wikiHow to Be Comfortable While on Your Period (Teens)

Three Parts:Staying ComfortableBeing Comfortable by Attending to Your HealthKeeping Happy During Your Period

Having a period is a way of growing up, there's nothing to be embarrassed of. But having a bad day on your period? Finding ways to be comfortable and staying healthy on the time of the month is the key to getting through something that will accompany you for a good portion of your life.

Part 1
Staying Comfortable

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    Wear comfortable clothes. Choose clothing that doesn't constrict around your waist and stomach area, so that you can breathe easily. Select underwear that is able to hold sanitary ware as required. Wear clothing that breathes, to avoid feeling sweaty or hot.
    • Choose an old pair of underpants that you don't mind if they get wrecked to have as a spare for emergencies.
    • You can also try to wear shorts that are wide to conceal the pad (if you're using one).
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    Prevent leakages. If you are worried about leakages, experiment with stronger pads or use tampons. Or, use underpants with strong elastic that molds closely to you; avoid any underpants that sag or have loose elastic. Change often; this helps prevent leakage problems.
    • Try using Adira Period Panty. It is helpful for heavy flows because it can prevent leakage to your pants or shorts. These panties are breathable, so are safer and much more comfortable.
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    Relax. Lying down a little more often can make you feel better, and sleeping has a lot of restorative power, especially useful for when you feel tired or down.

Part 2
Being Comfortable by Attending to Your Health

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    Change your sanitary ware product often. Preferably, If you have a lighter flow, use a panty liner. But if it is heavy flow, then consider using pads (usually heavy flow ones as they're used for heavier flow), tampons, or menstrual cups.
    • If you feel that using pads and tampons is annoying, try to use a menstrual cup, it doesn't absorb the fluid so it is less mess and less worry. A menstrual cup is often good for 12 hours and reusable, too.
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    Deal with cramps. Ask for help from a parent or doctor about over-the-counter pain medication or try some exercise to lessen the pain of period cramps. Don't self diagnose; get good guidance first.
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    Eat nutritious food that is healthy for you. Eating fruits and vegetables is good for the body. So you will needing such foods. Don't forget to also eat food that has iron in it, for bleeding less.[citation needed]
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    Control the cravings. Just because you're on your period, you shouldn't eat a lot of junk food. These can make you feel worse, and you want to stay healthy!

Part 3
Keeping Happy During Your Period

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    Keep busy to brighten up your mood. Listen to your favorite songs and music. Wear your favorite jewelry and make-up or enjoy a hobby (like reading a book). Keeping busy and happy while on your period helps you not worry about it.
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    Hang out with your friend! Hanging out with friends are fun and exciting and making you not to worry because they are here for you.
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    Try to control mood swings. Stay away from things or people that upset you until you feel stronger. Most moodiness that accompanies a period passes quickly. Try going to bed earlier that night, to sleep it off.


  • Try to not to think about your period.
  • If you want, make your own period kit to store your products just in case.
  • If you are having a weird feeling, you might have leaked!
  • Stay well hydrated to lessen cramps.
  • In case you run out of supplies, always have some emergency supplies available, or buy some right away.
  • If you are someone who doesn't take pills or just doesn't want to, try using a heating pad on your stomach or even a ice pack to ease cramps.


  • Avoid stressful situations as much as possible, as these situations could worsen cramps and cause you to feel more fragile.
  • You can't stop your period, it's there for a reason.
  • If you are having really bad cramps, consult your doctor.
  • Change often enough to stay free of bacterial growth:
    • Pads - change it after 3-4 hours;
    • Cups - change it after 12 hours;
    • Tampons - for no longer than 8 hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Menstrual cups (optional)
  • Period kit

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