How is your rule, what symptoms do you experience during premenstrual syndrome, what is your relationship with sex during the period, what products do you use and the importance of feeding during the menstrual cycle, are some of the questions Intimina made to a group of women from all over the world.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs in the post-ovulation phase. That is to say, a few days before the rule. At this time, hormones such as progesterone and estrogen fall to very low levels and the uterus begins to prepare in order to eliminate the endometrium. This process can generate pains prior to the arrival of the rule. Mood changes, abdominal distension or other gastrointestinal discomfort, headache and even depression are some of the symptoms that occur at this stage.
According to the survey data, a 60% of women affirm to experience attitudes Unusual negative during SPM, about 7 out of 10 say they feel bloated and 15% say they lose their sexual desire during this stage.getty images
The period and sex is another of the topics covered in the survey. A 46% say they never have sex with the rule and 42% affirm that it does sometimes.
In our country, more specifically, a previous survey prepared by Intimina indicates that the 64% of Spanish women does not have sex with the rule because he does not want to get dirty with the flow and 12% does not do it for his partner.
Although there is a false myth that you can not practice sex with the rule, the truth is that Helps relieve colic caused by bleeding. In fact, orgasms cause a release of oxytocin, dopamine and some endorphins that act as natural analgesics, helping to better process pain.
Feeding and menstruation
Intimina has also asked women about food and its relation to the period. According to the data, 32% of the respondents said they feel a Considerable increase in appetite before and during the period.
The hormonal changes that occur during the period influence the day to day of the woman. For this reason, taking into account the feeding during the days before and after the menstruation or, even, in the days of bleeding is fundamental for control hormonal changes. In this sense, the balance of the cycle is influenced by many factors, but perhaps food is one of the important factors to minimize discomfort and balance the cycle.
Rule and methods of protection
While it is true that compresses, panty liners and tampons are today the most used products among women, menstrual cups are beginning to gain a foothold among their favorite intimate hygiene products.
"The menstrual cups They are proving to be a good alternative. More and more women have joined this revolution because of the enormous advantages they offer: benefits for health, comfort, longer time of use, saving money, protection of the environment, etc. The Intimina menstrual cups, such as Lily Cup, Lily Cup Compact and Lily Cup One are a good option to take intimate health into account ", say the Intimina experts.
According to the results of the survey, of all the women questioned who claim to use the menstrual cup, 62% claim to have chosen it for their practicality and 46% for being hygienic and ecological, reasons that gain more weight if one takes into account the environmental impact of the use of compresses and tampons.
Although there is still a certain taboo about the rule, six out of ten women say that they feel more comfortable talking about her with their partners and their friends. However, for many of them stain (49%) and pain (30%) are some of the discomforts related to menstruation. To avoid colic near 6 out of 10, they claim to take anti-inflammatories to avoid them, while 51% say they wait for the pain to pass.
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