So I came across a video for a product called Period Panties the other day and for a number of reasons it did not sit well with me. For starters, this product was created by a guy who basically got tired of his girlfriend constantly shutting down his advances when she was on her menstrual cycle. So dude thinks: “There’s got to be a way for us to know that we are not welcome during this time of the month!” So he got the bright idea to create panties with really vulgar sayings on them that basically shame you for having a period.
Okay so first of all, these panties assume that all couples where there is a woman involved don’t engage in sexual activities during menstruation. LOTS of women actually enjoy sex while they’re on their period because it feels amazing and lessens your menstrual symptoms. Laci Green made a lovely video to educate people on the pros and cons of period sex and she also explains why it’s been seen as such a taboo in our culture. These panties are adding to the misconception that sex on your period is wrong, that having a period is dirty/gross/unnatural, and that you can’t talk to your partner about your period…..you must wear period panties to warn them.
Also, as a petite woman even if I wanted these panties I couldn’t buy them. A size small is equated to a size 4-6 and no XS is available. Because girls size 00-3 don’t get their periods right?
Ladies, your period is natural and part of what makes you a woman! So in that case periods should be considered sexy, not shameful.
What are your thoughts on this? Anyone down for the period panties?