Once school is back in session, it’s a pretty good bet that
you’re not gonna be able to hole up in your room ‘til your period passes each
month. But don’t worry – we’ve got ya covered. Here are a few easy things you
can do to avoid worryin’ about your monthly visitor all through the school day.
Before you go to bed at night, figure out how often you’ll
wanna change your pad or tampon at school the next day. If your flow is pretty
heavy, ya probably wanna hit the ladies room every 2 hours or so, but if it’s
lighter, you might be able to get away with goin’ every 4 hours. Whatever you
decide, count up the amount of pads and tampons you’ll need to get ya through
the day, and put ‘em in your backpack. That way, you won’t have to worry about
forgettin’ to pack your essentials before you leave to catch the bus the next
If your flow is super heavy and you’re terrified of it
leakin’ through, wear a tampon and a bigger, extra-absorbent pad. Better safe
than sorry, right? And if your flow isn’t really heavy but ya still worry, you
can put on a pantiliner to catch any excess from your tampon. That way you
won’t be runnin’ to the bathroom every 10 seconds, and you can actually pay
attention to what your Teach has to say.
You’ve gotta hit the bathroom between classes, but you won’t
have time after runnin’ back to your locker. So plan ahead a bit, and carry
your books for your next class to the one before. Yeah, it might be a li’l
extra work, but it’s only for one week per month. And it’s way better than
takin’ your chances by skipping a bathroom trip when your period is in town!
You never know when your flow is suddenly gonna get way
worse, so stick an extra pad or tampon in your pencil case or purse, just in
case. That way you’ll have a back-up in class, and if you’re feelin’ the need
to run to the restroom, you won’t have to go all the way to your locker and
miss tonsa class time.
If you didn’t get the chance to hit the ladies’ room before
class and it’s well past time for a change, it’s totally okay to tell your
Teach what’s up. She’ll understand that you’ve got an emergency and that you
aren’t just askin’ to go to the bathroom so you can skip out on her lecture.
And if you need a pad or tampon, she probably has an extra stash in her desk
that you can raid, too. Wait, your teacher is a guy? Well, he won’t have extra
pads and tampons, but he will respect you if you tell him discreetly that you
have a “female emergency.” So don’t be shy – teachers are there to help, after
Hey chicas, what are some of your best tips to handle
periods during the school year?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 9/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN period 101, be period prepared