4 Videos That Will Make You Take Pride in Your Period

Aunt Flo is in town. Riding the crimson wave. That time of the month.

Such are the phrases we women utter in hushed tones every month to disguise the fact that, yes ladies and gentlemen, we are bleeding.

What if instead of whispering about our periods and hiding tampons up our sleeves (or in our bras – am I the only one?) we could proudly wear our “red badge of courage” and exclaim that we have our periods?

Funny that it took a 12-year-old girl – and a genius advertising campaign – to give the ladies some period pride. Thank you Camp Gyno.

With so many period advertising fails in the past, it’s refreshing to see an ad where a young girl talks so openly and proudly about getting her period. It made me think of a Kotex commercial I saw last year about those “helpful” tampon commercials we so often see.

This is just one of the many things U by Kotex is doing to dispel the shame and embarrassment surrounding menstruation. Their website is chock full of resources and candid conversations about anything you can think of regarding your period. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, “Don’t be shy. Just ask!” You can submit your question; over 8,000 questions have been asked so far.

Add to the mix of shame busting period projects, “Period Piece,” a super catchy song about — you guessed it — your period! Lena, the songwriter and singer, says the goal of the song is “to reduce shame and embarrassment that women feel regarding their time of month.”

Warning: This song will get stuck in your head!

Silent But Global Problem

While in the United States we have access to countless feminine hygiene products, such is not the case in remote areas of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America, where millions of women and girls cannot even afford sanitary napkins. According to the She28Campaign, without feminine hygiene products, these women and girls end up missing 50 days of school or work every year; that’s 5 years over a lifetime.

Take a look at the inspiring work the She28Campaign is doing to help break taboos over menstruation and get women and girls the sanitary napkins they need. The project helps women create their own businesses to manufacture and distribute locally produced menstrual pads. Every business they create gets 100,000 women access to affordable sanitary napkins.

Women around the world deserve access to sanitary napkins so their lives don’t have to stop every 28 days. And every woman deserves to menstruate without shame or embarrassment. Period!

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Patrick Donovan
Patrick Donovan2 months ago

I have 2 sisters, a wife, and a mother (of course) but never heard one of them discuss it. It's about time people got realistic about a fact of life.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

ew. i hate mine

Nora McKellar
Nora McKellar2 years ago

other than the last video none of these videos gave me more pride in my period, I've never been ashamed or embarrassed by it hated it...YES!! i doubt there will ever be a video that will ever make me love it LOL

Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

Inevitable part of life

J. J.
J. J.2 years ago

While I found the videos highly entertaining I haven't reached the point where I'll stand on the roof tops and say "Its my PERIOD"! I probably never will...

Amanda H.
Amanda H.2 years ago

The first video was absolutely hilarious, but the last has to be my favorite, it sheds light an important yet forgotten problem.

Diane E.
Diane E.2 years ago

I have said it before, what is WRONG with woman, please stop acting stupid, you are not, these personal articles are so stupid as well, wherever and whenever has a woman taken pride- Oh f..k off, get real-jeeeeez man, I cant believe that people can post such ridiculous articles

Sonia Minwer Barakat Requ

I agree with Irene.Every period with the cramps and the headache makes me feel sick,not proud.thanks for sharing

Irene S.
Irene S.2 years ago

Maybe I should be proud, but I´m sick and tired only. ;-)

Ana Marija R.
Ana R2 years ago

It's so sad to read that so many women reject their own body...