Red Doesn’t Always Mean Love
Written by Cinestie Olson
Picture this… It’s the week of Valentine’s Day. You have your outfit set up in your closet, reservations at your favorite restaurant, and maybe a night of romance! However, you also just started your period, but don’t cancel your plans just yet! We know that cramps, bloating, and bleeding might not be ideal on the day of love, but we’re here to help. Here are a few ways you or your partner can treat yourself this Valentine’s Day if you’re bleeding (and every day, let’s be honest).
The first step is letting your partner know that you started your period. If you had plans that involved a higher amount of activity than you feel up to, it’s best to let them know as soon as possible! That night of tango lessons can easily turn into a night-in watching your favorite rom-com movies (and be just as spicy).
Make Yourself Comfortable
The best love you can give to yourself is comfort, especially during your period. Using your favorite comfortable period products can help reduce all of the things that are making you uncomfortable on your period. So, wear your favorite period cup, comfiest sweatpants, and ease cramps with a heating pad or cramp cream! Our favorite period comfort company is Somedays, a period pain relief company that uses all-natural ingredients!
Yes, You’re Still Sexy
Just because you’re bleeding doesn’t mean you can’t dress up! Wear something comfortable that also makes you feel good about your body and yourself! We suggest black because nothing is sexier than not worrying about stains! 😂
Self-Care for Yourself
Whether you have a partner or not this Valentine’s Day, the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself! Set aside time on V-Day to take care of yourself. This could mean setting two hours before your date to take your time getting ready with a warm bath or shower, drinking red raspberry leaf tea (perfect for relieving cramps), and mindfulness through meditation or journaling!
Put Down a Towel
Just because you’re bleeding, doesn’t mean you don’t get to participate in some of the sexy escapades on Valentine’s Day. Bring out your favorite sex toy, or if your partner is comfortable with being intimate while you’re on your period, simply put down a towel and enjoy your night! Fun fact: orgasming can actually help relieve period cramping!