Recently Bitty and I met a woman in her 60s who said she was one of merely a few thousand who never had menopausal symptoms. Never a single hot flash. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
We hated her.
But aside from that rare braggart disclosing her lack of hot flashes, forgetfulness, and weight gain, how do women have this later in life “birds and bees” discussion? We all had that first (pre-menstrual) talk with our moms and girlfriends, but where do we turn for the “second” talk?
Ladies, look to our friends at Poise. (Think of them as your teenaged girlfriends but 30 years later and without the boyfriend jealousy.)
Hot flashes? Poise has not one, but two products for those unwelcome “personal summers”:
- Roll-On Cooling Gel helps you feel comfortable and refreshed when a hot flash strikes. Squeeze the tube and gently roll the cooling gel on wrists, chest, or neck for a cooling sensation that lasts up to 10 minutes.
- Body Cooling Towelettes offer instant cooling and refreshment when you experience a hot flash. Gently wipe the towelette on wrists, chest, or neck to feel cool and comfortable. Featuring a portable, re-sealable package, these towelettes are easy to use anywhere you go.
I don’t know about you, but when I had the “first” talk with my mom, I was young, sheltered, and innocent. While I feared changes in my body, I didn’t want to talk about them. And then, when I got my period at school in white pants (think severed horse’s head from The Godfather), I was terrified.
Today, I am older, worldly, and jaded, but I can still feel terror as my body changes. [What are those clots falling out of my vagina? If I sweat so much at night, how come I’m still gaining weight? How come one minute I’m laughing hysterically and the next I’m crying (other than my usual bipolarity)?] I may not have been willing to talk as a thirteen year old, but you can’t shut me up now.
Poise is counting on getting one million women to not-shut-up about menopause before October 18th: World Menopause Day. Come over to The2ndTalk and take the pledge to talk about it!
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