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Added August 29, 2013

Swimming On Period: Don’t Let Mother Nature Spoil Your Summer Fun

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You've gotta hand it to Mother Nature. When she sets out to mess with your day, she has quite a few tricks up her sleeve. Summer just has to be her favorite season, because while she's busting out the flowers and sunshine, she's also tempting you with swimsuits, sundresses, cute little shorts, and halter tops. That means fewer places to stash extra tampons or pads, and potential major freakout sessions when planning around "that time of the month." With barely a blink, our old friend Mother Nature could totally transform awesome summer into major bummer. But have no fear. has come to your rescue. We're here to arm you with the tools you need to foil Mother Nature's plans, get out there and have fun in the sun.


Hit the water
You CAN head to the pool or beach without fear of leaks or stray "mouse tails" (tampon strings) hanging from your bikini. It's safe to hit the water as long as you wear a tampon while you're swimming. Tampons collect the menstrual fluid before it leaves your body. Tampax Pearl tampons are a great choice because Tampax Pearl stops leaks for up to 8 hours, even when you're having fun in the sun! (Remember...use for 8 hours MAXIMUM.) Check out the right way to insert a tampon and practice a few times before you head out to the beach. Don't worryyou won't be surrounded by a puddle of blood in the water! Tuck the string into the lining of your bikini before you leave the bathroom, and you'll be good to go. Remember to change your tampon every 8 hours or more often, depending upon how heavy your flow is, or when you change out of your swimsuit, whichever comes first.



Powerful protection can fit in your pocket!
Keep your period a secret with Tampax Compak Pearl. They come in tiny carrying packets that can fit in the palm of your hand, tucked into your extra clothes, or in your smallest purse. Your backup stash will be your tiny little secret. Bring extra for friendsyou never know when Mother Nature will choose to spread the joy to your BFFs!


Breakouts don't have to ruin your beach plans
Mother Nature often accessorizes her monthly gift with pimples and blotchy skin, and that's not great for a day at the beach. Reach for a high SPF sunscreen especially created for your face. Top it off with a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone and hide redness. If all else fails, go for a fashionable look with oversize sunglasses and a hat or cap that suits your style and shades your blemishes from view.


Banish bloating and cramps the day before
Tummy troubles have no place at the beach or poolside. Steer clear of caffeine and salty, fried, and unhealthy foods. Stay hydrated with water, herbal iced tea, cool refreshing lemonade, and fresh fruits and veggies. Some people swear by hot water and lemon to reduce bloating. Others opt for a heating pad to make cramps feel better. Figure out what works best for you and get to it.


When good old Mother Nature hands you her monthly gift, you can accept it with confidence instead of dread. Armed with the right products and tools, you can proudly take that gift with you on a bike ride, to the beach, to the pool, and for a night out on the town. So break out the bikinis and summer dresses, baby, and bring it on. You'll be ready!

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lemony drops
lemony drops
Posted July 15, 2013
what about when your sleeping do i need to get up in the middle of the night?
Posted July 03, 2013
I'm with you Emkins. I don't like tampons either. :P
Posted February 17, 2013
xoxoCrystalxoxo... I know right!! Why go swim cuz ya'd get dumb cramps anywho, right? Sooo my "monthly thing" jus' hit the year mark last month in Jan., and we all know what that means! ANNIVERSARY TIME!!! Ahaha, nope, not really! Pads are my thing, not... *gulp... t-a-m-p-o-n-s.
Posted August 16, 2012
Everyone stops in the shower or in the water but not forever, your body will not know to keep your period stopped for as long as your In the water, the max time is 20-30 minutes, I'm still on the no side on using tampons...
Posted November 04, 2012
I hate having to get my period oh well at least im a lady now right? And that means im able to have children and stuff. ? xoxoCrystalxoxo
Posted November 04, 2012
I dont like tampons and i dont plan on wearing them i rather wear pads and if i have to enter the pool i would just enter my feet or legs instead of my body. ? xoxoCrystalxoxo
Posted July 23, 2012
For some reason, whenever I swim or take a shower, my period stops. Im really lucky! :)
I Like Fried Chicken
I Like Fried Chicken
Posted August 05, 2012
I'm allergic to sunscreen :(
Posted July 25, 2012
Yes comment below me u r right because being underwater is pressure and so ur bleeding will take a break for a little while hope this helps
Posted August 04, 2012
I don't like tampons, so
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