The Life of Bon: Discomfort: A Story about Periods

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Discomfort: A Story about Periods

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People on the internet have been talking about periods lately.  Have you noticed?  It is most likely due to Kiran Ghandi, the lady who ran a marathon sans tampon to "raise awareness about women who have no access to feminine products and to encourage women to not be embarrassed about their periods."  Good for her, I say.  I've always hated how weird people act about periods.  Especially boys.  They're the worst.  
I was fourteen years old when I first got my period.  I was on a ninth grade end of year field trip to Goblin Valley, trying to climb up on a huge rock.  I was in full on straddle position with my white t shirt and jean shorts when my friend, Lara, yelled up from below "Bonnie!  You have blood on your shorts!  I think you're on your period!"  I knew this wasn't possible because, much to my teenage sorrow,  I hadn't started my period yet.  I hated that I was a late bloomer; I desperately wanted to have my period like all of my other cool friends.  Seriously, we would go to sleep overs and I would spend the whole time asking them what it was like to have a period.  #Iwasafreak

 The week of my first ever period.  Can't you just tell I was a late bloomer?  
(Also a late teeth whitener...)

When I climbed down from the rock it took me all of ten seconds to realize that Lara was right.  I had started my period!  I was so stoked!  And then so uncomfortable!  And embarrassed...  And unprepared... The list went on.   A friend lent me a pad and I used someone else's  sweater to tie around my waist so no boys would see the stains on the back of my shorts.  It was the start of a long  history of period discomfort and embarrassment.

Nowdays I think I pretty much have the period thing figured out. (Well... mostly... when I was in college I always found myself starting my period on campus without any supplies to help me. So I wrote a letter to the editor of BYU's newspaper complaining that the male custodians weren't doing their job well enough because the tampon machines on campus were never stocked.   It was a proud Bonnie day when that letter published!)   Lucky for women everywhere, tampon and pad companies are constantly making their products easier, more comfortable, and more discreet. This company especially totally upped their game in the past little while.  I love the sleek designs for their products and even better, how totally comfortable the products are to use.

After two years of being "off" of my period, I am transitioning back into the period game.  I'm excited at the options available for pads and tampons and am especially excited to try the U by Kotex Curves® Liners.     They are designed to provide serious protection for lighter flow days and to fit your undies so that they are more comfortable.  They also come in bright, bold patterns to help escape the period blahs. Well, the packaging does.  Not the pad itself because that'd just be weird. 

To top it all off, you can request a FREE sample of U by Kotex® Lightdays® Liners and U by Kotex Curves® Liners by going here.  Ain't nobody don't like free, right?

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