Advice/Tips/Tricks for dealing with my period…

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

Diva cup. 12 hour coverage for light to moderate flow! Completely discreet and no changing necessary! 🙂 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

 

kmmq72 :  

I do not recommend the Diva Cup if you’ve never used it before. There is a learning curve and it could be a disaster if you are out and about.

Bring a plastic baggie to put used tampons in and use baby wipes for clean up. You can put baby wipes in a plastic baggie so that they take up less space. Then bring a little cloth or vinyl travel makeup bag to keep fresh tampons and your baggies of baby wipes and used tampons in. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

kmmq72 :  Are tampons out of the question?? How long are you floating, cuz they last 4-6 hours! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Mooncup or similar for future reference. I agree, trying it for first time now not ideal. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

kmmq72 :  I’ve changed a tampon in the woods and at the beach….it’s honestly not that bad if you don’t have a heavy flow. As PP said bring some baby wipes and just have a ziplock bag in your tampon pouch for the used ones until you can find a trash. I usually put an opaque dog poop bag inside the ziplock (since dog poop bags are thinner and annoying to keep re-tying) just so that in the event it falls out of my bag somehow (this has never actually happened) no one would see my used tampon. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I would also recommend a cup. You can go up to 12 hours without changing it- especially if your not heavy that day. I personally bought mine off Amazon with 2 day shipping. I have Lena& Lena sensitive & love them! If you don’t have time for that, I’d go to a drug store & see what options they have 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Sea sponges! I also take ibuprofen if I’ll be out and about to reduce the flow/for cramps. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I suggest getting a cup and trying it out NOW so you know how it works by the weekend.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

katmaekat :  Oh dear lord…I used to use sea sponges – had a little basket of them under the sink. Caught my husband using on his face. He thought it was like a loofah. I walked in the bathroom and spit my coffee all over the place. They worked well but I didn’t use them after that. He’d get pretty pissed every time he saw one.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

You can wear a tampon for up to 8 hours… I would put one in when you leave and change it/take it out when you’re done.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Soft cups are the absolute best! They have saved me in so many situations!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

I like to live on the wild side so I would probably free flow it and hope for the best, given that your flow will be on the decline at this point and you’ll be mostly in the water. I also really hate wearing tampons when I’m in a bathing suit – I feel like the string always finds a way to stick out of my bikini and the tampon seems to absorb some of the water (although that might just be my paranoia). Just pack some provisions in case emergency arises. 

And yeah I would not hesitate to tell another girl on the trip that you’re on the rag if that would make you feel more comfortable. We’re all adults here there is no reason to be embarrassed!

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