MYTH: MENSTRUATING WOMAN SHOULD NOT TAKE BATHS.
This menstruation myth may have begun during the times when people used to take a bath in the open, for example, in natural water bodies such as lakes, rivers etc.
You can imagine that it can be embarrassing to have a period while taking a bath in the open. But, now we generally take a bath or a shower in a private bathroom. There is absolutely no reason to believe or follow this myth.
Rather, it is imperative to take a bath or a shower daily for a hygienic and clean body. If you do not clean yourself properly you will smell funny and it could lead to an infection. When we say clean yourself remember that your vagina is self cleaning so no need to go inside. If you do you may cause an infection by disrupting the PH balance of your vagina.
If you get a yeast infection (a very itchy vagina) it is simply dealt with. Just pop to the pharmacy or clinic. There is nothing to be ashamed about. We all get a yeast infection from time to time.
If you’re planning to go for a swim during your periods, a tampon or a menstrual cup can be used to prevent the flow of menstrual fluid down your legs.