TIP! Menstrual stain emergency!

@knicnax (2234)
Philippines
September 8, 2011 10:14pm CST
Okay, before telling me that I'm in the wrong board, let me explain, I just want my advice to reach more people, not just girls, but men as well. I hope you'll find this tip useful and tell it to your friends. Also, more tips is welcome :) I meant to post this yesterday but I was so busy with work that I barely had time to even check my email (yes, even my work email). But there's a story behind what happened to me and it's long, so if you want to skip to the tip, it's the 3rd paragraph after this one. Yesterday our family were all moving sluggishly, preparing for work and school which made us late. We left home at 6:45 and I arrived at the shuttle station at 7:15. It's an hour-or-more drive from the station to my office, So I know I would be atleast 15 minutes late, but no shuttle came and there was a long line already. I was able to ride at around 7:30, so I was standing the whole time, playing with my psp to distract me from my menstrual cramps, the long line, standing up and the heat from the sun. So when my ride finally came I sat on the back and kept on playing. My legs were squeezed shut because the shuttle's full. I got off at my stop and I wasn't walking fast because before I had stained my pants for walking fast. Even if I walked slow I still stained my pants. The reason for the stain was because I squeezed my legs tightly, my napkin crumpled up and the menstruation was flowing in the sides. TIP! Anyway, good thing I was prepared for this. I have a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide ,(known here in the Philippines as Agua Oxigenada) in my office desk, so I dashed up my cube grabbed the bottle and a roll of tissue and went to the cr. What I did was I removed my pants and then put some tissue on one side of the stain and then poured Hydrogen peroxide on the side without the tissue. I poured only in the area where the stain was, then let it froth and bubble for a few minutes then wipe it with tissue. I repeated the process until I was satisfied that there's no (visible) stain left.You could opt to pat the stained area with water after removing the stain, to remove the smell of the hydrogen peroxide. I sprayed mine with alcohol cause that's what I had on hand The only problem I had after removing the stain was that the area where the stain was is wet. Good thing the stain happened when I was standing up so the wetness wasn't that visible. I went back to my cube and stood in front of the electric fan to dry my pants. I didn't want to sit while my pants were wet. So there. that's my tip. I would appreciate if you would share it. I would love it if you could share other tips as well! Let me know what you think :)
1 response
@voracious (624)
• Philippines
9 Sep 11
Well it's really a big hassle on the side of the girls that experiencing menstrual gush in the middle of travel but at least you are well prepared for that so you won't find it difficult thus you need to endure the pain for a while.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
9 Sep 11
yeah it's tough. I hate having my period but I worry when I'm delayed. Haha