A ballerina from Los Angeles has candidly described in detail how she deals with her period in which she has to wear close-fitting tights all day long.
Luna Montana Hoetzel, an 18-year-old YouTube star with more than 392,000 subscribers, has shared her tips and tricks for preventing – or at least hiding – from painful leaks during training, although she insists that it is never something to to feel ashamed of it.
& # 39; Girls, if you are not a ballet dancer and watch this, imagine you are wearing the tightest outfit, such as the lightest color clothes of your period & # 39 ;, she says in her latest YouTube video. & # 39; It's very difficult. It's stressful, I know. I've been there. & # 39;
Scroll down for video
Candid: Luna Montana Hoetzel, an 18-year-old YouTube star and ballerina, explained in detail how she deals with her periods in which she has to wear a leotard all day during training
Keep it real: the Los Angeles teen says she should wear tampons while dancing, and explains: & # 39; It is very difficult to be a full-time ballerina and only wear pads & # 39;
Luna, who has been practicing ballet since she was three years old, explains that many of her friends who are not dancers wear his baggy clothes and lie in bed when menstruating, but that is not an option for her or many other athletes.
The influencer says she first got her period in the middle of 9th grade when she was 14 years old, admitting she didn't even want it that time.
& # 39; I was always like that, I don't want my period. As not getting my period is a sign that I am lean enough and that my body does not have to and so, & she recalls her struggle with body dysmorphia. & # 39; That is really an unhealthy way of thinking. & # 39;
After her first period in 9th grade, she says it is less than a year ago. She admits that her menstrual cycle has only recently become more regular.
However, she says she learned a thing or two after 15 years of dancing & # 39; about how to handle periods like a ballerina.
Better than cure: Luna advises ballerinas to avoid light-colored tights and to choose black or red when menstruating
Advice: Luna explains that & # 39; if you wear a dark color and bleed a little, it will be all right & # 39;
& # 39; My first tip, which should be very clear to you, is not to wear light-colored tights when you're having your period & # 39 ;, she explains. & # 39; You want to wear dark colors. Red, maybe? Just for peace of mind.
& # 39; You know that if you wear a dark color and bleed a little, you will be fine & # 39 ;, she says and notice that her tips only really work if there is no dress code at the dance studio .
Luna further advises wearing layers, and says that her dance warm-ups have always helped her to enter the classroom confidently.
& # 39; The best thing you can do is wear shorts, & # 39; she says. & # 39; I know this is something that I and my friends have done all the time. I remember when I first got my period and I wasn't really comfortable wearing tampons, I wore a huge pillow in my leotard and I wore garbage bag pants.
& # 39; Skirts are something that would probably work better if you have a dress code, & # 39; she adds. & # 39; Teachers make your skirts wear, especially a female teacher. Just go to her and say, "Hey, I'm having my period. Can I please wear a skirt?"
Another tip: Luna likes to cut panty liners to fit in her leotard for extra protection, and admits: & # 39; Whatever happens, I'm going to bleed a little & # 39;
Luna says that ballerinas who do not have a dress code should also consider wearing their tights over their tights, because panty liners move less quickly this way.
& # 39; If you are a dancer, tampons are of course your best choice. It is very difficult to be a full time ballerina and only wear pads, & she admits. & # 39; I always wear tampons when I dance. & # 39;
The dancer says that ballerina & # 39; s have to wear super or super plus tampons on their tough days and have to change their tampons just before class & # 39; just to be sure & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Another thing that thinks for peace of mind is the tampon series, & # 39; she adds. & # 39; You never want to have that, you know, hang around. Make sure your tampon cord is tucked away at the back or front or, you know, whatever. & # 39;
Luna also says she's always trying to wear a panty liner next to her tampon, and explains: "Whatever happens, I'm going to bleed a little."
Although panty liners are available, she says they are & # 39; still a little big & # 39; so she always cuts them with scissors to fit them in her leotard.
Be prepared: the dancers point out that leaks are unavoidable and she urges other ballerinas to always & # 39; have an extra pair of tights and an extra leotard in their bag in case
Come on, Luna emphasizes that period leaks are not new, and women should not be embarrassed or ashamed when they get them during the dance class
The ballerina has a pad and scissors on hand in the clip and she quickly shows how she cuts her panty liners in small ovals.
Despite her tips, she points out that leaks are unavoidable and urges other dancers to always & # 39; have an extra pair of tights and an extra leotard in their bag in case.
& # 39; Always be the person who has extra & # 39; s & # 39 ;, she says and noticed that if you bleed through your clothes, you only & # 39; cold water & # 39; used to wash away the stain.
Luna emphasizes that period leaks are not new and that women should not be ashamed if they get them during the dance class.
& # 39; If you bleed through it or have a tampon string, such as who cares? You know what I mean? Every girl in that class probably has his period and is busy with that & # 39 ;, she says.
& # 39; So don't be embarrassed or never be ashamed when something like this happens, because it happens to everyone. & # 39;
. [TagsToTranslate] Dailymail