Your Period Horror Stories: Leave a Comment, Win an Intimina Package!
Periods are often considered a problem, and all the situations that accompany them are considered shameful, ridiculous, catastrophic. But accidents happen… that’s life! We have nothing to be ashamed of.
These everyday situations with period and blood are ours, yours, everyone’s… And that’s why we’re deciding to scream ‘DownWithTheIck’ together with you!
For the last five days we received and published stories some of our readers decided to share with all of us. Brave ladies talked about their bloody stories and accidents in trams, on the bike, during the family dinner, at the beach and on the sports tournament. Congrats to all of them who shared their personal moments to help others.
Now we need you to do the same – support these 5 brave women with your comments (left below the article you like), show that you are not afraid or ashamed to talk about your period experiences.
On the 18th November, we will publish the most creative comments and invite people to vote! The comments with the most votes will receive an Intimina DownWithTheIck prize!
Let us remind you of all the published stories!
Story One: Hanging Out At The Beach–Literally!
“When I came down to her level she immediately informed me that my tampon string was hanging out. I think the colour drained from my face as I imagined a bloody string hanging between my legs. She told me to sit and adjust it because, in reality, people don’t notice those period insecurities as much as we do.”
Story Two: ‘My Kimono Was Drenched In Blood
“…while the judges maintained their poker face, somebody’s mom, slightly to the back of the judges, gasped. At the time – I presumed from the pure awe she just witnessed.
It was not an ‘awe’ gasp, it was a ‘Look! Her kimono is drenched in blood’ gasp. As it would appear, the ingenious ‘toilet paper pad’ I have created, could not stay in place or absorb during my testing, and my period made quite a striking appearance on my white-as-snow kimono.”
“I dropped my foot on the sidewalk and at that same moment, I suddenly felt something between my legs, like when my water broke before labour. I was horrified, shocked. I thought I was urinating uncontrollably! I froze and continued to push my bike across the road.
While I was walking, I touched the dress secretly. It was completely wet. ‘Oh My God, what happened to me?!’, I freaked out. In the parking lot of the centre, I tied my bicycle and in a bent position realized that a thin stream of blood was pouring down my legs. WHAT IS THIS?“
Story Four: ‘My Pad Flew Into My Boyfriend’s Mother’s Food!’
“Lunch arrived, the table was full of delicacies. I was delighted that the conversation would take a break. To make her like me more, I praised the decorations on the table and the arrangement of food. And, in typical social media fashion, I thought that this table would be a wonderful photo to show off on my story. She laughed and told me: “Feel free to take a photo.”
I reached for my flip case and touched my cell phone. Pulled it by the lace of the holster, and pulled all of my sanitary pads along with it. Pads flew out right onto the chicken, side dish, and salad.“
‘I didn’t think it had anything to do with me until one exclaimed: ‘You must be Mary because you are bloody, Mary’ and started laughing.
I looked at them and at the chair, I was sitting on. The relaxation from the heated seat made my period increase to the point where my pants and the chair were drenched in blood. I didn’t know what to do, I was frozen. I couldn’t stay on the tram any second longer. I ran outside and didn’t look back. I wanted to disappear.’
A collective group of “lady experts” at Intimina who love sharing our personal experiences, even when they are a little too personal. We believe it’s time to start breaking down the taboos around menstruation, motherhood, and menopause, and start owning our female health.