September 6, 2023
Welcome to an enlightening discussion where we will uncover and debunk five commonly held myths about menstruation. It's time to break free from the shackles of misinformation and empower ourselves to embrace our periods with confidence and knowledge.

By unraveling these misconceptions, we can pave the way for a luxuriously sumptuous life, free from period pain. Let's embark on this journey together, and let empowerment be our guiding light!

Myth 1: Unsafe to Use Birth Control or Skip Periods

When it comes to birth control, there are often misconceptions about its safety and the effects of skipping periods. Let's unravel this myth and shed some light on the truth.

First and foremost, it's important to understand that birth control is safe for its intended purpose – preventing pregnancy. However, using it solely to mask menstrual disorders without addressing the underlying issues can have long-term consequences.

By understanding your body's needs and nurturing it, you may find that you can eliminate the need for birth control altogether. This could involve adopting a holistic approach to wellness, such as incorporating a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management techniques, and exploring natural remedies for menstrual discomfort. By addressing the root causes of period problems, you can empower yourself to have a healthier menstrual cycle without on birth control.

Remember, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your unique situation, but for those of who feel like medical treatment consistently results in short-lived relief and disastrous side effects, Steady + Free offers a suffering-free and supplement-free way to ending period problems

Myth 2: Women Should Not Shower While Menstruating

Some believe that showering during menstruation is unhygienic or even dangerous. However, let me assure you that menstruation is a natural process of your body releasing the uterine lining. Showering during your period is not only safe but also hygienic.

If you prefer bathing instead of showering, that is perfectly fine too. Just keep in mind that heavier flows may cause some leakage due to osmosis. By maintaining good personal hygiene practices, such as using clean towels and changing your sanitary products regularly, you can confidently go about your daily bathing routine. I promise!

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Myth 3: Period Syncing with Other Women

Have you ever noticed that when you spend a lot of time with your close friends or roommates, your menstrual cycles seem to align? It's a phenomenon that has been the subject of countless conversations and debates. Some believe it's just a coincidence, while others swear by the idea of period syncing.

However, the truth is that there's no concrete scientific evidence to support the theory of period syncing. Despite this, many women have shared anecdotal experiences of their cycles aligning with those around them. So, what's really going on?

Well, it could be a result of our body's natural response to social and environmental cues. Our hormones, which regulate our menstrual cycles, can be influenced by external factors like stress, pheromones, and even light exposure, so why not each other women? When we spend a significant amount of time with other women, these factors may come into play and potentially impact the timing of our periods.

So, while period syncing may not be a scientifically proven phenomenon (our suffering-free, supplement-free process isn't scientifically proven and it has accomplished what science said was impossible so...), it's important to acknowledge the experiences of those who believe in it. After all, our bodies are complex and unique, and what works for one person may not work for another.

If you find that your period tends to align with those around you, embrace it as a beautiful connection with your friends or loved ones. It can be a reminder of the power and strength that comes from supporting one another through the ups and downs of our menstrual cycles.

Remember, whether your cycle syncs or not, it's crucial to prioritize self-care and listen to your body's signals. Each person's experience with menstruation is different, and what matters most is finding what works best for you--definitely don't give up the search for your end to period problems. 

So, let go of any worries or expectations surrounding period syncing and focus on nurturing your body and embracing the unique journey of your menstrual health. Stay connected to your intuition and trust the wisdom of your body. You have the power to create a harmonious relationship with your period, regardless of whether it syncs with others or not.

Continue on your journey towards pain-free periods, and remember, we're here to support you every step of the way. Stay empowered, stay informed.

Myth 4: Tampons Can Damage Genitalia

The Truth About Tampons and Genitalia Health

Many people have concerns about whether tampons can harm their genitalia. Let's debunk this myth and shed light on the truth.

Tampons are designed to be inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual flow. When used correctly, they do not harm the female genitalia. The vagina is a resilient and self-cleaning organ (NOTE: Douching and steaming are a no-go here at Steady + Free because they disrupt the natural biome of the vagina. If you are suffering from menstrual problems helping the body heal itself is far more beneficial than creating more problems for the body to tackle.), and tampons are made from materials that are generally safe for use.

However, it is important to note that if you have an intact hymen, inserting a tampon may be challenging. The hymen is a thin membrane that partially covers the opening of the vagina. If you experience discomfort or difficulty inserting a tampon and your hymen is not intact, it may be helpful to use tools like a pelvic dilator or to work with a menstruation coach who has experience with helping clients release tension in their vagina

For those who prefer alternatives to tampons, there are reusable options available, such as pads or menstrual cups. These options provide a safe and eco-friendly alternative to traditional tampons.

Remember, the most crucial aspect of maintaining genitalia health during menstruation is practicing good hygiene. Change your tampons regularly, follow proper hygiene practices, and use the right absorbency for your flow. This will help prevent any potential discomfort or issues.

It's essential to listen to your body and make choices that align with your comfort and well-being. If you have any concerns or questions about tampons or other menstrual products, consult with a healthcare professional or alternative healing professional who can provide personalized guidance--so much of our menstrual problems can be solved without the risk that comes with taking supplements, medication, using a special diet, or special workout regimen.

Empower yourself with knowledge and make informed decisions about your menstrual health. Your body is strong and capable, and debunking these myths will help you embrace your period confidently.

Stay tuned for the final myth we'll be debunking and get ready to say goodbye to period-related misconceptions forever!

Note: For any questions or further discussion, feel free to comment or contact us at hello@steadyandfree.com. We're here to support you on your menstrual health journey.

Myth 5: Tampons or Menstrual Cups Can Get Lost

Understanding the Facts

It's time to debunk another commonly held myth about menstruation: the fear that tampons or menstrual cups can get lost inside the body. Let's dive into the truth behind this misconception and put your worries to rest.

Tampons and menstrual cups are designed with the safety and comfort of women in mind. While it's natural to have concerns about using these products, rest assured that they cannot get lost inside your body. The vagina is an elastic and muscular canal that leads to the cervix, which acts as a barrier preventing anything from entering the uterus.

If you're having difficulty removing a tampon or menstrual cup, it's important to stay calm. Remember, these products have been used by millions of women worldwide, and they are designed to be easily removable. First, take a deep breath and relax your muscles. Then, gently try to locate the tampon string or the base of the menstrual cup with your fingers. It may take a few tries, but with a little patience, you will be able to remove it.

In rare cases, if you're still experiencing difficulty, don't panic. You can try coughing or bearing down as if you're having a bowel movement. This can help reposition the tampon or menstrual cup, making it easier to remove. However, it's important to note that these products cannot disappear or get lost inside your body.

If you're concerned about the safety of tampons or menstrual cups, there are alternative options available. Reusable materials, like reusable pads or menstrual underwear, can provide a sense of security and peace of mind. Remember, it's all about finding what works best for your body and your comfort.

By understanding the facts and dispelling the myth about tampons and menstrual cups getting lost, you can approach your period with confidence and ease. Embrace the convenience and freedom that these products offer, knowing that they are safe and reliable.

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Next Steps

It's time to debunk these myths and embrace our periods with confidence and knowledge. Understanding the truth behind these misconceptions empowers us to make informed choices about our menstrual health and well-being.

Remember, birth control is safe for its intended purpose, but using it to mask menstrual disorders can have long-term consequences. Nurture and listen to your body's needs to eliminate the need for birth control. Showering and bathing are safe and hygienic during menstruation, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

While there's no scientific evidence, anecdotal experiences suggest that women in close proximity may sync their menstrual cycles. It's a fascinating phenomenon that reminds us of our innate connection as women.

Tampons and menstrual cups do not harm female genitalia, but they may pose challenges if the hymen is intact. Consider using reusable materials like pads or menstrual cups for added safety to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome.

And remember, tampons and menstrual cups cannot get lost in the body. If you experience difficulty in removing them, a simple cough can help reposition them. They cannot disappear.

Embrace your body and your choices. It's time to strive for pain-free, PMS-free, and regular menstrual cycles. Stay informed, stay empowered, and continue your journey towards your birthright: a luxuriously sumptuous life.

About the Author Christine-Marie Quigless

Christine Marie Quigless, developed a pragmatically driven, zero-substance, which = zero-risk, solution, to eradicate pain, PMS, and symptoms of Graduated Period Problems through her proprietary system, Fierce Gentleness™ . The results of her work on herself (She is Case Study 3: endometriosis diagnosis, ovary removal, debilitating cramps, extremely volatile PMS) and her clients prove that the womb is not broken, just out of balance, so we balance it and up-level our lives in the process. Once we leverage the power of our periods, they become our unfair advantage in every facet of our lives--living our way into multi-purpose-driven lives and cultivating resilience in the process starts (literally) within.

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