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10+ Genius Period Products To Make That 'Time Of The Month' Less Annoying

Here's a wild take: periods suck. Okay, maybe that statement isn't too far off course since periods are universally accepted as annoying. Thankfully, there are lots of products out there to make that visit from your "monthly guest" more of a pleasant experience.

Have a tampon bag for when you're out and about.

I am always the friend who has tampons, because I have a bag in my purse that is ALWAYS stocked with tampons, just in case.

Try this one for $15.

Get a heating pad.

Trust me, you need one. Heating bags don't have to be expensive, and there's an endless amount of designs to suit your needs. I'd go for this microwaveable one that is handmade on Etsy!

Any kind of portable massager.

Seriously, we all know how friggin' painful your period can be. Get some kind of massager to ease the muscle aches and tightness in your lower back and legs.

Get a Shiatsu massager for $50 on Amazon.

Some period-specific underwear.

Black underwear, I mean black underwear. Let's just all admit we spot, or leak, or bleed through from time to time. Black underwear will hide that fact. Get some.

A bidet attachment for your toilet.

You have not experienced an easy period until you've used a toilet with a bidet attachment. It just washes all your cares away, guys. Trust me when I say this will change the way you have periods.

Try out a Tushy bidet for $89.

Get a heated blanket.

If you're not much of a heat pad person, that's okay! Opt for a heated blanket, instead. It'll keep you nice and cozy, and your muscles super relaxed.

Try this one from Amazon.

Try out a period app.

I use Clue, and it's super useful for helping me understand by body better. By gauging how tired I am, what my body feels like, and how much pain I'm in, I can adjust what I'm doing to ease the suffering a little.

Period sheets.

Because we have to be honest with ourselves, you know? Some people who have periods just need a dedicated set of sheets for that time of the month. Try dark ones.

Oh my god, you NEED flushable wipes.

For the record, it's better that you don't flush them — it's bad for the septic system. But you should buy some, because they will help keep you squeaky clean! Just throw them away after. Try these.

A sheet protector.

If you're dedicated to keeping your regular sheets on, then maybe consider a sheet protector. Aren't periods just oh so glamorous? They just make you feel so dignified.

Try this mattress topper.

Heat patches.

For when you're on the go and also in excruciating pain, heat pads will do the trick. Relax your muscles and tell your uterus to calm tf down while you continue to get stuff done. Try these.

Really luxurious bath bombs.

For those days when you're absolutely done being a person, and you'd rather just float in some warm water for a while. Treat yourself. Maybe try a bath bomb with a secret inside, like a jewelry bath bomb from Charmed Aroma.

A really good stain remover.

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Because sometimes, despite your best attempts, you can't catch every drop. I use OxyClean (the spray kind) on my sheets, and it seriously works like a charm. I can't recommend it more.

Get you some Advil.

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Those of us with killer cramps know that you can't survive a bad period without painkillers. There's nothing wrong with reaching for medication when the other solutions fail, and don't you forget that.

A menstrual cup is a game-changer.

If you haven't tried a menstrual cup yet, it's about time you did. These products are easy to use, eco-friendly, and there's a design out there that will suit your needs. It's time to ditch the pads and tampons for good!

Stay hydrated!

Drinking water is always important but it's even more important when you're on your period. Water helps to combat headaches, cramps, and bloating. Make sure you get your H2O with this timed water bottle that ensures you'll drink water every hour.