We're about to get really personal in this blog right now and that's okay. Woman to woman- I stopped having a period about two years ago. I have been skipping it every month for the past two years because I HATE the feeling it gives me. I hate being sick, feeling nauseous, and cramping every month. I used to have my period for 7 days straight and every day for those seven days, I was in hell.
Eventually, my doctor informed me there is no real reason to have a period and that I would still be very healthy without one. That's when my life changed.
The hassle of solo travel and having to rush into the gross airport bathroom with all of my things because I was bleeding on myself was over. So how did I deal with my period and traveling?
One answer is tampons. Tampons helped me out a lot. I am a heavy bleeder and couldn't always go to a bathroom when I wanted too. Sitting in a gross over-soaked pad was not going to cut it for my body. Tampons left me dry and allowed me to go swimming if I went out during my trip to a pool or beach.
I can't speak for all the vaginas of the world but I do speak for mine when I say, tampons saved me.
Another thing I make sure to do is pack comfortable clothing. We all know how periods make us feel. Some of us just want to wrap up in a blanket, eat pizza, drink hot chocolate, and be surrounded by chocolate candies, and flowers is all we want to do during our mother nature visit. This doesn't change just because we're traveling. We want to feel comfortable while we explore. Don't wear clothes you won't be able to breathe in. Find clothing that make you feel free.
There is no need to be uncomfortable in your clothing. No one knows you anyway when you travel.
If you know you're going to be on your period while traveling, my advice is not to pay for activities until the day of. I say this because periods can cause a lot of things to go wrong. Having a backup plan and being as flexible as possible will help you to avoid loosing money. I also never pay for things in advance while traveling anyway. A lot of times, my mood changes way to fast for me to decide what I want to do on a particular day.
Comment below your traveling period hacks! I would love to know what they are.
Gross! No one ever wants to talk about the time of the month. It happens to all of us girls, every month. So why don't we talk about it more? After all, it's pretty normal.
Cienna Richards is the CEO of Your Life Travel Club and a world traveler. Your Life Travel Club hosts international retreats and trips for women. Our mission is to empower women to live their best life and travel the world. Connect with us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on up-coming trips, podcast episodes, blog posts, and YouTube videos.