One for the ladies guys, so please turn to another page while us ladies have a natter…thanks.
Menstruation is a huge change in a teenage girl’s life. When puberty starts there are a number of things a young female must know. ‘Is a sanitary napkin effective?’, ‘How to stay best clean during periods?’ and, ‘How to handle all these weird changes in your body?
During my research when travelling the world, there are many females who believe so many myths based around female periods.
Here is some advice to help you stay clean and hygienic during your periods. Here’s how you can reduce the pain during your periods.
1. Different Methods of Sanitation
First, choose the right method for sanitation during your periods. There are many ways including the use of sanitary pads, tampons and menstrual cups to stay clean. If you do decide to use a tampon remember that it is essential to choose one that has the lowest absorbency rate for your flow. During this time it is essential to realize that it does take time to get used to sanitary pads and tampons.
There are chances that you may have stains or may not choose the right kind of sanitary pad for you. It is a trial and error, so relax and you will find one that suits you.
It is important you feel comfortable during your periods, so it is essential you find a brand and a type of sanitary to suit you.
2. Change Your Pad Regularly
It is important to change your sanitary pad, tampon or menstrual cup regularly. The standard time for a sanitary pad is once every six hours, and every two hours for a tampon. Again, this is base timing, you have to work out how often the changes suit you. Every female has different flow rates.
Remember sanitary napkins are made of cotton wool and when you bleed into one, most of the blood gets soaked in, but at a certain point the pad gets saturated and may leak.
Another consideration is that menstrual blood, once it has left the body, gets contaminated with the body’s innate organisms. This rule applies for even those days when you don’t have much bleeding, since your pad is still damp and will have organisms from your vagina and sweat from your genitals. When these organisms remain in a warm and moist place for a long time they tend to multiply and can lead to conditions like urinary tract infection, vaginal infections and skin rashes. Therefore changing is essential.
Regarding tampons it is very important because, if left inserted into the vagina for long periods it can cause a condition called toxic shock syndrome. This is when bacteria infiltrate the body leading to severe infection that can send to the body into shock – that requires emergent treatment and can lead to serious complications and even death.
3. Wash With The Bum Gun Bidet Sprayer Regularly
It is important to wash your vagina and labia well before you change into a new pad. The Bum Gun bidet sprayer is ideal in giving you that “shower fresh clean” between pad changes.
When you menstruate the blood tends to enter tiny spaces like the skin between your labia or around the opening of the vagina. Therefore, you MUST always wash this excess blood away with The Bum Gun Bidet Sprayer. This will prevent bad odour from the vaginal region common with people who use only toilet paper.
4. Don’t use soaps or vaginal hygiene products
It is important to wash yourself with The Bum Gun Bidet Sprayer regularly, but only use soap on the external parts but do not use it inside your vagina or vulva.
The vagina has its own cleaning mechanism that works in a very fine balance of good and bad bacteria. Washing it with soap can kill the good bacteria making way for infections.
5. Discard your used sanitary product properly
Whether you are using a sanitary pad, tampon or menstrual cup, it is important to know how to dispose of it correctly. Always wrap the used product in waste paper or put it in a plastic bag. Properly wrap it and discard it in a sanitary bin.
Never flush it down the toilet. And remember to wash your hands properly after you have changed your sanitary pad.
When you have your periods it is important to have extra sanitary pads in your bag. It will be a good idea to also carry a bottle of hand sanitizer too.
If anywhere you go often, like your work place, gym, yoga centre, or favourite coffee shop is still using toilet paper, then you tell them to UPGRADE NOW.
All of us Bum Gun bidet sprayer users find toilet steer of anywhere which has not upgraded yet. Come on guys, get with the program!!
Cristina, our Chief Operations Officer’s goal is make a massive difference in people’s personal hygiene throughout the world, especially females. She finds it absolutely barbaric that so called ‘developed’ nations around the world are still forcing people to wipe around with nasty toilet paper.