Being at a Fezzy Doesn't Have to Be Messy: How to Thrive at a Festival on Your Period

Being at a Fezzy Doesn't Have to Be Messy: How to Thrive at a Festival on Your Period

Festivals are incredible experiences filled with music, friends, and unforgettable moments. But for those who have a period, attending a festival while bleeding can present unique challenges. However, with the right prep, you can not only survive but also thrive and fully enjoy the endless dancing.

In this article, we will provide you with essential tips and tricks to help you navigate your period at a festival, ensuring a comfortable experience.

Plan Ahead

When preparing for a festival on your period, it's crucial to plan ahead and pack the right essentials. Consider how long you will be at the festival and estimate how many period products you'll need. Some essential items to include in your festival survival kit are:

a) Menstrual Products: Pack a sufficient supply of tampons, period pads, or whichever product you prefer. Choose options that provide long-lasting protection to minimise the need for frequent changes. Festivals can be a real waste-producer so if possible, purchase organic period care such our bamboo pads or organic tampons to reduce your impact. As amazing as reusable period pants are, they might not be the best option for long, sweaty days with no washing machine.

b) Biodegradable Wet Wipes: These will come in handy for freshening up, especially when shower facilities are limited. Make sure you are buying the fragrance-free variety to avoid irritation.

c) Biodegradable Waste Bags: Carry a few sealable bags to dispose of used products when proper waste disposal is unavailable.

d) Hand Sanitiser: we all know the state of festival portaloos...

Locate the Loos

Before heading to the festival, familiarise yourself with the locations of the toilets. Knowing where the toilets are will save you time and potential stress when nature calls. Additionally, consider carrying your own toilet paper or tissues, as festival restrooms may run out quickly.

Dress Comfortably

While your outfit choice is a huge part of the festival experience, it's essential to prioritise comfort during your period. Opt for loose-fitting clothing and breathable fabrics that allow for easy movement and air circulation. Dark-coloured bottoms or patterns can help conceal any potential leaks and give you peace of mind.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is essential at festivals, especially during your period. Drinking an adequate amount of water helps prevent bloating and reduces menstrual discomfort. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and make sure to drink water regularly throughout the day (and much cheaper/better for mama nature than the overpriced bottles of water).

Stay Prepared with Pain Relief Options

Period cramps can dampen your festival spirit, so be prepared with pain relief options. Over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or naproxen can help alleviate period pain. Medical tents will likely have a supply too, if you run out. Remember to follow the recommended dosage and consult your healthcare professional if you have any concerns or medical conditions. 

Take Breaks and Pace Yourself

Attending a festival can be physically demanding, even without your period. Be kind to yourself and listen to your body. Take breaks in shaded areas, rest when needed, and don't hesitate to sit down or find a quiet spot to relax. Pace yourself and enjoy the festival at a comfortable speed to avoid exhaustion.

Seek Support from Friends

Attending a festival with friends who understand your situation can make a significant difference. Communicate with your friends about your needs and concerns, and they can offer support and help when necessary. Having a trusted friend to be your designated leak checker can leave one-less stress at the festival gates!

Surviving and thriving at a festival on your period is entirely possible with the right preparation and mindset. By planning ahead, packing the essentials, dressing comfortably, and taking care of your physical and emotional well-being, you can fully embrace the festival atmosphere while managing your period with confidence. Remember to stay hydrated.

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