Period Positive: Learning to Talk About It

Previous to six months ago, thinking about my period outside of the misery it brought me and the basic things I needed to do for care wasn’t much of an occurrence. I only talked about it with other people who shared the same monthly experience in private. Following the stigma pounded into my brain by my traditional environment, that little voice would silently remind me, “Don’t talk about this openly, especially not around certain people.” It’s gross, right? People are uncomfortable because it is gross.

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Put Thought Into Your Period Panties

When selecting your alternative menstrual product, especially your period panties, put -real thought- into it. Buying into a gimmick and catchy branding is really tempting, but will your body appreciate it? Research the materials that are potentially going onto or into your body. Look into the history of the company compared to the history of the movement. "Innovation" is a hot word right now; new to market may not mean new to the world nor imply particularly effective.

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