Jun 12, 2018

Period Myths Busted!

If you search for period and myths online, you get over 7 million results. Since we know a whole lot about periods we figured we might as well bust some of the crazy period myths out there!


1. You can’t go swimming while you have your period.

This is the biggest myth!  If you wear a tampon you can totally go swimming with your period. If you’re new to tampons check out our article on How to insert a tampon.  You can also start with our applicator tampons, which assist with easy application.  However, you cannot go swimming with just a pad or liner.

2. You should avoid sex when you’re on your period.

Sex during your period is fine, it’s really a personal choice as long as you and your partner are both consenting.  But remember having your period doesn’t prevent the risk of pregnancy!

3. You can lose your virginity by using a tampon.

Yeah, nah… that’s not true. This one started when the hymen, the small membrane that sits across the opening inside your vagina was deemed to be the physical indicator of virginity. These days, we know better. Yes, the hymen can be damaged with a tampon but it can also be torn from everyday activities and chances are, you won’t notice either.

These days, we use the word virginity to describe the status of not having had sexual intercourse. So whether or not your hymen is intact, if you’ve not had sexual intercourse, then you are in fact, a virgin.

4. Exercise is bad for you when you have your period

Exercising is almost always good for you.  It releases endorphins into the blood, helping to relieve cramps.  But let’s face it, at that time of the month some of us just want to lie in bed with Netflix and a hot water bottle, so it’s really up to you!  If you do choose to work out our Libra Invisible Sport products are specifically designed to keep you dry down during exercise.