I Figured Out The Secret To A Better Period
By Autumn Morris
I’m pretty sure that every menstruator on the planet has experienced the “bleed through”. You know, when your period blood makes a cute little stain on the outside of pants for everyone to see? My first bleed through happened in the 7th grade. I went to school like normal (in my favorite outfit ever, I might add). However, when I got to second period, I had a huge blood spot ruining my favorite jeans. I knew I was on my period, but I have always been bad at guessing how heavy it will be on what day. So, these “bleed through” days happened regularly. By the time I got to high school, I was wearing the diaper size pads for my whole cycle in fear of having yet another bleed through.
The diaper pads fixed my bleed through problem, but I still felt super disconnected from my body and my confidence. I mean, who wouldn’t dread having to basically wear a diaper for a week? And then I have to change the diaper every few hours too?!?! That’s a no for me, dawg. I didn’t choose to be a menstruator, menstruation chose me. And trust me, if I had a choice, menstruation would not be the preferred lifestyle.
However, recently I have become tired of the disconnect. I want to feel liberated, creative, and powerful during my period or at least have my period not feel like the end of the world. And while meditation, breathing, and an altered mentality has done a lot for my relationship with my period, it doesn’t change the hatred I have for wearing a pad or constantly changing out a tampon.
Then, I discovered OrganiCup, a chemical-free menstrual cup. Prior to discovering the cup, I had never even considered using a menstrual cup. The idea freaked me out, and I was convinced that menstrual cups would give me the same dysphoria that pads and tampons do. But, as more and more people seemed to be falling in love with menstrual cups, I knew it was time to give it a try. So, I went for it.
As someone who has now successfully used OrganiCup’s menstrual cup, I can safely say it is a GAME CHANGER. First of all, it doesn’t feel like a diaper! In fact, it doesn’t feel like anything at all. It literally feels like there is absolutely nothing in my vagina. Additionally, I don’t have to keep changing it out every few hours because it holds 3 tampons worth of blood. And beyond that, it is safe to wear it for up to 12 hours at a time, so truly you could sleep in it. But, most importantly, I don’t have to worry about bleed-throughs ever again! The high capacity of the cup has me covered and THAT is a win. Not to mention it’s reusable, and I don’t have to waste my coins buying disposable products every month. Can it get much better than that?!?
Now, my period and I are working on our relationship. With OrganiCup, I don’t dread my period, and I am able to focus on more important things than changing my pad. If you experience anything other than ease during your period, you need to go get you an OrganiCup right now and use code “FUNKY” for 20% off. Organicup has changed my life and changed how I experience my period.
What is your relationship with your period?