Menstrual Prohibition: 7 Tips To Be Menstrual-Friendly (And To Your Loved Ones)

Periods are still forbidden today. However, it is a natural phenomenon that all women experience. Here are 7 tips to be menstrual-friendly.

Menstrual uncertainty, changes in protective habits… we haven’t talked so much about menstruation as we do now! However, period taboos still exist. According to a survey of raglophobia conducted in August 2021, 55% of French people still feel that it is inappropriate to talk about periods in public. It is forbidden to all generations. Effective, About 70% of 18-24 year olds find it appropriate to talk about menstruation in publicWhile 73% of those over 65 believe it is not.

Fortunately, we are witnessing the progressive release of the discourse surrounding this natural phenomenon. It’s not too soon, as it has always controlled women’s bodies. This was the whole theme of the event, organized by the Blooming Monthly Panty brand, which was created in 2018 by Anne-Lore Corvusier. On Tuesday, June 14, we joined his first lecture. It brings together many speakers around the theme “What if the period is no longer banned?” A. Content creators, journalists, entrepreneurs or comedians, have all come up with their own solutions to end the rule.

1. Be aware that women have as many rules

After all, talking about periods (or not) is a matter of learning. According to the Reglophobia Survey, the first periods are discussed around the age of 12.. However, some women have their first period at a much younger age. FarahA Belgian comedian who took the stage for a sketch talks about his own experience: “I was their youngest when I was 11 years old. My mother is very happy but for me it was drama. “. However, growing up surrounded by women, he told us that he always knew what it was all about. It was no less complicated for him, “I was aware that I was no longer a child, I was an adult.”He says.

In contrast, other women may have their first period quite late.. Especially in this case Lisa PerioA comedian who also performed on stage. “I remember I was late, at 18, and I was complicated. The girls were talking about it in the locker room and I dropped out., He says. So it is important to know that no woman has the same experience as a rule. If your situation worries you, do not hesitate to consult a health professional. The gynecologist or midwife can answer all your questions.

2. Subject naming

To “prohibit” a subject, We must first begin by nominating what it is. As the famous expression goes: “Let’s call a spade a spade”. “My mother told me it was a women’s thing, or in fact, we didn’t name them. It was “Raggan”. It wasn’t banned but we didn’t talk about it.Tell us Baptist des MonstersFor the former senior reporter Daily And its founder Coolmag.

For a journalist, this is not necessary “Especially not using other words” Because “Anonymity makes the thing forbidden”. “I have raggans”, “I have things”, “English land”না Not to mention that we have periods. Content creator Kim J. Levin, who came to speak positively of the body, felt it. This is especially true when going to the swimming pool at a traditional school. “I didn’t dare say the word rule. I said ‘I’m unprepared.'”He says.

3. Inform the subject in the easiest way possible

If this stage of life can be a source of complexity, then it can also be a synonym Deep fear. These feelings often stem from a lack of education on the subject. This is howAlice Goldfarb and Julia LianiThe creators of the Coming Out podcast have realized this “They didn’t tell me much about it, my mother didn’t explain to me how it works. I had this fear, it was a terrible thing for us. I remember we talked about it with my girlfriends in the “I don’t really want to have my period” mode, but we didn’t really know what it meant.Alice Goldfarb says.

“I don’t think anyone talked to me about it. The first time I had my period, I thought I’d defecate on my own, I thought I’d die. […] My mother told me that these were the rules. “Julia Liani added. A Traumatic experience Also experienced by his sidekick, “I was in the toilet, I wiped myself and saw there was blood. I tell myself I’m going to die, I have to go to the hospital, it’s urgent. I told my mother she was very calm, she told me it was nothing. “.

To overcome this feeling of danger, nothing loses information. Kim J. LewinA content creator who campaigns for Body Positive, had the opportunity to learn more. “I found a tampon for my mom, I didn’t understand what it was. I was 10 years old, my sister was 8, and she took us aside, she explained to us how the female body works. Later I realized very quickly and I did not panic.He says.

For the Baptist des Monsieur, The young generation needs to talk about this “The easiest way on earth”. Here’s how to explain menstruation to a baby: “If you’re lucky enough to be here today, you’re a boy or a girl, because your mother was menstruating. And that is magic. It’s great because it renews itself so you always have something new, all beautiful, perfect. “. The father of two daughters, aged 4 and 10, he also provided a children’s book for them About all the rules! Gynecologist Anna Roy writes.

There is nothing more normal than this incident. Thus, Kim J. Luin does not hesitate to raise the issue with his community. “It simply came to our notice then. From the moment it is, where Everyone goes through it, it’s something that shouldn’t be banned. I started with a foundation from which, when I was younger, I usually liked to talk about forbidden things, because I think it will help a lot of people and the younger generation.He explains.

4. Register yourself

If someone doesn’t tell you, Do not hesitate to find the information yourself. Indeed, many taboos remain, even if It is slowly changing. “We are one of the first generation to represent women. Talking about periods, such as masturbation, sex, breast cancer… these things were strictly forbidden in the past. “Julia Liani says optimistic.

Young lady “Inform yourself both through social networks and applications that have been created where they can follow their rules.”, After Anne-Laure Courvoisier. Instagram has become a favorite source of information especially for young people and it is not just about menstruation. This is how thousands of teenagers perfect their sex education. Many Instagram accounts are dedicated to the periodSuch as Me and My Period and Bloodshot.

5. Stuck together in women

All women have been through this, and it is important to remember that. There are different ways to be united. We can then advise other women, or Solve one of their problems with healthy protection. “Last month, it happened to me, I had nothing on me. I asked a co-working girl to bring me a tampon. I thought it was great because he did it and he gave it to me in front of everyone. “, Says Lisa Perio. If we are always advised to keep healthy protection on us at all times, we can sometimes forget. So there is no harm in counting on Sorrit if you do not plan for it.

6. Don’t think it’s an all-female thing

The taboo around the period also includes men undergoing deconstruction. If they are not physically concerned, they need to be informed. To this day, 31% of women believe it is an exclusively female issue, compared to 23% of menAccording to Reglophobia Research. Today, they seem to be more open-minded. However, that was not always the case. Lisa Perio’s course in Florent had no problem telling her classmates that she was menstruating. ” Friends did not want to hear about it. They didn’t want to know what was happening. “He says.

“I only talked about it with my mom, but not with my brother or my dad.”, He adds. Farah had the same experience when she had her first period, “I told my mom, ‘Don’t tell Dad.'”. As a result, 46% of French people think that the mother is the reference person.

However, parents can live in a single parent situation. It is also possible that when separation occurs, children regularly move from one home to another. “400,000 children are in shared custody, including 200,000 girls. Many girls can go to their fathers for the first time., Recalls Anne-Laure Courvoisier. For him “Education, Boy Awareness, Information and Dialogue with Men” On the subject, essential. It’s not Alice Goldfarb who would say the opposite, “Nowadays there are a lot of parents who are completely confused, there are a lot of boys in the classroom who harass girls during periods or make fun of them.”.

7. How do you act as a human being?

They are confronted by a woman who is menstruating, men may find themselves helpless. But what can they do? Try asking : Can I do something? A, Baptiste des Monstiers answers. He was one of those who went Buy protection for their partner. According to research on raglophobia, 45% of men have already done so. Most of the time, it’s for their daughter or woman who shares their life.. A simple gesture that can relieve us and show us that they are investing for our good.

Father, son, or companion, They can all support us. The journalist then advised “Show sympathy” And “Don’t be shy about talking about it.”. He further reminded that some women suffer from endometriosis. So, he assumes that this is a possibility that men must think about.

For him They can be far-sighted. And for that, you don’t need a relationship with any woman. “I was at a friend’s house with tampons and sanitary napkins in his toilet: he’s gay. He told me it was for his girlfriend.He said.

For his part, he even rather Monthly panty supporter for her girls. He can recognize that they are “A real solution” For the father to explain to his daughter how tampons can be fitted “The limits of intimacy that can be embarrassing” For him. Also, wearing panties is an everyday gesture and needs no explanation, “It allows a little girl who doesn’t want to talk about it right now to feel her first menstrual period.”. Let’s hope that today’s and tomorrow’s young girls will feel more comfortable with this great tragedy that happened in adolescence.

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