UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY:
The topic of period itself make most of the people uncomfortable the main reason behind it is lack of awareness on your own body and not understanding how hormones work on us and their effects on whole reproduction system and changes during changing climates.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCES AND OBSERVE THE CHANGES
As we all know the winters have longer nights and shorter days, which means we need to be extra conscious and extra careful during these humid/wet days and nights. Our metabolism slows down, Physical activity slows down and whole life style become sluggish, Due to these changes our period cycles either fasten up or slower down. Generally periods happen as the hormone levels increase in the female body which are Oestrogen/estrogen and progesterone. These two hormones make inner lining with blood and mucous preparing for the pregnancy and when the ovum does not get fertilised it loses its capacity through the cycle, ruptures and the already prepared lining in the uterus releases the prepared lining through the vagina which is known as a “Period”.
MENSTRUAL CUPS AND WINTER PERIODS
Due to the climatic conditions winter wet/humid days are generally bacterial favourable conditions. Menstrual cups prevent most of the bacterial build ups keeping the vaginal area dry and causing very less or no infections probably, Using menstrual cups not only prevents infections but also make the period less painful and more comfortable.
These medical graded silicone menstrual cups makes a human life much easier and also less harmful to the environment due its naturally bio-degrading nature. These are cost effective, environmental friendly and human friendly. A little practice and lot of awareness on our bodies, periods and menstrual cups may change our daily life to a great extent.
BREAKING MYTHS AND BRAKING THE BARRIER GLASS CEILING
Being in an Orthodox, judgemental, boundary making and biased society we as women need to speak our hearts out. When it comes to PERIODS we should never compromise on our heaths.
Speaking out breaks the glass and getting awareness breaks the myths formed all around us, we in a middle age should responsibly educate our younger gen girls and also the boys. We need to generalise few words and actions which are:
- PHYSICAL CHANGES AND NEEDS
- SPEAK OUT
Praneetha Moogi, Sales Executive