Let's Solve Those Other Summer Probs, Shall We?
Girls' Life magazine|June/July 2020
Period popped up just in time for the pool party? Summer job getting you down? Don't Sweat It.

It’s finally summer. You remember sun and fun…right? Time to soak up some rays, go on road trips and actually enjoy having nothing on your sched for days. Awesome! Um, that is until you realize that you’ll spend just about all of your waking hours slinging soft serves, your dad will dictate that everyone should wear family T-shirts at the water park and you’ll be praying for school to *finally* start again if it puts an end to spending your days watching your little brother and sister. But don’t give up just yet—we’ve got fixes that work, fast.

IT’S *FINALLY* TIME FOR THAT POOL PARTY YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. BUT TURNS OUT THERE WILL BE AN UNINVITED GUEST: YOUR PERIOD.

STAY SUNNY: Really, Aunt Flo? Talk about bad timing. But there’s no rule stating you can’t go to a pool party with your period as your plus-one. Ready to dive on in? Perfect time to use a tampon. Prefer pads? Put on your prettiest suit and your cutest cutoffs, then toss a Frisbee on the deck, help out at the grill or just dangle your feet in the shallow end. If anyone asks you to take a dip, just smile and say you don’t want to miss out on the next round of cornhole/ ping-pong/volleyball/how-low-can you-go limbo.

YOU WERE ALL SET TO HEAD TO LACROSSE CAMP…UNTIL YOUR PARENTS “SURPRISED” YOU WITH A SLEEPAWAY SCIENCE PROGRAM.

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