Well, we can't change nature, for now, and nature won't change for us. So, how do us women deal, cope, and survive menstruation if there's always the possibility of getting a stain? And what happens when we already have one?
How to keep away the stains:
- Do not wear white/light bottoms. For schools that need uniforms, skip this. But for those who have the freedom to choose what to wear, what goes through your head when you're dressing up in the morning, knowing that you could potentially get a big ass red stain on your butt? As cute as those light colored jeans can be, it won't be cute when it has a bright red spot smack-dab in the middle of it.
- Maternity pads. Use this only if you're flowing more than the Niagara falls. These things will feel like you're walking around with a diaper and will also sound like it. But these things assure you that no blood will get through them.
- The double napkin. Okay, this might get weird but this is for absolute protection, especially if you're moving a lot or you're sitting for a long-ass time. I mean, even if I'm wearing an overnight pad, there's still a little bit of stain because of my sitting position. So, you take two pads. One goes the normal way and the other goes horizontally, just where the first pad ends.
How to fix stains:
- The jacket. It's a traditional method of hiding the stain. Just tie it around your waist and presto, you're covered.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. This is your savior. It automatically removes stains with the right amount of scrubbing. The stuff smells nasty but nothing a little perfume won't fix. Every girl must have this in her bag whenever she's on her period or whenever she's about to have.
Bring extra bottoms. When I was in high school, I never really cared if my stain was showing. We were all women. But now that I'm in college, no way am I walking around school with a red stain on my jeans. Bringing an extra pair of shorts or leggings is especially helpful.
- Anna Cayco
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