This blog post is for females only. It is about comfort issues while using tampons while cycling. So, if you are a male, I’m going to have to ask you to please just go ahead and press your back button now. It’s really nasty and gross, so I urge you to not read this if you are a man, or if you are squeamish in any way.
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You have been warned. I don’t want any guys posting comments on this blog, or I’ll know you read this and I’ll be embarrassed. And so should you!
Okay, here’s the story. Whenever I have my period and am fixing to go for a bike ride, I use a tampon, and I jam the string “way up in there”. Otherwise, the string, particularly the little knot part at the end, will really irritate my girly parts while riding. And that causes me pain and will hamper my enjoyment of the ride. I do have a sensitive girly butt. I am guessing most females do.
Anyhow, whenever I do this, I think, oh man, I hope I don’t forget that I jammed a tampon way up in there. I never have forgotten – until this time. OMG, I rode my bike on Saturday, and didn’t realize until Wednesday that I still had a tampon in. I guess the good news is that I had some pretty good signs of the odoriferous nature that something was terribly wrong with me. As I was taking a bath tonight after my spin class, I remembered the tampon and realized what was wrong with me.
Eww. Gross. Never. Again.
More good news, I am still alive.
To be on the safe side, I think I’ll start doing something like writing myself a note on the bathroom mirror. Is this a senior moment? fml.
If you like this article, you may also like my post about periods and menopause.