Going through puberty as a young girl isn’t easy. Their bodies are constantly changing — growing hair and acne spurts due to hormone changes are to be expected — and it’s also common to experience mood swings as children’s emotions tend to become stronger and more intense. But that’s only the beginning. With puberty comes a whole array of reproductive changes such as menstruation. While millions of women have periods around the globe, it’s still a taboo topic and not as widely discussed as it should be. And because of the stigma surrounding it, often times young women can feel fearful talking about it.
First and foremost, it’s completely normal for tweens to have questions and even more normal for parents to not have all the answers. Navigating this new life stage can be tricky and it’s completely understandable that you want to do what you can to ensure you’re making the transition to womanhood as seamless as possible. That’s why INTIMINA created the Wonder Girls Guide Book, an illustrated manual that guides girls (and parents!) through the changes happening to their bodies as they mature into adulthood.
The book, created for ages eight to 12, aims to be a resource by telling the stories of strong young women and the experiences they’re having due to their changing, growing bodies during puberty. Each story focuses on one of five heroines (Nina, ZiZi, Marianne, Danny and Toni) and provides the situational learning experience and scientific information in the form of “Did You Know” facts about menstruation and practical advice on how to avert unpleasant situations.
Through the characters’ dialogues, which include open conversations with friends and adults, young women will have the chance to shed the shame associated with menstruation and learn to view it for what it is: a normal human function that comes with growing up.
The Wonder Girls Guide Book is available as a free gift with purchase on orders of $50 or more on INTIMINA’s website, which is currently having a 20% off flash sale on all products through March 15 (excludes bundles). Even better, the beginner-friendly Lily Cup One is 20% off the entire month of March, but if that wasn’t enough to get you shopping, here are some of our favorite menstruation-starter products that’ll help you meet the minimum threshold for this normalizing book.
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This bundle has everything your tween needs while transitioning to menstrual cups. Great for girls on the go, this kit includes the Lily Cup Compact in two sizes and the Intimate Accessory Cleaner so she can keep everything clean from wherever she is.
This is the perfect mother-daughter bundle for the two of you to share. It includes the entry-level Lily Cup One for your daughter and the pioneering Ziggy Cup, which is the first and only reusable cup that can be worn during sex (for you). It also comes with an Intimate Accessory Cleaner so you’ll have everything you need to clean your cups.
New to menstrual cups? No problem! This product is great for beginners. It’s reusable, soft and most importantly comfortable to use. Plus, it’s made of medical-grade silicone which makes it safe and secure for first-timers.
If your child owns anything from INTIMINA, this is definitely something you’ll want to add to the collection. It’s an alcohol-free spray that keeps menstrual cups clean by removing surface impurities. And it’s super easy to use. All it takes is a spritz to the product, leaving it on for a few seconds, rinsing it with water and then wiping it dry.
This is a great purchase for those who have a heavier flow as its duel design allows it to be rolled as thin as a tampon while offering complete comfort for up to eight hours.