On the journey of growing up, the road is paved with a myriad of emotions and the first period can be an overwhelming experience. Studies reveal that one in three individuals entering puberty feels unprepared for this significant milestone in their lives. Feelings of fear, embarrassment, and confusion often dominate thoughts as they face this natural process. It is essential to address these concerns and provide a supportive environment that encourages open conversations about periods, bodies, and the invaluable knowledge required to navigate this new chapter.
We are proud to present a three-part educational series - Zara and Sam will cover topics such as what changes might start to happen before your first period, what period protection is out there, and different types of flow.
First period signs
A common question is when can I expect my first period to start? Zara and Sam discuss signs and signals that indicate the onset of menstruation, providing reassurance and guidance during this transition. By familiarising yourself with these signs, you can embrace the journey while feeling prepared and confident.
Different types of flow
The second video delves into the different aspects of menstrual flow, looking into how flow can change from person to person but also day to day during your period. Zara and Sam will shed light on light flows, medium flows, and other flow patterns, helping you better understand the changes your body can undergo. Empowered with this knowledge you can navigate your periods more confidently, knowing what to anticipate and how to manage your own experiences.
How to use a period pad
This video focuses on one of the most commonly used menstrual products (especially for first periods!) – the period pad. Zara and Sam will guide you through using and disposing of pads while addressing any concerns or misconceptions surrounding this essential period product. Gaining a thorough understanding of pad usage can help you make informed choices that align with your body and flow to ensure comfort – because everyone’s period is different.
Understanding your body is a fundamental step towards feeling empowered and confident when it comes to periods. By dispelling the taboos surrounding menstruation and embracing education, we can create a supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable discussing their experiences, concerns, and questions.
Learn more about your body and the changes it undergoes, and find other interesting articles that can help you become period confident!