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Added September 25, 2014

4 Tips for Swimming on Your Period

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Whether you are taking a dip at the lake on a hot summer day or swimming laps indoors during the winter, there’s no reason why your period should interrupt the fun. Here are four helpful tips for swimming while on your period.

1. Always Wear a Tampon

It's safe to hit the water on your period, as long as you wear a tampon while you're swimming. Tampons will collect the menstrual fluid before it leaves your body — so you don’t have to worry about signs of your period showing in the water. Tampax Pearl Active tampons are a great choice because they stop leaks before they happen, even when you're swimming. (Remember: Don’t wear your tampon for more than eight hours.)

Check out the right way to insert a tampon and practice a few times before you head out to the water. Be sure to tuck the string into the lining of your swimming suit before you leave the bathroom, and you should be good to go.


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2. Have Powerful Protection on Hand

Keep your period a secret with Tampax Compak Pearl. They come in tiny carrying packets that can fit in the palm of your hand, pocket or in your smallest purse. Your backup stash will be your tiny little secret. Carry extra for friends.

3. Banish Period Breakouts

Being on your period might cause your face to break out with pimples and blotchy skin — and that's not great for a day out on the water. Reach for a high SPF sunscreen especially formulated 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 oversized sunglasses and a hat or cap that suits your style and shades your blemishes from view.

4. Keep Bloating and Cramps at Bay

Tummy troubles have no place at the beach or poolside. Steer clear of salty, fried and unhealthy foods — as well as caffeine. 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.

Armed with the right products and tools, you can confidently go on with your swimming plans — and forget about your period! For more puberty and period information and advice, register for today!


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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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