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Bloody Hot! Managing Periods during Summer. 

July 18, 2023 . joelle

Hot weather and periods can be challenging, but with the right products and tips, you can navigate your menstrual cycle with ease. It can be frustrating when your period comes around the corner, with a planned holiday. But you shouldn’t let your period take away the enjoyment of summer activities. Whether you’re heading to the beach, lounging by the pool, or exploring the great outdoors, here are some tips to help you manage your period with confidence and comfort. 

Plan Ahead for Holiday Timing:

It can be frustrating when your period arrives during a planned holiday, but with a little preparation, you can minimize its impact on your enjoyment. Track your menstrual cycle using a period tracking app or calendar to anticipate when your period might fall. By having this information in advance, you can plan your activities accordingly and be prepared with the right products to ensure a stress-free experience. 

Choose the Right Products:

Using the right menstrual products can make a significant difference in your comfort level during hot weather. Consider options such as tampons, period underwear, or menstrual cups, depending on your personal preferences and needs. What works best for you? 

  1. Tampons: Tampons are ideal for swimming and water activities as they provide discreet and reliable protection. Choose tampons with appropriate absorbency levels to match your flow. They allow you to move freely without worry, ensuring you can confidently enjoy the water and all the activities summer brings. 
  1. Period Underwear: Period underwear is a comfortable and convenient alternative for managing periods in hot weather. Designed to be absorbent, moisture-wicking, and breathable, they keep you dry and cool. Keep in mind, they are not suitable for swimming but you can use them for days exploring the city or light activity or sunbathing. 
  1. Menstrual Cups: Menstrual cups are convenient, sustainable, and suitable for hot weather. Yoni’s cup is made from medical-grade silicone, they are reusable and can be worn for up to 12 hours. Another benefit of using a cup is that it doesn’t have to be changed immediately after swimming. 

Stay Hydrated and Nourished:

Proper hydration is crucial during hot weather, and it can also help alleviate common period symptoms. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and maintain a healthy flow.  

Practice Good Hygiene:

Maintaining good hygiene is essential, especially during hot weather. Change your menstrual products regularly to prevent any discomfort or odors. Bring extra supplies along, like tissues and something to clean your hands, for easy access and peace of mind when changing your period products.  

Take Breaks and Listen to Your Body:

While it’s important to make the most of your summer plans, don’t forget to listen to your body’s signals. Allow yourself to take breaks when needed and rest if you’re feeling tired. Choose activities that promote relaxation and reduce stress, such as swimming or laying on the beach.. Remember, self-care is essential, and honoring your body’s needs will contribute to a more manageable period.  

So managing periods during hot weather doesn’t have to be a hindrance. By following these tips and being prepared, you can navigate your menstrual cycle with ease and fully embrace the joys of summer.  

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