small Business Journals, Money Outlined, Top Preference.

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