Getting a period is a big milestone in a girl’s life. This simple biological occurrence is also associated with a lot of confusions. One of those is that a girl should not take a head bath during periods. This story that is repeated from generation to generation can play havoc with the self-esteem of a girl and lead to confusion. So is there any evidence to back this claim?
There is no scientific evidence or medical reason why a head bath should be avoided during menstruation. In fact, you don't have to change your regular hygiene habits during this time. Contrary to the belief, a warm shower or bath may help fight cramps. Just remember to avoid cold water since it can make uterine cramps worse.
"Taking a bath every day is essential during menstruation instead of avoiding it! It helps me feel fresh and ready to face anything that the world can throw at me. The old myth of not following regular bathing routines should be put to rest."
"I am offended as a woman by such unfounded myth about not taking a head bath during periods still exists. It is absolute nonsense and should never be repeated to anyone. Take a bath as you want and to your heart’s desire."
This myth probably appeared during the time when feminine hygiene products were not very popular. It was because there are worries about menstrual blood contaminating the swimming pool water. Now, you can use a tampon, and nothing can stop you from swimming.
Lots of conservative beliefs say that you should not have sex during your periods. Actually, sex during menstruation is perfectly safe and can provide relief for cramps.
It is very difficult to understand where this myth may have originated. A tampon is just like any other feminine products, and if used following the proper instructions, will not cause any pain, discomfort or any other problems.
Which feminine hygiene product to be used is an individual decision, so don't worry if you want to use tampons.
This is a very common misconception that a lot of people believe, just like the above-mentioned myth that having a head bath during periods is bad.
Actually, getting pregnant during periods is rare but is possible. A woman needs to ovulate to get pregnant, which usually happen after your menstruation. However, if you have an irregular period, your ovulation may happen during your period, and if you have unprotected sex during this time, you will have a chance to get pregnant.
There was a time when menstruating women were regarded as being ill. During that time, women were made to rest, avoid places of worship, not to exercise and other such things.
We now know that exercise during the time of menstruation should be encouraged as it can promote blood circulation and provide relief for cramps.
This is something that you may have seen on TV or in movies as a joke. The truth behind this is still a little controversial. A scientific research conducted in the seventies claimed that a body chemical, namely pheromones, can make women who live together for a long time synchronize in menstruation cycle. However, later evidence showed that such an event is a coincidence, and there is no scientific reason for it to happen. It is still a myth until now.
Unlike not having a head bath during periods, wearing your tampon for too long can actually make you get toxic shock syndrome. You will be at a higher risk if you wear an extremely highly absorbent tampon for longer than necessary.
Make sure that you are wearing a tampon that only has an absorbent level as you need, and change it at an interval of 3-4 hours. If you find yourself wearing the tampon for too long, don't be too worried; however, do keep an eye out for potential symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc.