The subject of swimming and diving during menstruation is often shrouded in various myths and misconceptions. Although half of the planet's population - women - experience menstruation, there is still a lot of silence and ignorance about this topic. Many people wonder about the safety, comfort and practicality of engaging in water activities during this natural bodily process.
A gynecologist encourages moms to talk about periods with their teenage daughters without prejudice about health topics. What to discuss with my daughter when expecting her first period and what should she know about it in relation to scuba diving?
In this, the underwater diving portal “Daivings", the author Anetes Imantas In this article, we'll explore the considerations surrounding swimming and diving during menstruation, dispel myths, and offer insights for making a more informed decision.
If you are looking for advice or help on scuba diving training with or without balloons, or various diving products for women, which can be purchased in the "Daivings" store, contact and visit the diving club "Daivings" or call the diving coach t. 220-77-202, to find the right help and practice scuba diving safely.
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Hygiene concerns and misconceptions
One of the most common problems is the fear of water entering the vaginal canal during various underwater activities. However, with the right feminine hygiene products, such as tampons or menstrual cups, these concerns can be alleviated. Exploring these options can make water activities during your period more comfortable and hassle-free.
Water activities and menstrual cramps
Swimming or diving can relieve menstrual cramps in some women. Water buoyancy and gentle exercise can help reduce discomfort. However, it is important to listen to your body and determine what level of activity is comfortable at this time. Many people worry that participating in swimming while on their period can make cramps worse. However, such an experience depends on individual feelings. In fact, some women note that swimming can help relieve cramps, as the effects of the water reduce pain and promote relaxation.
Menstrual products for water activities
When choosing menstrual products for swimming and diving, tampons are a popular choice because they stay in place and are designed to absorb menstrual blood flow. Menstrual cups are another option, offering longer use and less environmental impact. By experimenting with different products, one can find the one that best suits individual preferences.
Spill and stain management
Concerns about leaks and stains are natural, but using the correct menstrual product can reduce these concerns. Ensuring a secure fit and changing products when necessary will ensure a more confident and comfortable experience in the water. Linda says about the swimming experience- I usually use tampons, I just change them before the pool itself and immediately after the swim, so that there is no leakage, because the tampon gets soaked with water while swimming.
Always listen to your body
Each person's body reacts differently during menstruation, including in water. Some people may feel energetic and comfortable swimming or diving, while others might prefer to relax. It's important to tune in to your body's signals and make decisions based on how you feel on a given day.
For swimming and diving safely with monthly times
Swimming and diving during menstruation can be a personal choice that affects comfort, hygiene practices and individual preferences. With the right menstrual products and a good understanding of your body's needs, water activities can be both safe and enjoyable during this time. It is very important to get rid of the myths and accept the fact that menstruation should not limit a person's involvement in physical activities.
What do other portals say about this?
- Healthline's "Water Activities for Your Period."
- “Can you swim on your period?” by Tampax.
- Royal Women's Hospital Periods and Sport.
- Scuba diving with contact lenses, can I wear lenses while diving?
Finally, on sensitive topics for women
If you are looking for advice or help with diving training or various diving products for women, which can be purchased in the "Daivings" store, communicate and visit the diving club "Diving" or call us at 220-77-202, to find the right help and practice scuba diving safely.
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