14 Aug That period story
Some have had that notorious leak at a family dinner, or in front of a cute boy they were trying to impress. Some remember a group of girls who humiliated them at school or a stain they left on their grandmother’s pristine living room couch. No matter what country I visit or what culture I am in, almost every woman I talk to can share a horrifying memory of blood, that stain or a leak that is embedded in their memory and has affected them for life.
I remember when I was twenty three, cool and completely consumed with my appearance. I was spending the summer working on a cruise ship in the wonderful position of Cruise Director. You know that job where you get to be on stage, entertain passengers, and having dinner with the Captain’s VIP guests. Nights were about stage shows and dance parties; daytime was filled with shuffle board, fruit decorating competitions and socializing with guest on the upper decks.
I prided myself on my Cruise Director uniform. You know the one; cute little golf shirt with the upturned collar and the fresh pressed, whiter than white shorts. I wore it every day. At the welcoming party when passengers were just arriving, at the tender before an excursion, and at the sail away party when we were ready to depart.
One day while sailing out of Jamaica, I took part in the limbo contest up on the center stage in front of most of the ship’s 883 guests. One by one, we would all limbo under the rope we help tight like a stick. Bending backwards, crotch forward, seeing who could go the lowest, to everyone’s cheers. The crowd watched excitedly and rallied for their favorites. I of course had been limbo-ing every week, so I had a bit of practice and lasted right to the end, coming in third to the person that won.
With sweat on my brow and huffing from all the pumped up excitement, I went to the bar to grab a cold drink. One of the passengers, this very sexy guy I had noticed, walked directly up to me. Rumors had been spreading he was from an extremely wealthy family and his parents were friends with the owners of the entire cruise line!
He was very shy at first, looking at me attentively; holding his hand on his chest. He paused before he spoke, apprehensive, polite and struggling to find his words. I was smitten and my brain switched to that Disney moment when boy meets girl and they have a magical encounter, love at first sight, and the anticipation grows as words sweet as a mockingbird begin declaring the feelings inside one’s heart.
“I think you have your period.” He whispered.
“What?” I shot back. Forcing him to talk louder as the calypso band was going full force now and I wasn’t sure I understood what he was saying.
“You have blood all over your shorts, you might want to go and change”. He responded.
Need I say more? Need I go into any more detail or is every woman reading this post biting on her knuckle and slipping down mortified in her chair? Eight hundred and eight three people watched me jumping around… ON A STAGE… limbo-ing directly at them with my life changing, never able to forget, famous menstrual leak.
How do you respond to that? All I could do was smile that light-lipped plastic smile that says I’m fine but humiliated beyond all reason and unsure of what to do next. He kind of patted me on the shoulder like a guy would in a locker room after you’d been knocked out in a fight. I kind of nodded back like a person who was about to have their finger nails removed with a pair of rusty plyers.
Your period horror might not have been as public as mind, but I am sure you have one none the less. Almost every woman alive can relate to the concerns of leaking anywhere at any time.
That experience shaped me for what I am doing today.
Designing and running Lotus Liners has been a solution that I am proud to have created. I love the product, the benefits and the comfort I have in knowing there is never any reason for me to be worried about leaking again.
Why Lotus Liners?
With disposable napkins, I was always pushing their capacity. With nowhere to change, none with me or none left in the pack, and a constant fear of seeping through. With Lotus Liners, I have complete confidence; I never worry. Not because they never leak, nothing is 100% leak proof, but Lotus Liners are substantially more absorbent than disposables.
The best thing about using a Lotus Liner is as soon I think it is full, I just change it. I know I will always have one on hand. Being fully washable, all I need to do is pop them in the wash, ready for the next day. Gone is my worry, because I know I will always have a fresh clean liner ready when I need it.
You can easily use a Lotus Liner Starter Pack for your entire period. Each pack comes with three sizes, small, medium and large for every phase of your period. You can use the large one at night, wash in the morning, and wear the medium during the day. when you return home, the large Liner is ready for bedtime; and you just clean the medium before you go to sleep, so it is dry and ready in the morning. If this is just too much work, then two or three starter packs or individuals in your favorite size will make using your Liners easier. When you finish with one, just toss them in the laundry basket and wash them all at the end of the week.
Whichever way you like to manage your period, Lotus Liners make it easy for you to feel confident, secure, comfortable and relaxed, knowing that we have you covered and you have no need to worry at all about that dreaded leak.