Who is this 'edinburgh1964' who keeps dropping mysogynistic replies? One really doesn't mentrate that much during a period - maximum absorption tampons only hold 12-15 gms of fluid, and during a heavy period that could fill in 1-2 hours. So we are talking about a tbsp - 1oz of fluid in over an hour. I can promise you, when toddlers are peeing in the pool, they produce a lot more than that! Moreover, that is why pools are chlorinated - to disinfect and sterilise. The chlorine would also bleach the haemoglobin, thereby removing the 'red' colour. Anyway, the water pressure should stop your flow when you are submerged. And yes you can use a pad, and it will have some effect. If you fill a sponge with water, then take it out of the water, it will start to increase its absorbancy immediately by draining water out the bottom - same with a pad. The pad in the area next to your body will still do an OK job of keeping menstral fluid from going right through your bathing suit (but don't count on it for more than 15 minutes - either swim again or put on a fresh pad).
OMG!! Finally someone who actually KNOWS instead of just believing all the lies that we were all told 40yrs ago. Pleae listen to this woman!!
ok the pressure of the water is going to slow your flow down to practically nothing, i know because i have tried it, wear either an ultra thin OR a small pantiliner (i advise you to wear the pantiliner) and if you do go swimming wear BOARD SHORTS or SHORT SPORTS SHORTS !!!!! hope this helped.....<3
Please help me, it's my 2nd day of my period and my blood is brown, but I swim on a swim team and I don't wear tampons or anything what should I do?!?!?!!!!
i was just like u looking for answers and i wasnt gana wear a tampon! dont let ur peroid stop u from doing things like swimming! i went swimming with my period a couple times just make sure u wear ur swimming bottom and then wear a pair of black or brown shorts!!! even if ur a heavy bleeder u can still go! when i first went on my period i thought when i went to change there was gana be a whole lot of blood, but nope it was just a tiny bit which came off with a liitle of bleach! and if u still think u might ''leak'' find a close friend of urs and ask em to tell u if anything looks ''suspicious'' lol (even though it wont! do not wear a pad thoe.... it will inflate and it will look embarasing
I honestly would not wear a pad, chances are it come unglued and float away.
i know this is a late answer but you can go swimming with pad on. But not just any pad, there are specials pads you can wear while swimming and they're called swim-pads and you can get them at target, Walmart and what-so-ever. They help alot. I had the same problem... Just for future references use a swim-pad or a tampon (if you're comfortable with one now)
Uhm are you sure there's a swim pad in walmart ? i want to buy one because i have swimming lesson on wednesday and that will be my 4th day of period. target is quiet far from my house.
Around the 4th or 5th day of your period the flow is light. You could swim, just wear a dark bathing suit and be a little careful.
I wouldn't want to enter a red coloured swimming pool, wait til your periouds have stopped :)
Tell your friends you can't get into the pool because you have a period.
Yeah go but you have to swim with a waterproof costume..Just be careful of chlorinated water...!!!
I know this is late but for any girls reading these comments having one of these awkward experiences it will be some good advice :) Ok so I'm 14 and last year I was on holiday and had my period. I started my period when I was nearly 12. During that time I never wore a tampon because I didn't need to I managed with pads ... So when I was on holiday i was with my dad so I can't really talk 2 him about it lol :) So I looked on websites and answers and I found some really good methods!! If your not comfortable wearing tampons in the water then read these tips ;)
Don't wear a pad in the pool because it might come out and it's just embarrassing.
Try to get a dark swimsuit/bikini bottoms.
When you swim around in the water there is no chance that you will see the blood! You don't see yellow in the pool from wee and there's more of that.
Once you know that your finished swimming for an hr or so dry so your not soaking wet, then place a pantiliner in your bikini. I recommend always and u can get ones that smell nice :)
Then as soon as u wanna go back in the water just go to the toilet get rid of the pad and Jump in !
Now that theory does get a bit tiring when u keep having 2 go back and forth to the toilet etc! If u know your gonna be in and out of the water for a long time then take a few liners with you :)
Also if u dont wanna keep going back and forth to the toilet u can get pad bags which are little tiny scented bags. You can just pop your used pads in there :)
Remeber having your period is part of being a woman! Be proud and don't let it bring you down :)
Good luck girls !
All items I've mentioned can be purchased in local stores !
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I know what your talking about im 13 and i have my period now im also sooo scared of going in the water but after reading the comments yes ! You can swim! Im on my vacatiaon right now and my mom kept telling me to swim i didnt listen to her ! So i missed out on alot but now i just came out the pool and nothing happend
Hey what did you do? Cause Monday I am going to yogi bear and I'm on my period and I bleed really heavy and I don't wear tampons. And theirs chemicals in the pool so I don't want it to show up. What do I do?
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if i were you i would either wear a tampon in the water or if you don't want to just wear black/dark cozzie bottoms so its less noticeable if you have a leak.
This was already said and it's BRILLIANT! " So we are talking about a tbsp - 1oz of fluid in over an hour. I can promise you, when toddlers are peeing in the pool, they produce a lot more than that! Moreover, that is why pools are chlorinated - to disinfect and sterilise. The chlorine would also bleach the haemoglobin, thereby removing the 'red' colour. Anyway, the water pressure should stop your flow when you are submerged. And yes you can use a pad, and it will have some effect. " Scroll down to read all her factual advice.
You can totally go swimming with out a tampon or pad. I have a pool and tomorrow my friend and her brother are coming over and if you have a situation like this or a pool party even and you get out of the pool to eat, I would suggest eat as quickly as you can but don't eat so fast that people will think your a pig. After you eat, your period will start again because it starts about a half hour out of the pool so just go the bathroom and it will excess any blood that was held in while in the pool then you can go swimming again. If you are not eating I would suggest also going the bathroom every 1-2 hours of swim time! hope it helps
I'm thirteen almost fourteen and I don't/can't wear tampons yet and so my brother asked me to get in our small little pool and of course I was on my period so I was scared. My mom came out and asked why I wasn't in the pool and I just said I can't go in there cuz of you know she just replied with get out there cuz there is so much water in that pool you won't even notice. So I got up changed and went swimming and nothing was following me around!! No I didn't have anything on (pad, tampon) I did have to change after I dried off. You could get in the bath tub and notice nothing. You could wear bikini bottoms in a pool, bath lake etc. And nobody will notice anything. Your period doesn't stop when you get in the water you can, sometimes, still feel it coming out of you you just can't see it. Don't believe when people say that blood is thicker than water cuz that's false when it comes to periods the "blood" during your period is only a small percentage of blood so that's no big deal. I go swimming and take baths any day when I'm on my period and nobody seems to notice. Go out, have fun!! Hope this helped!!
ok so i was worried about this too a while ago when my friend invited me to go swimming. i had a heavy blood period and i didnt know what to do. really, u dont need a pad or tampon. when u get into the water. nothing happens. blood doesnt come out and u dont have to be worried. just relax. once u get out, dry urself and go to the bathroom to change. if ur period isnt heavy. u wont even have to change for at least 40 mins. dont let your period stop you from doing your everyday or extra activites. do whatever u'd like and dont stress about it. life is life and theres nothing we can do to change that
Hey I am 13 have a really helpful way that always works for me! You can absolutely go swimming on your period. In the pool you have to be a bit more careful but you can never tell in an ocean or lake. Anyays my method is simple. Just get some tight board shorts or like cute bathing suit shorts made out of swim suit material and just wear them over your bathing suit bottoms. Plus when you go in the water it should stop or be washed away. If you haven't gone in the water for a while then be careful because it starts to leak after about 30-40 min. Anyways don't stress! you don't need a tampon just wear shorts! Hope I helped! and i recommend for everyone to just get a pair especially because it is almost summer! I recommend going to target to get the shorts
i was just like u looking for answers and i wasnt gana wear a tampon! dont let ur peroid stop u from doing things li<br />
ke swimming! i went swimming with my period a couple of times just make sure u wear ur swimming bottom and then wear a pair of black or brown shorts!!! even if ur a heavy bleeder u can still go! when i first went on my period i thought when i went to change there was gana be a whole lot of blood, but nope it was just a tiny bit which came off with a liitle of bleach! and if u still think u might ''leak'' find a close friend of urs and ask em to tell u if anything looks ''suspicious'' lol (even though it wont!)
also what i forgot is DO NOT WEAR A PAD its better to go with as i said ur swimming bottom and a pair of dark shorts. If u wear ur pad it will inflate and it will be embarasing :)