How to Deal With Your Period on a Night Out

8 December 2023  |  Admin

Picture this: It's the day of your Christmas party. You've been looking forward to it for ages, and then—bam!—your period decides to join the party too.

Fear not, because having your period during a night out doesn't have to be a showstopper. In fact, with a few tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can navigate this like a pro and still have a fantastic time.  Here's our top tips for how to deal with your period on a night out:

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1. Pain Relief

Period cramps crashing the party? Don't let them steal your vibe. Always keep a small stash of paracetamol or ibuprofuen handy. Make sure to stick to the recommended dosage and think about how alcohol might interact with them.

Mind you, two painkillers and a large glass of water before bed is always a good plan after a night out!

2. Stay Hydrated

Water is literally your secret weapon. Staying hydrated can actually help ease menstrual symptoms like bloating and cramps. Plus, it’s always good to keep yourself hydrated during a night out, period or not.

Having a glass of water between every alcoholic drink is a great way to ensure you don't have too much booze and keep those cramps at bay too.

"I have been using cheeky period pants for a few months now and they have changed things for me. I can now sleep without worry and leaks and day time is a lot less worry too. I now have 7 pairs and will add a few more pairs to the collection as in colder months they do take a bit longer to dry." Trustpilot Review


3. Wear Dark Clothing

Opting for darker colors can be a lifesaver. They're less likely to show stains and can provide extra confidence just in case of any unexpected leaks. Besides, the little black dress is a party favourite for a reason as it's always chic and versatile!

"For a long time I thought this panties would be gross to use but then every time I had my period pads irritated my skin even after only few hours- don't mention days! I couldnt sleep in comfy position (hip problems after my second pregnancy) and every time something had bloody marks. So I waited for some sale and decided to try and it was the best decision in my life. This pants feel amazing and fresh, even after few hours and look very elegant. No more worries about my sheets, irritated skin or anything else. I bought more already so I've got enough for my whole period. The delivery is extra fast. I recommend!" Trustpilot Review

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4. Double Up on Protection

For heavy flow nights, choose heavy-duty sanitary products like high-absorbency period pants. Doubling up—wearing both period pants and a menstrual cup or tampon—adds an extra layer of security, giving you peace of mind to dance the night away worry-free.

Cheeky Pants Side Snap pants are also great for a night out because they make changing your period pants easy, no matter where you are!  No need to strip off your bottom half to change, just unsnap the used ones and snap on a clean pair!

"Endometriosis Life Savers. Having endometriosis and all the lovely things that come along with it, my periods suck but have been made a lot more comfortable with my cheeky pants, they are soft, heavy duty and are a lot more comfortable to wear as they are high waisted and the protection goes from all the way in the back waist band to the front! These have really made a difference for me." Miss Elcock, Trustpilot

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5. What to Wear on a Night Out on Your Period

Let's get this straight: having your period on a night out shouldn’t dictate your wardrobe. The key? Rock whatever you want with confidence!

But, if comfort is a priority, consider flowy long dresses or bottoms with elasticated waistbands. Dark, loose-fitting clothes? They’re not just stylish; they're period-friendly too!

However, if you just have to wear that tight fitting bodycon dress that you had planned, take a look at our sleek period pants which are seamless, so no dreaded VPL. Need a bit of control / support for the muffin top? Check out our 'Feeling Confident' support pants or our complete range of reusable menstrual products, including thongs!

"I've had a bit of a restock lately and made the most of the sale buying both Feeling Sleek and also Feeling Hip. I love them both. If buying Feeling Sleek do follow the guidance to size down, I didn't so had to return and the service was excellent. I was worried about feeling hip as it's fair to say I'm not the same shape as the model but they are a fabulous fit. Great for work and under leggings for the gym" Yvonne, Trustpilot

Your period doesn’t have to be the DJ at your night out. With a little preparation and the right mindset, you can manage it like a boss. Remember, it’s about enjoying the moment, regardless of what time of the month it is.

If you want more tips on how to handle your period or find out more about reusable period protection and how it works, check out these Cheeky Pants blog posts:

Remember, your period is just a small part of your night out—don't let it steal the spotlight!




About the Author: Helen Rankin founded Cheeky Wipes, the original reusable wipes kit back in 2008 after disposable wipes caused her eczema to flare up. 4 kids later, internal period protection such as tampons or menstrual cups were no longer an option for her and she went on to develop their range of 'Simple Reusables' to include period pants and reusable sanitary pads.

The Company was recognised for their hard work in developing environmentally friendly products with the Queens Award in Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2021.

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