Ladies ! We Need to Talk !!

Hello Friends,

A very Warm Welcome to My Blog. Before I start, Today I Want to Ask one Question To all of you – Have you ever been ashamed of yourself just becoz You are not allowed to touch anyone as you are in your Periods or Are you still not comfortable buying a Sanitary pad from the local medical shop? And All those growing years of your life you have just learnt to be silent about your periods and to not discuss about it Publicly …

I know somewhere we all must have gone or are going through this issue but Hey just a second … all these years did we question any day to ourselves – Why Menstruation is A Taboo? Why We Don’t Talk or Discuss about it Openly. No we haven’t, For the unnecessary stigma attached to menstruation.

To my surprise I Recently Came to know that there are Millions of Women and Girls in the World who are totally unaware of the Menstruation Health Condition n Hygiene Process. The Reason is because there is no one to  guide them or talk about it.

Studies Revealed
A really High percentage of Women Didn’t know anything about Menstruation before their First period, So they were In a state of Horror & Shock and assumed that they were Dying, just because they were bleeding

Even today mother’s don’t talk about periods with their daughters, they don’t even know how to talk about it n they feel ashamed & embarrassed talking about it. From Religion to Religion there are Separate Rules & Obligation about periods – Somewhere if a girl is in her periods she is not allowed to touch pickle or she needs to sleep alone n wash her utensil and clothes seperately and is not allowed to touch anyone, just because she is not pure, Is this Right?

Today I believe we all should stand united and spread awareness. So, here I have listed few necessary steps which if taken will be really helpful.

 

1) Educating both Boys and Girls at an early age inside School about periods will be really helpful for them to understand.

2) There should be no tax Attached to Buying Sanitary pads.

3) Easy and Affordable Access for these product should be available to all the women in the country.

4) Periods is not a Disease, it’s Natural.

5) Maintenance of Cleanliness and the Importanance of Hygiene Factor should be taught to Girls.

6) The last but the most important start talking about it, we should ban the taboo attached to menstrual Cycle.

 

This World Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), our endeavor is to break the taboo that engulfs this natural phenomenon which is the basis of very existence of human life on earth. This post is a part of a Blog Train hosted by Anupriya of www.mommytincture.com where 14 wonderful ladies have stepped forward to express themselves this #MenstrualHygieneDay and stress on the fact that there are #NoMoreLimits for a woman. I would like to thank Neha Mani Mishra of http://www.nehammishra.com for introducing me. Neha is a mother to a beautiful daughter, She loves to write which makes her really happy, apart from that music & painting is what she loves. Do Check out her Blog, I am sure you will love it.

And also I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Nidhi of  https://cravetocarve.wordpress.com/, Nidhi  loves to write and even enjoys Cooking and sharing Recipes, Do Check out her work. I am Sure You will love it.

But wait there’s more! You stand a chance to win a DEA Corp Menstrual Cup worth Rs. 2500/-. You just have to visit http://www.mommytincture.com/2018/05/27/menstrual-cups-boon-menstrual-hygiene/ and leave a comment about your #NoMoreLimits experience.

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38 comments

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You have brought to light a very important topic. Even today a lot of taboos are associated with menstruation which can only be overcome by openness in the society.

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The situation is horrible in rural areas. Maximum school drop outs happen for this. Women use soil and ash to soak the blood. The society has to understand that it’s not our choice. It is a natural process.

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periods is sign of womenhood. men should cooperate because women face so many things pain,mood swings .

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There is No need to feel ashamed about periods. It’s natural & god gifted.

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There is absolutely no ahane attached to it. Its a natural phenomena. This should be made aware to the ignorant population which is the majority

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Amazing and informative post. Menstruation is god gifted and a taboo in our society. Great thoughts.

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Its a high time we forget the taboo around Menstruation and celebrate it as a sign of womanhood and Motherhood! Great post, need to raise the awareness.

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Taboos related to menstruation are biggest contradiction in woman’s life.. She is expected to give birth but the very basic thing related to this make her impure…
Such taboos need to be removed.

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I didnt know about mensuration before my first period. And was happy when it ended thinking that its over. Didnt know that it will keep coming back every month. These days I feel there more awareness around this topic.

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You have brought forth some very relevant issues encompassing menstruation even in the modern day. Its is imperative that we all join hands and break the silence around this issue.
Thanks for participating in my blog train

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Proper education is very much required to spread the awareness. Because sometimes lack education fails the understanding level of the awareness campaign.

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My school had educational sessions but I came to know about it prior to those sessions. And about talking publicly I think in my in-laws house I have learnt to not shy away from speaking out loud about periods.

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This topic is a taboo among Indians I guess. We really do not wish to all about it but hey it’s something that needs your attention. Great that some initiative are being taken.

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Nothing to be ashamed… It’s natural. Women breed coz they bleed. B

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Totally agree with you. Period is natural so no need to ashamed because of this. We should talk openly about the periods.

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I hope that this initiative will make some difference.

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Menstruation Health Condition n Hygiene is a very important topic but some where it’s neglected.. Thanks for giving a light on this topic

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People’s who still belive in old traditional. Myth should get life now, its a natural process, when they will understand

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Agreed we need to talk and create awareness about this one thing for sure. And I think it should always begin from home.

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Completely agree with you. But the scenario has been changing. People like you are coming forward and talk openly about such practical issues.

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Awareness and education about periods is needed. Taboos and shrouding menstruation in secrecy does not help. Girls need to be aware of periods before they get them for the first time

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Loved the last line to ban the taboo on menstrual cycle. We should definetly do that. Well written post to create awareness.

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Yes, we all have to raise voice against the superstitions attached to the menstruation, one day will come people will change. I do agree that why Govt. has imposed a tax on sanitary pads.

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Agree with your views on how we can create awareness on menstruation. This is the need of the hour.

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Everything said and done… first a woman has to understand other woman.. like our grandmothers n mothers we should not repeat the history and educate our daughters and sons alike regarding this essential process.

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Everything said first of all a woman has to understand other woman.. like our grandmothers and mothers we should not repeat history and educate our daughters and sons alike about the essential process of menstruation.

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Yes this taboo should be thrown off. We are women and periods is natural. And I agree I too use to feel uncomfortable before buying from local shops but now I don’t .

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I am glad you talked about it. I once visited a person’s house in a village in Madhya Pradesh. The wife had her periods and I was told she was not allowed to meet visitors and was not allowed to enter kitchen either. It made me a bit sad. This is why it needs more awareness.

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Kudos to you for talking about this topic ! High time we remove the taboo

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Such an informative post on the Mensuration hygiene day. Actually, women don’t give importance to self or their self hygiene which is one of the biggest problems.

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I definitely agree – we need more awareness, education and openness around this subject. Also hygiene and sanitary pads must be readily and economically available for each and every woman – whether a girl or grown lady.

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Great article, love your sharing so much, thank you!

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There is No need to feel ashamed about mensuration, its a natural process !

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That is a very important subject that often gets overlooked because of the nonsensical taboos associated with it. Menstrual health is as important as overall physical health. It’s time that we grow up and understand the importance of menstrual health and speak up!

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I completely agree with your words. We definitely need to more open to discuss the menstruation heygine . Beautifully written.

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This is such a well – written post .. its sad that this topic is still a taboo in our society .. i hope the society starts embracing these issues soon ..

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We really need to spread the word and kudos to you

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It’s high time we start normalising periods, and embrace it as healthy body cycle. And hygiene, so glad you addressed it!

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