Unwanted leaks? We don’t know her.
Your bags are packed, cute outfits planned and everything is ready to go, then you get that dreaded feeling of coming on your period. Despite what you may think, getting your period at a festival doesn’t have to ruin your weekend, in fact it doesn’t need to impact it at all. There will be no period shaming here, we will give you simple tips to help you manage your period without worrying about leaks, smells or any unwanted disasters.
There are endless articles and posts out there about how to survive a festival in the rain or the heat, but we are going to give you tips for having the best weekend, no matter what time of month the festival falls on.
How to manage your period at a festival
Although access to toilets and showers are restricted, they are still available. With our simple packing list and easy tips, you won’t have to give your period a second thought.
If you are self conscious of leaks during the festival opt for darker-coloured bottoms where it won’t be as obvious and ask your pals to be on red alert (literally). You could also pop a shirt or top in your bag which you can just tie around your waist.
Period packing list for festivals
- &Sisters Nüdie Cup
- Extra tissues and toilet roll
- Spare knickers
- &Sisters pads with wings for nights
- Feminine hygiene wipes
- Bum bag or shoulder bag
&Sisters Nüdie Cup
If you haven’t made the swap to a menstrual cup yet, then the Nüdie Cup by &Sisters is a great place to start. These eco friendly silicone period cups can be worn for 12 hours and can absorb as much as three tampons. This means that you can pop the Nüdie Cup in at the start of the day and simply empty it at the end. These innovative and comfortable menstrual cups are designed to respect the vagina’s natural pH, reducing the chances of irritations or toxic shock syndrome. Find out more about the Nüdie Cup here.
Extra tissues and toilet roll
Most festivals are pretty spot-on when it comes to replenishing tissue in the (less than pleasant) toilets. However, you don’t want to fall short, especially if you are on your period. Just pop a packet of tissues in your bumbag for the day and you are good to go.
Better to be safe than sorry, hey? Roll up a pair of knickers and pop them in your bag for the day. Even if you don’t need them, they will offer you a security blanket and stop you from worrying about potential leaks. Trust us when we say that nobody wants to miss their fave DJ to trek back to the tent and swap underwear.
&Sisters pads with wings for nights
Sleeping at a festival is uncomfortable at the best of times, period or not. Opt for a comfortable pad that you can trust to see you through ’till morning. Avoid a 5am emergency dash to the portaloo, with the &Sisters Heavy/Night pads. They are 100% organic, contain 0% plastic and are sustainably sourced. They are available in a pack of 12, which should see you through the weekend.
Feminine hygiene wipes
If you don’t have access to showers and you are worried about nasty smells, then feminine hygiene wipes could be a good option if you are on your period at a festival. Make sure you do your research before investing, because nobody wants a yeast infection to ruin their weekend.
A bum bag or cross body bag
Don’t stress about finding practical clothes with pockets, simply invest in a handy bum bag or cross body bag that will fit in all your period essentials, along with your phone and money.
Written by Liv Grady
August 11, 2021