Talking periods for mums
When it comes to periods, many teens are unprepared.
While, girls today are much more confident and in tune with their bodies than previous generations, most still need a lot of guidance when it comes to periods. Cue mum...
Luna interviewed countless girls between the ages of 11 and 15 about managing their periods. Listed are the four most common pain points teens experience.
Lack of choice and control
Girls today have fairly independent and autonomous lives. Yet, when it comes to periods, they have little or no control over the experience.
The ability to purchase products online and receive a monthly package, gives girls a sense of ownership over the experience.
Not having to remind parents to buy products or make awkward dairy (convenience store) runs, hands them the reigns and allows them to navigate this new experience with a sense of buy-in and control.
Lack of age relevant information & content
While kids today are digitally savvy, there's an enormous amount of misinformation online. There is no one centralised repository girls can go to (and rely on) that has accurate and factual information about periods, or answer questions such as:
- Why do girls get their periods?
- How does it work?
- What is PMS?
- Is this normal?
- How do you insert a tampon?
Not having easily accessible and reliable information at hand, just means girls believe what they hear - and this is how myths start.
Lack of preparation
There are many things about periods that are obvious to adults. But we forget what it’s like to be a kid getting your period for the first time.
Encouraging kids to experiment before they start will help familiarise them with the products, so they'll be prepared. This is what the First Moon pack is all about. Getting girls involved!
By "water testing" tampons and pads, and pulling them apart, girls can demystify the products and see there's nothing to be anxious about.
Lack of empowerment
Luna wants all girls to grow up to be the girl bosses they can be, to reach their potential. In order for this to happen, girls need to believe in themselves and their ability - that level of confidence comes from empowerment.
Luna strongly believes empowerment starts with a positive body image, and that body positivity and period positivity are directly linked.
By promoting menstrual hygiene and normalising periods, we encourage girls to be proud of their femininity and not to be embarrassed or shy about their periods.
By rebranding periods to be the healthy and normal bodily function that it is, girls are empowered and believe in their strength and their ability to continue life as they did before.
Luna is here to make this experience positive and fun (ya fun) for you. We've got your back, and know you’ve got this too!
Email us any time, there's no such thing as a dumb question!