PERIOD SOLUTONS: HOW TO HUSH “THE GUSH”?
Get the low-down on prevention of unwanted stains and period flow regulation.
The Gush: a.k.a. the sudden flow that unexpectedly comes out when you have your period. It’s not the most comfortable thing in the world, especially since it happens when you least expect it—at a major office presentation, while laughing at a friend’s joke, or in that exact moment when you sneeze.
We know it’s awkward and icky and annoying, so we came up with a list of things you can do to be prepared for the Big G.
Make A Menstrual Journal To Track Periods
MAKE A MENSTRUATION JOURNAL.
Did you know that the normal amount of blood that women lose during their period is about 35-50mL of blood (roughly 7-10 teaspoons). Some women experience heavier periods or menorrhagia, which means the amount of blood they lose is around 60ml to 80ml! Well, it’s tough to actually measure the exact amount that you let out, but it’s best to track how many times and how often you change within the day via a menstruation journal. Keeping track of your period helps reduce anxiety caused by sudden gushes because it'll help you predict and prepare for your heavy days.
WEAR COVERAGE DOWN THERE.
Most of the anxiety and discomfort comes from the worry of suddenly getting an embarrassing red stain, so nip it in the bud! It’s crucial that you wear the right pad and let it absorb the gush! So it’s recommended to use a longer and wider pad like the Stayfree® All Nights which can provide larger protection area and it isn’t only for bed time use. It’s perfect for giving you better protection all day!