How To Shop For Someone With Period Pain

How To Shop For Someone With Period Pain


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The digital world has allowed people who have chronic pelvic pain to build supportive and uplifting communities. The distributing and sharing of helpful, innovative, and comprehensive information is more widespread than ever.

Because of this, there has been the creation of immense online resources and guides to support those with pelvic pain in a variety of ways. There are podcasts, books, apps, shows, and networks all dedicated to pelvic pain relief methods, treatments, and practices.

Out of this information movement and expansion have also grown spaces that provide people with pelvic pain the opportunity to connect with others who have similar experiences to them. In addition to this, some of the most effective and beneficial results that have emerged from the online pelvic pain community has been the creation of PRODUCTS designed specifically to support people with pain and their various needs.

Wellness centered entrepreneurs have risen up and generated innovative solutions to pain based problems and been able to support and help individuals with pelvic pain have felt failed by the western medical system time and time again. There now exists incredible companies around the world that have committed themselves to helping people with pelvic pain decrease and even alleviate their symptoms.

If you have someone close to you in your life who struggles with pain you may feel uncertain or frustrated when it comes to helping them. Purchasing products created by these incredible entrepreneurs as gifts for them is a simple, effective, and accessible way to show care and love for those in your life with this type of pain.

At somedays, we are re-imagining menstrual support to help those struggling with pelvic pain along their path towards healing and living a better life. While we are creating our own all natural pain relief products, we are also committing to joining in this digital unification by highlighting others in this space who are also creating products. It is part of our commitment as a company to create, cultivating and sharing stories about what it means to menstruate.

Our blog Better Days specifically is dedicated to sharing these stories through peer collaboration to re-open and re-imagine the conversations regarding menstrual health, pain, and representation. And so, here are some of the best gifts, developed by small businesses and collectives, to give someone in your life who is struggling with pelvic pain:

1. somedays

Obviously :). somedays products are tailored designed to provide all natural menstrual pain relief. We currently offer four different items that each work uniquely to effectively reduce pain levels. Our top product is our Cramp Cream. It’s the perfect addition to your current pain relief practice. It contains ten medicinal ingredients that help ease bloating, cramps, inflammation, chest and muscle pain while grounding aromas soothe the nervous system.

Our Magic Mud offers a full body anti inflammatory experience. The combination of bentonite clay, organic ginger root, and white pine increases circulation and leaves the body feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relieved from pain. Our Flaxseed Heat Pad is uniquely shaped to heat and soothe your pelvis. It is made with BC flaxseed, organic cotton, and natural essential oils for hours of menstrual pain relief enjoyment.

Lastly, our Raspberry Relief Tea is made from leaves of the red raspberry plant. It helps with reducing menstrual cramps, preventing excessive and irregular bleeding and overall strengthening the womb. 

2. OHNUT

It is not uncommon for people who live with various Chronic Pelvic Pain conditions to find sex painful or uncomfortable. Painful penetration due to the presence of one of these various types of conditions is medically referred to as dyspareunia.

Dyspareunia makes Ohnut is the perfect gift to give to your sexual partner or to someone in your life who you know struggles with painful sex. Ohnut is a soft compressible buffer made from 4 rings that has been designed with renowned clinicians.

It has been created to be effective in pain alleviation without sacrificing sensation for you or your partner and can be used together or individually to adjust when penetration feels too deep. It has also been designed to feel similar to skin so you barely notice it’s there. It’s made from FDA approved body-safe material and is BPA, phthalate, and latex free. 

3. The Honey Pot Company Cleansers

The Honey Pot Company offers the first complete feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina. All of their products are powered by herbs, made by humans with vagina’s for humans with vagina’s, 100% natural, biodegradable and cruelty free. Their various cleansing products are great for supporting people who have menstrual pain with feelings of freshness and rejuvenation.

Their 3 lines (normal, sensitive, and mommy to be) each offer accessible cleansing options. Their mommy line also contains a postpartum herbal pad product that relieves pain and discomfort, banishes odor-causing bacteria, and balances pH levels.

A blend of natural and herbal ingredients creates a "cooling" effect that soothes soreness and calms cramping, making it an ideal feminine pad for after delivery. While created specifically for post birth purposes, these are a great gift for anyone who struggles with pain, specifically during or after sex, due to chronic conditions. 

3. Aisle Reusable Menstrual Pads

Aisle provides anyone who menstruates with safe, effective, and sustainable blood management products. They are future-friendly, built to last and made with love for every body.

They are four times more absorbent, and one hundred times more comfortable than other menstrual products. Their reusable menstrual pads are a particularly great gift for someone with pelvic pain because it supports and manages heavy menstrual flows.

Reusable menstrual pads also reduce pressure and stress on the cervix and other reproductive organs and so is effective in decreasing pelvic pain. 

4. Saje Wellness Balanced Women’s Wellness Kit

Saje is committed to helping people feel better naturally through the use of essential oil blends. Their essential oil blends treat stress, pain, gut, balance, and support in relaxation prior to sleep, and for symptoms of coughs and colds.

Their Balanced Women’s Wellness Kit is an excellent gift for someone with chronic pelvic pain. The kit includes 2 essential oil remedies - Transitions and Period - and a Goddess Mist. Together they work to help women nurture their body with blends formulated to support women’s wellness.

Period supports the easing of premenstrual tension while Transitions balances moods and the Goddess Mist allows for freshening up. It can support both daily and monthly menstrual wellbeing and comes packaged in a vegan leather carry pouch for easy transportation and application. This is an easy, no fail, kind gift for anyone in your life with menstrual pain.

5. Books 

Books are a great gift to give to someone who struggles with pelvic pain to help them learn about their own experiences as well as find healing and solace in the stories of others.

Some strong picks are: Ask Me About My Uterus where Abby Norman describes what it was like to have her pain dismissed, to be told it was all in her head, only to be taken seriously when she was accompanied by a boyfriend who confirmed that her sexual performance was, indeed, compromised. Wild Power establishes that the menstrual cycle is a vital and vitalizing system in the female body, yet our understanding of and respect for this process is both limited and distorted. 

Heavy Flow outlines that the fact is, women the world over are taught the bare minimum about menstruation, and the messages they do receive are negative: that periods are painful and gross, that they turn us into hormonal messes, and that they shouldn't be discussed. 

Seeing Red explains how we’ve been lied to about periods. PMS, cramping, bloating, migraines, irritability, and anxiety may be extremely common, but contrary to popular belief, they aren’t normal. Period Power aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.

6. 2021 Printable Medical Planner

Canadian blog and pelvic pain advocacy platform The Happy Pelvis offers a Printable 2021 Planner: Pelvic Health for people struggling with chronic pain to help them manage their symptoms, appointments, and treatments. It consists of minimal printer friendly worksheets designed to be a resource for individuals to manage all aspects of their current healthcare, medical history and aids in taking care of the body and mind.

It contains everything they need to organize their life and medical information so they can better manage their lives and access the support. 

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