Starting your period unexpectedly at work!

Starting your period unexpectedly can be stressful and inconvenient, especially if you are at work and do not have access to the necessary supplies. Unfortunately, this is a common experience for many women, and it can be embarrassing and a hassle to deal with.

Imagine you are at work, sitting at your desk, and suddenly you feel a familiar sensation. Your heart sinks as you realize you have started your period, but you did not pack any pads or tampons in your bag this morning. Panic sets in as you wonder how you are going to manage the situation.

The embarrassment sets in as you start to worry about whether anyone will notice. Will there be a stain on your clothes? Will you smell bad? You start to feel self-conscious and anxious, hoping no one will notice or ask any questions.


Not having access to sanitary products can be a hassle too. You may have to leave work early to go buy supplies, which can be costly and time-consuming. Or you may have to rely on the kindness of a coworker to borrow some products, which can be uncomfortable and awkward.

This is a frustrating situation that many women have faced. It is important to remember that periods are a natural and normal part of life, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. It is also important to advocate for workplace policies that provide free and accessible menstrual products for all employees.

In some countries, legislation has been passed to require employers to provide menstrual products in the workplace. In the United Kingdom there is currently no law mandating this.

Regardless of the laws in your area, it is essential to speak up and make your needs known. Talk to your supervisor or HR representative about the importance of providing menstrual products in the workplace. You can also start a petition or raise awareness through social media or other platforms.

 Starting your period unexpectedly at work and not having access to sanitary products can be a stressful and embarrassing experience. However, it is important to remember that you are not alone, and there are steps you can take to advocate for change. Let us work together to create a more supportive and inclusive workplace for all.