Culture Magazine

Girl Talk. Dealing with Mother Nature.

By Ballerinablogger
Mother nature's monthly gift is difficult enough to deal with without having to worry about wearing a leotard and tights and moving... A lot. I've heard several different methods of dealing with all that girl stuff and I think the best way to discover what's best for you is to experiment. I'm gonna give a last "girl talk" warning here. :P
The way most girls see it is, if you want to be a dancer you have to wear a tampon. I have a few friends who opt not to but it is much more difficult to work around especially during a show when you CANNOT stain your costume!
However, if you don't or can't wear a tampon then you can find a way around it. Many dancers today are finding themselves fond of trash bag shorts.
Girl Talk. Dealing with Mother Nature.Click HERE to see more
If you wear a pad with a leotard and tights you can undoubtedly see it. Some teachers don't like it when their students wear shorts so I would discuss it with your instructor beforehand and let them know why you need to wear them, they'll understand. However, if you wear a pad the risk of leaking through is greater and I find it immensely more uncomfortable. But everybody has a different situation and I suggest experimenting and seeing what you like best. If you have a really heavy flow it is safer to wear a tampon.
During a performance in which you only have one costume and can't wear shorts to hide a pad, you really do need to wear a tampon. I have an over-twenty-year-old friend who gets her period during every show without fail. She has yet to figure out why but just to be safe she usually puts in a tampon before putting her costume on.At my school we have a story that's been told for a decade. During a dress rehearsal for Swan Lake one of the corps de ballet dancers was wearing a white swan tutu and suddenly got her period. She was on stage at the time and the other dancers let her know as soon as she was in the wings. Incredibly embarrassed she went down to the costuming room and they bleached the tutu before opening night. Our motto in the dressing room for every performance since then has been: "when in doubt, put in a tampon!"
In the end it's totally up to you as to how you're going to handle that "time of the month".
Hope this helps girls! If you have any more comments, questions or requests then leave a comment below :)
Ballerinablogger ~

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • What's Up With Mother Nature?

    Is anyone else a little boggled by Mother Nature's recent mood swings?Japan--destroyed by a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake.Deep South--destroyed by F4-F5... Read more

    By  Thefriskyvirgin
  • D is for Discretion in Dealing with Daughters

    Discretion Dealing with Daughters

    My daughtersI have two daughters who I love dearly. Both are high powered career women in their early 30s. One is married with two children and the other is... Read more

    By  Hurtlingtowards60
  • Who Am I? Nature Versus Nurture

    Nature Versus Nurture

    Think of this: remove yourself entirely from your current life, your environment and the people you know. Start a new life in a new environment with new friends... Read more

    By  Flemmingbo
  • Time for the Talk

    A tried and true (if tedious) bait and switch routine to draw attention to a serious issue. Synchronicity is a weird and wonderful thing. Read more

    By  Torontoemerg
  • Clueless Mom Rule #4567- Dealing with Dinnertime Blues

    I used to joke that M didn't have taste buds. This little dude ate anything you put in front of him. It was awesome. I mean its a mother's dream to have a... Read more

    By  Parentingsmh
  • Girl Power…

    Girl Power…

    I sometimes wonder what the Universe is up to with me.I am not really surprised by the random stuff thrown at me on a day to day basis.But I wonder fairly... Read more

    By  Redneckprincess
  • Patterns from Nature

    Patterns from Nature

    You have to look no further than to flowers for pattern and color inspiration. I am keen to design a room based on the purple pattern above. Have you ever been... Read more

    By  Europeanchic1