These tips for loving your body during your period

Swollen breasts, tense stomach, fatigue, nervousness + unfaithful periodic protection? Every month during your period you find Mother Nature very ungrateful. What if you learned to love your body at this time of your cycle? To see it differently, to listen to it, to pamper it, to admire it?

Step 1: rejoice in being a woman

You don't choose your sex, that's for sure, but whether you're satisfied with the result of the chromosome lottery or not, you can always learn to love yourself. During your periods, remember that these are directly related to your fertility. Life flows within you, welcome your sacred feminine

Step 2: banish the embarrassment

We may be in the 21st century, but period blood remains taboo, or at least embarrassing, depending on the culture. Stop! We are not going to be ashamed of our nature. You may not have to give out too many details when you leave to change, but neither do you have to hide your pain at work or elsewhere. Express yourself.

Step 3: choose the right periodic protection

We all have well-established habits regarding our hygienic protections. But are they good? Some are followers of the internal protections of the buffer or cup type. For questions of comfort, aesthetics, or ecological awareness (cup side). But the internal protections need to be changed at most every 4 hours to avoid the risk of toxic shock . The ideal remains to let the menstrual blood flow. And when it comes to external protection, there's nothing like menstrual panties . It combines comfort, discretion, aesthetics, and can be worn for 12 hours straight without leaking!

Step 4: take care of yourself

During this period of your cycle, do not consider your body as your enemy. On the contrary, listen to it. If your periods are painful, adopt painkiller herbal teas, massage your stomach, relieve yourself with a hot water bottle. Rest when you have the chance. But also move! Do not stay still during your period, it is necessary that the blood circulates, that you secrete dopamine, the hormone of happiness. Do some light walking or yoga .

Step 5: Treat yourself

Without going for sweets, don't deprive yourself of some gustatory pleasures: ) Starting with chocolate if your hormones are calling for it. And yes, (dark) chocolate relieves menstrual pain. Also favor a diet rich in iron and magnesium but low in fat to avoid weighing you down and depressing you. Dried fruits, fish, vitaminized fruit juices are your allies.

Step 6: Dress up

Having your ragagnas doesn't have to rhyme with pajamas. Forget the clothes that tighten your stomach, think softness and comfort. But wear clothes in which you think you look pretty! Very soft menstrual panties will slip under all your sexy outfits.

Step 7: Hug

Making love during your period is an excellent painkiller. This can bother, put off, but it can be learned. Well protected sheets, taboos evacuated, sensations observed, the pleasure remains intense. Your body is beautiful, every day of the cycle!

By Elise