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I Tried Period Pants (and Here’s the Bloody Truth)

Tales from a brief encounter…

Over the decades, feminine products have constantly changed for the better. From sheep’s wool to rags to pads to pads with belts (oh how fashionable… NOT) to pads with wings to tampons to tampons with applicators to moon cups – and now period pants! With the pros outweighing the cons, we knew we had to give them a try in order to give you lowdown on the good, the bad, and the ugly of periodunderwear. Read on for a firsthand account by our resident period preacher Clare Geeves. We can’t promise that she won’t get a little TMI, but hey – we’re all ladies here!

The Good

Every woman’s cycle is different, but usually, the first couple of days are the heaviest. As for me? I’m cramping and bloated, and my flow is so heavy that I usually have to change my moon cup every two hours during those first two days. With the period pants (I used the heavy flow ones during these days), I weirdly felt super protected and only changed them twice a day – once when I got up and once before bed. I didn’t have to worry about waking up early (I usually wear a moon cup to bed) and running at warped speed to the bathroom, knowing I was about to leak.

The period pants are waterproof around the outer layer and leakproof, so my sheets were saved this period! Also, during the first couple of days when you are cramping (which feels like hot knives stabbing you in the ovaries and lower back), using a tampon or moon cup can make the cramping worse. My cramps were a whole lot milder while using the period pants. It also means no accidental blood stains on any of your underwear (I have a whole section of my underwear drawer dedicated to 10-year-old undies just for when I have my period).

The Bad

Admittedly, the initial investment for enough period pants for a whole cycle (mine only lasts three days, so it was cheaper than a cycle that lasts for five days) can be pricey. You will need at least two or three for each day during your heavy cycle, but if you calculate how much tampons or pads will cost you monthly, this adds up (so the initial upfront investment is definitely worth it). Before this trial run, I boughtthree pairs every month forthree months to ensure I had enough. I only wear my period pants at home and to bed. Thankfully, I am currently WFH so the period pants were dreamy. I would NEVER wear them out (way too much VPL).

The Ugly

Okay ladies, there is a smellunfortunately. I only noticed the smell after wearing them for over 10 hours (usually overnight) and it was only when I took them off (to pee after sleeping a full night) that I could then smell the period pants. Of course, I put them straight into the washing machine and never thought about the smell again (until the next morning).

The Verdict

I am officially converted to period pants, but in no hurry to throw away my moon cup. When I’m out for dinner or heading to the gym, it’s all about the moon cup. And when I am lounging around at home or my home office? Period underwear FTW!

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Revitalise After Feasting: A Post-Thanksgiving Workout Regimen to Recharge Your Body

Revive, Recharge, Thrive

As the Thanksgiving feast fades into fond memories, it’s time to give your body the attention it deserves. In this post-feasting recovery guide, we’ll explore a tailored workout regimen designed to revitalise your body, recharge your energy, and counterbalance the indulgences of the holiday season.

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1. Wake Up the Body with Cardio Bursts:

Kickstart your post-Thanksgiving regimen with invigorating cardio bursts. Whether it’s a brisk morning walk, a jog, or a dance session, get your heart pumping and awaken your body from its food-induced slumber.

2. Core-Strengthening Pilates:

Engage your core muscles with a Pilates session to restore balance and stability. These low-impact exercises are perfect for toning and strengthening, providing a gentle yet effective workout for your post-feast body.

3. Yoga for Digestive Ease:

Explore a sequence of yoga poses designed to aid digestion and promote relaxation. Gentle twists and stretches will help soothe your stomach and release tension, leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

4. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT):

Inject a burst of energy with HIIT exercises to elevate your heart rate and boost your metabolism. Short, intense intervals followed by rest periods are an efficient way to burn off excess calories and jumpstart your fitness routine.

5. Mindful Cool Down with Stretching:

Wind down your workout with mindful stretching. Focus on areas that may have tightened during the holiday festivities, allowing your body to recover and preventing post-feast stiffness.

As you embrace this post-Thanksgiving workout regimen, remember that it’s not about punishment but restoring balance. This curated routine aims to invigorate your body, clear your mind, and set the tone for a healthy and active holiday season. So, lace up those sneakers, roll out the yoga mat, and let’s embark on a journey to revitalise and recharge after the Thanksgiving feast.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon after Thanksgiving should I start this workout regimen?

The post-Thanksgiving workout regimen can be started as early as the day after the feast. However, listen to your body, and if needed, allow a day or two for digestion before engaging in more intense exercises.

Can I customize the workout routine based on my fitness level?

Absolutely! Tailor the regimen to suit your fitness level and preferences. Modify intensity, duration, or choose alternative exercises to ensure a comfortable and effective workout experience.

Is it necessary to follow the entire workout routine, or can I focus on specific exercises?

Feel free to adapt the regimen to your needs. While the full routine provides a well-rounded approach, you can choose specific exercises based on your preferences or focus on areas that feel particularly tight or in need of attention.

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