The Monthly - Kristen Lemmon

Finally, a candid conversation about periods. We get it. Periods are personal. Choosing empowerment over embarrassment, we’re here to give a real-life lesson on menstrual cycles and our bodies.  And what better way to do that than from hearing stories about periods from our colleagues, friends and people we have met on this incredible journey. So join us as we talk about- yep, you guessed it - periods. #leaveyourstain

Who are you (we’d love to get to know you!) and what are your pronouns?
Kristen LemMon! She/her
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How did you first learn about periods?      
My mom & then more in depth during a school video!

Do you remember your first period conversation? Who was it with and what was that like?
A friend in 6th grade who already got hers! It was super brief but when I got my actual period my mom explained it more in detail!

When did you get your first period?
Sophomore year of high school 
How was it? What happened?
I was always very active and my periods were always very light.

Do you try to take extra care of yourself while on your period? If so, how?
I shower at least once sometimes twice a day to stay fresh. I also take iron around my period because I’m anemic! 
What are your favourite period products?
Omg nixit 100%. It has solved every inconvenience a period throws at you!

Is there anything else about your period experiences you want to share?
If you’re a late bloomer like myself don’t stress it! Your time will come and you’re not less of a woman. Your body will also look different during your period try not to beat yourself up over it. I always get bacne, acne and I look 10lbs heavier than normal with the bloating! Also my sex drive is way lower right after my period!

Have the last challenging months affected your period and if so, how did you best navigate?
Not really! One time I traveled for two weeks and I was a month late for my period though!

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