Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Jacquie C

Brrrr… It’s that time of year when school is ending. It’s finally time for us to enjoy our long-awaited break and the holiday! The stress of exams is over. It’s about time we hit the slopes and let the snow numb the pain from finals.

Taking a trip is appealing, but having your period during your long-awaited vacation is really not ideal…
This is why Pandia Health can help you safely skip your periods with birth control. So you can say goodbye to the unnecessary stress of any leakage! And unlike finals, signing up for Pandia Health is quick and easy!

Here are three winter activities you can do better this break with #PeriodsOptional!

1. Fun in the Snow

Nothing beats a classic snow vacation whether it’s sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

However, it would be nice not to have to worry about your period. The last thing you would want when you’re on the slopes is to feel any leakage. Then have to speed down the hill to the nearest bathroom only to discover stains in your winter gear. Trust me, getting blood out of snow clothes is a pain!
In addition, snowboarding on your period may actually be a bad idea: menstruating increases the risk of injury…

In cold temperatures, layering up is the best strategy. It’s always better to be too toasty than too cold. It’s a good idea to have long-sleeved shirts with leggings to wear under your snow clothes. So in case you get too hot you can strip off some layers without exposing yourself too much to the harsh winds of winter. But packing all these clothes will quickly take up space in luggage. The little space you’ll have left will leave you with a stressful choice: decide what is the absolute necessary to bring. Now that you don’t need to haul around tampons and pads, you can use that extra room for extra socks or gloves!

2. Netflix and Chill

This cold weather calls for one thing – cuddles!!
Whether this is a platonic movie night snuggled up with your best friends, or netflix and chill with bae, being on your period is no fun when you want cozy vibes.
There’s nothing worse than having to drag yourself off the couch mid-movie to run to the restroom to take care of your menstrual needs.  Plus who knows, maybe netflix and chill takes it to the next level! 🙂 But T.O.M. won’t leave you alone…

This winter break, avoid all these mishaps by skipping your period with #PeriodsOptional. With Pandia Health, get your birth control right to your mailbox with FREE delivery, so you can safely skip your period each month. Happy cuddles and happy #PeriodFree holidays!

3. New Years Fit

The only gift we don’t want this year is a gift from mother nature during the holiday season.
Start off the new year on a good note – period free! It’s the one day of the year where it is socially acceptable to wear all the sparkles in the world. Go douse yourself in glitter for that NYE look! FashionNova, Macy’s, and all the party-dress staple stores are stocked with the cutest dresses for New Year. And we are NOT letting our pesky periods get in the way. 
When preparing your look for the night, the last thing you want to think about is avoiding leakage in your brand new dress or having to run to the restroom as the clock begins to strike midnight.

Lucky for you, with #PeriodsOptional you don’t have to think twice about the turmoils being on your period bring. You CAN skip your periods safely with #BirthControl.

Tell a friend, and save them the trouble of period panics too. Go to to sign up today and get birth control sent to your mailbox with FREE delivery and automatic refills.

by Jacquie C.

The above information is for general informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor/primary care provider before starting or changing treatment.