Sisterly Advice: Tips For Preventing Period Leaks
Period Leaks Happen. It's How We Tackle Them That Matters.
We're all about #periodpride here at &SISTERS HQ but we know they don't always make life easy. Bloating, cramps and fatigue aside, it can also be a messy time of the month. We’ve all experienced leaks on our period before - we're only human after all - but why do period leaks happen and how can you prevent them from happening?
Use the right absorbency for your flow
Your flow can vary throughout the duration of your period. Some of us experience heavier flow during the first few days that becomes lighter on the remaining days whereas others can experience light bleeding or spotting for the first few days which is followed by three to four days of heavier flow. Whilst you might not want to take a closer look at your menstrual fluid, it’s worth getting to know your flow and adapting your period care to cater to it. Opting for mixed absorbency pads or tampons can be a great way to personalise your period.
Switch to a menstrual cup
Bedtime calls for extra protection
Just like skincare, it’s worth incorporating a night-time routine for your period care too. Some people bleed more heavily at night, and this can be due to the body being less mobile whilst asleep. To prevent leaks, we recommend wearing ultra-absorbent heavy pads and underwear that is more secure. If you are prone to leaks, embrace your inner Bridget Jones and choose underwear that is larger to protect from any night spillages. Fortunately, period protection can still feel sexy with so many gorgeous sustainable lingerie brands to choose from like Alexander Clementine and Lara Intimates.