Going through puberty as a young girl is not easy. Their bodies are constantly changing – hair and acne breakouts due to hormonal changes are to be expected – and mood swings are also common as children’s emotions tend to get stronger and more intense. But this is only the beginning. Puberty comes with a whole host of reproductive changes such as menstruation. While millions of women have periods around the world, it is still a taboo subject and not as widely discussed as it should be. And because of the stigma surrounding it, young women can often be afraid to talk about it.
First of all, it’s quite normal for tweens to ask questions and even more normal for parents not to have all the answers. Navigating this new stage in life can be tricky, and it’s completely understandable that you want to do what you can to make sure the transition to femininity goes as smoothly as possible. That is why INTIMATES created the Wonder Girls Guide, an illustrated manual that guides girls (and parents!)
The book, created for children ages eight to 12, aims to be a resource in telling the stories of strong young women and the experiences they have as a result of their changing and growing bodies during puberty. Each story focuses on one of the five heroines (Nina, ZiZi, Marianne, Danny and Toni) and provides the situational learning experience and scientific information in the form of âDid You Knowâ facts about menstruation and practical advice on how to avoid unpleasant situations.
Through character dialogues, which include open conversations with friends and adults, young women will have the chance to let go of the shame associated with menstruation and learn to see it for what it is: a function. normal human who grows up.
The Wonder Girls Guide is available as a free gift with purchase on orders of $ 50 or more on INTIMINA website, which is currently offering a 20% flash sale on all products until March 15 (excluding bundles). Better yet, the beginner-friendly Lily Cup One is 20% off all of March, but if that wasn’t enough to get you shopping, here are some of our favorite period starter products that will help you hit the minimum threshold for this book standardization.
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This package has everything your tween needs during the transition to menstrual cups. Ideal for active girls, this kit includes the Lily Compact Mug in two sizes and the Cleaner for intimate accessories so she can keep everything clean wherever she is.
This is the perfect mother-daughter lot for both of you to share. It includes the entry level Lily Cup One for your daughter and the pioneer Ziggy cut, which is the first and only reusable cup that can be worn during sex (for you). It also comes with a Cleaner for intimate accessories so you will have everything you need to clean your cups.
New to menstrual cups? No problem! This product is ideal for beginners. It is reusable, soft and above all comfortable to use. Moreover, it is made of medical grade silicone which makes it safe and secure for beginners.
If your child has something from INTIMINA, it’s definitely something you’ll want to add to the collection. It’s a alcohol-free spray which keeps menstrual cups clean by removing surface impurities. And it’s super easy to use. You just need to spray the product, let it act for a few seconds, rinse it with water and then wipe it off.
It is a great buy for those who have a heavier flow like sound duel design allows it to be rolled as thin as a tampon while providing complete comfort for up to eight hours.