The way most tampon/pad ads are written makes it seem like our periods are the dirtiest, smelliest, nastiest shit on earth. We need to keep it hidden, mask the smell with lilac-scented-zen-infused tampons, and most of all, keep it CLEAN because periods are so dirty.
This kind of discourse make us self conscious about our periods, which leads us to buy these “special” products designed to clean up our nasty, dirty periods. Don’t buy into this crap they’re trying to sell - scented tampons or pads with individually wrapped wipes. But most importantly, never buy into the idea that your period is dirty, smelly or unnatural, because it’s not.