This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Period talks were always so uncomfortable for me growing up. This is a disclaimer for those who are super sensitive with menstrual period talks. In 6th grade, it was like a race to see who would get their period the soonest. It was weird, I know. In the locker room, we would talk about who has their period and who hasn’t. It was interesting to me since among my friend groups, it seemed like EVERYONE wanted to get their period.
Then there was me.
Hitting Puberty at 12
I was terrified. Bleeding out of your vagina? How is that appealing? The only thing I was excited about hitting puberty was probably getting boobs – which, I did not end up getting. (Read my boob journey.)
Anyways, I got my period during the summer of 6th to 7th grade when I was 12. My mom, sister, and I were just taking a stroll around our neighborhood. When we came back, I went to the bathroom, and omg. I got my period.
I came running out of the bathroom, and couldn’t wait to tell my mom. One of the perks of growing up with a mom, haha.
I always struggled with my period throughout middle school. Who’s idea was it to have khaki pants as part of our uniform in middle school? Literally, I would accidentally bleed to my pants all the time.
It was never fun. One of my dislikes of getting my period was the smell. Weird. Does anyone else not like the menstrual period smell? Sorry if this is too TMI – but! If you’re just like me, Summer’s Eve® just recently launched their New! FreshCycle™ Feminine Cleansing product line at Target.
While my sister and I were shopping at Target we saw this product and coincidentally, my sister was on her period. She was like “Omg, no way – can you buy that for me?“ Lo and behold, “of course, my little sister. Anything for you.“ Haha, just kidding. That’s not exactly how it went, it was more like “wow, I didn’t know a product that is designed to specifically reduce period odor”.
I end up buying 2 packs – one for my sister and one for myself. I tried it on my next cycle and it feels refreshing.
Some of their new products in this line are Summer’s Eve® FreshCycle™ No Rinse Cleansing Foam, Summer’s Eve® FreshCycle™ Flushable* Cleansing Cloths (24ct.), and Summer’s Eve® FreshCycle™ Flushable* Cleansing Cloths (14ct. & Individually Wrapped).
*Refer to product label for full flushability instructions.
Benefits of the Summer’s Eve® FreshCycle™ Products:
- Proven to reduce period odor
- Clinically Tested Safe Scents
- Removes odor-causing bacteria
- Free from dyes and parabens
- Gently cleanses & freshens
My apologies again if this was uncomfortable. It was a bit uncomfortable for me to talk about – I’m pretty conservative if you ask me. Let me know down below if you have used this product before!