If you are a woman and you are reading this, then you know exactly what I am talking about. I call it many names, but when I am not in the mood, I just throw a fit. Most people dismiss it as just period pains and mostly, we just need to wait it out. It lasts mostly for 7 days, but some are luckier if they have it for less than that. There are also those unfortunate enough to get it for more than a week.
Men will never understand what it’s like. Your world turns upside down and you can’t even control it. And this is a regular thing for most women, this happens every month! Imagine going through pain and discomfort on a regular basis, at least for the first 50 years of your life! Let’s not even start talking about carrying a baby and bringing them forth to the world. Now, I don’t even want to get started on that.
For someone who is not out of the “bloody” woods yet (because I am sadly not menopausal), I have spent a great deal of time trying to pacify myself whenever I get to a point where I start questioning how life is so unfair, and why all this uneasiness and pain are necessary.
I mean, it’s bad enough that periods make women crazy. What’s worse is, some even get ridiculed for it. Dealing with mood swings is no joke, and not being able to fully control your mood can be a real nightmare. But there is a side to this that people rarely talk about – the actual bleeding. The unsavory process of going through your period is traumatic enough. Not to mention the cost that comes with it. You need to make sure you have the things you need to deal with it on a regular basis – tampons, sanitary napkins, monthly injections, etc. We do everything we can to make the process as less painful and uncomfortable as possible.
I, for one, do not want to put up with it any longer. I went online and looked at alternatives for conventional ways of dealing with menstruation. I read some articles that I first thought were even crazier than women on their periods, they said something about period underwear. At first, I thought they were talking about stains but as I kept reading, I realized it was about underwear that has built-in period pads in them. Imagine not having to deal with buying tampons or pads and having to feel guilty about adding to the world’s unending pile of trash. Not to mention the anxiety that comes with worrying about whether you put your pad securely in place.
Now, women have the option of just putting on regular underwear, the same way they do on an ordinary day. Once the period comes, all you need to do is put on your special panties and you can wash them and wear them again. Does that sound exciting to you?