Summer Travel: What are the best period products for outdoors?

Summer Travel: What are the best period products for outdoors?

Summer is here, and that means it's time for unforgettable adventures. Whether you're hitting the trails, camping under the stars, or soaking up the sun on a tropical beach, sometimes your period doesn’t want to miss out on all the fun! But let’s be real: getting your period doesn’t have to put a damper on your summer fun. With the right period products, you can stay comfortable and worry-free no matter where your travels take you. Let's dive into the best options for summer travel outdoors!

1. Period Cups

First up, our favorite: period cups. If you haven’t tried a menstrual cup for your period yet, summer (when you’re feeling ready to try all the new things) is the perfect time to make the switch. Period cups like the Saalt Cup are eco-friendly, easy to use, and can be worn for up to 12 hours. That means you can go from a morning hike to an evening bonfire without worrying about leaks or taking a trip to the bathroom to change your tampon. Plus, they’re compact and don’t take up much space in your suitcase, backpack, or whatever vessel you use to carry all those summer necessities.

2. Menstrual Discs

For those who want something a little different and might not want to interrupt other activities during their period 😉, menstrual discs are another great option. Menstrual discs sit higher in the vaginal canal than menstrual cups, making them a fantastic choice for those who might not feel like menstrual cups are the best fit for them. They offer up to 12 hours of protection, and you can even have mess-free period sex while using them. Perfect for those romantic summer nights!

3. Leakproof Underwear

Next up, leakproof underwear. If you’re worried about leaks or just want some extra protection, leakproof panties are an absolute game-changer. These period underwear options are designed to absorb menstrual flow, so you can wear them on their own for light days or as a backup to your cup for heavier days. They’re super comfortable and come in a variety of styles, from bikinis to boyshorts, so you can find the perfect fit for your summer activities. Check out Saalt’s Seamless period underwear that has a lot of stretch for those active moments, without the visible panty line that other period panties might come with.

Quick Tips for Using Period Products Outdoors

  1. Practice at Home: If you’re new to menstrual cups or discs, practice using them at home first to get comfortable with insertion and removal. Review all the instructions and peruse YouTube for any and all tips that will be helpful in the process.
  2. Pack Smart: Bring a small wet bag for any underwear that you need to change and/or a collapsible cup sanitizer for cleaning your cup on the go. 
  3. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay on your hydration game and help reduce any menstrual cramps.
  4. Plan Ahead: Know where the nearest restrooms are, pack a portable privacy tent, or find a comfortable and private spot to make any adjustments or changes to your products. It might take some getting used to, but we are right there with you cheering you on!

With these period products in your travel kit, you can take on any summer escapades with confidence. Happy adventuring (on your period)!

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