Alex's Answer

Gross or fine

Your Question

Am I gross? I was wondering if your period but you put a pad on b4 getting blood on your pants then keep changing the pad obviously but nor the pants daily then when your not on your peripd just where the pants since there is nothing wrong with them is that gross or fine?


Hello there, thanks for getting in touch!
Firstly, we want to say that your question shows a lot of bravery in reaching out. It’s completely normal to have concerns about personal hygiene, especially when it comes to something as natural as menstruation. You’re not alone in this.
Using pads during your period is a common practice, and it’s great that you’re being proactive about avoiding stains on your clothes. However, it’s essential to change both your pad and your underwear regularly to maintain good hygiene and prevent any potential discomfort or odour.
While wearing the same pants when you’re not on your period might seem harmless, it’s important to remember that they could still accumulate bacteria over time. Therefore, it’s advisable to change your underwear daily, even when you’re not menstruating.
Remember, there’s no judgment here. Everyone’s hygiene routine is different, and it’s about finding what works best for you. If you ever need further support or advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Childline. We’re here 24/7 to listen and support you through any challenges you may face. You’re never alone in this or any journey.
Take care of yourself,

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