Protecting Your Valuables(The Truth About Feminine Products
I first started my menstrual at age 9. I remember not having a clue what to expect but my mom gave me a pad to put on my underwear. I can't recall how many times I put a pad on wrong and messed up a pair of jeans. Then once my monthly cycle ended I was given a douche to refresh and supposedly clean my vagina from odors. Not knowing what I know now, I have been harming my body for so long.
As women it is very important we keep our body's safe and protected. Our body is a valuable jewel. You guard it with your life literally. Our vagina is precious. We use our vaginas for many things which why it is very important we know what the hell we are putting near that area. I came across a breakfast club interview where comedian Tiffany Haddish (Click To Hear Her Story) talked about when she was a young girl and used a tampon because she had no pads. She talked about having to go to the hospital due to TSS shock. Some of her symptoms were high fever, low blood pressure, chills, dizziness, and light headed. I thought to myself "What the hell is that?"
According to WebMD one of the causes of TSS shock is the use of using tampons brands that use harmful chemicals. Trust, they know that they are harmful but what profit would they make by telling women. They release poisonous substances from an overgrowth of bacteria named Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, which is commonly found in many women's bodies. The cotton we put inside us or from the pads are dyed, and absorbed with very dangerous chemicals. Mucosa membranes line wall is 1/3 of our vagina that protects us from bacteria but absorbs chemicals very very well. So that means those chemicals are getting into our bloodstream. The materials used in some tampon brands are using extreme pesticides and chemicals. When I hear pesticide I think of poison. Procymidon and piperonyl butoxide are the most common. To some it may not be a big deal. But when it is affecting our bodies it is important. Some safer brands are Natracare, Diva Cup, Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Organic Cotton Tampons. We need our products. But let's actually educate ourselves on what we are spending our money on.
Douching is something I am guilty of doing for years before I knew more about the bad it was doing. Growing up some use it after your menstrual to keep it clean and fresh. Some even use it to help prevent sexual diseases. Which is very confusing to me.
The only thing to help that is safe sex. But doctors studies show all that is a lie. It can cause pregnancy complications and infections. It is suppose to be a mixture of water and vinegar to help clean us out, which they contain antiseptics and fragrances. Douching can through off our natural balance. It can cause harmful infections including yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. The safest way to clean our vagina's is using mild soaps, non fragrance sprays, and powders. Baby powders are very dangerous as well. Studies show most women who commonly use it below are more likely to get ovarian cancer. Also ladies. This may be something that sounds tempting on a hot sweaty day but baby powder is not something we should want to use below.
Girls I hope you enjoyed this post and most importantly take it serious. Our body is valuable it belongs to us. So lets protect our girl parts. For an questions please see links above. Also check out my previous post. Keeping your vagina purtty.