The Unsexy: Period Talk


A very good male friend once told me that the “unsexiest” thing a woman could do was to tell a man she had her period. The majority of men do not want to know when a woman is bleeding, they find it a major turnoff, and an even greater number of men have no idea what a woman on her period experiences. The burning question that many men ask is: “Do women become moodier when they have their period?”

The answer is NO. Make sure you are very careful about how you connect the emotional state of a woman to her reproductive system.

PMS 101

Not all women experience premenstrual syndrome, and each reacts to hormonal changes differently. If pms arrives, it arrives between the 14th day and the beginning of menstruation. It can last a few hours or two weeks, and 75 percent of women suffer at least for a period of their life. A severe form of PMS is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which affects two to eight percent of women.

The idea that women behave premenstrual during the cycle is wrong, and is due to the male fear of menstruation, and to the idea that women are biologically unstable.

Mythbusters

There are many myths about girls and periods still in circulation today, due to the absence of education about periods within the schools. Back in the day, there was an unwritten social code that dictated that the first girl in the class to get her period was the coolest, and she set the bar for the rest of the girls in the class who suddenly felt “behind” something unknown. Plan International UK published the results of a survey of 1000 girls between the ages of 14 and 21: for at least half of the individuals surveyed, the menstrual cycle causes embarrassment. The association recommended that both genders receive lessons about menstruation at school.

We need to educate our boys to empower our girls, so that a woman’s sexuality loses some unnecessary taboos. To commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day, Mozez Singh directed this video short entitled, “First Period” to highlight the multi pronged issues that are related to menstrual hygiene. Please watch this video, and let us know what you think in the comments section!

Organyc products protect and respect sensitive skin

In a large scale gynecological study, feminine care products like Organyc containing pure cotton solved skin irritation with a 90% success rate within 90 days.

It is estimated 60% of women believe they suffer from sensitive skin and many do, indeed, experience itching and irritation.  Cotton is soft, gentle and naturally breathable. Skin does not react with cotton. 100% pure organic cotton (the purest type) hypoallergenic products are highly recommended for women who suffer from recurring yeast infections.

Further Reading:

Proven Fact: Using 100% Cotton Pads will Reduce Vaginal Irritation and Discomfort

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EVVITA Study based on a test of 306 women with discomfort and irritation or itching in the vulvo-vaginal area. 70% regularly suffered from these symptoms.  50% of women in the study described the symptoms as ‘unbearable’ or ‘very annoying’.
The study was conducted by three leading French gynecologists in Paris with the support of the Board of Experts.  105 gynaecologists across France participated in recruitment.

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