October is World Menopause Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to discussing menopause and some less desirable symptoms accompanying changing hormones, hot flashes, unexpected leaking, and mood swings. Although the symptoms can be intense, there are also things to celebrate, such as no more periods, PMS, or worrying about unwanted pregnancies. Add to that the increased self-confidence, self-awareness, and greater freedom that menopause often brings. Many women start to experience a natural decline in reproductive hormones in their 40s or 50s. According to the North American Menopause Society, the average age of menopause begins at 52, but natural menopause can vary widely from 40 to 58 years.
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Whenever you experience menopause, hormones change pretty drastically, which means menopausal symptoms are unavoidable but can be remedied, which is why we came up with a slate of products that will alleviate the most unbearable side effects of menopause.
Saalt Leakproof Comfort Thong
During menopause, it’s not uncommon to have a few sporadic periods. This underwear from Saalt absorbs up to 1 teaspoon of liquid, so you don’t have to worry about spotting.Available at Saalt
Menopause hormone changes can lead to some unpleasant odors coming from your vagina. This all-natural jasmine spray from the Black-owned wellness brand The Honey Pot Co. is meant to be sprayed on your underwear to keep you fresh and smelling good. Available at The Honey Pot Co
Keep cool with the W fan. Slip this wireless, hands-free device around your neck and turn it on for a cooling breeze. The fan will last up to five hours before you recharge it, making it easy to deal with the onset of a sudden hot flash. Available at Amazon
MENO gummy supplements for women are formulated from a blend of clinically tested ingredients traditionally used to help alleviate hot flashes, night sweats, occasional sleeplessness, and mood swings so you can feel like yourself again. Includes one bottle of 60 vegan gummies.Available at MENO Gummies
DeoDoc is the first intimate care brand founded and still run by female doctors and gynecologists. DeoDoc was born out of a sheer need for a better solution. Sisters Dr. Hedieh Asadi and Hasti Asadi and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Gunvor Ekman Ordeberg are creating the change they want to see. The trio is breaking taboos and empowering people with the knowledge they need about their bodies. Check out their starter kit, Daily Intimate Wash, DeoSpray, and Wipes. Available at DeoDoc