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Tips for
managing
your period
on holiday

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Being prepared

Just because it’s your time of the month, doesn’t mean you have to cancel what you like doing.

Tampons allow you to go swimming and give you the confidence to carry on with all your normal activities such as going to your dance class, school trip, sleep overs and exercise too, so you’ve got no excuses to sit out! You’ve been looking forward to your holiday all year but it’s booked for your time of the month or you’re worried it may come unannounced!

We can’t stop this from happening. But, we do have some suggestions to make sure it’s not as big a deal as you think it might be.

Using tampons for the first time on holiday

If you haven’t tried using tampons before, try using them a few months before you go away. Our Lil-Lets Teens tampons are shorter and narrower, which makes them ideal for first time users. Once you’ve mastered the skill, they’re ideal to wear on holiday as they allow you to carry on with swimming and beach fun.

What if I don't want to use tampons on holiday?

If you’re still not up for giving tampons a try, there are ways you can get around wearing pads on holiday. Treat yourself to a few pairs of shorts to wear with your bikini and no one will be any the wiser. Or go for a bit of sightseeing and maybe try some activities away from the pool.

I'm already on holiday, what do I do?

If you’re reading this on holiday and you haven’t brought anything with you, head to the nearest supermarket or chemist where you’ll find a selection of products that you’ll need. The names of the products may be different but they'll have pictures on the front to tell you what’s inside. One last thing – if it does arrive, tell a grown-up as this is pretty big news and they’ll want to support you.

See Also

When is the right tIme
to use a tampon?
Swimming on your Period 10 things to do on holiday Ask Vicki

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Comments

Fizzy

I am on holiday and period right now, this has helped me a lot!

frey

i'm going on holiday at the end of august and my period is due then. i always use pads and i don't want to use a tampon just yet. i also don't want to wear shorts because i'm going with my dad and i don't want it to be obvious that i am on my period. should i just wait until my period is light and go swimming then?

lele

on my period!

HELP

HHHEEELLLPPP HI IM GOING ON HOLIDAYS REALLY SOON AND I HAVE PRETTY BAD DISCHARGE AND I WEAR PADS FOR IT BUT IM WORRIED IT WILL BE REALLY INCONVINIENT PUTTING ON A PAD THEN TAKING IT OFF AGAIN SO HELP PLZ !!!!!!!!

PLL2005

But if you how will you swim if your period is heavy? Will you have to tell your family why you are not going in the pool?? Please Help!!

awkward

I got my first period on the day i was going on holiday, i am in australia and i HAVE to go swwimming to cool of whta do i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????????

Iz

I’m going on holiday soon and am expected to have my period on the last two days, how am I meant to go on a four hour plane journey without changing my pad (I’m not allowed to use tampons) please help xxx

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