Some people get squeamish when talking about their periods or bodily fluids, but periods are completely healthy and natural.

Here are some ways women take care of their period!

Period Cups:

Period cups are an up and coming way for women to use during their period.

These cups are folded and inserted into the vagina. They seem to be more practical for days you're spending at home or where you'll be at home to take it out.

Period products can be expensive, especially over a large span of time. (Like maybe the 40+ years you might have it for.)


Pads are recommended to wear overnight, if you are a tampon user during the day.

Some pads have wings on them! These wings are adhesive and allow you to keep the pad in place throughout the day or night.

Like tampons, pads come in different sizes depending on how heavy your period is.

Pads are also recommended for period newcomers to use.


Tampons generally have a plastic or a cardboard applicator. There are some that don't have an applicator, it just requires more work to insert.

Some women prefer to wear these when they are working out, going to the pool or when they expect to be more physically active.

While tampons are an easy way to clean up, they are not healthy to constantly be used while on your period.

Vaginas need breaks and room to breathe. If a tampon is left in for a long period of time, a woman can develop a bacterial infection, Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

A way to help you remember when to change your tampon, is to set alarms or to incorporate it into your schedule.


We crave things: For the most part, women crave foods while on their period. So let us eat the entire box of cookies and don't judge us for it.

We get cramps: Keep in mind that some women have to take off of work or school because of how painful their cramps can be. There are even some women who get pre-menstrual cramps and some who might not get symptoms of cramps at all.

Our periods are different: Some women's period don't last 7 days and others might last more than 7 days. If your period for an unusually long period of time, we recommend talking to a doctor about it.

BTW -- Just because a woman is upset doesn't mean she's on her period.