1. Don’t go to war unprepared
Okay, war is an over exaggeration, but to be fair a lot of people disregard the validity of menstrual side effects because they’re mostly internal.
As a woman who has pretty easy periods (don’t stone me please), I’m fully aware that a lot of women experience very real and very unpleasant cramps, pains and emotional swings EVERY MONTH.
The British Medical Journal recently conducted the largest cohort study about menstrual-related symptoms on over 32,000 women ages 15 to 45. They found that almost 14% of women reported absenteeism due to menstrual side effects and 33% less productivity—which is subsequently attributed more so to presenteeism.
Task-flexibility from employers may be the way the future is heading as more and more women be honest about why they’re missing work. But in the meantime, let’s talk about preparing ourselves for our next leak.
Period products have come a long way (I mean, can you imagine using cloth or diaper-like products with your current routine?), yet we still find ourselves in the stall thinking “oh sh!t.”
Even if you’re tracking your period closely through an app or think you can recognize your premenstrual symptoms quite easily, it’s likely you’ve been caught by surprise before.
Menstrual cups are a great reusable product that cover all the bases. You don’t have to worry about stocking up on pads and tampons for the zombie apocalypse, plus they come in collapsible options that are about the…