Stayfree® has been in India since 1968
Since then we have been striving to build a healthy relationship between a young girl and her periods so that they can continue to pursue their dreams. We offer superior and comfortable protection experience to give peace of mind during their periods
Period Basics: Know More
When a key partner in parenting is absent in one of the most critical conversations in their daughter's life, she gets an unstated message that this subject is taboo. Stayfree believes that she will be more comfortable about her periods, when both parents will get comfortable talking about it. For Daughters Day 2021, we urged fathers to be a part of this conversation
We realized that like everything else in the world, challenges around menstruation had multiplied under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic too. This meant that we needed to revisit how young girls were going to experience their first period amidst their families.
Puberty happens to everyone! It’s a physical change that happens as you become an adult, usually between the ages of 10-14. As a girl, you’ll know you’re going through puberty when you notice your body going through physical changes like more definition in your waistline, development of breasts, and—of course—your first periodBack to top
What is a period ?
Your period is the last part of your monthly cycle. Stage 1 has your body building up blood-rich cells, preparing for pregnancy. Stage 2 is ovulation. Stage 3 is the shedding of the blood-rich membrane, also known as your period. Stage 4 is the length of time of your period, which is usually 3-7 days. Then it starts all over again (unless you get pregnant).Back to top
When will my period start?
Everybody is different, but periods usually start somewhere between the ages of 10-14, and about 50% of girls will start their period by the age of 12. Don’t worry if you start your period earlier or later than your friends—it’s totally normal!Back to top
How long will my periods last ?
Most girls and women find that periods last for about 5-7 days, and that they get their period approximately once a month. After a couple of years of having your period, your body will settle into a pattern that’s unique to you, and you'll be familiar with how many days of bleeding to expect. If you notice that you don’t get your period very often, or if it lasts for longer than 7 days, it might be a good idea to check in with your doctor.Back to top
How can I get rid of cramps and pain during my period ?
Here are some surefire ways to feel better during your period. Try relaxing with a warm bath or hot water bottle – the warmth will ease overall tension and pain. It’s also important to stay active and eat well to help combat that dreaded bloat that many girls face as a symptom of PMS. If you find that nothing is truly helping you feel better, or that the pain is affecting your schoolwork or ability to enjoy activities overall, you can always talk to your gynecologist or doctor about other treatments.Back to top