If you’ve been keeping up on period news, you might have heard that Thinx, one of the most popular menstrual hygiene brands, has gotten into some recent legal trouble over their popular period underwear. So, what’s the deal? Here’s a rundown on everything you need to know – and do – if you’ve been using Thinx underwear.
Many people experience period cramps and other body discomfort during their menstrual cycle, but how much pain is too much? When should you worry and get advice from an adult in your life or a healthcare provider?
As crazy as it sounds, the type of underwear you choose can actually impact the health of your vulva (the female genital area!). Female anatomy is super sensitive, and while everyone’s body is different, certain materials can make you more susceptible to bacterial infections or irritation.
Oh yeah, we’re going there. If you find that you’re more prone to diarrhea or constipation when you’re on your period, it’s not just you. The way you poop can totally change during menstruation, thanks to hormones called prostaglandins and progesterone.
Periods have been around for millions of years, but it’s still sometimes hard to know which facts are true and which are false. Here are some common menstrual myths busted, and the real answers to set the record straight: