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Hi, BeingGirl Experts,

How do you tell your friend that she smells like period often without hurting her feelings?

 

Hallie

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Dear Hallie,

You sound like a caring friend. Why don’t you bring the topic up when the two of you are together and you aren’t worried about being overheard? Let your friend know you have become a V.I.P. member of BeingGirl.com and learned so much about periods and other girl things. You can then share that you have learned showering or bathing should be done everyday and especially when you are on your period to help you smell fresh. Explain menstrual flow doesn’t smell until it leaves your body. When it meets with air, it does have a unique odor so showering or bathing daily helps. Also, explain that if you wear pads you need to make sure you change them every 46 hours or more often if needed to avoid having an odor. If you wear tampons, remove them every 48 hours and place the used applicator or tampon into the wrapper and dispose into a trash can. The tampon collects the menstrual fluid in the vagina, and is not exposed to air; therefore, little or no odor results.

 

By presenting the information this way your friend may not even realize you are trying to teach her the importance of bathing or showering daily!

 

Good luck,

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wtfMaranieex
wtfMaranieex
Posted July 27, 2012
I Would just tell her to be a good friend .
Saleste*~*
Saleste*~*
Posted July 10, 2012
Just tell her ! When no1 is around cause I would want her 2 tell me if I was stank.
Lumpyspaceprincess
Lumpyspaceprincess
Posted February 17, 2012
I don't think you should tell her imAgine how you would feel if your friend came up and said you smelled! I would just say something about how I showered every day during my period (and all the time) or something like that :)
chocolatemocha
chocolatemocha
Posted December 08, 2011
I think that you should tell her because what are friends for.You can tell her nicely so that you wont hurt her feelings and suggest to her that she shower every morning and night and also to change every 2 hours or so so that she wont smell.
Moo(:
Moo(:
Posted May 21, 2012
My friend gets upset really easily.. I dunno what I should do if she smells xP
lalaland4u
lalaland4u
Posted January 06, 2012
just tell her :)
hellokittyzz
hellokittyzz
Posted July 22, 2011
be honset with your friend tell her that she smells funny but not in public like in the hallways or during class before the bell rings tell her in the bathroom but make sure noone else in in there.
XmahluvaX
XmahluvaX
Posted July 22, 2011
Yeah I agree you should just tell her that you learned this thing on how to keep from smelling
appledivagirl
appledivagirl
Posted December 02, 2011
ya that happed to my friend kaii (ky-e) she told me she saw her period when i got to schol she said she needed a small pad so i said pantliner? she said ya so then i gave it to her she had it one all day she stunk! i didnt want to tell her
carinaamina
carinaamina
Posted September 15, 2011
put yourself in her shoes. what would be the best way she would like you to tell her in. i know that if my friend told me that, i would be soooo embarassed.
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