SAFE AND HYGIENIC MENSTRUAL MANAGEMENT
How can I stay clean during my period?
Periods can make a mess, especially if they start when you were not expecting it! But remember that they are a completely natural process.
Staying clean is simple:
- wash outside of your vagina and thighs if they got blood on them with clean water once or twice a day, if you can.
- wash any clothing that got stained with cold water and soap.
- change your pad, cloth, or tampon as soon as it is getting full to prevent leaks.
Can I bathe when I have my period?
Yes, you should bathe every day as you usually do. If you can, clean your vulva or the outside part of your genitals twice a day with water. Dry yourself and put a fresh cloth or pad on your underwear.
Never try to wash out your vagina- the inside part- with water or anything else because it may cause you to get an infection.
Can I wash the inside of your vagina during my period?
No! You should never try to wash the inside of your vagina with water, soap, or any other product.
The vagina cleans itself and trying to wash it can upset its natural balance and lead to an infection. All you need to do is wash the outside with water
They say you should not take baths during periods, is it true?
No! Bathing and washing during your period are necessary. It will keep you feeling clean and fresh and may help prevent infection.
Do not try to clean the inside of your vagina because it can make infections more likely.