One of the oldest myths surrounding a woman’s period is that if you take a bath while on your period, it will have drastic negative effects not only on your body, but also on the state of your mind! Crazy, right? Well, here are some of the beliefs surrounding taking a bath while on your period:
1. Taking a bath on your period will open up pores in your private area, allowing water to get in your body, eventually messing with your mental capacities.
2. Showering with hot water on your period will make your flow become heavy.
3. Washing your hair on your period will affect your fertility.
4. If you take a bath on your period, your bleeding will stop, which is bad.
Now, as far as doctors and professionals are concerned, which one of these holds true?
The answer: none.
As a matter of fact, taking a bath while on your period is not just harmless – it’s actually encouraged.
Here are some of the reasons you actually need to take a bath on your period:
1. Personal hygiene is of utmost importance because while on her period, a woman’s reproductive system is more compromised to infections.
2. A nice, long bath helps with the annoying side effects of menstruation like fatigue and irritability.
3. Taking a warm bath while on your period helps refresh you and helps with your cramps.
Here are some tips, however, on how to properly take a bath on your period:
1. Using a tampon and removing it after your bath will help you relax.
2. Showering is better than using a tub – it’s no good bathing in water already contaminated by your period!
3. Essential oils may be used, but nothing too harsh.
4. Best to use warm water. Both cold and hot water could cause unwanted inflammations.
There you have it! No need to worry about taking a bath while on your period – keep yourself refreshed!
What can you say? Did you believe any of these debunked myths growing up? Let us know in the comments section below!